Vit Kovalcik

I’ve been a freelancer since early 2012; photography is my living. I acquired my photography experience, both inside and outside the studio, during the previous years—when I was working all day and taking pictures every evening and weekend. I don’t have just one clearly defined topic; I like photographing people, but also cityscapes and landscapes.

Photo Story: Grossglockner and Heiligenblut

The story of how this photograph came to be takes us to the foot of some of the tallest mountains in Austria, to the small village of Heiligenblut. As usual, some planning and preparation was needed. Still, my planning was not enough, and I had to make up for some imperfections with editing in post-production.

Light Sources and Color Fidelity

Lights and light bulbs are mainly chosen based on their light intensity or color temperature. There are many types of lights on the market. For creative professions, color fidelity is very important. If you haven’t paid much attention to color fidelity until now, you may be surprised to learn that there is a visible difference between different lights and how people and objects look under them.

CRI: Color Rendering Index — Color Fidelity in Photography

Photographers well-versed in photography terminology are certainly familiar with the term white balance. However, white balance is not the only factor to consider when discussing light. You can also measure how well a light source displays different colors compared to natural light. This type of measurement is useful for photography as well as other color work, whether it’s painting or putting on makeup.

Inspiration After the Rain

During rainfall, you need to protect yourself and your camera, but after the rain, the situation is much simpler. And meanwhile, the pictures that you can take in the post-rain atmosphere are beautiful. Even if a look out the window leaves you with zero desire to head out taking photos, don’t hesitate. Go and find the pictures that will make it all worthwhile.

How to Take Perfect Seaside Photos

If you don’t live by the sea, every seaside visit is interesting and full of photo opportunities. Any beach photo will do as a souvenir, but what if you want to hone your abilities and get better pictures? Then take a look at these inspiring examples and tips to try on your next vacation.

Photo Story The Formentor Lighthouse

The lighthouse on Formentor Cape is one of the most photo-worthy subjects on the island of Mallorca. It is located on the cape’s rocky cliffs and is surrounded by only cliffs and sea. The perfect place for spectacular shots. This type of shoot takes planning, a bit of luck, and some time for post-production on the computer. Read about how the title photo for this article came to be. 

Water Portraits Without the High-Tech Equipment

Water photography is an intriguing genre. It is a challenge, but also lots of fun. You can shoot in water using basic camera equipment without needing to worry about your camera going under. All you need is a nearby pond or river and a concept to center the shoot around. Then, you can get started. Don’t underestimate the importance of being prepared and don’t let bad weather keep you away.

Castle Photography

Castles and palaces are popular destinations for photographers and tourists alike. Europe offers an abundance of castles to choose from. There may also be historical buildings in your own neighborhood that you’ve walked by for years without a second thought. Read our tips on castle photography and perhaps you’ll get some new inspiration for these old and familiar buildings too. 

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