Let’s talk about light in photography: theory and practice
The 24th of November 2021
There are three ways to improve the quality of photos and videos on Instagram
What’s so special about this lens? In recent years, many photographers obsessed by the theme of Helios. Which is not surprising at all, because the lenses of this series are successfully used both in photography and in video. Even top directors of photography are very enthusiastic about using Helios. And this is not just some “fashion thing”. After all, these lenses really have a lot of advantages. Let’s try to figure out why in 2023 you need to take your grandfather’s Zenith out of the garage and take the legendary Helios from it!
Photoshoot ENCHANTED has been published by British FEROCE magazine
MALVIE April 2021 “Inessa”
What is contemporary Chinese art photography and how it looks like? Recently I had a chance to learn it. So, I visited exhibition Big Little life, which includes series by modern Chinese woman photographers, including Liu Silin, Lu Yufan, Yu Xiaodong, and Jiayue Yu
Negative space – what is it?
Helios 44M review
Rule of thirds vs. Golden Ratio
Mystery, photography and otherworld: 5 Interesting and mysterious facts about photography
Composition in photography is one of fundamental theme. A photographer should think about how viewers “read” an image. It is important to think haw to organize elements within their frame
This photographs I took in 3Blok Studio, using Pro light equipment
Product Photography for beginners: a window, a smartphone and marketing
Firstly, I have to say that “The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow” of Chris Knight is absolutely amazing book. It contains general concept of evolution of Art, that really helpful for photographers, and technical “side” of profession such as light, color, mood, styling etc.
Triple frequency separation (frequency separation into 3 frequencies) is one of the variants of classical frequency separation. Beginners are very fond of it because it seems more professional. I recommend try it, it may turn out that you will like the method. If you did not know how to do Basic Frequency Separation into two frequencies, then first start with it, and after understanding the principle of operation, learn to retouch with three frequencies
Example of Industar 50-2 vintage soviet lens shoot with Magic Lantern (ML RAW) on Canon 5D mark II
I photographed Eva Lee in may of 2021, in Pushkin’s park, where cherries were flowering in that time. And in this photoshoot I used a legendary retro Industar 50-2 (yes, soviet lens), which surprised me a lot in a good way. So, let’s talk about Industar 50-2 and what we can do with it
Most consumer monitors (from Apple, laptops, MacBooks, smartphones and other typical screens) have only sRGB profile. The fact is that only professional monitors usually support Adobe and ProPhoto profiles
The film was shot as part of the Silver Goddess photoshoot on November 24, 2021. This is my first work where I tryed the role of cinematographer (I like that word)
Often, models experience some difficulties associated with a lack of experience and understanding of the photography process. To help with this, I wrote this post where I discuss some aspects of studio work that are usually not so obvious