Photographer Matt Perry shows how to transform eye-catching cityscapes into breathtaking images while working harmoniously with the surroundings and city lights.
City landscapes look great during the golden hour of sunrise and sunset due to diffused, warm light. The same applies to the “blue hour”: the period before sunrise or immediately after sunset, when the sun goes low enough below the horizon, and the sky takes on a blue hue, which becomes deeper, darker and richer, the further the sun recedes until the blue becomes in black.
Artificial light sources
During the blue hour, any artificial lighting will be noticeable. From the light of car headlights to lighting from office windows and streetlights, the city begins to take a different look, day turns into night. Illumination of architectural Continue reading
Infrared photography was originally created for state surveillance, but, as you know, the use of any shooting techniques in creativity is only a matter of time (for example, as is the case with high-speed photography). Although a lot of time has passed since then, and even the infrared film has already been discontinued, you can easily recreate the look of infrared photos when post-processing in the editor.
Infrared photography turns traditional landscapes into mystical otherworldly images filled with bright shades of supposedly chewing gum and a clear accent in the sky. In fact, infrared photography converts green tones into peculiar shades of red, pink, pale pink or white – depending on the type of film used or the particular image processing method. Continue reading
Learning how to use a camera properly is the most important aspect of improving a photographer’s skills. Composition, lighting and post-processing on a computer have a big impact on the quality of the photo, but still they are second on the list of priority skills. The main thing is the camera.
Five common camera setup errors
A professional photographer, Ugo Cei, spoke about one elegant trick he uses to teach his clients how to study the camera better: take a brown paper bag, put the camera in it, and blindly, without looking at it, adjust the ISO, shutter speed and aperture to the desired values. If you can do this, then you already know your tool enough and can move on (it goes without saying that you also need to clearly understand Continue reading