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…

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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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MAGIC WINTER LANDSCAPES: HOW TO TURN A DIAMOND DUST INTO SUNNY PILLARS
The Japanese island of Hokkaido in winter colors is a treasury of objects for photography. Even if you wanted to shoot exclusively winter landscapes, your choice includes a number of…

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HOW TO USE TILT-SHIFT LENS FOR FOOD PHOTO

When it comes to food photography or food photography, the photographer’s arsenal has several perfect lenses. One of them is a tilt-shift lens. It allows you to creatively work with the depth of field and perspective of your photos. Tilt-shift lenses are often used in architectural photography – they solve problems with controlling perspectives and help visually align the “falling buildings” in the photo.

How to use tilt-shift lens for food photography

Read our article in which photographer Darina Kopcok helps to learn more about how these lenses are useful for food photography and food photography.

What is a tilt shift lens?

Commercial food photographers or still-life photographers constantly use tilt-shift lenses in their work. Such a lens cannot be called a “budget option”, but it is still worth investing in it if you plan to specialize in food photography and will often use it. Continue reading

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 elements can potentially lead to blurring / softness of parts of the image due to the divergence of light rays. While in many lenses you can observe very slight decentration of the optical elements, especially on super zoom, strong decentration and tilt can make the whole image blurry, because the lens cannot achieve good sharpness over the entire frame.

It is always useful to check the lens before buying, even if it is brand new. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of manufacturers to manufacture each lens, many things may go wrong once you get your copy. In some cases, this is the manufacturer’s fault (poor quality guarantee / low standards), and in some cases it’s the fault of some guy who casually throws a box with a lens during transportation. Unfortunately, these conditions can negatively affect the operation of the lens and create all kinds of problems. Decentration of lens elements is one such problem, as photographer Nasim Mansurov talks about in a blog post. Continue reading

What is ISO and how to configure it

The ISO value is one of the most important settings when shooting, along with such values ​​as shutter speed, aperture, and white balance. ISO is also often referred to as ISO sensitivity, ISO level, or simply the photosensitivity of a matrix or film.

Still, what is ISO in the settings of the camera?
ISO is a parameter indicating the level of sensitivity to light of its light-picking element (matrix or film). Basically indicate the limits of ISO for cameras (cameras). Although, the same parameter can be found not only on the camera, but, for example, on the flash. For a flash, a guide number is usually indicated when using one of the ISO values ​​of 100, or 200. ISO sensitivity is indicated in special units of the ISO system. The ISO numeric expression itself can accept any integer expression from 1 to infinity. For example, on my SB-900, you can set the ISO from 1 (unit) to 12,500, and on my Nikon D40 you can set the ISO value from 200 to 1,600. Continue reading

HOW TO CREATE A HISTORICAL PICTURE "THEN NOW" AND ANIMATED GIF
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…

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JERRY SCHATSBERG - MAN OF THE HOLLYWOOD REVIVAL
American photographer and filmmaker Gerald "Jerry" Schatzberg is known as the author of the famous Bob Dylan photo from the cover of the album Blonde on Blonde, as well as…

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FIVE TYPICAL CAMERA SETTING ERRORS
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…

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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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