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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
As an introduction, I chose the picture “Chelubey struggling with overexposure”, which is already familiar to many. This joke of Anton Martynov fits in perfectly with the topic of the article. Especially since the task of recovering overexposed photos looks both complicated and comic. But let’s order.
So that readers who understand processing do not waste their time, I will answer briefly. When overexposure, a photographic material or a matrix gets an excess exposure, which leads to excessive brightness of the resulting image and compression of lights. Simply put, the contrast decreases in the highlights. Thus, to correct overexposed areas it is necessary to darken them, with an increase in the contrast of the highlights. If the overexposure is local, then the impact must be localized accordingly. Everything! What tool you will do this depends on your skills and available sources. Continue reading
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 the 20th century. The life of the photographer was filled with adventures and excitement, which were reflected in the very essence of his work, so loved by us. Photos by Henri-Cartier Bresson and detailed information about him can also be viewed in another article on this site by clicking on the link.
How can you learn from the maestro better photograph? Here are the seven fundamental principles of the work of the great Henri Cartier-Bresson.
1. Be in the thick of things
Almost immediately after Henri Cartier-Bresson discovered photography in the 20s of the last century, he set out to explore new places and be in the center of the most important events. The curiosity of the photographer and the natural curiosity were for him a single concept.
Cartier-Bresson’s career proves the importance for photographers never to stagnate, but to follow their natural curiosity and avoid patterns. Continue reading