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25 Tips for taking perfect landscape photos
Although at first glance landscape photography may seem very simple, in fact it is much more than “point the camera – click the shutter”. The purpose of landscape photography is to convey the inner state, to express something more, and not just to show the landscape in front of you.
We see reality every day. That is why, in my opinion, landscape photography should not just reproduce it. Objects should not be in front of the viewer or take all the photos: the composition should lead the eye to the final point of the picture – the point of interest, your object.
Like any other art form, landscape photography has its own rules. It takes a lot of time to master the light, composition, choice of object for shooting, post-processing, and the final results will vary from person to person. Continue reading
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.
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
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