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
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
The first photograph was taken in 1822, and since then photography has firmly entered our life, finding application in various areas of human life. Since the first picture appeared, the photograph, and the process of its creation, have received significant development. Various types of photographs and their genres are used in scientific and applied human activities, artistic and publicistic.
A bit of history
Returning to the history of the appearance of the photograph, it is impossible not to mention that the oldest of the surviving images was subsidized in 1826 and was made by J. Niepce. The process of exposure at that time lasted more than 8 hours. Continue reading