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
The field of view, sensitive to detail, is very small – about three degrees. Continue reading
Composition is the most important aspect of artistic photography. Composition is the art of placing various elements of an image in the most harmonious way that meets the creative intent of the author and allows him to convey his thoughts and feelings to the viewer to the fullest extent.
The gaze of a person looking at a scene is far from chaotic. First of all, he tries to cover the most significant elements that attract his attention, in descending order of their attractiveness, then runs around the entire available field of view, assessing the relationship between important objects, and almost without dwelling on insignificant details, and then returns to the semantic center. Continue reading
Everyone knows that in order to get a good picture, you need the right lighting.
However, photographers often have to work in not the most comfortable conditions, when there is not enough light, and the flash not only does not save the situation, but even makes it worse.
How to shoot when you find yourself in poor lighting conditions and do not have the ability to use the flash, we will talk in this article.
Exposure settings in limited lighting conditions Continue reading