Alberto Dall'Oglio [dallalb]

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BIOGRAPHY
I fell in love with photography in 2002, when I bought a used Yashica 109MP 35 mm film SRL and a set of used Yashica prime lenses. As a mechanical engineer I was immediately interested in technical aspects involved by photography, since I strongly believe that firstly you need to learn everything about technique… then you can forget about it. Every art cannot abstract from strong technical basis, because otherwise it does not have the tools to develop its full potentials. So I started with film photography from the beginning, learning the basis from the books and from my errors on the field; I tried to use my gear in fully manual mode and not to rely on automatic functions, because I wanted to understand as much as possible how controlling the photographic process. Some years later, as my passion increased, I upgraded my equipment buying a Canon EOS 3 SRL film camera, to take advantage of its advanced features and precise controls. At those times the digital revolution took off but I did not like the APS-C sensor size and the full frame was not affordable by an amateur. So I started my approach to digital photography from the editing step, scanning my film and taking advantages of the power and flexibility of the digital post processing.

I’m not interested in shooting a huge number of photos, but I prefer to work on quality and to refine my ability of synthesis: shooting with film can help to achieve this purpose, since every frame has a real cost and you cannot preview the result on the field. I scan and spend time in editing only my best shots. An ideal goal would be shooting only one frame to fully describe the visual potential of a scene and to fully convey my message.

As a general rule I keep on telling myself: “keep it simple”, since I’m strongly persuaded that visual simplicity is one of the greatest principles of photography. If something is “simple”, everyone can understand it or there are more chance of communication. Maybe a lot of efforts and technical skills can be required to take a photo, but if the visual result is “simple” to the viewer’s eyes, it’s message is straightforward.

I believe that photography is a mean to reveal the beauty of the things that surround us. And it’s the light that can transform the things and that reveals their beauty to our eyes. So, the photographer is firstly a light-seeker: he has the privilege of seeing the power of light that discloses the beautiful soul of everything. I mostly find this in nature and landscapes and I believe that you don’t have to travel a lot or necessary to go to wonderful places to take good photos: the challenge is discovering and showing to other people the extraordinary beauty in the ordinary life, the unimportant detail that nobody will notice or that everyone notices but not under that special light which reveals its beauty. This is the (ambitious) purpose of my photography.

*SEPTEMBER 2010 UPDATE *

Finally, I too swiched to a full digital workflow purchasing a Canon 5D Mark II full frame digital camera. But a camera is still a tool and this not changes my photographic goals and philosophy; surely it can expand and enhance them.

Country: IT

GALLERIES

Nature - Film Photography

Mantova - Film Photography

Landscapes - Film Photography

Abstracts - Film Photography

Val d'Orcia (Tuscany) - Film Photography

Architecture - Film Photography

Man in the Landscape - Film Photography

Genova and Surroundings - Film Photography

Pienza (Tuscany) - Film Photography

Latest Uploads - Digital Photography

Abstracts - Digital Photography

Landscapes - Digital Photography

Nature - Digital Photography

Near the "Po" River - Digital Photography

Mantova - Digital Photography

Near the "Po" River 2 - Digital Photography

PHOTOS

Fucsia Flowers

Impressions

Cliffs of Moher

Slieve League

Mantova Skyline

Santa Paula

Awakening

Building our future

Water rings

Cold Avenue

Frozen

Kylemore Abbey

Mont Saint Michel

Fire of Music

Gold and Pearls

Fireworks I

Skellig Islands

Waste Land

Harvest

The Last Leaves

Sunset on Mantova

Mantova - Panorama with Christmas 2008 lighting

Mantova - Panorama with Christmas 2008 lighting 2

Long Way Home

Winter

Countryside Ocean

Fields of Snow

White Church

Black Fingers

Ground Textures

Sleeping Farm

Chaos and Order

Ancient Mantova

Winter Sunset

Cottage Breton

Web in the Sky

Waiting for the Sunset

Sunset on Mantova

Natural Lines

Parallel Town

Plastic Waves

Warm Foggy Morning

Stillness in Time

Nowhere

Spring Glory

Thanksgiving

When All is Quiet

Like a Postcard

Ancient Memories

Iris Pseudacorus

Beyond

Bouquet

Grass Forest

After the Flood

Woody Cathedral

Gateway

Flowing Land

The Blue Farm

Above us only Sky

Cliffs of Moher 2

Lonely Surfer

Dingle Peninsula

Blowing Wind

Romantic Sunset

Winter Dawn on Genova

After the Storm

Living Together

Waiting for Sailing

Art & Life

Holding the Sky Down

The Red Door

Waving Railing

Nervi's Old Pier - B&W version

Genova Panorama

Loneliness

Density of Life

Crowded Town

Windows

Gray Squirrel

Crêuza de Mä

Black & White Life

Reaching St. Tecla

Ancient Crêuza

Genova

Follow me!

Everyday with You

The River Flood

Near the River

After the Rain

Old Well in Pienza

Pienza's Square

Narrow Way

Toward the Sun

Entering Pienza

View of Pienza

Surroundings of Pienza

Layers of Light

First Sun on Pienza

Violet Flash

Morning Glory

Signs

Smooth and Coarse

Painted Hills

Val d'Orcia

Lonely Farm

Misty Dawn on S. Quirico d'Orcia

Surrounding Mt. Amiata

Countryside Relax

Bread Will Be

St. Antimo's Abbey

From the Pool

Tiny Church

Warm Bath of Gold

Beautiful Morning

Yellow

Beautiful Loneliness

Pinky Dawn on Montalcino

Following the Enlightened Poles

Scratched Landscape

Freedom!

Holy Lights

Autumn Carpet

The Road in the Wood

Autumn Gift

Misty Morning

Broken Heart

After the Harvest

October Dawn

Rising Sun

Painted Sky

The Eye

Butterflies

Ginkgo Biloba

Incoming Winter

Ice & Fire

Heart of Darkness

1884

Winter Flood

Crowded Pole

Vanishing Road

Sunset on the River

The Floodplain House

Flowing River

Between Sky and Water

Hidden Beauty

Intersections

Parallel World

The Dead Tree

The Missing Viewer

The Old Bridge in the Mist

Warm Dawn on the River

The Drain

Countryside Memories

Fallen

Boat's Bones

Bare and Warm

Smell of Spring

Earth Pillars

The Embrace

Forever

Red Glory

Under the Wood

The One

Seasons of Life

Yellow Flash

Red Passion

Three Poppies

Crystal

Daisy in the Grass

Rain of Light

Lost in Time

Art in a Puddle

Beautiful Loneliness

Morning Mist

The Guardians

The Storm

Approaching Pienza

Detail of an Artwork

Equilibrium

Fields of Colours

Golden Hills

Lands of Siena

Looking at Vitaleta - ©2011

Scratched Landscape

The Collegiata

The White Road

Waves of Light