The composition defines
Don't confuse composition with framing. Framing determines the direction of the view and the field of view, and composition determines the relative position of objects. By pointing the camera in…

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Don't forget the polarizer
If you are forced to photograph landscapes or architecture in the middle of the day, a polarizing filter can help you. The polarizer makes the sky darker, eliminates sun glare…

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The strategy for choosing the optimum diaphragm
Find the aperture value at which your lens shows the best sharpness, and use this value whenever possible (most often it is f/8 or so). If you don't have enough…

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Geographical latitude

I am writing this in the most temperate climate, being in the fifty-fourth degree of North latitude. In the southern regions, the light changes much faster, both in the morning and in the evening. The Golden hour may not last an hour, but only half an hour, the darkness comes suddenly and you have to act quickly, trying to catch the light you need, and also take a pocket flashlight with you, so as not to jump on rocks in the dark, risking breaking your neck.

In the North, sixty degrees or higher, the sun moves in a gentle arc, extending the favorable time for photography. The closer the Arctic is, the more light there is in the summer. As well as mosquitoes and midges. Continue reading

Sharpness
Is sharpness important for a good photo? Yes and no. On the one hand, a technically perfect photo should usually be definitely sharp. No matter how interesting it may be…

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Adding volume to a photo
Human vision is binocular, which means that we have an excellent perception of the shape and volume of objects in space, regardless of the light. But in photography, everything is…

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Subject movement
No matter how stable your camera is, its stability is completely useless when shooting moving objects. Only a short shutter speed will help freeze the movement. This is why when…

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