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 correctly expose a photo
There are different views on what can be called a properly exposed picture. For example, the following wording is most often found: "Each photograph should preserve the entire range of…

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What are chromatic aberrations and how to fix them?
Perhaps you have heard more than once from photographers that you have critical “chromatic aberration” in your photographs? And the words sound like it's a disease. Let's look at what…

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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 let’s face it: shooting such sporting events is not an easy task for a photographer. Quite often, you can even end up in a gym with such low light that even 1600 ISO will not give good results.

Let’s look at some of the nuances that should be considered when photographing indoor sports.

The first thing a photographer should remember when shooting in the gym is to closely monitor actions and movement. The plot of such outdoor games as basketball or volleyball is constantly and rapidly Continue reading

BACKGROUND SHOOTING

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

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 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

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HOW TO ENLARGE THE IMAGE RESOLUTION
Photographers are constantly racing for image quality: maximum clarity, detail and resolution. In this article, step-by-step photographer Spencer Cox explains how to quickly and easily increase the resolution of a…

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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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How to use tilt-shift lens for food photography
When it comes to food photography or food photography, the photographer’s arsenal has several perfect lenses. One of them is a tilt-shift lens. It allows you to creatively work with…

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SELECTION OF GOOD BOOKS BY PHOTO
We offer you a selection of literature in different directions in photography, which help to improve your own knowledge and skills. Such books are not cheap, but they are worth…

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