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
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
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 it is very likely to get a “beautiful photo”. But in order for the flower to look interesting in the picture, you still need to adhere to some rules that have been tested for years, despite the fact that beginners unsuccessfully try to violate them and professionals are almost undecided in compliance with them.
Use lenses with a focal length of 50 mm or more. Telephoto lenses are good.
Highlight flowers from below or from the side with the sun or flash. This way you increase the transparency of the petals. Continue reading