HOW TO BECOME A PHOTO REPORTER?
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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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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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

HOW TO USE THE NATURAL FRAMING TO IMPROVE PHOTOS

To make more interesting and beautiful photos, there are certain key techniques of composition. One of the widely known is natural framing. But, like all the rules and tips, requires careful and thoughtful application. Using such framing correctly, you can create extremely impressive and elegant images. Here are some tips to get you started.
Natural framing is the use of an element in its image to frame an object. This leads the viewer’s attention and attention to the inside of the photo and emphasizes the object.
The inner frame can be built using many simple details: tree branches, arches, tunnels, door frames, etc., and even with the help of non-solid matters, such as light, shadows, rain, fog, etc. It doesn’t matter what you use.
Framing is a technique that should be used sparingly, but when it is appropriate, it looks very natural. So few people use it wisely, that if you can master this technique, you will become the creator of fantastic pictures.
Why use natural framing?
It easily attracts the viewer to the photo and emphasizes the object.
The object is isolated and separated.
This gives a sense of order and structure of the photo – the eye likes order.
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INTERVIEW WITH PHOTO CLASSIC: HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON

Henri Cartier-Bresson: For me, photography is the simultaneous recognition of the significance of an event, as well as the determination of its exact form in a split second, which gives this event a special expressiveness. I believe that a thinking person, having known himself, at the same time discovers the world around him, which can change him, and which he himself can influence. There must be a balance between the inner world of a person and the outside world. As a result of constant influence on each other, these two worlds will merge into one. And it is this one world that is worth revealing (in the photo).
But this is only the content of the photo. For me, content is inseparable from form. By form, I mean strict geometric organization of lines, textures and values. Only in such an organization, our emotions and intentions become concrete and clear. Continue reading

5 reasons to buy an ultra wide lens
Super wide-angle lenses are a very specific class of optics, with their own features and fields of application. The effect they create is very difficult to replicate with other lenses…

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ON THE WORK OF PHOTOGRAPHERS “MAGNUM”
Do you understand that the most important thing in photography is your own unique vision? Then this article will undoubtedly be useful to you. A bit of background Magnum Agency…

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HOW TO CORRECT A BROWNED PHOTO?
As an introduction, I chose the picture “Chelubey struggling with overexposure”, which is already familiar to many. This joke of Anton Martynov fits in perfectly with the topic of the…

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