Emotions. HDR photography: Before and After. And My Summer Portrait:-)

I think about emotions. How people are able to speak using a non verbal language, language of emotions. How people can express their emotions through the pictures, and other people can feel the same. It’s a very interesting subject. Isn’t it?

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” ~Dale Carnegie

“It shows the truth – that the real meaning of a word is only as powerful or harmless as the emotion behind it.” ~Sarah Silverman

“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.” ~Roger Ebert

“Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body.” ~Irene Claremont

What emotions do you feel when you are looking at this picture?

I feel beauty, calm, and pacification. And something which doesn’t have words to describe, I can only feel it:-) Do you feel it too?:-)



Oh, It’s me:-)  There was very hot and humidly; noisy, prickly, and a lot of bugs.

Do you feel it?

But… I tried my best that nobody feel it:-)


p.s. If you find my English mistakes pleaaase let me know!!! I appreciate any help.

You can Learn to Enjoy Everything. Friday’s Fractal and HDR Before and After.

You ca learn to enjoy everything. You can learn to enjoy sleeping, and waking up, and making breakfast, and going to work. The more things you make pleasant, the happier life will be.”

~ Richard Bandler “Guide to TRANCE-formation”

The more I understand myself the more I like to create pictures:-) Here they are:


Before and After from Yosemite National Park:


And for those my friends who are still here:-) … some personal stuff…

Continue reading You can Learn to Enjoy Everything. Friday’s Fractal and HDR Before and After.

Power is never given. Power is taken. “Birth of Diamonds” Fractal. HDR Outline Tut #1.


“Power is never given. Power is taken. … what “taking power” means. Not needing anything from another person in order to be the best in the world.”

  Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity  by Hugh MacLeod


“Birth of Diamonds” Fractal

Do you know how diamonds appear? Here is my version:-))


HDR Outline, Tutorial #1

Now I am happy to announce the First HDR Outline Tutorial. I created it as for myself: how I like to see tutorials. I believe that simple visual materials are more understandable way to learn.

What people are saying about this tutorial:

Alex, I love the techniques in the PDF. I did a couple tweaks aside from it just because the shot I took wasn’t that great it was just for testing purposes, However I like the results alot and I can definitely see a difference from the way I was processing my HDR’s. Now I just need something worthy of posting to show others the results of your outlined technique. ~Marty Mar

I looked through the PDF and applied some of the techniques to one of my pictures. It helped a lot. Thanks so much. ~ Nathan Olmstead

Now available for iPad (iBooks) and PDF format!

Find Your Own True Voice. Lily Pond Fractal. Traditional Before and After.

“A Picasso always looks like Picasso painted it. Hemingway always sounds like Hemingway. A Beethoven symphony always sounds like a Beethoven symphony. Part of being master is learning how to sing in nobody else’s voice but your own. Every artist is looking for their big, definitive “Ah-Ha!” moment, whether they’re a master or not. That moment where they find their true voice, once and for all. …

Was it luck? Perhaps a little bit.

But it wasn’t the format that made the art great. It was the fact that somehow while playing around with something new, suddenly they found they were able to put their entire selves into it. …

Put your whole self into it, and you will find your true voice. Hold back and you won’t. It’s that simple.”

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod

Do nit miss this test: Nikon D800E v.s Hasselblad H4D40: the end of medium format superiority? Round One
Round two will be publish today on WWW.PHOTIGY.COM!!!

The Single Most Powerful Asset We All Have is Our Mind

“The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth in what seems to be an instant.”

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

San Francisco night. HDR. Before and After.

Software I used to create my fractals, HDR and before and After plugin you can find here: Useful Links

Photo and Photoshop tutorials are here: WWW.PHOTIGY.COM

HDR Before and After and Blue Lotus Fractal

Fractal “Blue Lotus”

Software: Apophysis 7X 15C

Do not miss Alex Koloskov’s new tutorial on WWW.PHOTIGY.COM How to create stunning HDR images with iPhone: iPhoneography examples

HDR Outline Tutorial on Photigy.com PRO Corner and Butterfly Fractal for Pleasure:-)

HDR Post-processing outline tutorial:

We started a new section in our PRO Corner, called “HDR Outline”. We believe that simple and short visual tutorials are more understandable way to learn. Below you can see Before and After picture from the first tutorial. Subscribe to Photigy Pro Corner to see all tutorials.

Before post-processing and after


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Butterfly Fractal:

Before and After HDR, Flower Fractal and Contests Winners

This flower fractal was created using Apophysis:

Atlanta Botanical Gardens, HDR Before and After:

FIRST PLACE: Larry Fisher

Read more about our first HDR post-processing contest on WWW.PHOTIGY.COM

San Francisco HDR and The Google + One Year Anniversary Photowalk in Atlanta, GA

To celebrate the first year of Google+ and the photography community, we’re doing a photowalk in downtown Atlanta.

Where and When:

June 30th

We will meet at Centennial Olympic Park at 5:00 pm.
At 7:00 pm we’ll all meet at a restaurant somewhere close to share photos, hang out, and have some prizes (yep!) and get to know each other.
At 8:30 we will continue the Photowalk, and shoot night Atlanta.

Photographers of all skill and levels are welcome. From beginners to pros. What if you only have a phone camera? YES! you too!
If you plan attending, please register on photowalk’s Plancast page


See you on Photowalk! Genia

Before and After HDR Photo and PHOTIGY News

HDR “Before and After” photo from Atlanta BoTanical Gardens:

Do not forget to visit WWW.PHOTIGY.COM for new stuff. Below are the links to the new posts.

20 Amazing liquid desktop wallpapers for all devices, including Retina displays

We have these twenty amazing high-speed liquid photos that we turned into a wallpapers gallery for your PC/Mac (including the new MacBook Pro with retina display), Ipad/iPhone and Android devices. Me have decided to give financial help to people who need it by donating 50% of the profits of this wallpaper set to Kiva.org.

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 Do-It-Yourself Studio Lighting: Sony speaker shot step-by-step

By Alex Stepanov (www.astepanov.com)Say what you want folks but I like watching shows like “American Test Kitchen”. First, I like good food. More important though, I like that those people always experiment and play with things that have been around forever and yet, they manage to come up with something new I have not heard before.


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