Posts made in December, 2016


On the edge of twentieth and our centuries, there were not only a rapid development of computers, soft and digital photographic equipment but also one more important process: all mentioned technologies were becoming more and more affordable to a widest range of people. Simply put, hardware were becoming faster, soft – more powerful, digital cameras – more perfect and, at the same time, all this were becoming easier and cheaper for a customer. If in the early nineteens photography was laborious and difficult process for the chosen enthusiasts, now, after a little bit more than twenty years, almost every person has a camera (I can even say “every person” if include cameras in smartphones). Moreover, from the purely technical point of view, our modern cameras can take the higher quality images comparing to the best photos of the film era. So why the world is not filled with photographic masterpieces? Why photos we bring from the most picturesque places visited during vacation do not arouse our friends the same overflowing enthusiasm as we do? The answer is very simple and I can put it in just five words: Because photography, brain and eye. I am sure you didn’t understand what it means. But this is only because I deliberately turned my answer in Suprematism in order to intrigue you. And now, when you are really interested in, I will make myself clear with pleasure. 1. Reality and photography What photography is? You say: the portraying of three-dimensional world on a plane. Absolutely right. And what the beautiful landscape photography is? Certainly, most will converge on that it is a harmonious combination of elements of a captivating place. I agree again. And what is this captivating place in reality? Perhaps all that can be captured in a photo. But not only. When you are in some beautiful place, say, on the seashore at sunset, you’re not only seeing a sea, a beach, rocks, sky and almost red Sun. You’re also hearing gulls and sound of the surf. You’re feeling a light breeze and warm sunshine by your skin. Finally, you’re feeling the sea and plants odors and may be even the coming from the nearby cafe smell of freshly prepared fish, baked on coals of fruit trees. And how can you portray all these things on a photo? That’s right: you can’t. And when back home you show your photos on the screen to your friends you unconsciously remember all the gamut of emotions which you experienced at the moment. The gamut caused by a view, sounds, aromas and tactile sensations. And if there were also your loved one, you...

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