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
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
The lines in photographs are very powerful elements that, if you have a little practice, can add a dynamic effect to the image in terms of mood, as well as guide the viewer’s gaze and lead him in the right direction for an ideal reading of the composition. This article discusses four types of lines: horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and converging. Each type of line has a different effect on the photo.
A good way to practice learning about lines is to go back to the old images that you shot and start looking at them for lines that worked well and those that, on the contrary, looked bad.
The next time you take a picture with the camera before you press the shutter button, consciously ask yourself which lines are in front of you and how you can use them to add something to the future picture while working with THEM, and not against them. Continue reading