What is Vignetting?
Vignetting is the effect of darkening the corners of an image. Often, vignetting is simply called ‘vignette‘ In a broader sense, vignetting is a change in the brightness of an…

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What is distortion
Distortion is mainly of two types - barrel-shaped (convex, Barrel distortion) and pillow-shaped (concave, Pincushion distortion). Distortion is usually called simple ‘barrel‘ and ‘pillow‘. But there is also a complex…

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The size of the matrix does matter.
One of the most important and basic parameters of any photographic equipment is the size of the photosensitive sensor of the camera. And this is not about megapixels, but about…

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About photogenicity, curved hands and a bottle of dry

Since I began to take photographs of non-professional models, I constantly find myself catching up on the fact that, being on the street, I look at the faces of people passing by me. Of course, mostly girls. Besides the fact that I look at them through the eyes of a man, I look at them as a photographer. I fantasize how one could take a picture, in what image, how to put the light, how to emphasize the merits and hide the flaws … After all, not on the passport, I take off, in the end. And I try to transfer the internal through the external …

My own experience has shown that external beauty, especially standard, a la Barbie, for example, not only does not contribute to getting a good snapshot, but on the contrary – prevents it. How many times did I encounter inexperienced models that, being quite attractive in life, turned into some kind of parody of themselves during a photo shoot. Apparently, after watching the glossy magazines, they started to play “professional” models (get up in the same magazine postures, make the same plump lips and languid eyes, brrrr). Than completely crossed all my efforts to pull out of them even a drop of naturalness. The fact that the eyes are a mirror of the soul could have been completely forgotten. And how not to fight, everything was useless … A stereotype, however. It’s a shame …

On the other hand, an unremarkable, at first glance, shy girl, whom, it seems, around a thousand, at a photo shoot was revealed by such a bright and unique creation that I could only press the button of the device in time, almost without prompting do. Here you are not pranked emotions, and natural plastic movements, everything is in harmony. Dream, and only)))

So, then, what is it – photogenic! She is not trying her best to look as good as any fashionable magazine beauty. Photogenic is the ability to be sincere and open. However pathetic these words may sound. This openness and sincerity allows the photographer to better understand their model. Let him look into her heart and already there to find the image that is most organic. Moving from internal to external, and not vice versa, allows us to portray a person as he really is.

So what does it depend on – photogenic? I do not cease to convince those who consider themselves non-photogenic that there are no non-photogenic people! If a person is bad (mostly, in his own opinion) is obtained in the photo, then here I see three main reasons:

1 Curved hands of the photographer. This means not so much the inability to handle the camera as the inability to set up the model for shooting, his inability to liberate, instill confidence, infect with creativity, etc. … A good photographer is a good psychologist. Without this in any way. If not, then it is better not to do photography at all. Empty

2 The model has stereotypes. It is when a model is sitting in her head that everything should be exactly this way and not otherwise, and you cannot knock it out of her cute head with anything! This is the most unfavorable case))) Especially if the model is spoiled by male attention. Especially if spoiled since childhood in general. Then write, gone … Sometimes with this option, the photo session ends in hysteria and petty scandal)))

3 The tightness of the model. I will not explain. This feeling is familiar to everyone in one way or another. We all know how difficult it is, being shy, to open up before a stranger. With squeezing on a photo shoot they struggle in different ways – from easy conversation to drinking a bottle of dry))) But an experienced photographer will always be able to liberate the model. This is his nekrivorukost))) And inexperienced, thanks to all the same dry, he liberates himself, thus increasing his creative potential)))

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