Color balance
The colors of objects that we see are not a property of the objects themselves, but a property of our vision. Grass looks green only because light rays reflected from…

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Histogram
Getting the correct exposure when shooting with a digital camera is easy. In this article, you will learn what a histogram is, how it can be used to control exposure,…

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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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Central and peripheral vision

Often, a scene that looks attractive to our eyes is completely unrepresentable in the photo – with a whitish, illuminated sky, with black holes in the place of shadows, with surreal color shades. What is the reason? Why can’t the camera just take and display the scene as it is? In fact, she’s trying. Because of its modest capabilities. The problem is that we ourselves never see the world as it really is. Our eyes and brain do a tremendous job so that we can enjoy the surrounding reality. The camera does not know how to do this, and you will have to think for it, perform non-obvious and not always natural manipulations to get images that look natural.

Central and peripheral vision
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Area of interest

You must be deeply interested in the subject. Without this, your images will remain lifeless. If you, the photographer, are not interested in the subject, how can you hope that it will be at least somewhat interesting to the viewer? Passion begets passion. Your interest in the subject, your curiosity and passion are vividly reflected in your works and make the viewer empathize with your passion.

Imagine a person who is passionate about something. Anything, such as a historical reconstruction. Ask him to tell you something about his hobby, and it will be impossible to stop him. He will be able to talk for hours about the features of clothing, weapons, household items, about the intricacies of their manufacture, about the traditions and customs of the era that interests him. Continue reading

Technic
Despite the progress in the field of automation of photography, cameras still require people who would suggest them to take pictures of the object and pressed the button. The camera…

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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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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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