ALIKO ARUTYUNOV - PHOTOGRAPHER-SUMMER OF THE SOVIET EPOCH
Valery Sergeevich Arutyunov was born in Tbilisi in 1939. Its origin influenced the formation of a special mentality of the artist, allowed to absorb the culture of different nationalities. It…

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PRACTICE IN PORTRAIT SHOOTING WITH TOYS
Portrait lighting is not easy to learn if there is no model at hand. After reading the articles and watching video tutorials on setting up the light, you will be…

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USING A TEXTURE AS A SUBJECT
Although it may seem that the use of texture in photography is a rather simple compositional technique, nevertheless sometimes there are certain difficulties in its development. Lighting, shadows, and colors…

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PHOTOSPLAY – HOW TO PHOTO INTERESTING

Today the popularity of cosplay is growing noticeably – a costume game, when there is a reconstruction of the appearance, attributes and character of famous movie characters, cartoons, comics, computer games. Events such as Comic Con are held every year, bringing together cosplayers from around the world. This is an interesting niche for the photographer to use his creative abilities, because the quality of the photo very much depends on how close the created image is to the “original” cosplay character. If you are interested in trying yourself in this genre, these notes are sure to come in handy. Continue reading

WHAT IS THE ADAMS ZONE SYSTEM. WHY IT IS NEEDED AND HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY USE IT

Have you ever wondered how some photographers can create images that are strikingly different from what you can see with your eyes? Digital photography allows you to use your computer to process images so that they look surreal. Many digital cameras have features such as wide dynamic range (HDR), multiple exposure. But this article will not consider them, but more natural shooting technologies.

The Adams zone system is another necessary tool in the photographer’s skill set, and therefore anyone who wants to engage in photography at an amateur level should learn how it works and how to use it correctly. Continue reading

CAN THE PHOTO MENTOR HELP YOU HAVE IMPROVED EFFECTIVENESS?

You are a good photographer, or at least you think so. You have several years of experience. You started as an amateur, but then gradually discovered that you can turn your hobby into a professional channel and get good money for your work.

All of the above sounds like a model of success for the photographer: to conduct their own business with passion and satisfaction. However, there is always room for growth; there is always room for improvement. A photography mentor can help improve work efficiency. Mentoring in general is a proven path for professionals of all stripes to achieve even greater success in their calling. Continue reading

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7 AWESOME FLAT LAY PHOTO IDEAS
Flat Lay is an extremely versatile still life genre. It can be minimalistic and simple, contain only key objects in a well-designed composition or dozens of tiny objects that form…

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GALINA KMIT - RUSSIAN PHOTO REPORTER, PHOTO ARTIST AND ACTRESS
We all love good stories. Creating a documentary photography project can be a great way to develop your own professionalism. In addition, documentary photography is of interest and helps to…

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Eugene Smith - Supporter of "Subjective" Photography
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…

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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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