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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COFFEE PHOTOGRAPHY. AMAZE WITH DETAILS!
No matter what equipment and props you have, use the creative tips of professional photographer Dina Belenko, who talks about fantastic ways to get the perfect coffee photo. Pay attention…

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HOW TO USE A RING LIGHT FOR PICTURES BY NON-TRADITIONAL METHODS
Ring LED lamps are now at the peak of fame and are widely used by professional photographers and amateurs. There are many models of these devices from dozens of companies…

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15 GENERAL ERRORS OF PORTRAIT PHOTOS

To make successful photo portraits, you need to think not only about the camera settings: you need to control that the lighting is installed correctly, there is a suitable background, as well as a wardrobe and other details for shooting. But most of the attention you need to pay to the people you photograph.

Combining all this is not easy, especially if you have little or no experience.

A good way to gain experience is to practice taking portraits of someone you know and who like to be photographed. Continue reading

HOW THE PHOTO CHANGE THE BRIGHT GLARES IN THE EYES

You have chosen the pose of the model, set the lighting and found the desired shooting angle. Everything seems to be fine. Your model is motionless, looking into the lens with a lively and bright look. You focus, take a picture and … Somehow the end result is not quite what you planned to get. What could have gone wrong? It’s all about the look – the model’s eyes in the photo look a little boring, not like in reality. Sounds familiar? What is missing? No, only the glare in the eyes disappeared.

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COFFEE PHOTOGRAPHY. AMAZE WITH DETAILS!

No matter what equipment and props you have, use the creative tips of professional photographer Dina Belenko, who talks about fantastic ways to get the perfect coffee photo.

Pay attention to how the vortices and curls of coffee and milk merge into a cup, and a pinch of cinnamon on a weightless foam for cappuccino excites the sense of smell. Or how strong coffee absorbs light, remaining almost completely opaque. Take a series of close-ups with a macro lens. In this case, there is not much room for complex narration, but you can catch the beauty of the details.

Show the ingredients

You can also focus on the differences in the preparation of, say, flat white and cappuccino. Compare two ways of drinking coffee: with or without milk, hot or with ice, with or without milk froth. Keep the scene as minimal as possible by adding only objects that clearly tell your coffee story.

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UNDERSTANDING WIDE AND SHORT LIGHTING IN PHOTOS
There are many lighting options that you can use when taking portraits. Lighting "Rembrandt" and "Butterfly" are two classic schemes that are easy to configure and give excellent results in…

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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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HOW TO WORK A PHOTOGRAPHER IN A SMALL TOWN
Not all photographers live in Moscow, St. Petersburg or another big city, but this does not mean that in a small town you cannot work as a highly professional photographer…

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HOW TO BUILD A POSITION FOR THE Groom and the Chafer in wedding photos
Wedding days are not only about brides, although it may really seem so. At the celebration, the photographer needs to shoot the groom alone and with his friends (they like…

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