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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STEEL WOOL. NEW IDEAS FOR LIGHTING
You probably saw these cool photos that show fire rings, sparks and fiery whirlwinds? Have you ever wondered how this type of photograph turns out? Perhaps what you saw was…

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YURI ABRAMOCHKIN - "DELICATE PROFI" OF REPORTING SHOT
Yuri Abramochkin (Yury Abramochkin) - a bright personality in the circles of Soviet photographers. Having been engaged in reportage filming for more than 60 years, he was awarded many awards.…

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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 a kind of organized chaos. Photographer Dina Belenko shares ideas for shooting flatlay.

Where to begin

The photographer strongly recommends making sketches for such a picture in advance. First think over the story, collect specific objects and plan your shooting. The process will be much more effective if you consciously approach the planning of photography. So you will save a lot of time and energy.

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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 and earn accordingly. What points should be considered for this?

Overhead
When living in small cities, the overhead is usually lower. Maybe our work can also be priced cheaper? This mistake is often made by photographers from small cities, believing that they are not entitled to charge the same fees for services as photographers in large cities. The fact is that outside these big cities there is less work, so your daily earnings should be comparable. Otherwise, with a lower daily rate and less workload, you will quickly become stuck at low earnings. Finding the right balance is, of course, difficult. It may take more than one year to really figure it out. Continue reading

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 excitedly looking for someone to practice with. But as soon as you finally have a person in front of the camera, everything flies out of your head, you forget all the information that was overloaded, and you feel stupid in front of your “model”. Is that familiar?

In no case should you be disappointed and give up. We offer you a budget option to study the rules of lighting when there is no real model.

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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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BEACH PICTURE: TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PERFORMING PERFECT SUMMER IMAGES
Not only travelers are under "beach hypnosis." Today, more and more photographers are reaching for a relaxing adventure in the form of shooting at the water's edge - this is…

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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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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…

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