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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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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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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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 artist Yegor Rogalev are looking for a new theory of photography.

Egor Rogalev: Today we are faced with constant difficulties in the photographic description of post-Soviet reality, and indeed reality in general. There is a situation in which the medium and technology in its development and dissemination significantly overtake the possibilities of its own conscious and non-manipulative use. Continue reading

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 before our eyes. It should be noted that this is probably the most understandable conceptual photo of Wall. Here the author flirts with you, as it were, showing you a conceptual photo, the language of which is clear to you, because it is the language of modernist photography that is familiar to us. Its conceptualism is manifested in a dialogue with the history of art – Japanese engraving in combination with the modernist photographic language. The author of this simple work, as it were, invites you to his conceptual journey, in which to understand the rest of his work will be more and more difficult. Continue reading

On the importance of photography in the modern world

Photography is a language that speaks at the level of emotions. Moreover, this language is quite strong. Sometimes it causes such excitement in the viewer, such a storm of feelings that in some cases a person begins to cry, in others – loudly and sincerely, laughing heartily … With the language of photography you can tell the story of not only one particular person, but the whole family, the whole kind, and sometimes even the whole of humanity. A photograph shows us the world as it was the second it was taken. And this sealed world remains with us forever.

1. Photographing tells us about the most important thing for us
If you ask someone what exactly of his things he will save in a critical situation, then most likely they will answer you: Continue reading

ASHER FELLIG'S invaluable contribution to the art of photography, or scandalous Viji
"My name is Viji. I am the greatest photographer in the world ..." Asher Fellig was born at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries in the town of…

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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”:…

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CHESS PHOTO: IMPORTANT TIPS FOR A PROFESSIONAL APPROACH
It would seem that it’s so special in photographing people playing chess. However, if you take chess photography seriously, you can see how exciting it is. In order to convey…

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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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