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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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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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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HOW TO PHOTOGRAPHY STILL LIFE. SIMPLE METHODS

You do not need to treat still life photography as a real problem, because you do not understand where to start work. This genre is definitely worth mastering, because it can become a kind of meditation for the photographer.

Still life photography helps the photographer hone professional skills at his own pace, while at the same time, it immediately becomes possible to create works that can later be placed in the portfolio. This article will help you get started creating still life photographs: photographer Charlie Moss shares his experience in shooting them.

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HOW TO REMOVE CORPORATE PORTRAITS

A corporate photo portrait is a photograph that shows a person in a semi-large plan (“headshot”). The portrait is usually done in a business style, in a working environment.

There are various reasons for which business photo portraits may be needed: this is mainly the use of photos in resumes or portfolios, as well as in various company documents such as newsletters, press releases. Such portraits are also used on the company’s corporate websites. Some organizations use employee portraits in their marketing and advertising campaigns, especially when they want to attract customers or encourage potential partners to join them. 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

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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PHOTO LABORATORY: TIPS FOR TINTING PRINTS
Toning in the darkroom is one of the interesting techniques for processing photographs in film photography, which is also called "colorful monochrome." With its help, you can more accurately convey…

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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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HOW TO GET THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT FROM PHOTO CONFERENCE
One of the best ways to quickly improve your photography skills and expand your circle of acquaintances is to attend a photography conference. If you've never been to events like…

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