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Dmitri Fomin

Dmitri Fomin



Hello, my name is Dmitri Fomin. I like 500px for the variety of high quality work from around the world. I salute to all of the great photographers that share their top notch work and inspire me to take better photos. I am located in the San Francisco Bay area. Like to shoot landscapes and capture the sacred moments of beautiful light. I use canon gear and a variety of filters from B+W, Hitech, Hoya with Lee’s 100mm square filter holder with a Manfrotto CF tripod and Gitzo ball head. I like traveling and taking photos of different places, and am always looking for interesting angles and great light. Thank you for visiting, and good luck shooting! Also, if you are interested in buying a photo, just e-mail me your request to and I will send you a quote.
  • Canon 5D mark2, Canon 40D
  • Canon 17-40 f4L, Canon 70-200 f4 IS L, Canon 24-70 2.8 L


Published May 3rd, 2012

I wanted to write an article to help summarize some of the good photography practices for a long time. It is a learning experience for me and I would like to capture and share some of the stuff I learned so far. I hope this helps you to take your skills to the next level and capture even better images in the years to come. OK, let's start (you can skip most of it if you wish and head down to the GENERAL ADVICE paragraph).

Many photographers, including myself get obsessed with the equipment at first. I think many people commonly believe that if one has the best gear, then they can get the most beautiful photographs. It is not entirely true. While having the best equipment surely helps, without good subject and composition, great light, and decent post processing it will not help anyone to produce outstanding results. I have seen a lot of images in photography magazines that won awards and honorable mentions, and were taken with mediocre camera gear. People just happen to capture bea ...

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