What is bokeh?
Bokeh (English. bokeh; YAP. 暈け or ボケ – "blurring") is a characteristic of the aesthetic qualities of the image area that lies out of focus, i.e. outside the grip area.…

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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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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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Can I fix the errors later?

As for the exhibition, no, you can’t. Overexposure is not allowed in digital photography. Even if you shoot in RAW, the capabilities of RAW converters (contrary to the assurances of the developers) are very limited in terms of pulling out the knocked-out lights. Underexposure is easier to fix, although the cost will be to increase the noise level in the shadows. The correct white balance setting is not critical when shooting in RAW – you can easily change the balance when converting. Correcting the wrong white balance in a JPEG file can be a very time-consuming, though feasible, task. However, I prefer to set the white balance as soon as possible, even when shooting in RAW. This allows me to more accurately assess the exposure on individual channels using a color histogram, and in addition, my images look more aesthetically pleasing even before converting to JPEG. Continue reading

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.

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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

Аuto mode
Fully automatic or green mode does not need to be introduced. The camera thinks about everything here. Not only the shutter speed and aperture, but also autofocus, flash, white balance,…

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Exposure settings in limited lighting conditions
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…

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Close up
A cloudy day is a good time for macro photography. This is an area where high contrast is rarely appropriate, while diffuse lighting makes the shooting process comfortable and controlled.…

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