Good pictures in bad light
Regularly photographing in natural light, it is not difficult to notice that a really good light (not abundant, but good) is a frustratingly rare phenomenon. Let's be honest: beautiful lighting…

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Good pictures in bad light
Regularly photographing in natural light, it is not difficult to notice that a really good light (not abundant, but good) is a frustratingly rare phenomenon. Let's be honest: beautiful lighting…

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Camera modes
Today, any digital camera offers the photographer a frightening variety of shooting modes. Due to the fact that the instructions for cameras describe the features and purpose of a particular…

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contrast

Incandescent lamps (Tungsten or Incandescent)

Very cold balance, designed to neutralize the orange light of incandescent lamps with a color temperature of about 3000 K. Images taken in the evening under artificial light, in the Tungsten mode, begin to look natural. If you use this mode during the day, the frame will turn an intense blue color. Try adding 1-2 steps of underexposure to this, and the scene will look like it was shot in the middle of the night.

White balance-Auto
Auto WB. Under the light of incandescent lamps, a cat that is dozing seems to be bright red, but in fact it is almost gray. 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

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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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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Genre household photography
A genre of photographic art dedicated to everyday personal and social life (usually contemporary to the photographer) is called household photography. Transmission through the camera of everyday life - there…

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