Sharpening photos in Adobe Photoshop is an extensive topic: there are many ways to make a picture sharper, and they all have a right to exist. Today we will talk about the method that is often used by professional photographers in practice.
To work, we need a High Pass filter, which is in the menu Filter -> Other (Other) -> High Pass (Color Contrast). The principle of its operation is to highlight the boundaries of the objects of the image, because of what the viewer will feel that the photo has become clearer. How to sharpen a photo with it? The easiest way to describe the process is in a few simple steps.
Step 1. Copy the image to a new layer. To do this, right-click the photo and select Duplicate Layer, or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + J. Continue reading
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
Today, my guest is a wonderful photographer Alexander Sennikov, who will please us with emotional and expressive still lifes. Looking at his work, you involuntarily feel a desire to embark on rapturous epithets. 🙂 However, Alexander’s photos are good not only because they bring forth warm memories – they are good “photographically”. Composition and light – the most important tools of any photographer – are used in the still lifes of the author competently and to the point.
But Alexander himself writes about creating his still lifes:
“I have long liked to look at the site where I laid out my macro, photographs — still-lifes of various authors. It was thought that in order to shoot like that, you need some kind of special equipment – illuminators, reflectors, screens, backgrounds, and so on. Continue reading