Instagram – a format in its own right

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Instagram has popped up as a new place to show your pictures, and its popularity has reached far beyond the intimate sphere of digital photograhers. I suggest you embrace this development! Everybody is on Instagram nowadays. Eberybody is expressing themselves in pictures, documenting their lives with a camera that they carry around everywhere, even commenting […]

Figure to ground relationship on Instagram

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Henri Cartier Bresson The figure-to-ground relationship is used in photography to describe the relative size of the motive (figure) compared to the background. For a photograph to work, the motive needs to stand out from the background – simply so you can see it properly. Figure to ground – classical definition The motive needs to […]

How many pixels do I need?

Digital cameras come with more and more pixels. A couple of years ago, three megapixels (three million pixels) was a lot, now you need three times as many to have a lot of pixels. Some pro models now feature more than 20 million pixels. But pixels don’t come for free. The more pixels you want, […]