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
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 that accompanies chess in a static image, you will need some tips. Get to know them, and then shooting your first tournament will be awesome by default.
Don’t bother the players
Playing chess involves a lot of concentration. As a photographer, you must be careful not to interfere with the process when shooting. First, in order not to distract the players, do not get too close to them. Try to stay at least two meters away if possible. This is enough so that you can shoot high-quality images Continue reading
Many photographers know how to use their cameras correctly and know how to use studio lighting, but not everyone knows about safety precautions when working in the studio. There are several nuances, the knowledge of which will significantly save time and help create the conditions for safe work in the studio. They apply to everyone who works as an assistant or administrator of the studio and those who have their own home photo studio. You should make sure that you are aware of these 10 useful and often vital tricks:
1. Use tape. Taping tape is a special tape on an adhesive basis, very popular among photographers and filmmakers. The tape is used to hold the cables in one bundle, then they will not interfere underfoot. A paper background is also attached to it so that its edge does not bulge and neither the model nor the photographer stumbles when moving. Instead of tape tape, you can use ordinary construction paper tape.
Attention! When using tape to secure cables, leave the tip loose so that if a short circuit occurs, you can Continue reading