WHAT IS A DECENTRATED LENS?
A decentralized lens contains one or more elements of an optical lens that are either shifted or tilted from its main axis. Such a shift or tilt of the lens…

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CREATING A SUCCESSFUL MARKETING STRATEGY FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC BUSINESS
A professional level of mastery of photo art is necessary for doing business in this industry, but if you disregard the skills of promoting your business, this is the road…

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CAN THE PHOTO BE USED AS A THERAPY FORM?
Photography is not only a form of art; it is also a means of expression and a way of conveying thoughts and feelings. One photograph can tell hundreds of different…

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EIKO HOSOE: MODERN JAPANESE PHOTO. CONFIDENCE ON THE VERGE OF FOL

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

HOW TO PHOTO THE NIGHT CITY. RULES, ADVICE, TALKS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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

Natural light

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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INTRODUCTION TO FASHIONABLE PHOTO

Fashion photography (or fashion photography) is a genre that refers to the shooting for advertising purposes of clothing, hairstyles, makeup, jewelry or other fashion products. To become a successful fashion photographer, you need a team – models, assistants, hairdressers and makeup artists, dressers and just extra eyes and hands. Fashion photography involves high-quality stylized photo shoots.

Proper lighting, posing and facial expression, and most importantly creativity – all this helps to become a successful fashion photographer. A good start would be to look at fashion magazines and fashion sites and learn the techniques by which photographers draw the attention of viewers to a specific topic or product. “Boring” – this does not apply to the fashion industry. Continue reading

SHOOTING DRAMA FOOD PHOTOS IN CHIAROSCURO STYLE
The popular style of photographing on food blogs on Instagram and even in recipes books - “chiaroscuro” photography (also known as “dark photography” or literally “chiaroscuro”) is often distinguished by…

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HOW TO MAKE CORRECTLY EXPOSED PHOTOS. PART TWO: EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT
Following the definition of the subject, as described in the first article, it is very important to learn how to control the exposure. We list the factors that affect the…

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HOW TO EXPOSURE A PHOTO CORRECTLY
There are different views on what can be called a properly exposed picture. For example, the following wording is most often found: "Each photograph should preserve the entire range of…

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