Astrophotography is considered one of the most technical genres of photography and may seem difficult for the inexperienced. But if you want, even a novice photographer is able to convey the night skies in all its glory. This is not as difficult as you might think!
The astrophotographer Mahmoud Alsawaf (© Mahmood Alsawaf) explains how to avoid some common mistakes that everyone makes at the beginning of his career when shooting astrophoto, and also shares practical tips on how to shoot the Milky Way or the star trail.
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In 2012, a very interesting Chilean film called “No.” was released. This is a report on the tactics of advertising used during the 1988 referendum, when Chileans decided whether dictator Augusto Pinochet should stay in power. Pinochet was known for his ruthlessness and cruelty, and by his orders tens of thousands of Chileans were tortured and more than 3,000 people were killed (according to official data). The film has a very interesting look at communication, which is still underestimated; shows how ineffective was the campaign against Pinochet, which relied only on the graphic images of his atrocities and the terrible statistics on death, imprisonment and censorship. Continue reading
Man Ray – one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century, made by the magazine Art News among the 25 most influential photographers of the century. An American of Jewish descent (his real name is Emanuel Radnitsky) became a true revolutionary of photography. He elevated it to the rank of art at a time when photos were considered only a craft. He is one of the greatest authors who worked in the genre of surrealism and Dadaism, a friend and associate of Marcel Duchamp, a film director, artist and, in the words of Michael Rush, a Renaissance man who lived in the 20th century.
Man Ray proved that photography, which was considered just a reflection of reality, can be true creativity. His bright Dadaist installations, experiments with technique and photosensitive paper were rebellious in the best sense of the word. Continue reading