WHEN SOAP is not worse than the "mirror"? MYTHS ABOUT PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS
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…

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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…

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SEE IN BOTH? OR NOT?

Most of us look at the world with two eyes. But whenever a person takes a picture, one of them closes. Maybe we should stop this practice forever?
With a few exceptions, cameras do not have two lenses at the same time. They create an image with a single lens, so the results are always two-dimensional.
However, when you look through two lenses, like through binoculars, you can perceive more depth in the picture. That is why we look with two eyes, it helps us to perceive the depth and distance between objects.
Closing one eye allows a person to see the picture in the same two-dimensional manner as the camera. This can be useful for previewing a photo. When you use one eye, you see the relationship between objects in your field of view differently. This can be especially useful when creating a portrait or photographing everything that you want to separate from the background. Continue reading

MARTIN IVNING “ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5 FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS”

I studied and learned photoshop, like most photographers – through separate video tutorials and articles, extracts from forums and books. A huge impetus was given to me by Dan Margulis’s book, which I’m still going to write about, but, unfortunately, it doesn’t fully reveal many of the Photoshop tools, especially the masks, as well as the various filters that I had to meet from additional sources.
This method of learning, of course, leads to gaps in the general understanding of Photoshop. Therefore, I began to look for a reference book that would fill these gaps, having built the overall picture of the work with the program. And she found it in the person of Martin Ewning’s book “Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers”.
The book is a complete and competent tutorial on Photoshop, which today is not enough – count them by fingers. Unlike the “for dummies” manuals, it does not provide a specific processing sequence for a particular case, but tells about tools and methods in general, that it will allow the smart processor to decide which of these tools to use.
A DVD is attached to the book, which also contains several chapters from the textbook and additional materials. Continue reading

SEBASTIAN SALGADO. REPORTING WITH THE CONDITION TO PEACE

Talk about the work of Sebastian Salgado should begin with a question about the functions of photography in society. After all, the world of photography does not end with aesthetics, advertising and conceptual art of the already familiar to us Chema Madoza.
There are other images whose task is to arouse the viewer sympathy for the pain of another, to reflect the wrong side of modern society. Such pictures are created by the famous Brazilian photographer Sebastian Salgado, in whose lens military conflicts, poverty and suffering of the Third World population found their true reflection. With the help of his work, the author invites the viewer to a controversy about the shortcomings of modern society, calling for a search for a solution to existing problems.
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UNPREDICTABLE DROP IN THE PHOTOS OF VLADIMIR NEFEDOV
Truly wonderful pictures of drops Vladimir Nefedov. Infinitely different forms and images in cosmic natural etudes. Plunging into the “Universe of a drop” of the author, for a moment you…

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7 LESSONS OF HENRI CARTÉ-BRESSON THINKING PHOTOGRAPHY
Henri Cartier-Bresson - one of the most famous photographers in history. He is a co-founder of Magnum's photo agency, which brilliantly captured not only events, but also the spirit of…

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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…

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