CREATION OF ENERGY SPORTS PORTRAITS IN A STUDIO
The most obvious solution for shooting an athlete is to photograph a person on the field (court, track, etc.), but this is not entirely practical. Often such portraits are not…

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HOW TO MAKE CORRECTLY EXPOSED PHOTOS. PART TWO: EXPOSURE MANAGEMENT
Following the definition of the subject, as described in the first article, it is very important to learn how to control the exposure. We list the factors that affect the…

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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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successful chiaroscuro

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 strong shadows and dramatic mood of the pictures. However, what really characterizes this style is the skillful interaction between deep shadows and light areas that serve to highlight an object. Japanese food photographer Reiko Nanto shares the tricks of creating mouth-watering images using the chiaroscuro-style photo capture method.

Dramatic chiaroscuro style food photography
EOS 5D Mark II / EF85 mm f / 1.2 L II USM / FL: 85 mm / Manual exposure (f / 13, 0.3 s, EV ± 0) / ISO 320 / WB: Manual

The biscuits had the theme “Alice in Wonderland”, which inspired the photographer to stylize the shoot after drinking tea in the forest. Reiko used a black reflector (also known as a black flag) in order to emphasize shadows and a dark background. Note that areas with white glaze are sufficiently illuminated – otherwise the image may look dull. To prevent the cookies from looking too flat, the photographer raised it with some stylized supports and took off with side lighting.

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JERRY SCHATSBERG - MAN OF THE HOLLYWOOD REVIVAL
American photographer and filmmaker Gerald "Jerry" Schatzberg is known as the author of the famous Bob Dylan photo from the cover of the album Blonde on Blonde, as well as…

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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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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…

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UNDERSTANDING THE RATIO OF THE PARTIES IN PHOTO
Let's take a closer look at the aspect ratios of the photo together with professional photographer Nazim Mansurov and find out what everyone needs to know about all this. Understanding…

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