The desire for creativity inspires many photographers and encourages them to study and use various creative devices in their work. In this article, you will learn about devices such as fractal filters, and what they can bring to your photo.
What is a prism?
Prism is a transparent polyhedron, the bases of which are in parallel planes, and the side faces are parallelograms. For photography, a prism with triangular bases is usually used. Typically, a prism is made of glass or crystal, but can also be made of transparent acrylic. One of the best-known properties of a prism is the creation of a rainbow using an effect known as dispersion of light (decomposition of light into a spectrum).
The decomposition of light is not the only thing a prism can do. Refraction also occurs in it – the refraction of rays passing through its lateral faces. This means that you can see in the prism an image that is at an angle of 90 degrees to the angle that you are actually viewing. This effect, among others, is used in fractal filters. Continue reading
In terms of its functionality, the smartphone is now more like a camera or PC. Some smartphones are large enough to have high-resolution screens, while others have two screens, immediately turning into something between the phone and the tablet.
Smartphone vs camera industry
New Zealand, South Island iPhone XS Max @ 4.25mm, ISO 40, 1/1000, f / 1.8
Why, then, those who want to take decent pictures prefer to spend decent money on photography equipment and hours of training on how to use the camera, process the images shot on it? Professional photographer Nazim Mansurov offers his analysis of this issue. Continue reading
In this article, photographer Alessandro Torri shares his tips on photography reflections.
Why is a shooting angle capable of both creating and ruining a reflection photo?
Reflections in photographs. How do they do it?
Reflections are generated by the light source. However, it should not be displayed in the frame. Consider, for example, a landscape photograph of a small alpine lake reflecting the silhouettes of dark trees surrounding it. Continue reading