Ivan Tolmachev
My name is Ivan Tolmachev and I am a graphic design student from Moscow, Russia studying in Dublin, Ireland. I'm into creating logos and graphic identities and also love creating nice images from the photos I regularly take. I have recently started a blog where you can find some of my works and tutorials.
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    A Brief History of Photographic FlashPreview
    How is a photograph created? Through light. Actually, every aspect of photography is dependent on light: light is what is captured by the film, light reflects off different objects making them visible and creating color. Well, what happens, when there is no light or there's only little of it? In this article we will explore every aspect of the artificial lighting evolution starting with early chemicals, flash powders, and moving on to flash bulbs and electronic flashes.Read More…
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    A History of Photography Part 3: Going DigitalPreview new
    Until modern times, photography was quite a difficult hobby to maintain. One had cameras, different lenses, manual focus, and complicated settings. With the advent of digital cameras, all this complexity disappeared. Following on from the first and second parts in this series, today we take a step back and take a look at how the digital form of our favorite art became what it is today. From the invention of digital image sensors, to how Photoshop came to be!Read More…
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    A History of Photography Part 2: The GrowthPreview
    The first part in our "History of Photography" series took a look at Camera Obscura, the invention of the camera, and introduced us to some of the very first names in photography. Today we're continuing that series, looking at how photography grew into a widely consumed medium, conquering the minds of people everywhere. Again, we'll also introduce you to some of the big names in photography between 1935 and 1980!Read More…
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    A History of Photography Part 1: The BeginningPreview
    Photography. An art form invented in 1830s, becoming publicly recognised ten years later. Today, photography is the largest growing hobby in the world with the hardware alone creating a multi-billion dollar industry. Not everyone knows what Camera Obscura or even Shutter Speed is, nor have many heard of Henri Cartier-Bresson or even Annie Leibovitz. Today we take a step back and take a look at how this fascinating technique was created and developed, because proudly knowing the past is the primary way to create a great future.Read More…
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    Creating a Stunning High Pass, "Ill Effect" PortraitPreview
    Ever since Esquire introduced it's trademark covers, high-pass filters and exaggerated sharpness have become very popular tools to work with. The variety of ways to use the technique is simply endless and, due to a vast amount of adjustment layers and tweaks introduced with Photoshop CS4, every slightest change made is different and individual. Today I will show you how to use the tools for creating an image I myself used for medicine advertisement. The purpose of the images was to create an ill-looking, imperfect image.Read More…