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 Rock Formations in the Fog

The photography you see from landscape photographers on social media often doesn’t show all of the hours or even days of work that was put in beforehand. This may include choosing the right location or waiting for the timing to be just right. It’s also not uncommon for a well thought-out plan to be scrapped due to bad weather, and the photographer is left with no choice but to go home empty-handed or with pictures different than what they expected. The unassuming cover photo for this article came about in a complicated way and its creation was no coincidence either. Read the story of how it came to be.   

Lighting for the Studio and Outdoors: An In-depth Look at Flash Photography

A powerful light source is an invaluable tool for photographers. Flash photography is commonly used in the studio, but also does its job outdoors and can drastically change the scene. The only problem is that the range of offerings is enormous and can make your head spin. We’ll walk you through the different parameters and specifications so you know what to watch out for and what you don’t need to worry about when it comes to choosing your flash.

Setting Up Your Photography Studio II: What Type of Background

After choosing the lighting for your studio, the next most important step is to choose the background. The majority of people picture a roll of seamless backdrop paper as their studio background, but there are many more options out there. So many that there’s no way you’ll be able to use all of them. Still, it’s a good idea to be aware of the basic background options available to you.

Setting Up Your Photography Studio: What Type of Lighting Should You Choose?

There are many of you out there that might be considering a start in studio photography. Aside from renting a studio, there’s also the option of creating a space of your own design. In this case, one of the most important decisions you’ll be making will be choosing the lighting. This includes not only choosing specific brands of lighting, but also the types of lighting. There are more options out there than you may think. 

Photo Story: Photographing the Milky Way 

There are those shots that force you to go out into the field at times when others wouldn’t even consider it. There are other shots that require some planning and others where post-processing is critical. This particular photograph encompasses a bit of each of these types of photos. For this reason, I’d like to share the story of how it came to be. 

How to Do At-Home Flower Photography 

Nature is obviously best photographed in the great outdoors. However, you may find yourself limited by lighting conditions and surroundings. Also, the occasional wind doesn’t always favor working with details. You may not be able to bring the trees home, but flowers are something you can take home with you and have full control over all factors that can affect your photograph.

Review: The RevoRing Is a Polarizing and ND Filter in One 

You may already own a polarizing filter or are considering buying one. Perhaps you’re considering a neutral-density (ND) filter too. But won’t changing out each filter and worrying about different lens sizes be a huge hassle? A creative solution to this is the universal Revoring. The Revoring combines both filters in one. 

Photographing the First Blooms of Spring 

The time for capturing nature in bloom begins each spring. First, the small flowers, which are not only for feasting your eyes on, but also provide a great opportunity to test out your photography skills. Let’s review some basic guidelines and ideas for photographing a mere ten centimeters from the ground.

Sparkling Water Still Life Photography

Sparkling water creates bubbles giving an ordinary object a unique look. Photographing these objects is not too complicated, but there are a few things you should be aware of. If you are ready to give this type of photography a try, you’ll certainly appreciate this article full of tips you can add to your toolbox. 

Glass photography at home 

Whether you want to photograph elegant glass vases or simply create a memento of your favorite wine glass, you’re moving into a somewhat advanced realm of photography. Still, it is one that can be accomplished at home with a bit of improvisation and only the use of your mobile phone and a flashlight. See how, in this article.

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