Street and fashion photography are practically the most sought-after and popular art trends in the twentieth century. Many famous photographers worked in these genres. One of them is William Klein. He ranks 25th on the list of the hundred most influential professional photographers.
Klein was born in 1928 in the USA. But despite American roots, his work and many years of his life are closely connected with Europe, where he moved after the Second World War.
At a young age, William became a student at one of the New York colleges, where he studied sociology. Since the beginning of the Second World War, he was drafted into the army, took part in hostilities in the French and German territories.
Klein received a specialized education at the Sorbonne. As a specialization, he chose painting and sculpture. At the same time he began to be interested in photographic art, however, at that time he did not consider this hobby something serious. In the words of William Klein himself, photography is just a “maid of painting”, but in no way an independent direction that deserves full value. Continue reading
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
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 photographer sees something unique or original, he immediately focuses on this, and not on the lighting and the resulting exposure, which are necessary primarily to obtain an image of the object being shot.
How to improve lighting
Just as the search and observation of an object is a difficult task, the search for the right lighting to help you capture dramatic photos is a task that requires a special approach. The Golden Hour is always referred to as the best time of day for shooting. However, not only in the hours close to sunset and sunrise there is an opportunity to take a photo with a sharp lighting. Train your eye to see dramatic light, and its various options.
As one might expect from the name, side lighting is a type of lighting in which light falls on an object from the side. This usually provides greater contrast, long shadows can be created, and depth is added to the image. This type of lighting can add dramatic emphasis to architectural and portrait photography. Continue reading
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
And again we will return to this issue, since it is always relevant. This article has collected some tips on child photography. They are described below in two parts: “Camera Setup” and “Shooting”. Meet, adopt and remember that nothing in the photo is a dogma.
Start by switching the camera to aperture priority mode. This will allow you to have some creative control over the depth of field, which can be very important for portraits. If your camera does not have such a mode, it may have a “portrait” mode, which is worth a try to get nice fuzzy backgrounds.
Set your aperture to f / 5.6 to get started. This will throw the background out of focus (unless the children stand directly next to the wall), however, it will give you enough depth of field to keep the models’ faces in focus. Continue reading