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9 TIPS ON ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO
Photography of classical or modern architecture is a serious challenge. However, the forces spent on shooting buildings and urban historical sights are worth what the photographer most often gets. Here…

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LESSON PHOTOGRAPHY FROM ELLIOTTA ERVITT
Even if you are not familiar with the name of Elliott Erwitt, his photos must have met you on the Internet. He is not only a member of the Magnum…

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Modern types of photos
No artist has ever worked at once in all genres. So now, a rare photographer dares to take pictures of nature, cityscapes, people, animals, insects, and sporting events at the…

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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.
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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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WILLIAM KLEIN - ONE OF THE BEST STREET AND FASHION PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE XX CENTURY
Street and fashion photography are practically the most sought-after and popular art trends in the twentieth century. Many famous photographers worked in these genres. One of them is William Klein.…

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PHOTO ASSEMBLY OF THE FACE: HOW TO REPLACE A FAILED GRIMASO BY A BEAUTIFUL SMILE
Today, visiting my blog are American photographers Nina and Cecilia, whose photos I've already shown. They will tell about how to make photomontage of the face. Some of the actions…

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3 + 1 SINGLE TRUTH THAT WILL HELP YOU DEVELOP A PHOTOGRAPHIC VISION
That November evening I discovered photography, and for 7 years it has remained for me an incomprehensible magic of forms and emotions. Not a single book, not a single textbook,…

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7 LESSONS OF HENRI CARTÉ-BRESSON THINKING PHOTOGRAPHY
Henri Cartier-Bresson - one of the most famous photographers in history. He is a co-founder of Magnum's photo agency, which brilliantly captured not only events, but also the spirit of…

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ABM TYPES OF LIGHT, OR HOW TO IMPROVE LIGHTING IN YOUR PHOTOS
Photography is, first of all, lighting. Sounds simple enough, judging superficially, but, like all photographers, we tend to focus on the object rather than the light. As soon as the…

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