Every week I receive dozens of letters from people from all over the world. My readers are asking how to become a photo reporter. This is a very difficult question, and there is no definite answer to it. There is only one universal way to become a photojournalist – to act here and now. Nevertheless, I understand the curiosity of many beginning photographers, because the work of the reporter is often shrouded in mystery. People ask where it is better to study photojournalism – at university or on courses, or immediately join the ranks of reporters and create a portfolio? Who is better to work with – with a photo agency or Internet service? Where to begin? What to do? Is it possible? How long will it take? How much money does it take to become a photo reporter? Continue reading
As you may have guessed, I often visit photosites and I am constantly looking for authors from whom I can learn something. Last week in the next such search I found a still life similar to Pushkin’s poem:
And immediately decided to get acquainted with its author. The works of the photographer Alina Lankina are good not only with competent lighting, composition and a skillful combination of color shades – although this is striking first of all. The still lifes of this author are amazing because they “sound”. Poetry and classical music.
Not surprisingly, Alina, moreover, turned out to be an open and benevolent girl. 🙂 She agreed to share a bit of her skill, and today I am happy to publish our interview with her.
How does the image of a new still life originate? Do you think it over in details before creating, or do you improvise while shooting? Continue reading