BUDGET MACROPHOTOGRAPHY FOR LEAN
A closeup can open the world for you from an unfamiliar, amazing and magical side. But very often, the high price of equipment, especially lenses, becomes a serious obstacle to…

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What is conceptual photography?
Here is the first example, a photograph of Jeff Wall, which everyone knows, including because Hokusai is here, plus the familiar Bresson “decisive moment” and the plot-photo story that unfolds…

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What is a modern photographer?
We are all photographers today, but with the proliferation of digital photography, her theory is not keeping pace with her practice. In their dialogue, the philosopher Mikhail Kurtov and the…

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MERT ALAS – TURKISH STAR FASHION-PHOTOS

One of the most sought after photographers in the fashion industry, Mert Alas, was born in 1971 in Istanbul. His interest in glossy magazines showed up quite early. Murt’s father was a military pilot. Undoubtedly, the mother, who was a model in the 1960s, influenced the young man’s hobbies.

At age 19, Alas went to the UK. In London, he learned the language and found a job as a stylist. His path in photo modeling began after meeting Markus Piggott in 1994. At one of the photo shoots, a fateful meeting took place that marked the beginning of a creative duet. They had a lot in common in biography, professional preferences and hobbies. The guys rented the attic of an abandoned warehouse and equipped a small studio. Continue reading

TIPS FOR TAKING MOD SHOW

Taking models on the catwalk is a skill that some take for granted, but few photographers do the job as well as they could. But your job at a fashion show is to somehow take perfect photos, while being in a crowd with other photographers, cliched like sardines in a bank, in a dark corner of a very hostile environment where most things are beyond your control.

Before we begin, remember that the purpose of catwalk photography is to provide a consistent set of quality images for designers or media publications covering an event in the fashion world. Qualitative!

how to photograph the catwalk fashion show

Now let’s move on to the specific ten tips (the order of significance is arbitrary). Continue reading

HOW TO PHOTO JEWELERY WITHOUT A STUDIO. GUIDE TO ACTION

Many online store owners are worried about how to convey the beauty of sparkling jewelry in photographs. However, shooting jewelry is not as difficult as it might seem. Here is a checklist of simple items that will be useful to complete in order to get good photos.

How to photograph jewelry without a studio. Guide to action

Prepare props and materials

Window and natural light
How to photograph jewelry without a studio. Guide to action

Photographing shiny jewelry using a flash is not a good idea, because jewelry will reflect bright light, create glare and sharp shadows in the background, as the two examples below demonstrate. Continue reading

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TIPS FOR TAKING MOD SHOW
Taking models on the catwalk is a skill that some take for granted, but few photographers do the job as well as they could. But your job at a fashion…

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JAY MAISEL - MASTER OF STREET SHOOTING, COLOR AND LIGHT
A New Yorker and passionate fan of the Big Apple, Jay Maisel (© Jay Maisel) is one of the world's leading street-style photographers. Among professionals, he enjoys the fame of…

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HOW TO OBTAIN BEST RESULTS BY REMOVING AN ULTRA-WIDE ANGLE LENS
Today, most consumer DSLR lens kits are wide-angle. The 18 mm lens on the APS-C sensor camera (or 27 mm on the old 35 mm) is wide enough for most…

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REVERSE RINGS FOR MACRO OR CONTINUE TO STUDY MACROPHOTOGRAPHY
Professional photographer Andrew Gibson (© Andrew S. Gibson) talks about a method that allows you to get to an object very, very close - through the use of reversible rings.…

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