Autumn through the eyes of the photographer
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The alphabet of photogenicity
To paraphrase a famous aphorism, one can say: do not be born beautiful, but be born ... photogenic. Alas, only a few are photogenic of us. The rest, looking at…

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PHOTO HISTORY: AFRO-AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
The story is inextricably linked with visualization. If you trace the history of the representation of black people in American culture since the appearance of photography, you can see two…

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Photos on dating sites

The theme of photos on dating sites and on social networks, like Odnoklassniki, My World or Vkontakte, probably is no longer new. I will try to look at this topic through the eyes of the photographer. At the same time, maybe I will give some advice to those who select their photos for public posting on the Internet.

Being a supporter of common sense, I suppose that by placing their photos somewhere in public Internet parties, a person wants to show himself from the best side. This is especially true of dating sites. Where, if not there, you want to immediately impress your interlocutor with your appearance. In addition, the photograph is able to show not only the appearance of the person being photographed, but also his social status, his interests and priorities in life, his level of cultural and intellectual development, his hobbies, his taste in clothes, his understanding of harmony and the concept of beauty in general. It is clear that not everyone has the opportunity to go to a professional photographer and make himself the most unpretentious portfolio. Not even a portfolio, but just a dozen or two good quality photos. But still, as it seems to me, you should not neglect the services of professional photographers. Moreover, now it is quite affordable – there are a great many offers on the photo services market. You can choose both by the level of the photographer and by price. But not about this, in fact, speech. And about the fact that Internet users are putting on display.

Ever since I became involved in photography professionally, I have been looking at photos of users on dating sites and social networks with great interest (Mamba, Classmates, VKontakte, My World, etc.). Well, since I am not only a photographer, but also a man, I have the most interest in women’s photos. In addition, according to logic, a woman should always look good. On photos including. Especially if she “wants to meet.” But instead of presenting themselves in the best light, many (I would even dare to say that most) “throw out” such photos onto the network that it would be better not to show them to anyone at all. I sometimes fantasize that if everyone in life were also (to put it mildly) not cute as they look in the photos, the world would be very gloomy, gray and ugly. But in life, everything is still more or less beautiful, but in the photo, alas, not so. And the notorious photogenicity is absolutely nothing to do with. I will try to illustrate all of the above.

So, we take almost the first available questionnaire and look at the photo album. And we see there the following (all photos are clickable for a more detailed view). I will try to comment on the photos from the point of view of a professional photographer. All photos are posted here without any change, “as is”.

The girl depicted in the photos, it seems to me, in real life is very cute, very sexy and quite attractive, knows about her virtues and in life knows how to show them. And in the photo? In the photo of all the virtues can only guess. I will not share where the photographer says in me and where the man speaks. I will express my opinion on what I see and how to change it for the better. And in the final article, I will try to do at least one of the photos in my opinion acceptable.

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