Zdenka Povolen

I haven’t been a photographer for long, but I certainly love taking photos. I like creating atmosphere in my photographs and adding emotion. I think it’s important that a photo has substance. I predominantly photograph people, often in costumes, sometimes nudes, and photographic storytelling series. I value effective communication and a pleasant atmosphere in my photoshoot. I like to use practical effects such as smoke, fire, sparks, light, or movement of cloth and fabric. I know that I still have a lot to learn, but that will come with 20 years of experience under my belt. I believe in lifelong self-improvement.

Communicating with Your Models

How should photographers speak to their models? How should they set up a photoshoot with results that make everyone happy? Communication is the key to success and will help you have both great photos and happy clients. The two go hand in hand for a job well done.

How to Do Your First Studio Photoshoot

Shooting in the studio may seem much scarier than it actually is. If you don’t have a friend who’s a photographer to tell you how it’s done, or don’t have an upcoming class, we’ll share the basics of a studio photoshoot. What is a daylight lamp? What is a honeycomb or a snoot? Is any of it necessary? Learn the answers to these questions and more.

How to Give Constructive Criticism

Constructive criticism is a tool that can foster emerging talent or, it can completely discourage budding photographers. Very few people realize the power we wield when we can write a comment on practically anyone’s social media page. Let’s take a look at when constructive criticism is appropriate and when it’s best to keep your comments to yourself.

Retouching Problematic Skin

Not every model you photograph will have perfect skin and you might need to do some editing to problematic skin. Let’s take a look at retouching skin blemishes in Zoner Photo Studio X while keeping the complexion natural-looking. After all, we want to maintain the skin’s natural texture and not turn our subject into a wax figure.

Pre-Ceremony Wedding Photography

There’s a lot going on at a wedding before the ceremony even begins and you have plenty of photo opportunities to capture touching and wonderful moments. They could be photos of everyone getting ready, the arrival of the wedding guests, or the wedding dress itself. If you’re getting started with wedding photography, we’ll show you how to make sure you keep moving all morning long.

How to Do an Outdoor Maternity Photoshoot

Maternity photos are not always easy to get right. In particular, when shooting outdoors, you may encounter several obstacles that may surprise you. However, if you can handle them, you’ll be rewarded with fabulous results. Combining maternity photos with the beauty of the outdoors is natural and worth the extra trouble. Read our tips for getting started and take advantage of this beautiful combination.

Colorful Flowers, Portraits, and Nature Spring Photography Inspiration

Spring is full of color, light, and life. Spring comes after much anticipation following a long winter. The days grow longer, a zest for life returns, and everything blooms. In addition to the rush of inspiration, spring brings new energy that is awakened not only in us but in the natural world around us. The most beautiful flowers are in bloom, such as purple lilacs, pink cherry trees, yellow dandelions, and red poppies.

Storytelling Photo Series Let Your Photos Tell a Story

A storytelling photo series is a modern and interesting theme done by many leading photographers around the world. It’s only natural to want to try our hand at a storytelling photo series too. In the following article, we take a step-by-step look at what is required for this type of shoot, including how to select costumes, models, a script, and location. We will also cover how to incorporate all of this so that the resulting photo series has depth.

Tips and Tricks for Editing the Eyes to Make Them Pop

The first thing we notice when we look at a person is their eyes. They convey emotion and sparkle when they catch the light. On the other hand, they are a dead giveaway when you’re feeling tired. The eyes are an important aspect that should not be overlooked when shooting a portrait. It’s important to know how to photograph the eyes correctly. We’ll also show you the steps for enhancing the eyes to make them pop.

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