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Anthony Gelot

By: Alexandre Clappier








Anthony Gelot

38 year old


A.G. Photographe

Amateur photographer


Lives in Paris, France



Nikon D800

16mm 2.8 fisheye Nikon

14-24mm &  24-70mm 2.8 Nikon

35mm & 85mm 1.4 Nikon

70-200mm 2.8 VR II Nikon

Flash SB-910 Nikon

Manfrotto 190 XPROB tripod

Oloneo PhotoEngine





All images  © Anthony Gelot



Another look at Paris

We may have seen thousands of pictures of Paris, we realize it is still possible to reach the difficult goal of offering a renewed vision of the city, both from the point of view of the photographed subjects and style.


Young amateur photographer Anthony Gelot tirelessly explores the City of Light and offers captivating images that depict the wide variety of its architecture, the subtlety of its lighting ambiences and the intensity of its perspectives.



From the very first photo...

Better known under the name AG Photographe, Anthony Gelot is from the south of France, has been living in Paris for fourteen years and is an amateur photographer for six years. Only six years? Yes, but it did not prevent him, quite the opposite in fact, to start making a name thanks to a great technique and style.


 "The birth of my daughter was the starting point of my passion for photography: I wanted to take ‘good pictures’ of her, not with my cellphone. I started with a Panasonic FZ50 bridge, then the Nikon D300, quickly moved to the D700 and use the D800 now. "



… to the ten-thousandth one: amateur or professional?

"I am an amateur photographer and I want it to stay that way."


Anthony, whose profession is way away from photography, likes to keep his freedom, does not want to depend on photography to make a living and keeps photographing what and when he wants. Photography, although a passion, remains primarily a hobby.



HDR photography: art or technique

"I was first attracted by the ‘flashy’ look of HDR, these hyper saturated pictures that almost gave the impression that they were actual paintings."


After he acquired more knowledge of HDR, Anthony soon understood the technical advantages of high dynamic photography: the ability to better expose an image without losing details in under- and overexposed areas. "Afterward my style became more refined and evolved toward a more natural HDR look, even if I keep on letting myself loose from time to time."



Anthony and PhotoEngine

"I use PhotoEngine very regularly, along with other products. In general, 90% of my images are edited with PhotoEngine".


What Anthony likes the most in PhotoEngine?  


“Achieving a natural HDR style is very easy and can be done in a few clicks, the color and digital noise managements are both great, and let’s not forget about the excellent white balance that allows for a very realistic look starting from the early HDR processing stages".




Architecture in general, with an emphasis on Paris

When asked about themes and photo subjects, Anthony replied: "I ​​am a ‘freelance photographer’ in the true sense of the word, that is to say: I do not want to restrict myself to a particular specialty. “


“That being said, I have an interest which naturally leads me to architectural photography, as well as automobiles when I cross path with beautiful ones. And of course Paris remains one of my favorite subjects! "



Inspirations and influences

"The photographer who influenced me the most in my early work is definitely Eric Rousset, a pro photographer of great talent who taught me a lot about HDR technique."


Thereafter, Anthony was brought to meet and like other photographers recognized for their HDR photos: Elia Locardi, Danny Xeero and Daniel Cheong.



Processes, tips and tricks

"My favorite times of the day are sunrises and sunsets (including the blue hour), which is why I always carry with me a rather heavy tripod because my exposure times are often quite long". In addition to his Manfrotto tripod, Anthony always bring with him all of his lenses: "I ​​never know in advance what lenses I'll need. This will depend on the subject of course, but also the lighting at the time I want to take a photo, etc..".


Another habit: "I bracket all my images, systematically. On average I take five to nine exposures per photo. Why? Because I rarely know in advance what I’m going to do with a picture in terms of post-processing. Two exposures are better than one!"