Discipline
Don't shoot thoughtlessly. Although your emotional reaction to the scene may be spontaneous, it should lead to a non-spontaneous act of shooting that requires attention and accuracy. Negligence at work…

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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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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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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Time of day

Not every beautiful scene always looks really beautiful. Moreover, as a rule, we must make a lot of effort, show patience and observation to show the subject in its best form.

In Studio shooting, when you are in full control of the situation, you can afford to take photos at any time convenient for you or your models. When you go out on the street, you must take into account the external lighting, which changes dramatically in one day.

The next two photos are taken at 12-hour intervals: Continue reading

Inverse square law

It is not superfluous to mention here also the law of inverse squares, the action of which you will certainly encounter. It sounds like this: the intensity of light is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from its source. This means that if the distance from the light source is doubled, the illumination of an object will fall fourfold. This is a lot – two stages of exposure. Our vision adapts to changes in light, and the difference in two steps will not be too noticeable to the eye. In the photo, it will become obvious.

Imagine that three people are sitting in a room by the light of a table lamp. Continue reading

Light

Light is the heart of photography. The camera does not see the image. There are no lines, shapes, or textures for it. A film or digital sensor is only susceptible to a stream of photons of higher or lower intensity projected on them by the lens.

Light is much more important than the subject, because, in fact, we are not able to see the object as such, but only see the light reflected from it, which allows us to judge the properties of the object. A novice photographer is looking for a subject to shoot, while an experienced one is hunting for light.

The problem is that both good (from a photographic point of view) and bad light are not always obvious to the untrained eye. Continue reading

Basic settings of the camera
I recommend that any novice photographer actively use the camera's automation whenever possible. This applies to matrix metering, autofocus, automatic white balance, and everything else that can only be automated,…

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Time of day
Not every beautiful scene always looks really beautiful. Moreover, as a rule, we must make a lot of effort, show patience and observation to show the subject in its best…

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Functions and actions of the camera processor
The camera processor is an electronic element that controls all its available functions and, in addition, provides pre-processing of the image. Thus, we can say that the processor is nothing…

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