The sky is the most abstract and dynamic canvas at the disposal of the photographer. This is an endless source of inspiration that can bring soul to a boring photo. It is a key element of almost all landscape shots. The problem is that it is often very difficult to properly adjust the exposure for sky and earth at the same time. Continue reading
Gestalt theory appeared around the 1920s and explains some of the ways in which people perceive their own world around them. The basic idea is that when faced with a visually chaotic picture, the human mind simplifies it to more recognizable patterns and forms. The gestalt theory gives an idea of the pattern recognition process that occurs when people look at photos. Once you understand the principles of this theory, you can use them to improve the composition of your photos. Continue reading
John Free is an eminent American photographer who has gained worldwide fame for his extraordinary work in the street photo genre. The peculiar technique of John Free helped him to reach the heights in street photography, made him one of the brightest representatives of this trend. John Free still remains faithful to the good old film – he believes that each frame is valuable, and the skill of the photographer is the ability to correctly catch it. Continue reading
Panoramic photography can achieve a viewing angle of 360 degrees. Such an image is difficult to print and see entirely because of its “contrasting” aspect ratio. One way to show the whole picture at once is to turn the panorama into a small planet. This will create an unusual and interesting image that will look like a real little planet, taken from above with a fisheye lens. Continue reading
Winter is in full swing – it’s time to get out and wander through the snow in search of magical shots. Did you use any of the following winter shooting tips?
Use white vignette
The goal of vignetting is to keep eyes from falling off the edge of the image and to look away to the center of the image. Continue reading