Japanese contemporary art is inextricably linked with the name Eikoh Hosoe. The largest representative of the avant-garde of the 60s of the XX century, the director and photographer throughout his creative life and career, conducts experiments unimaginable for traditional society and bold even by today’s standards.
The body, as the physical embodiment of the soul and emotionality
A friend and like-minded person, Yukio Mishima, conducts the same research on the field of photography as the writer does in literature. This is an analysis of the “dark principles”, erotic emotionality, hidden desires and strength, irrationality and obsession, which cause a strange but invariably strong response from an outside observer. Continue reading
Photographer Matt Perry shows how to transform eye-catching cityscapes into breathtaking images while working harmoniously with the surroundings and city lights.
Photo by Matt Parry
Combine natural light with artificial sources. Sony A7 III, 24-70 mm, 49 s at f / 14, ISO 100
City landscapes look great during the golden hour of sunrise and sunset due to diffused, warm light. The same applies to the “blue hour”: the period before sunrise or immediately after sunset, when the sun goes low enough below the horizon, and the sky takes on a blue hue, which becomes deeper, darker and richer, the further the sun recedes until the blue becomes in black.
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In this article, you will find some important tips for photographing works of art. You can use them to photograph paintings, prints, drawings, textiles, etc.
How to photograph a work of art
Pay attention to the teip auxiliary lines at an angle of 45 degrees and perpendicular to the wall, which help when setting up the camera and lighting
Camera selection and settings
A fixed-lens digital SLR is the best choice. But compact cameras with manual control, and even an upscale smartphone, are also useful.
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