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. Continue reading
Photography is a human collective past, which is a huge visual archive of various techniques, techniques and creative processes. Each print – a daguerreotype, a Polaroid photo, the brightest HDR photo – is part of our common visual language.
With a huge raw-file at hand, modern photographers strive for a new application of historical image styles in their own works. Some masters use photographic technologies of the past – ambrotypia, technicolor, anastigmat lens. Currently, there are many tools to simulate notable, sometimes even esoteric, photographic processes. Continue reading
Eugene Smith (William Eugene Smith), famous in the genre of documentary photography, today is known throughout the world. Throughout his life, he was convinced that photography was able not only to tell about current events, but also to change the world. He was ready to take risks for the sake of a good shot, and many of his works are confirmation that this risk was justified.
The American photojournalist did not seek to maintain objectivity during the filming. He tried to convey a subjective view of the situation, to reveal to the viewer his idea of it. He felt responsible for the information he covered before the viewer. Eugene often had conflicts with employers who did not consider it necessary to publish some of the work, or wanted to give out prints that, according to the photographer, did not deserve it. Continue reading
Reflected light adds depth and freshness to photo portraits. Sometimes it is possible to use reflected light of natural origin, looking for large surface sizes on the open air, so that sunlight reflects gently and falls on a person’s face. The simplest way is to use a special device – a reflector. An important task is to learn to see the light falling on an object, and then control its strength and quality.
We’ll give you some tips to help you use the reflector correctly.
How to use a reflector
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You do not need to treat still life photography as a real problem, because you do not understand where to start work. This genre is definitely worth mastering, because it can become a kind of meditation for the photographer.
How to photograph a still life. Simple methods
Still life photography helps the photographer hone professional skills at his own pace, while at the same time, it immediately becomes possible to create works that can later be placed in the portfolio. This article will help you get started creating still life photographs: photographer Charlie Moss shares his experience in shooting them. Continue reading