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
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
Faced with bright sunlight, a professional photographer immediately takes out a reflector (also called light disk, light reflector, reflector). Reflectors are compact, conveniently fold. Of course, even when folded, you can’t put the retro-reflector in your pocket, and for using some in your work you may need an assistant or a special stand. But even such “inconveniences” do not detract from the dignity and necessity of having an accessory in the arsenal of every photographer.
Reflectors have different colors: white, silver and gold are the most common. The idea of the reflector is to mirror the incident bright light and thereby highlight the shadow area of the subject, thereby reducing the contrast between the brightly lit and the shadow side. Naturally, the reflector partially scatters the light and, based on this property, we obtain several rules: Continue reading