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HOW TO: LOCATIONS from an Austin Photographer

All photographers are searching for a better image and a better representation of what we can do behind the lens. Just like Real Estate, Photography is all about ... Location Location Location. As a Landscape Photographer , I have shot in over 100 degree days with a drone , and under -15 mornings with DSLR's and Gopro's. Your knowledge about your location will show in your work. Knowing exactly where the sun will rise, whether its behind Stonehenge or Skyscrapers in a downtown Cityscape... continue reading

Try and try again...

You never know what you’ll see.After literally hundreds of morning walks by my office, this morning there was something I had never seen before on this pond. At first I thought the splash in the brown murky water was one of the beavers ending a night of tree-felling and heading back to his home. But when the creature surfaced, it had a much longer neck than a Beaver!A Double-crested Cormorant popped up out of the water with a fish in his hooked bill. Since it didn’t immediately notice my... continue reading

How to find your unique 'Niche' as a photographer

This is my first week with Dreamstime. I am an enthusiastic amatuer and by way of introduction to the site I thought I would write a quick article for those like myself who are just starting out.I understand there are many other blogs about' Finding your Niche' but I would wish to air my personal views and hopefully relieve someone from anxiety attacks!There may come a day when a photographer starts to think about his or her 'Niche'Now it's not immoral and you won’t go to... continue reading

Waterfalls: Hints To Make The Best Of Your Photographic Experience

Waterfalls. A photography gold mine. There's no such thing as a bad waterfall photo, right? Maybe, but it's not as easy as it seems. The base is where the action is and the base can be hard to get to. Even if the cascade you want to capture is in an urban environment, you're generally going to find some rugged terrain. You're going to need to plan ahead, taking into consideration access, proper footwear and clothing, necessary equipment and general personal safety.Access and EnvironmentMost... continue reading

What makes a travel photography bestseller

What are the reasons that make a specific travel photo into a microstock bestseller?The answer to that depends on many factors, including multi customers needs, and the search algorithms of the various agencies.I will try to provide several ideas based on my own humble experience and insights (or guesses), using several photos that were sold for over 100 times (in all agencies).General Guidelines•Of course, the location should be a beautiful place.•The location should have... continue reading

Animal Shelter Photography: Bama

Down to the wire! That is how it can be at times in an animal control shelter.“Bama” had been in the Walton County Animal Control shelter for eleven days. That might not seem like a long time, but in an open-intake “dog pound” that euthanizes when full, that is too long! Most dogs are afforded less than a week to get new homes. “Bama” had been turned in to the shelter three times by citizens who found him running loose in a local mobile home park. The first two impounds, his owner came... continue reading

The orangutang baby

I packed my equipment in my backpack, it was time to go to the zoo.I chose to bring my big lens sigma 150-500mm which is an affordable lens for those with less budget.Equipment:Nikon D7100Lens: Sigma DG, 150-500 1: 5-6,3 APO HSM Optical StabilizerIn the newspaper they had written that there was a newborn "Borneo Orangutan".I drove into Borås Zoo and began to walk towards the part that the monkeys were about, in this case a Borneo Orangutang mom with her little cute baby.I was looking... continue reading

The perfect location shoot for a book cover!

I like to write romance novels and Dreamstime is the perfect location for me to look for potential book covers because I’m looking to publish independently. There are so many images that have potential for me that it took me six hours to choose the one I want to use for my first cover.But for me, what would a perfection location be for this type of photo? Personally, I would choose a small country town, with quaint old buildings and maybe one traffic light. A place where traffic isn’t an issue... continue reading

Splendour of Southampton

My first sale on Dreamstime was the cruise liner ‘Harmony of The Seas’.‘Harmony of The Seas’ set sail on her maiden voyage on the 22nd May 2016, now her sister ship ‘The Independence of The Seas’ was in port.If you’d asked me a few months ago what Southampton had to offer I would have said ‘cruise liners and shopping’. How wrong can you be?Steeped in history Southampton is probably best known for ‘The Titanic’ and the Spitfire, but Southampton’s historic architecture which... continue reading

10 Tips for Travel Photographers

I've been lucky enough to shooting travel photography for many years. I found photography and travel are the perfect marriage of two of my favorite things. I've compiled a list of 10 basic tips for folks for are interested in building their travel portfolio. Enjoy~1 - LOOK AROUND. Winning travel photography shots don’t have to be in exclusive exotic locations. You’re on part of the world is a travel location to others. Think about landmarks, historical sites and natural... continue reading

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