PHOTOGRAPHY OF MODERNITY

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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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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DAVID LASCHAPEL - GLOSSY PHOTOGRAPHER, PROVOCATIONAL CLIPMAKER AND MASTER OF SURREALISTIC GLAMOR
American David LaChapelle is known both in the fashion world and in show business. He is one of the most famous glossy photographers of our time, included by the American…

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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 cases. Ultra-wide-angle lenses are characterized in that their focal length is less than 16 mm. It is here that new creative possibilities and new obstacles open up.

On crop sensor lenses, a focal length of 30-35 mm provides what we call the “normal” field of view, which is roughly equivalent to what the human eye sees. At 18 mm the field of view is almost two times wider, so it is possible to place many objects in the frame. At 12 mm you will again get 50% of the field of view, which is already very far from the “normal” – in this case, you need to turn your head to capture all the details. Continue reading

HOW TO PACK CORRECTLY PHOTO FOR DRAINS AND DO I NEED TO USE AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR THIS

For a photographer who works with photo banks, high-quality images are half the success. In order for a photo to be commercially successful on stocks, it must be properly “packed”: the correct title must be selected for it and relevant keywords must be invented. In the language of drains, this is called “attribution” of the image. Without proper attribution, your picture, no matter how professional and fresh it may be, will simply be lost in a huge mass of stock images.

You need to know a few simple rules, practice in order to “get your hand”, and gain time and patience, because this work is painstaking and time-consuming. In addition, today there are many services that help automate this work. But ultimately, it’s up to you to work with content on your own or give a routine to neural networks. 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

STEVEN MAYZEL IN FASHION PHOTOS AND SHE IN IT

One of the most famous commercial photographers of our time, Steven Meisel was born on June 5, 1954 in New York. Since childhood, his eccentricity has become noticeable close. Stephen combined the Anglo-Irish descent of his mother and the Russian-Jewish roots of his father. When he was 3 years old, the family moved to Wisconsin, where he spent his childhood as a future photographer. The boy’s father worked in show business, so Meisel got to know the backstage early.

After graduating from high school, Stephen went to study at the Parsons School of Design as a fashion illustrator. His talent was quickly noticed, and Meisel began his career at the Halston fashion house, and then at Women Wear Daily. Continue reading

WHAT IS TFP?

About TFP should be known to everyone who is somehow connected with photography. TFP (Time for Prints) is a form of transaction in the world of photography, where neither side takes money for their work from the other side. That is, the model gives the photographer his time, and the photographer provides the model with pictures for the fact that she worked with him.

TFP – Time for printing or Time for photos. It is a side effect of the current situation: there are an exceptionally large number of camera owners around, thanks to their relatively affordable prices. More cameras, more photographers and in direct correlation – more models Continue reading

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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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…

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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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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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