T-STOP VS F-STOP: WHAT DIFFERENCE?
One of the first things you come across in photography is F-stop (from focal length "focal length"). It, as a measurement of the lens, is an important part of the…

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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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MINIMALISM IN PHOTOGRAPHY: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
The popularity of minimalism cannot be denied, although it can cause quite mixed feelings. In his article, photographer Spencer Cox shares some of the main reasons for this trend, as…

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HOW TO PHOTO RAINBOW

Although rainbows are a frequent occurrence in nature, nevertheless, a series of certain events must occur simultaneously so that a seven-color arc forms in the sky. Firstly, there should be a lot of moisture in the air. This is usually possible on a rainy day or after a quick downpour. Secondly, the sun should be relative to the horizon. Scientists have found that if the sun is understood above 42 degrees above the horizon, then you can’t see a rainbow on earth. Thirdly, the part of the sky where the sun is located should be clear and cloudless, while the part of the sky where the rainbow may appear is likely to rain. When all these conditions are met, the sun’s rays are refracted and reflected from water droplets in the sky, creating an optical illusion of what is commonly called a rainbow. Continue reading

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 lively and bright look. You focus, take a picture and … Somehow the end result is not quite what you planned to get. What could have gone wrong? It’s all about the look – the model’s eyes in the photo look a little boring, not like in reality. Sounds familiar? What is missing? No, only the glare in the eyes disappeared.

Glare, or lights in the eyes – this is the reflection of light sources on the iris of the model’s eyes. You will always see such glare in professional portrait photography. For example, if you look closely at portraits of celebrities taken by professional photographers, you will notice that the eyes of models always sparkle because of the light reflected in them. Newcomers to photography often forget about the enormous Continue reading

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 that accompanies chess in a static image, you will need some tips. Get to know them, and then shooting your first tournament will be awesome by default.

Don’t bother the players

Playing chess involves a lot of concentration. As a photographer, you must be careful not to interfere with the process when shooting. First, in order not to distract the players, do not get too close to them. Try to stay at least two meters away if possible. This is enough so that you can shoot high-quality images Continue reading

A FEW RECEPTIONS TO HELP WHEN SHOOTING SUNSETS
Sunrises and sunsets are what all people take off. Struck by the grandeur of nature at the time of sunset, we try to quickly get out any camera and capture…

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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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10 short studio photography tips Studio light
Many photographers know how to use their cameras correctly and know how to use studio lighting, but not everyone knows about safety precautions when working in the studio. There are…

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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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