The purpose of color correction
Color correction is a purposeful change in the color components of an image to achieve a better result. In other words, it is a substitution of the original color, tone,…

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Exposure: theory
Good exposure is critical for getting high-quality photos. However, the essence of the exhibition is very simple. Exposure is just the amount of light that hits the photo sensor. The…

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Dynamic range
Light falling on the photodiodes of the digital camera matrix is converted into an electrical signal. For this to happen, the number of photons that hit each individual photodiode must…

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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 and displays colors. In short, almost any daytime scene shot through a polarizer looks more colorful and lively than it actually is. Sometimes the use of a polarizer is the only effective way to give a midday scene at least some freshness and originality.

Khust castle on a Sunny day
A few words about HDR
HDR, i.e. combining several images taken with different exposures, theoretically allows you to cope with any, however contrasting lighting, but in practice this method is not always applicable. Continue reading

Hunting for color

Pink cloud
Nature is self-sufficient in its beauty, and its beauty shines whether anyone looks at it or not. Most people never see really beautiful flowers in their daily lives because they simply don’t try to see them. They are too lazy to raise their heads. They sleep or eat while the sky glows with color at dawn or sunset. They spend all day in a stuffy room, earning themselves myopia, scoliosis and hemorrhoids, and when they see unusual colors for them in photos, they tend to explain them by manipulating Photoshop.

Fantastic colors don’t happen often. It is naive to hope to catch them if you are on the street for a couple of hours a day, and even not at the most photogenic time. Continue reading

Selecting the optimal aperture
The ability to effectively use an existing lens has a much greater impact on the sharpness of the photo than the choice of the lens itself. The aperture number is…

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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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Abstract photography
Abstract photography is a kind of art form, it shows things not in the usual sense, familiar to many, but in unexpected colors, shapes and lines. The photographer must abstract…

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