Alternative processes in photography are a whole world filled with interesting printing methods and techniques. Let’s look at a dozen interesting alternative photographic processes that a photographer should try.
Infrared photography captures colors that the human eye is unable to see. You can think of them as invisible magical colors that can only be seen through a special lens or film.
In digital photography, you can use an infrared lens. An analogue may be the use of a color infrared film. This is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to experiment with alternative photography. Continue reading
Yuri Kozyrev is a multifaceted personality, as evidenced by his work. Most of the time he, as a military photojournalist, removes someone else’s grief. However, the peculiarity of his shots is a sense of proportion, which is observed in every work, despite the piquancy of the situations being shot. He is a poet at heart, and even the years spent in the war could not change this.
Yuri spent a lot of time in Iraq, and for photographs taken during this period, he subsequently received prizes at various domestic and international competitions. The works not only reflect real events, but also convey the viewer emotions that occur in the soul of the people depicted in the pictures. Continue reading
Then-and-now images are much more than just a funny picture. They allow you to visually show how a place has changed over time, which is why such photos are an interesting way to feel the connection with history. Photographer Marie Gardiner in the article describes how to create a photo in a similar style and turn it into an animated GIF. Let’s find out the details.
Choose a location and find a photo
You need to analyze what place, structure and landscape will be useful for your project. That is, if the place is currently not much different from the type in which it was in the photo before, then this is, of course, an interesting fact, but not too suitable for animated photography, which focuses on a direct comparison of the appearance of objects. Continue reading
Learning how to use a camera properly is the most important aspect of improving a photographer’s skills. Composition, lighting and post-processing on a computer have a big impact on the quality of the photo, but still they are second on the list of priority skills. The main thing is the camera.
Five common camera setup errors
A professional photographer, Ugo Cei, spoke about one elegant trick he uses to teach his clients how to study the camera better: take a brown paper bag, put the camera in it, and blindly, without looking at it, adjust the ISO, shutter speed and aperture to the desired values. If you can do this, then you already know your tool enough and can move on (it goes without saying that you also need to clearly understand how these basic settings work). Continue reading
Reflections are generated by the light source. However, it should not be displayed in the frame. Consider, for example, a landscape photograph of a small alpine lake reflecting the silhouettes of dark trees surrounding it.
When creating such a scene, you must be careful not to let the sun get into the frame, otherwise it will be reflected in the lake and thereby simply ruin the picture. The sun will significantly reduce the reflection of the main element and the contrast of the scene, which will make your reflection almost completely unreadable.
Based on the particular scene being shot, adjust your own position or the position of your camera, make sure that you do not let the sun into the frame.
Reflections in photographs. How do they do it? Continue reading