FANTASTIC DROPS. PHOTO INSTRUCTIONS
Where to begin In order to start photographing drops of water, you do not need a lot of equipment. Before you spend a lot of money on something that you…

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YURI KOZYREV - ONE OF THE BEST MILITARY PHOTO JOURNALISTS IN THE WORLD
"When I look at the photographs of Yuri, I see the beauty, covered with darkness, the shadows of the unknown, the human condition in its most raw form, it is…

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FIVE TYPICAL CAMERA SETTING ERRORS
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…

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HOW TO EXPOSURE A PHOTO CORRECTLY

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There are different views on what can be called a properly exposed picture. For example, the following wording is most often found: “Each photograph should preserve the entire range of tones without loss of detail in light and dark areas.”

A Google search on this topic offers the following definition: “The correct exposure consists in such a combination of aperture settings, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity, which allows you to get a perfectly exposed image on which nothing is highlighted and is not lost in the shade.”

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UNDERSTANDING WIDE AND SHORT LIGHTING IN PHOTOS

There are many lighting options that you can use when taking portraits. Lighting “Rembrandt” and “Butterfly” are two classic schemes that are easy to configure and give excellent results in most cases. Of course, you can try to create a fantastic portfolio using always the same lighting scheme, but it is always useful to pump your skills in working with light and learn to use different lighting models in portrait photography at any time.

Understanding wide and short lighting in photography
Wide and short lighting are often combined due to the similarity of implementation and description, however, they have a completely different effect on the subject

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SMARTPHONE AGAINST THE CAMERA INDUSTRY

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

HOW TO WORK A PHOTOGRAPHER IN A SMALL TOWN
Overhead When living in small cities, the overhead is usually lower. Maybe our work can also be priced cheaper? This mistake is often made by photographers from small cities, believing…

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DAVID LASCHAPELE - GLOSSY PHOTOGRAPHER, PROVOCATIONAL CLIPMAKER AND MASTER OF SURREALISTIC GLAMOR
American David LaChapelle is known both in the fashion world and in show business. He is one of the most famous glossy photographers of our time, included by the American…

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HOW TO MAKE INFRARED PHOTO
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…

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HOW TO REMOVE WATERFALLS SIMPLY SIMPLE?
Waterfalls are really great subjects. Firstly, because they are unusually beautiful, secondly, it’s interesting to shoot waterfalls, and this is due to the complex lighting that they are surrounded by,…

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