It happens that everyday routine muffles a creative approach to shooting. We offer you some interesting exercises aimed at increasing creativity and developing technical skills.
How to pump creativity
Exercise 1. Imagine filming
Imagine that you are holding a film camera with a limit on the number of frames (from 24 to 36), and at the same time there is no way to immediately see the shot. Set for yourself a limited number of photos per day, turn off the preview on the screen and do not view the images until you return home. Continue reading
No matter what equipment and props you have, use the creative tips of professional photographer Dina Belenko, who talks about fantastic ways to get the perfect coffee photo.
Start by exploring the details.
Pay attention to how the vortices and curls of coffee and milk merge into a cup, and a pinch of cinnamon on a weightless foam for cappuccino excites the sense of smell. Or how strong coffee absorbs light, remaining almost completely opaque. Take a series of close-ups with a macro lens. In this case, there is not much room for complex narration, but you can catch the beauty of the details.
Show the ingredients
You can also focus on the differences in the preparation of, say, flat white and cappuccino. Compare two ways of drinking coffee: with or without milk, hot or with ice, with or without milk froth. Keep the scene as minimal as possible by adding only objects that clearly tell your coffee story. Continue reading
A fungus is a living, growing microorganism; it is a combination of dust and moisture that enters the internal elements of the camera lens. Dust itself usually does not cause problems, but if this dust contains spores of the fungus and combines with moisture, the fungus will grow. Left unchecked, fungal growth can permanently damage glass elements in the lenses. This type of mold is most common in humid climates. It may look like small cobweb-like spots or spots inside the lens. Often the damage that it causes is minor, but the uncontrolled growth of fungi can ruin the lens.
How to protect the camera and lens from damage by fungus
There are two types of fungus. One type grows in an oxygen-rich environment, the other, which is more Continue reading