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One of the best things about night photography is how much it says goodbye — you don’t need special weather conditions to create truly beautiful images. Night and city lights give you everything you can work with.
But if you are trying to photograph the starry night sky, that’s another story. The reality is that the picture of the night sky is very fastidious. If you are going to conduct such a survey, be prepared that your possibilities will be very limited, as well as to some failures.
For photographs of the night sky you have to go to remote areas, so often you need to travel long distances to get the “same” picture. You also reduce valuable sleep time, so let’s try to avoid some of these same failures. Continue reading
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 teach you?
Without seeing good photos, it’s impossible to learn how to take good photos yourself. For the short history of the existence of digital photography, authors have appeared a lot, and to highlight the best among them is a real problem. That is why you need to learn from the best of the best. It can be both classics of photography, and well-known modern photographers. Below we will get acquainted with the 9th of them (approx. – division by genre is conditional. Many of the authors below are filmed in various genres).
Street and reportage portrait
Antanas Sutkus is one of the best representatives of the Baltic school of artistic photography. Founder of the Lithuanian Photo Art Union, a classic of Soviet photography. Sutkus’s works are in the collections of the world’s most important libraries and museums. In the entire history of the photographer’s work more than 120 solo exhibitions have been organized. Continue reading
Even if you are not familiar with the name of Elliott Erwitt, his photos must have met you on the Internet. He is not only a member of the Magnum agency and his former head, but also known for record-breaking photographic experience — more than 50 years.
In addition to the humorous approach to the world, Elliott Erwitt is distinguished by a simple and non-philosophical attitude to photographic art, therefore, in his advice, there is a maximum of practical use.
1. Careful plans interfere with creativity
As a street photographer, I often succumb to the temptation of careful planning. I try to focus my attention on current photographic projects, but in the end it turns out that at times it distracts me from the true photographic experience. Continue reading