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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10 steps to shooting a portrait, the experience of Elena Lucan
1. The need to shoot new Every day I think about how I shoot, what I shoot, and especially about how I haven't shot yet. I am inspired by artists,…

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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 photographer sees something unique or original, he immediately focuses on this, and not on the lighting and the resulting exposure, which are necessary primarily to obtain an image of the object being shot.
How to improve lighting
Just as the search and observation of an object is a difficult task, the search for the right lighting to help you capture dramatic photos is a task that requires a special approach. The Golden Hour is always referred to as the best time of day for shooting. However, not only in the hours close to sunset and sunrise there is an opportunity to take a photo with a sharp lighting. Train your eye to see dramatic light, and its various options.
Side lighting
As one might expect from the name, side lighting is a type of lighting in which light falls on an object from the side. This usually provides greater contrast, long shadows can be created, and depth is added to the image. This type of lighting can add dramatic emphasis to architectural and portrait photography. Continue reading

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 described below will save you from headaches in situations where someone in the group portrait blinked, twisted his face, or turned away. Especially often such situations happen with small children. According to Nina and Cecilia, many clients do not even know that the face was taken from another photo. The task of the photographer – to replace the face so that no one noticed.
So, the picture above shows two photos used for the photomontage. The photo on the right is the main one, only the face is taken from the photo on the left.
All pictures are available in large size. Click to enlarge. Continue reading

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, not a single beautiful picture could reveal the whole meaning to me, like one person.
My first photography teacher. The first, because there are two more people who have influenced me a lot, but I consider him the main one. This is the back I’m hiding behind. The impressions that I remember when I feel lonely and my hands fall … This is the smell of the large black and white prints of his photos, which he showed when he met. And an old TV on which we watched my first photographic attempts, until he had a computer. Continue reading

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE WEEK: ALINA LANKINA. POETIC NATURALMS WITH FLOWERS
As you may have guessed, I often visit photosites and I am constantly looking for authors from whom I can learn something. Last week in the next such search I…

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6 IDEAL WAYS TO NOT FEEL A FAILURE IN PHOTO
Perhaps every portrait painter who shoots in the open air faces a problem concerning the main points on which a good portrait depends, such as staging, lighting, composition, etc. And…

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SEBASTIAN SALGADO. REPORTING WITH THE CONDITION TO PEACE
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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