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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What is a diaphragm?
Aperture is easy. In a nutshell, the diaphragm is a device in the lens that measures the amount of light. Nikon Nikkor 105mm 1: 1.8 (AI-S) aperture blades on ZK…

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WHAT IS PEAK FOCUS AND HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY USE IT
Do you often wonder how cool it would be to use a gorgeous vintage lens on a modern camera? Are you confused by the lack of autofocus? But there is…

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on all modern Nikon CLCs

WHAT IS VIBRATION SUPPRESSION IN PHOTO?

WHAT IS VIBRATION SUPPRESSION IN PHOTO?
If you are looking for a new lens, then you are likely to come across some abbreviations. For example, a mark on the VR lens indicates that the model is suppressing vibrations. VR (vibration reduction) and IS (image stabilization) are lens systems that help you take pictures. With the addition of such systems, the price rises – and this is fully justified. But what does all this mean? What is vibration reduction?

What is vibration reduction in photography?

What is vibration reduction or image stabilization?

When you use the camera and lens while holding them in your hands, you cannot help but feel a slight tremor due to the weight of the equipment. VR and IS are systems that prevent blurry photos due to camera shake. These two terms mean the same thing, and camera brands use either one or the other. Nikon uses Vibration Reduction, and IS is a generic term for Canon. Continue reading

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

Stop the time. Short exposure.

When photographing moving objects, it is possible to ‘stop’ them with the help of a photograph and see all the dynamics of movement at ‘stop pause’. Such pictures almost always look very interesting and unusual, since in real time the human eye does not see what can be seen in the freeze frame.

The easiest way to get ‘freeze’ or ‘stop‘ motion in photos is to use slow shutter speeds. Short shutter speed means that the subject is locked for one short moment. The easiest way to achieve a short shutter speed is to shoot in shutter priority mode. This mode is usually referred to as ‘S’ or ‘TV’. For the maximum effect of stopping time, just select the minimum possible shutter speed. For modern SLR cameras, this shutter speed is usually 1/4000 s or 1/8000 s. In this mode, the time in fractions of a second is set, during which the image will be fixed.

Such a simple method works very well when there is a lot of light and / or when it is possible to use a fast lens. For example, in the image above, ISO 100 and F / 1.8 were enough to get a short shutter speed of 1/800 second and freeze the moth’s flight. But most often it’s not enough light, the lens doesn’t have high aperture. Therefore, to achieve the effect of stopping time, you should increase the ISO values. Continue reading

REFLECTIONS IN PHOTOS. HOW DO THIS?
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…

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WILLIAM EGGLSTON - PIONEER OF AMERICAN COLOR PHOTOS
The work of William Eggleston makes an ambiguous impression: someone admires them, someone does not understand them. But be that as it may, his name is inscribed in gold letters…

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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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EXPLANATION OF THE METHOD OF DOUBLE DISTANCE
Distance doubling is a way to increase the depth of field of a photo by focusing on the desired distance in the scene. Your goal is to align the foreground…

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