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 of lighting are related to the quality of the shadows that you get when lighting an object. Hard and soft light can be reproduced using artificial lighting with a combination of flash, light modifiers and the distance at which all devices are located relative to the subject.
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Soft light is determined by the gradual transition between shadows and highlights. Hard is its opposite. Transitions between shadows and highlights occur quickly. The result is crisp edges, deeper shadows, and sharper, sharper lighting. Hard lighting has many uses, from promotional images of a musical group, to sports, fashion, for shooting older people who need a “cool” look. In principle, for any images where you need a sharp and sharp object, it is best to use hard light.
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Surrealistic portraits often suggest, fall into memory, represent something from another world or all together. Do you want your portraits to look surreal and at the same time exciting? Photographer Taya Ivanova shares several important (and most importantly, simple) tricks that you should remember about when shooting such frames.
How to work with a model, build a pose and frame in surreal portrait photography
Surrealistic portraits almost always make you think about the story behind the image. There are more questions than answers. But isn’t that the whole point of surrealism as such?
What is surreal photography?
Surrealism is an art form that focuses on elements as if from a dream. They can be fancy like Dali’s Elephants, or incredibly realistic like Justin Peters’ Cloud Whale. Despite the fact that these two examples are very different, they have the same characteristics. You will not find similar images in everyday life. However, they can make the viewer think and look at things from a different perspective. Continue reading