Portrait lighting is not easy to learn if there is no model at hand. After reading the articles and watching video tutorials on setting up the light, you will be excitedly looking for someone to practice with. But as soon as you finally have a person in front of the camera, everything flies out of your head, you forget all the information that was overloaded, and you feel stupid in front of your “model”. Is that familiar?
In no case should you be disappointed and give up. We offer you a budget option to study the rules of lighting when there is no real model.
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Do you often wonder how great it would be to use a gorgeous vintage lens on a modern camera? Does the lack of autofocus bother you? But there is a simple solution that greatly simplifies manual focus. Digital cameras are equipped with several assistive tools for manual focusing, which make it easy to identify a sharp object. Everyone has long known the Live View display and the relative newcomer to Focus Peaking. Here they are – these two monsters in solving your focus “problem”.
What is peak focus?
Peak Focus (Focus Peaking) is a technology that helps during manual focus. It real-time displays in clear color clear areas of the image. 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