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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Crop and fragment the image
Image cropping is a purely photographic principle, determined by the specific features of the photocomposition, and methods of constructing a photographic space. The device’s lens more or less mechanically “cuts…

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HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER PICTURE UNUSUAL
Each novice photographer first of all takes on photographing flowering objects. Why? First of all, because the flowers have a texture and they have a bright color, which means that…

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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 a leading specialist in the use of color and lighting. The photographer’s unique ability to work with the finest transitions of shades, to reveal the potential of gestures and poses brought him success. This is one of the most “prolific” American authors, who has been shooting for covers of famous magazines and music albums, commercial campaigns, as well as for self-realization for about 50 years.

Maisel is the winner of awards from the American Society of Photographers for the Media, the International Center for Photography and other influential organizations. His portfolio includes photos of Marilyn Monroe and a photo for Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue album (this is the best-selling jazz album on the planet). Continue reading

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.

Reversible rings for macro

If you already have a lens with a focal length of 50 mm or a whale lens (usually lenses with focal lengths of 18-55 mm), then acquiring a reversing ring will also be the most inexpensive way to get macro equipment and join the macro culture completely armed.

The method involves working with a lens inverted backwards, so that the front element looks at the camera, and the rear – at the subject. To do this, you need to buy a special adapter – a reversing ring, which allows you to mount an inverted lens either to the camera or to another lens. Continue reading

SIX FUNDAMENTAL MACRO PRINCIPLES

Macro photography is sometimes mistakenly called “close-up photography” in photography. This statement cannot be considered fundamentally false, but if you use it, then very many may consider you an amateur. In the classical sense, macro photography is called shooting at a scale of 1: 2 – 20: 1 (that is, 1 centimeter of the image on the photosensitive material of the camera corresponds to 2-0.05 centimeters of the object). As a rule, macro subjects are very small – most often they are insects or flowers.

Larger objects can also be interesting for macro shots if, for example, a photographer wants to focus on some very specific, smaller details of a large object. 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…

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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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Features of composition and documentary
Despite the expansion of the scope of application of photography to various fields of artistic culture, applied arts and information itself, it now no less needs a set of rules…

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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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