Ansel Adams and Fred Archer
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