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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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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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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10 AMAZING ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES IN PHOTO

Alternative processes in photography are a whole world filled with interesting printing methods and techniques. Let’s look at a dozen interesting alternative photographic processes that a photographer should try.

Infrared photography

Infrared photography captures colors that the human eye is unable to see. You can think of them as invisible magical colors that can only be seen through a special lens or film.

In digital photography, you can use an infrared lens. An analogue may be the use of a color infrared film. This is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to experiment with alternative photography. 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

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

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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…

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RAYMON DEPARDON - GENIUS PHOTOGRAPHER AND DIRECTOR
The French photographer, also known in the film industry, Raymond Depardon, is known for a considerable creative heritage. He tested himself in different genres, but gained fame as a photographer…

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HOW TO PHOTOGRAPHY ART WORKS
In this article, you will find some important tips for photographing works of art. You can use them to photograph paintings, prints, drawings, textiles, etc. How to photograph a work…

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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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