How to clean the lens and camera sensor
You can get all kinds of gadgets and solutions for cleaning lenses and cameras, but in most cases you only need two simple things to do with this task. Many…

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What is a “stop” exposure in a photograph?
“Stop” is the step of increasing or decreasing the amount of light entering the lens. A step means that the light on the film or camera matrix will get twice…

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How to use tilt-shift lens for food photography
When it comes to food photography or food photography, the photographer’s arsenal has several perfect lenses. One of them is a tilt-shift lens. It allows you to creatively work with…

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YOUR FRIEND – HISTOGRAM

The topic of discussion of the histogram is extensive and time-consuming. But, if you approach the issue creatively, by slightly “closing your eyes” to technical details, you can explain in a few words what a histogram is, why you need to be able to read and understand the histogram, because this is a very useful tool that many modern cameras offer their users, to help get quick information about the tonal range that is present in any image.

The histogram shows the distribution of image tones from black (left) to white (right). The higher the peaks in the graph, the more the shade to which they correspond. For example, histograms with a large number of dark pixels will be skewed to the left, those with more light tones will be tilted to the right.

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BACKGROUND SHOOTING

Of course, everyone who is interested in photography has seen stunning portrait photographs where the background is blurred, but blurring does not affect the sharpness of the image of the main subject. If everything is done correctly and all conditions are met, it is not so difficult to make such photos, but for beginners it may seem difficult to obtain pleasant portraits with a blurred background, especially if they are not familiar with the appropriate techniques.

And the point is not even to use premium lenses that give you advantages in this technique due to the ability to shoot with the maximum open aperture. Even outside the lens brand, you can get excellent results if you follow some of the tips that professional photographers share in their portrait photography master classes. Continue reading

HOW TO FORGET THE GOLDEN HOUR EFFECT IN STUDIO

Shooting during the golden hour is something that many photographers want to master. It consists in capturing the very natural golden light of the sun, at sunrise or sunset, when a magical, mystical and in some way even unearthly effect is created. It would seem that difficult in such a shoot? In the end, you just need to make time for a photo to take when the sun rises or sets, right? However, this is not all. There are many factors to consider when doing this.

First of all, inappropriate weather can interfere with your shooting. There will be days when you will not be able to have a photo session on the street due to ordinary rain or, possibly, even a storm warning. And sometimes the weather conditions may be ideal for your plans, but already at the moment when you get Continue reading

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How to clean the lens and camera sensor
You can get all kinds of gadgets and solutions for cleaning lenses and cameras, but in most cases you only need two simple things to do with this task. Many…

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Using neutral density gradient filters in landscape photography
To take pictures of the landscape at the golden hour, you need to get up early or lie down later. In addition, in this hour you will not go far,…

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SPORTS PHOTO UNDER THE ROOF
In the winter season, many sporting events and training are held under the roof, indoors. Basketball. Volleyball. Gymnastics. Of course, indoor sports are fun for both participants and spectators. But…

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CHESS PHOTO: IMPORTANT TIPS FOR A PROFESSIONAL APPROACH
It would seem that this is so special in photographing people playing chess. However, if you take chess photography seriously, you can see how exciting it is. To convey everything…

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