MASTERPIECES PASTELS FROM THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY
The collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery holds about 800 pastels, some were purchased by PMTretyakov. Pastels must be kept under glass. She is very vulnerable: she is able to…

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CAT PHOTO
When a photographer shoots cats in a cattery, for example, it always comes to photographing kittens. How to transfer on images of children's cat spontaneity and cute movements? This article…

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HOW PHOTO INSPIRES TO LOVE SCIENCE AND TO KEEP THE PLANET

Science has the property of circling people’s heads – the more complex it becomes, the more abstract it looks to many. And if you do not make daily constant efforts to study a certain issue, do not understand the subtleties and nuances, the head can be overloaded with information before you can at least somehow become interested in a new development or discovery.
Scientific development first exists for some time, and then later come up with various ways of bringing people closer to the scientific issues involved. Today there are an impressive number of films, videos, podcasts, lectures and exhibitions that are united by the mission of clarifying the questions of science to people. Continue reading

WORKING WITH COMPOSITION

Artists who are engaged in painting or graphics, follow the rules of composition, or at least know when they decide to break them. The same goes for the best photographers.
But most wildlife photographers do not even have a basic artistic background. And therefore, the strict implementation of the rigid rules of composition leads to the fact that the photos look uninteresting and raise questions of such a plan as “why were you shooting?”, “What is interesting about it? Light? Pose?”, “What happened to the composition?”
Why is this happening? After all, the photographer can follow the rules clearly, but the viewer will not be a snapshot. Why some photos still work better than others and like the viewer. Continue reading

Future perspectives of photography and ecology
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…

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PRINCIPAL GOLITSYN COLLECTIONS
A few years ago, unfortunately, the late Ksenia Sergeevna Egorova, a great connoisseur of the old West European masters, was already working on a scientific catalog of the Dutch and…

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