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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T-STOP VS F-STOP: WHAT DIFFERENCE?
T-STOP VS F-STOP: WHAT DIFFERENCE? One of the first things you come across in photography is F-stop (from focal length "focal length"). It, as a measurement of the lens, is…

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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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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 interesting way to feel the connection with history. Photographer Marie Gardiner in the article describes how to create a photo in a similar style and turn it into an animated GIF. Let’s find out the details.

Choose a location and find a photo

You need to analyze what place, structure and landscape will be useful for your project. That is, if the place is currently not much different from the type in which it was in the photo before, then this is, of course, an interesting fact, but not too suitable for animated photography, which focuses on a direct comparison of the appearance of objects. Continue reading

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 quality of the photo, but still they are second on the list of priority skills. The main thing is the camera.

Five common camera setup errors

A professional photographer, Ugo Cei, spoke about one elegant trick he uses to teach his clients how to study the camera better: take a brown paper bag, put the camera in it, and blindly, without looking at it, adjust the ISO, shutter speed and aperture to the desired values. If you can do this, then you already know your tool enough and can move on (it goes without saying that you also need to clearly understand how these basic settings work). 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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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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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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HARD LIGHT - IT'S SIMPLE!
In nature, there is soft light, hard, as well as everything in between. All this falls under the concept of "quality of light", i.e. the differences between these two types…

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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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