Starry sky
Many people who admire the starry sky on a clear night have a desire to photograph the sight they saw. Unfortunately, these attempts are far from always crowned with success,…

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HDR or pseudo-HDR with Nik HDR Efex Pro
If I say that everyone was waiting for this, I will not say anything. Nik Software once again made a splash by releasing a plug-in for gluing HDR or pseudo-HDR…

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RAW or not RAW
The RAW format will never be accepted. Never means “never”, and not “not in the near future”. Old photographers remember that before its appearance there were several formats that, although…

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great responsibility

delay

Shutter speed or, as it is also called, shutter speed is directly related to the transmission of motion in the pictures. When shooting stationary objects with a fixed camera, shutter speed is not important and is determined only by the necessary exposure. But when either the camera or the subject is set in motion, choosing the appropriate shutter speed becomes not only a technical, but also an artistic task.

Do not get confused: the higher the shutter speed, the shorter the shutter speed, the slower the shutter speed, the slower the shutter speed. Continue reading

White balance

White balance is an important tool for managing the color palette of a photograph. One of the advantages of a living person over a digital camera is that a person sees white objects as white regardless of the color of the light source due to the color constancy inherent in human vision. Forming a visual image, our brain uses not only directly the signals of the photosensitive receptors of the eye, but also information about the type of light source, as well as our knowledge about what color this or that object should be. A digital camera is much more primitive, but it comes to the aid of the ability to adjust the white balance. This is a parameter with which you can change the color of your photos in accordance with changing lighting conditions. White balance is needed in order to tell the camera which of the subject under given lighting conditions should appear in photographs of a neutral tone, i.e. white or gray, and the camera, in turn, shifts all other colors so that the color balance (the Continue reading

Color

We see the world in color, hence the special realism and appeal of color photography, especially since modern digital cameras shooting in color by default make it extremely accessible. Color photography not only provides us with the opportunity to more fully convey the richness of the world around us, but also imposes a great responsibility on us, making us think about the effect of color on our pictures.

How many colors are there?

Countless. The human eye is able to perceive electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength of 380 (violet) to 740 nm (red). Continue reading

RAW or JPEG?
The electrical signal generated at the time of shooting by the matrix of a digital camera enters the camera processor as an array of digitized, but not yet processed or,…

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RAW or JPEG?
The electrical signal generated at the time of shooting by the matrix of a digital camera enters the camera processor as an array of digitized, but not yet processed or,…

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RAW or JPEG?
The electrical signal generated at the time of shooting by the matrix of a digital camera enters the camera processor as an array of digitized, but not yet processed or,…

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How to take pictures in a bright room
Yesterday I did a reportage shooting at a drawing lesson in the Art-Metier studio, St. Petersburg. Since I do not like to delay processing photos, the pictures were sent to…

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