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Do you understand that the most important thing in photography is your own unique vision? Then this article will undoubtedly be useful to you.
A bit of background
Magnum Agency is famous for gathering in its ranks dozens of talented documentary and creative photographers, people who certainly have something to learn.
This article will contain quotes and illustrations from the book Magnum Contact Sheets, accompanied by some conclusions of the author of the original of this article, the street photographer Eric Kim, about photography. Regardless of how much your views coincide with what is described here, this material will help you draw your own conclusions.
A contact sheet is a series of consecutive frames printed directly from a film. He talks a lot about the unique workflow of a particular photographer, allows him to follow his approach to a particular scene, starting with the first frame that the photographer took when he saw it. Continue reading
That November evening I discovered photography, and for 7 years it has remained for me an incomprehensible magic of forms and emotions.
Not a single book, not a single textbook, not a single beautiful picture could reveal the whole meaning to me, like one person.
My first photography teacher. The first, because there are two more people who have influenced me a lot, but I consider him the main one. This is the back I’m hiding behind. The impressions that I remember when I feel lonely and my hands fall … This is the smell of the large black and white prints of his photos, which he showed when he met. And an old TV on which we watched my first photographic attempts, until he had a computer. Continue reading
Astrophotography is a popular, but very expensive photography genre, in which not many masters can afford to work. The essence of the genre is to shoot astronomical objects in outer space. Astrophotography is mainly used for scientific research and is very popular among scientists and astronomers. Astrophotography photographers photograph stars, nebulae, planets. The most “simple” object of shooting is the moon. Even the masters who do not possess supernatural equipment can take pictures of the moon, for this there will be a sufficiently powerful telephoto lens and superzoom.
Aerial photography is another popular, but not cheap, genre of photography. Continue reading