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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
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
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