In one of my past blogs I mentioned that I was experimenting with an off camera flash in nature detail images. I used a radio remote trigger to fire the flash from different angles off camera axis. The results have been interesting and I find myself shooting a lot of detail images on my hiking trips to improve on the technique. To achieve the results I have been looking for, I set my tripod mounted camera on automatic (not program) and mount a radio slave trigger to the hot shoe mount. I... continue reading
Want to know the one thing in common all photography enthusiasts have whether they own the most basic smartphone or a chunky top-of-the-line DSLR camera? The answer: It is the desire to come up with the most creative photography ideas for their shots.Yes, that is basically just it! Because if you love photography, you would want the most ingenious shots and concepts. Perhaps this is because you want your work and your skills to get recognized. Or, maybe, you just want to express yourself and get a... continue reading
I don’t have many downloads to make a serious statistics, but so far my best images are the unique ones. I started with painting. My paintings are pure exploration of world of colors and shapes, exploration of my inner world, my emotions and sensations. They all are the abstract paintings. But I wasn't satisfied. Somehow, I felt it wasn't showing what I wanted to express. So I experimented with my camera. I stared to make macro shots of specific parts of paintings and one painting could... continue reading
Whether you’re just trying on your own to capture the perfect food photography, after you spent the whole morning coooking it or you’re just that photographer searching for another great project in your portfolio, you have to agree that cooking beautiful food is one thing, but taking beautiful photos is a whole another. Before you start, think of the message you want to send with the set up and the food choice – is there a cultural side or is it an emotional, artistic piece? So we summed up... continue reading
My microstock photography is often about travel in my beautiful country, so why do not start a blog about the marvellous destinations that my country has to offer? I start with something I really know, something I really love and something I really shooted thousands of times in my life: even if I live in a different italian region (Emilia Romagna in the cold north) the place I call "my second home" is the charming italian Gargano area, part of the biggest south italy region:... continue reading
Resolving to be more productive at work perhaps ranks next to developing an exercise habit and eating more healthy food as resolutions that are easiest to declare but most difficult to actually achieve. Sure, there can be special snowflakes that always manage to get the job done without any distractions. But there is also the rest of us---the easily-distracted, unmotivated, and selectively lazy bunch. Worse, these traits are often associated with those who have desk jobs (i.e. web designers,... continue reading
For some time now I noticed that photos are not as sharp as they should be. They were not clear and it was like a fine haze on them. But usually only on half of the image, and they had some spots that did not want to go and appear in almost every photo.I always had a protective filter on lens from the second it was out of the box. I tried to clean it by breathing on it so I can moisten it a little bit and after that use a soft cloth.Don't do that !!! only if an emergency require you to clean... continue reading
Photographers who begin to dabble on online stock usually start with generic images from around where they live and vacation snapshots. Then they may begin to do simple commercial concepts such as photographing a calculator, pencil, and a piece of paper on their kitchen table. If they study the business they'll begin to realize the real money is with concise concepts with a strong focus on a specific theme.The problem is the advanced stock imagery requires a photography studio or access to various... continue reading
This image belongs to "antique" category. It impresses me because it’s telling stories about my family.As a teenager in machinery school, I was dismounting everything. Most of those items were placed in learning category, meaning nobody will assemble them again. One item where I didn't have a liberty of such a careless approach was my mothers sewing machine.My great grandmother got it as a gift. In the time when there were no major confections but people made the wardrobe all... continue reading
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