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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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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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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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

MAGIC WINTER LANDSCAPES: HOW TO TURN A DIAMOND DUST INTO SUNNY PILLARS

The Japanese island of Hokkaido in winter colors is a treasury of objects for photography. Even if you wanted to shoot exclusively winter landscapes, your choice includes a number of mystical, but extremely impressive phenomena that occur only in conditions of extreme cold. These include solar poles. Landscape photographer Toshiki Nakanishi shared some tips for shooting them using examples from the Hokkaido region of Bi-Furano. (Toshiki Nakanishi, Digital Camera Magazine.)

In this image, it was very important to ensure that sunlight reached the trees in the foreground so that the frost on them was reflected as sparkling white.

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HOW TO ESTABLISH WHITE BALANCE AND WHAT IT HE INFLUENCES IN PHOTOS

While the human eye can easily adapt to the changing shades of light, the camera is a little more complicated. Because of this, you must tell her yourself when she recognizes colors unrealistically. This is done by adjusting camera modes or automatic white balance. How to fine-tune the colors of the scene so that they correspond to reality?

white balance settings

Digital photographs consist of information about shades (brightness) and colors. The tones in the photo are controlled by the exposure settings of the camera. The main tool for managing photo colors is setting the white balance.

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Different light sources have different shades. The human brain effectively adjusts color perception to Continue reading

HARD LIGHT - IT'S SIMPLE!
In nature, there is soft light, hard, as well as everything in between. All this falls under the concept of "quality of light", i.e. the differences between these two types…

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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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Every photographer wants to know about 6 basic portrait lighting modes
In classic portrait photography, there are several fundamental principles of lighting that you need to know and control during the shooting process and understand which one to apply in order…

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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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