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 MAKE STYLISH BLACK AND WHITE PORTRAITS
Tips for processing black and white images in Photoshop After you get rid of the color in the photos, the tones in the images will still have to be controlled.…

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PHOTO KOTIKOV: SOME RECEPTIONS AND TIPS
Well, who doesn't like cats? Only those who do not know how to photograph them. When it comes to shooting cats, we immediately imagine kittens with their cute movements, which…

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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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PHOTO KOTIKOV: SOME RECEPTIONS AND TIPS
Well, who doesn't like cats? Only those who do not know how to photograph them. When it comes to shooting cats, we immediately imagine kittens with their cute movements, which…

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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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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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HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY USE LINES IN PHOTOS
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…

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