CREATING A SUCCESSFUL MARKETING STRATEGY FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC BUSINESS
A professional level of mastery of photo art is necessary for doing business in this industry, but if you disregard the skills of promoting your business, this is the road…

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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…

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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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HOW TO MAKE STYLISH BLACK AND WHITE PORTRAITS

Tips for processing black and white images in Photoshop

After you get rid of the color in the photos, the tones in the images will still have to be controlled. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the methodology of the photographer John McIntire, who uses Photoshop tools to create spectacular photos in b / w.

Global adjustments are changes that affect the entire image.

How to make stylish black and white portraits
This layer of curves to reduce the brightness affected the entire image, and not in a very pleasant way

Local adjustments are made for specific areas of the image. For example, you can adjust the contrast for the eyes of a portrait object and the contrast for his shirt separately. Continue reading

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 elements can potentially lead to blurring / softness of parts of the image due to the divergence of light rays. While in many lenses you can observe very slight decentration of the optical elements, especially on super zoom, strong decentration and tilt can make the whole image blurry, because the lens cannot achieve good sharpness over the entire frame.

It is always useful to check the lens before buying, even if it is brand new. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of manufacturers to manufacture each lens, many things may go wrong once you get your copy. In some cases, this is the manufacturer’s fault (poor quality guarantee / low standards), and in some cases it’s the fault of some guy who casually throws a box with a lens during transportation. Unfortunately, these conditions can negatively affect the operation of the lens and create all kinds of problems. Decentration of lens elements is one such problem, as photographer Nasim Mansurov talks about in a blog post. Continue reading

RAW converter

Modern digital photography is very much associated with image processing programs. Sometimes, just the photo editor creates exactly that photo, which we ultimately consider the work of the photographer.

Modern digital photography is insidious, sometimes it turns into ordinary mathematical tricks, which I already wrote about in the articles ‘Subpixels’, ‘Gigapixels’, ‘JPEG‘, ‘Tricks with RAW‘ and ‘Setting RAW‘. Any photograph taken in the so-called raw format – RAW, for delivery to print or view on a computer must be converted (converted) to a simpler format with an unambiguous representation of the data. Usually such a program is called RAW converter (‘rav-converter’). There are simply a lot of such converters, but, due to the specifics of the raw files of each individual camera, converters sometimes can not recreate the “correct” photo from this raw data. It is often said that for the best result you need to use exclusively “native software”, which sometimes comes with the camera. 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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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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HOW TO WORK WITH THE MODEL, BUILD A POSITION AND FRAME IN A SURREALIST PORTRAIT PHOTO
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…

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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…

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