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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LIPS. HOW TO REMOVE THE MACRO
There is a certain charm in human lips. The movement of the mouth, tongue, and facial micro-facial express an amazing palette of feelings, emotions, tell stories about its owner. We…

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STYLES AND DIRECTIONS OF PAINTING
There is a huge variety of styles and trends in the visual arts. Often they do not have clearly defined boundaries and smoothly pass from one to another, being in…

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VIVIEN MAYER (© VIVIAN MAIER) – GENIUS OBSERVING REALITY

The story of the American photographer Vivien Maier (© Vivian Maier) is an interesting case of fame that came to the photographer only after death. Nobody saw her carefully assembled archive of almost one hundred thousand negatives, it was discovered by chance, and made a real international sensation.

A detailed and distinctive illustration of the life of American society of the 60s and 70s, funny street plots and surprisingly characteristic portraits do not leave anyone indifferent. In terms of professionalism, ability to approach the model and reveal her personality, Meyer is compared with Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander.

Art lasts forever and works outlive their creators who serve only as “guides” between creativity and the viewer. Unfortunately, the name Mayer became known only after her death, and she did not receive the recognition she deserves. Continue reading

HOW TO USE A TELECONverter

What is a teleconverter?

Tele-converter (English sec. TS) is an additional optical system that is fixed between the camera body and the main lens. The purpose of the teleconverter is to increase the effective focal length of the primary lens. TSs are characterized by a magnification factor that varies from 1.2x to 3.0x (the most common are 1.4x and 2.0x). For example, for a telephoto lens with a focal length of 300 mm f / 2.8, a 2.0x tele-converter will double the focal length and reduce the maximum aperture by two full stops, resulting in a focal length of 600 mm f / 5.6. Teleconverters have the same effect on the zoom lens – the entire zoom range will be increased, and the maximum aperture will be reduced. For example, a 1.4x TC turns a lens with a focal length of 70-200 mm / 2.8 into a lens with 98-280 mm / 4.0. Continue reading

QUIET PHOTO HUNT. HOW TO PHOTO MUSHROOMS
Despite the fact that advanced digital photography technologies have made the process of photographing much easier, and now you can instantly evaluate (although very approximately) the result obtained on the…

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Photo for memory, Or why it is important to keep old pictures
Surely every family has photo albums with old family photographs that gather dust somewhere in cupboards, on mezzanines. Someone decides to simply throw them away to make way, and someone…

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ADVANTAGES OF USING A WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL
Shooting with a wireless remote control significantly expands the capabilities of the photographer, brings much more flexibility to the work. Touching the camera directly is sometimes not practical or even…

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VIVIEN MAYER (© VIVIAN MAIER) - GENIUS OBSERVING REALITY
The story of the American photographer Vivien Maier (© Vivian Maier) is an interesting case of fame that came to the photographer only after death. Nobody saw her carefully assembled…

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