How to use fractal filters for prismatic photography
The desire for creativity inspires many photographers and encourages them to study and use various creative devices in their work. In this article, you will learn about devices such as…

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Eiko Hosoe: modern Japanese photography. Frankness on the verge of a foul
Japanese contemporary art is inextricably linked with the name Eikoh Hosoe. The largest representative of the avant-garde of the 60s of the XX century, the director and photographer throughout his…

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Feel free to look in the face of the sun, or How to shoot against the light
Many photographers, especially beginners, do not risk taking pictures against the sun, fearing either damage to the camera or ugly photos. However, if you shoot in the backlight according to…

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HOW TO MAKE A BEAUTIFUL PHOTO OF A SOAP BUBBLE?

Soap bubbles create a rainbow mood that is visually pleasing to both children and adults. But when photographing bubbles, difficulties may arise due to their unpredictable behavior. A competent approach and knowledge of the basics make it possible to cope with the situation and create interesting and funny photos. Our photographing rules and tips from experienced photographers on how to make a beautiful photo of a soap bubble may come in handy.

You can shoot bubbles not only as a background or entourage during portraiture, but also as an independent element, using the colorful gradient of the surface of the bubble using a macro lens, as well as various other techniques. We even wrote about one of them – how to photograph soap bubbles in the cold http://fotogora.ru/?page_id=4665

So. First of all, you need to create the subject itself. Due to the fact that the bubbles are short-lived and Continue reading

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

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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 bright flashes in the eyes change a photo
You have chosen the model’s pose, set the lighting and found the desired shooting angle. Everything seems to be fine. Your model is motionless, looking into the lens with a…

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SEVEN STEPS TO STUDIO SHOOTING
Step one - the difference between ordinary shooting and studio shooting Step Two - Configure the Camera Step three - choose what to shoot Step four - set up a…

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What is a portrait plate and how to use it, or All about soft reflectors!
This light modifier has several names: soft reflector, portrait plate or just a plate, English-speaking countries know this nozzle as a beauty dish (a beautiful dish, or a beauty dish).…

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