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…

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PHOTOS OF NOBUSHI ARAKI - HIGH ART, EMOTIONAL EROTISM AND TABED TOPICS
Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the most controversial, complex and interesting photo artists of our time. It is unusual even for native Japan, not to mention the Western world.…

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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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HOW TO MAKE INTERESTING ABSTRACT SMOKE PHOTOS

HOW TO MAKE INTERESTING ABSTRACT SMOKE PHOTOS
How to make interesting abstract smoke photos
Do you see a firebird? Keep reading to learn how to do this kind of magic.

Would you like to learn a little “photomagic”? A magician who does not want to reveal his secrets may say that his trick was done using “smoke and mirrors.” The expression speaks of a kind of optical illusion for the viewer. But in this article there will be no deception, you will really photograph the smoke, and then mirror its image to create interesting effects. So it will be really smoke and mirrors. Let’s start

Tools used for our “trick”

How to make interesting abstract smoke photos
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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

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
Aperture device in the Nikon Nikkor 105mm 1: 1.8 (AI-S) lens

For a better understanding of the operation of such a device, I will give an example from life. When people look at the sun, they squint their eyes, that is, they reduce the gap through which light passes. If people had not squinted, the sun would have burned the retina of their eyes with their strong light. At night, you need to do the opposite – open your eyes wider to capture more light, while the pupils also expand. Eyes with large pupils have many animals that need to see well at night.

Often the aperture is also called ‘aperture’ or ‘aperture’ or ‘relative aperture’ or ‘number F‘. These concepts are strongly interconnected and for many photographers are synonymous. But among them there are small differences described below. Continue reading

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JAN BERRY - PHOTO ARTIST CREATING PICTURES FROM JEANS PANTS
Ian Berry, also known in the art environment as Demimu, is a British artist who does not paint with paints, but draws them from jeans shreds, like an old mosaic.…

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