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9 FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHS WHERE YOU NEED TO LEARN
Do you rarely come across good portrait photos, or have no idea which ones are good? You have already understood that photographic vision is that skill that no one can…

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ONLINE ANALOGUE PHOTOSHOP FOR QUICK TREATMENT
In order not to occupy disk space and load the system, I do not install some programs on my laptop, including Photoshop. An intelligent color correction on a laptop monitor…

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HAPPINESS IN FOCUS: INTERVIEW WITH FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH OF EUGENE SURINA
Are you curious how real photographers manage so cleverly to notice the sincere emotions of a family? What do they say to their heroes, how do they cope with difficulties,…

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Where you can shoot, and where you can not

publication in the media, posting on the Internet, printing on booklets, banners, etc. Accordingly, laws regulate these rights differently. And very often allowed to shoot, but prohibit or restrict distribution.
The Constitution gives us the right to shoot almost anywhere: “everyone has the right to seek, receive, transmit, produce and distribute information in any legal way.” But there are a number of laws that restrict this right in specific cases.
Three “No”
You can immediately identify three areas when photography may be prohibited. All of them are connected with one condition: restriction of access to these areas. That is, you can remember: where you can not appear without permission, you can not take pictures. These three “no” looks like this:
objects related to state secrets (for example, military units, “secure” enterprises, etc.);
objects related to trade secrets (enterprises that use unique technologies protected by intellectual property laws); Continue reading

Tips for creating a female portrait

What type of portrait to choose, in what format is better to shoot, how to reveal the best in the model and what to focus on.
Why are some people considered photogenic and others not? And how can a photographer, especially a beginner, get around this concept and make portraits that are pleasing to the eye, delight your model and tell your story?
Any genre of photography requires practice. For portrait shooting, especially shooting female portraits, you need to be able to not only choose the right equipment and camera settings – although this, of course, is very important. The second part of the case is the ability to see and show the character of the model, convey the mood, use details and build a story.
As for photogenicity, it’s not how people look in the photo, but how they feel and lead in front of the camera. And the task of the photographer is to break down the barriers, to help the model feel confident, and then to find angles, poses and lights that will hide the flaws and emphasize the dignity and strengths of the person. Continue reading

How to shoot underwater portraits without leaving home

“For a long time I was engaged in creating scenes and props for my pictures, an occupation that gradually turned into a separate business for the production and sale of furniture. And now I have decided that it is worthwhile to start making a video on how such things are created, and how you can achieve “high-budget” results on your own with very little cost.
In this 4-minute video, I will show how you can take underwater pictures without submerging. Everything can be done right at home, with the help of a few wooden bars, a transparent sheet of acrylic and the simplest skills in working with hands.
We want to make a shallow “pool” with water on a sheet of acrylic, through which the light will shine. Then it will be enough to run on the water with your hand to create the illusion of waves.
We will need: Continue reading

How to find your creative style with “Split Toning”

In my opinion, the most underrated tool of Lightroom is “Separate Tinting”. Meanwhile, this is not only a great opportunity to correct many problems in a photograph, but also a great way to develop your own creative style of image processing.
If you are not familiar with “Separate toning”, then its essence is the following – you apply a specific shade separately to the shadows and lights of the picture in order to get the separation of colors without changing the brightness.
Below is a great example of how Split Toning works. This is a standard gradient map, from pure black to pure white, which demonstrates how shadows translate into light: Continue reading

WHAT COLOR OF SNOWFLOT, OR HOW TO GET RID OF BLUE SNOW?

Snow! A great many of us love to watch white grains gently fall from the sky. A day off with children, full of running around and happy sledding and snowball shootout … who does not like that? And when in the evening, after a hearty and tasty dinner, you sit down at the processing of photos, it comes time to be surprised … Wait a second … why is the snow blue in half of the pictures? After all, there was no blue snow on the street!
How to get rid of blue snow; Snow turns blue, because not all cameras “see” objects equally. The human eye and brain are still a thousand times better than the average camera when performing tasks such as determining contrast and color correction. For a healthy human eye, snow looks like daylight, for the most part like snow — that is, white veil of snow-white color. In the sun? White. In the shadow? White. Even in the dark of night, it usually looks white, unless it is painted with city lights. Continue reading

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Every week I receive dozens of letters from people from all over the world. My readers are asking how to become a photo reporter. This is a very difficult question,…

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Talk about the work of Sebastian Salgado should begin with a question about the functions of photography in society. After all, the world of photography does not end with aesthetics,…

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PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE CHOICE OF MADOZY (CHEMA MADOZ): THE AMAZING WORLD OF BANAL ITEMS
Analyzing the work of this contemporary Spanish photographer, critics often use the term “visual poetry,” which takes us far beyond the usual perception of photography. Even a quick glance at…

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