GEORGY ROSOV: SECRETS ABOUT PHOTO-TECHNOLOGY FROM A NEW BOOK, EXPERIENCE AND THE WAY OF A PHOTOGRAPH
Are you curious about how reputable photographers go their way? What do they think about the modern photo equipment market, and what is their approach to choosing photographic equipment for…

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JOSEF THE TRUNK: RARE INTERVIEW WITH A PHOTOGRAPH, PHOTOS, SHORT BIOGRAPHY
Joseph Koudelka is a wonderful person and photographer. He has written a lot of biographical references about him, but those who talked with him personally speak best of him. Therefore,…

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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, photographers, directors who influenced visual art in general. I watch their work, read the biography and when something catches me, I stop and want to repeat.
Of course, I like the image that needs to be decoded, deciphered, when the question arises: how to take it? Then the task appears by itself – to eliminate gaps in the technique and methods of shooting.
There is a burning need to shoot as I do not know, shoot otherwise. And then I start looking for a model.
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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 perhaps the biggest mistake made when shooting portraits outside the studio is the lack of attention to the background.
Photographers who do not carefully study the surrounding space in which a photo session takes place are doomed to failure. When they begin to review the footage, it is sure to find out that most of the pictures can be sent to the basket just because the background was not given due attention.
Not one customer will pay for the pictures, where a branch, some other unnecessary detail “sticks out” from a person’s head or other parts of the body. Ignoring the details of the background causes undoubted damage not only to creativity, but also to the financial component of the photographer. Continue reading

HOW TO INCREASE SHARPNESS PHOTOS IN PHOTOSHOP?

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

9 TIPS ON ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO
Photography of classical or modern architecture is a serious challenge. However, the forces spent on shooting buildings and urban historical sights are worth what the photographer most often gets. Here…

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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…

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ONLINE ANALOGUE PHOTOSHOP FOR QUICK TREATMENT
In order not to occupy disk space and load the system, I do not install some programs on my laptop, including Photoshop. An intelligent color correction on a laptop monitor…

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