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…

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CHARGING FOR A PHOTO, OR HOW TO PERFORM CREATIVITY
It happens that everyday routine muffles a creative approach to shooting. We offer you some interesting exercises aimed at increasing creativity and developing technical skills. How to pump creativity Exercise…

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MINIMALISM IN PHOTOGRAPHY: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
The popularity of minimalism cannot be denied, although it can cause quite mixed feelings. In his article, photographer Spencer Cox shares some of the main reasons for this trend, as…

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Ansel Adams and Fred Archer

HOW TO PACK CORRECTLY PHOTO FOR DRAINS AND DO I NEED TO USE AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR THIS

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

CREATING DIGITAL PHOTOS – YOUR PHOTO TIME MACHINE

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 – 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 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

COSTUMED PORTRAITS - 5 TIPS FOR MAKING CORRECTLY
Over the past few years, interest in photographing costume portraits has grown markedly. Starting from movie displays and ending with inspiration from historical canvases, there is no end to those…

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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 FORGET THE GOLDEN HOUR EFFECT IN STUDIO
Shooting during the golden hour is something that many photographers want to master. It consists in capturing the very natural golden light of the sun, at sunrise or sunset, when…

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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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