Elena Iv-skaya Conveys Beauty in Contrasts in “Double Beauty”

All images by Elena Iv-skaya. Used with Creative Commons permission.

While the fashion world has been found guilty of promoting unreasonable beauty standards, fashion photographers like Elena Iv-skaya bring back our faith in the industry. In her latest set, Double Beauty, Iv-skaya skillfully uses contrasts in skin color as a canvas to showcase beauty in diversity. This set is definitely worth checking out and studying if you’re seeking to be inspired by clever portrait and fashion photography.

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10 Tips for Improving Your Use of Color in Your Photographs


Though we create photographs that include color all the time, that doesn’t mean we are always making photographs in which we are using color. The latter means that we are conscious about the presence of color and how it can and will impact our final photographs. Just as painters have learned the importance of the role of color when working with oils or watercolors, we as photographers have to do the same when working with pixels. Here are some recommendations for helping to developing your awareness and use of color.

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