If to come down to the Garni Gorge, one can see wonderful assembly of rocks. In Armenia it’s simply called Symphony of the Stones. At the entrance to the gorge, there’s local ‘mafia’. A three-minute conversation and thousand dramas — and an active old man allows us to move on, explaining what we shall pay..
Read part 1 here. Camera angle to shoot food and viewer’s comfort Unfortunately, people are lazy. Me too. And when I visit some cosy restaurant and see that all photos in its menu were shot from above, I want to get up and eat the dish standing on a table. Since this is how photographer..
I’ve learnt a lesson recently – never judge the dish before you taste it Never judge, otherwise you may feel ashamed… To be honest, I’ve never took the raw food seriously. Tell me, how can one eat raw vegetables and nuts all the time? Therefore when I got acquainted with Vladimir Stukotin and was told..
Lavash, perhaps, is one of the key elements of Armenian cuisine. Armenians eat it with everything and rap everything in it. It’s an all-purpose thing that can be even used to wipe your lips. At least, this is what I saw in some restaurants. This is low-caloric and very tasty bread. And it has nothing..
I’m anything but a technical person. I don’t care about different specifications, number of megapixels and other features so cherished by geeks. At the same time, I’m an entirely practical person and do understand that I need the best equipment to get a great result. That’s why; I use the best lighting equipment they can..
It’s rather difficult to put all my shooting experience in just 10 tips, since there are much more rules, and every day we open more and more new things, with each new examined and analysed photo we’re becoming more and more involved with a wonderful world of food-photography. But if to speak about the basics..
High in the mountains… But after all, in Armenia everything is located high in the mountains… Well, high in the mountains in the vicinity of Alaverdi there can be found a unique hotel that looks more like a palace of an Armenian prince. This hotel belongs to the Tufenkian Hotels chain, named after its founder..
When people ask me, how it was in Armenia, I grin and say: ‘+5 kilos’. Yes, it’s no joke. One should be always very careful with food in Eastern countries. They’ve just got lot’s of savoury food, and they are extremely hospitable. ‘+5 kilos’ is my usual answer to the question about Armenia, and I..
High in the mountains, if to climb above Dilijan in the direction of Alaverdi, there’s located a small village named Fioletovo. Russian Old Believers, who were expelled from Russia in czarist days, live here. And I think their descendants are not very upset about this, since it’s a great luck to live in such a..