STEEL WOOL. NEW IDEAS FOR LIGHTING
You probably saw these cool photos that show fire rings, sparks and fiery whirlwinds? Have you ever wondered how this type of photograph is obtained? Perhaps what you saw was…

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HOW TO CONTROL THE TONES OF THE BACKGROUND BY CONTROL THE LIGHT
When using studio lighting, one of the unpleasant things is related to the background. Of course, if you have the space, time and money, then you can just stock up…

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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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HOW TO PHOTO GARDEN

Each professional photographer has a unique corporate identity, and most of them are likely to tell you that their creative roots were brought up, one way or another, by photographing nature.

If you love nature, then the garden can easily become one of the most pleasant places for shooting. Being outdoors, you are full of vivacity, and art photographs taken in such an atmosphere convey the whole holiday of a wonderful moment in time in such a special place, which is in constant development. And now is the time to transform your photography skills in the garden with a few quick tips!

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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 creative life and career, conducts experiments unimaginable for traditional society and bold even by today’s standards.

The body, as the physical embodiment of the soul and emotionality

A friend and like-minded person, Yukio Mishima, conducts the same research on the field of photography as the writer does in literature. This is an analysis of the “dark principles”, erotic emotionality, hidden desires and strength, irrationality and obsession, which cause a strange but 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

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How to clean the lens and camera sensor
You can get all kinds of gadgets and solutions for cleaning lenses and cameras, but in most cases you only need two simple things to do with this task. Many…

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HOW TO USE A NEGATIVE SPACE IN PORTRAIT PHOTOS
When it comes to portrait shooting, one of the most common tips is to “fill the frame” with the subject you are shooting. All in all, this is a good…

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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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