Articles by Ekaterina Bykova

How a disappointment can turn into joy and happiness

What a pity! It was my first thought when I saw a small boy’s back appeared right in front of my camera. I was taking pictures of a musical band performing in a city park, and the show was really hot! A beautiful woman danced in latino-style, musicians played drums, guitars and other instruments. It’s obvious that nobody could resist and many people came to see them and to dance!A small boy was one of the viewers, and he decided to come as closer as possible and enjoy! There were many photographers,... continue reading

Dreamstime assignment - GO FOR IT!

If you still have doubts about participating in Dreamstime assignment - just go for it!I would like to share my experience in a few words. Initially I had doubts about participation due to the following reasons:- assignment image must be exclusive, and I normally do not submit images here on exclusive conditions because I work with several agencies (like many of contributors, I believe);- assignment topic is not what I usually photograph, so participation requires additional efforts - go and... continue reading

Old-timers weekend

Last weekend all retro style lovers gathered in Moscow city center to see many retro cars and trams. Almost all of them are still working and able to transfer passengers! Old cars look romantic, especially when it’s raining! I invite you to see some photos taken by me!       continue reading

NICE AND UNEXPECTED BONUS!

Recently I knew that several photos of mine have been purchased through photobanks and published in books. That’s a great pleasure to know! I found those books at a bookstore – they’re very nice and I decided that I want to have them in my family library. Also I decided to write a quick note to the publishing house to let them know how happy I am to see my photos published in their books, and I also asked if I can purchase the books directly from the publishing house.The reply was YES, I... continue reading

LOST PHOTOS? RECOVERED PHOTOS!

Some time ago I deleted many pictures from my camera, by accident... I did not have a chance to copy them to any storage device earlier, and a part of them was very precious to me. So I decided to find a way to recover them! My files had never dissapeared that way before, but I knew for sure that I should not use the flash card for taking new photos if I want deleted photos to be recovered, otherwise there’s a poor chance to recover the files.I searched through Internet looking for the cure,... continue reading

PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN PHOTOGRAPHY. JUST A FEW STEPS

Recently I’ve been reading several articles on how famous photographers built their professional careers.I discovered that actually many people took a few very similar steps on their way up to the top.Step one – shooting celebrities (not Hollywood stars Like Brad Pitt, but local theater actors, young singers, teen musical bands etc.). Studio shots and reportages (concert rehearsal, theater piece rehearsals etc.) showing some famous faces can be a good start for the professional photographer... continue reading

SHOOTING EDITORIALS IN RAW. MY EXPERIENCE

I shoot many editorials, and I used RAW format very rare for that, due to several reasons.My logic was that I need to shoot many pictures of the same event, so I would have many photos and JPG format suits better for than because files are smaller. Another reason was that people normally shoot RAW because they do a lot of editing which is very limited with regard to editorial photos.Last week in Moscow was full of events related to 70th anniversary of Victory Day celebrations in 1941-1945... continue reading

WELCOME TO THE ETERNAL CITY!

Rome, the old and eternal city that attracted artists of all times. Moscow, famous and beautiful place having faced many historical events, this city also has another name – “The Third Rome”. It’s almost unbelievable, but soon these two cities can be visited together, at once… Interested? ;)This is going to happen at the international living history festival “TIMES AND AGES. ROME» which is to be held in Moscow on June 06-07, 2015. This is a big and unique festival held already for... continue reading

They live in two centuries

They live in two centuries - XIX and XXI! It must be exiting! So they have an option - to ride a horse or to drive a car, to be called Mike or Sir Michelle, to go out in jeans and t-shirt or wearing elegant officer's uniform.Sounds interesting? Asking who they are?They are very special people who love history so much that every year on first September Sunday they put beautiful hand-made vintage clothes and accessories, set up a camp in the field and forget about the present for a while. They... continue reading

INSPIRATIONAL ARCHITECTURE

On May 21, 2014 4th Biennale of architecture opened in Moscow. This is a large exhibition covering different aspects of architecture: artistic, commercial, historical, design and many more! It’s a great opportunity to get a lot of knowledge about architectural tendencies in interiors design and modern cities construction, renovations and historical gems lost forever, as well as to get a lot of inspiration!For me architecture has always been a great source of new ideas in photography and... continue reading

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