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Photographs are becoming more “smart”, more and more perfect and more and more accessible. How did this saying sound from the students of the Moscow State University Journal in the 70s? “Give me Nikon and I will turn the world upside down?” And here he is, Nikon – but will the world turn upside down? Compared to the 70s, yes, but it’s not about Nikon.
In a word, professional, master equipment is not always equal to professional, masterful photos. What you need to go ahead and develop as a photographer? To continue to create, faced with the creative block? To highlight your photos of the billions taken per year? In the end, to find your niche and attract customers? That’s right, creative.
For those who need to shake things up, return inspiration and look at their work from a new angle – 15 tips on how to develop creativity.
1. Forget the rules. Continue reading
Why are newly-minded owners of SLR cameras * who do not have the necessary skills in handling photographic equipment, are disappointed in the results they see on the monitor? Why are photographers so indignant when, when meeting with clients, first of all they hear “What camera do you have?” With this rhetorical note we will begin to dethrone the myths about SLR cameras.
Myth 1. A SLR camera anyone can take a photographic masterpiece.
Not true. The masterpiece can also be removed with a standard digital soap dish **, and it will surpass the many technically perfect photos taken by the SLR. The superiority of the masterpiece will be in the plot, and not in technical quality, and this will contribute to the skill of the photographer or great luck. Thus, if you rarely pick up a camera or have recently met with photo art, you should not expect the magic of the appearance of a large number of good photos from buying a professional camera.
There will be more good photos only if you regularly take pictures and get relevant knowledge about the technical and creative aspects of photography from books, courses or the Internet.
Myth 2. Photographs taken with a SLR camera are always brighter, sharper and more qualitative than those shot with a soap box. Continue reading
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 is famous for gathering in its ranks dozens of talented documentary and creative photographers, people who certainly have something to learn.
This article will contain quotes and illustrations from the book Magnum Contact Sheets, accompanied by some conclusions of the author of the original of this article, the street photographer Eric Kim, about photography. Regardless of how much your views coincide with what is described here, this material will help you draw your own conclusions.
A contact sheet is a series of consecutive frames printed directly from a film. He talks a lot about the unique workflow of a particular photographer, allows him to follow his approach to a particular scene, starting with the first frame that the photographer took when he saw it. Continue reading