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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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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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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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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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 most cases. Of course, you can try to create a fantastic portfolio using always the same lighting scheme, but it is always useful to pump your skills in working with light and learn to use different lighting models in portrait photography at any time.

Understanding wide and short lighting in photography
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10 COOL WAYS TO USE THE CAMERA FLASH

Flash is one of the simplest but most versatile tools in photography. Once you understand the basics of its settings (say, how to reduce or increase power and how to synchronize it with the camera), you can easily play different lighting techniques.

Use the flash as your primary light source.

Of course, on-camera flashes do not give as much light as a powerful studio monoblock or a set of studio lights, but you can easily transfer them to different places for shooting. Moreover, the on-camera light uses its own energy source, for it you do not need access to an electrical outlet. And with the right light modifier, the on-camera flash can recreate the illusion of natural light. Continue reading

HOW TO USE THE REFLECTOR FOR PORTRAITS WITH NATURAL LIGHTING
Reflected light adds depth and freshness to photo portraits. Sometimes it is possible to use reflected light of natural origin, looking for large surface sizes on the open air, so…

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HOW TO PHOTO JEWELERY WITHOUT A STUDIO. GUIDE TO ACTION
Many online store owners are worried about how to convey the beauty of sparkling jewelry in photographs. However, shooting jewelry is not as difficult as it might seem. Here is…

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HOW TO PHOTO JEWELERY WITHOUT A STUDIO. GUIDE TO ACTION
Many online store owners are worried about how to convey the beauty of sparkling jewelry in photographs. However, shooting jewelry is not as difficult as it might seem. Here is…

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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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