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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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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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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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

NICK NIGHT: WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF FUTURISTIC AND FUNNY FASHION FILMING

“I feel that I exist in the future. And, I will tell you, this is an unusual place!”

Nick Knight is associated with fashion photos, moreover, he is inextricably linked with the fashion world. But the photographer cannot be called “one of.” In contrast to the photographs of many figures in this direction, his work is distinguished by innovativeness and non-standard. Knight’s photos are amazing. It does not reflect trends, it sets them.

The future cult photographer began his career, like many, with a simple passion for photography. It helped him impress the fair sex.

Nick was born in London on November 24, 1958. His family held very democratic views on raising children, so the boy always felt support from his parents in all his endeavors. Continue reading

DRAGGING THE SHUTTER EFFECT IN PORTRAIT PHOTO OR HOW TO MAKE A PORTRAIT MOVE

The effect of “lengthening the shutter speed” is familiar to anyone who has used a compact camera set to the “night portrait” mode. In order for bright blurry stripes around the main subject to appear on the photo, you need to highlight it with a flash using the slow shutter speed. Without this, the background of the photo will be simply dark. The dragging the shutter works particularly well when combined with a bright background.

Extending the shutter speed creates a crisp, clear, well-lit background, while the subject itself is clearly visible, even if in the background there are luminous night streets of Las Vegas or a brightly lit interior. But this technique does not make it possible to add intentional motion blur to a static frame. Continue reading

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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PHOTOGRAPHER DRAGONFLY WITHOUT Tears
For wildlife photography, it’s important to have a good look at the living creatures you are about to shoot. The variety of shapes and colors of the same dragonflies is…

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DRAGGING THE SHUTTER EFFECT IN PORTRAIT PHOTO OR HOW TO MAKE A PORTRAIT MOVE
The effect of "lengthening the shutter speed" is familiar to anyone who has used a compact camera set to the "night portrait" mode. In order for bright blurry stripes around…

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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.…

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