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Tibetian Culture blooming in Himachal Pradesh

McLeodganj is a mini Hilltown, residing as the crown of the Dharamshala town a landmark in Himachal Pradesh. History of McLeodganj which makes it so unique in the whole world is that it used to be a major vacation town during the British era and later under Indian Government, it was gifted as the abode of His Holiness Dalai Lama.    There are still many historical buildings standing tall in the town of Mcleodganj reminding us of Victorian-era architecture. One of them is a famous church.... continue reading

A dash of red

Approximately 10% of people answering studies claim red as their favorite color. It is a vibrant color with a powerful message. It speaks of passion, fire, religion, hate, bravery, luxury, love, blood, life, danger and the list can go on. I too like red. I could say it is my favorite color but what I actually like is the subtle red. In my opinion, less is more when it comes to red and I believe red dots, red splashes and dashes here and there are more likely to make an impression rather than an all-... continue reading

Photography: For Love or Money

All week I’ve been doing research on “how to blog”.I’ve read countless books and articles on how to write the best blogs.How to keyword your blogs, optimize your blog, set up your blog for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how to make money blogging.My wife Tracy decided we needed to go to the library to research this new endeavor of blogging.She always says that knowledge is power.As we talked in the car I was expressing my frustration with needing to learn all these new... continue reading

I am a Cachupin

I spend lots of time biking, traveling and commuting, and I wanted to share the story behind all of my dog photographs:Two months ago I left the United States to experience the mythic reality around the Andes Range and the cultures that call it home. I landed in Ushuaia and promptly assembled my bike and left the airport filled with enthusiasm for the act of discovery. Within minutes of leaving the airport I made my first foreign discovery; a pack of dishevelled stray dogs chased, barked, and... continue reading

Choosing the right wings for aerial drone photography

So you’ve decided to buy a drone but you’re a bit disarmed about what you should look for? First thing’s first, decide if you want to buy a drone for your personal pleasure or if you will end up chasing for results that require that much desired drone. Once you’re done deciding on this one you’ll face the next problem: The Budget. As with most electronics, there’s plenty to choose from. For pure pleasure, you can get toy drones for just a few bucks but as soon as you’re out of the ... continue reading

Diving for images in Komodo National Park

[Manta ray (Manta alfredi) with attendant cleaner fish : OMD E-M1ii and M.Zuiko 8mm Fisheye; Nauticam NA-EM1ii and Zen DP-170 @ ISO64, f4, 1/250s]   Mention the Komodo National Park to most people, and they will probably think of Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis). Mention it to a diver and they’ll most likely think of strong currents, stunning reefs, abundant big fish and turtles, and then maybe the dragons. Fair-play to the dragons, at up to 3 meters long and over 150 kilos in weight,... continue reading

Common illustration mistakes that you can avoid

  During an illustration editor's review some mistakes are noticeably common, so here's a list of those ones which might help illustration contributors in their submissions.  Copyright - When creating any drawing, the contributor must keep in mind not to include any logo or any brand in their illustration. There are already tons of illustrations out there so there are chances that your work might also look alike ones that are already online.Jaggies - Jagged lines or edges, usually this... continue reading

The Greatest Sale of the Year for Stock Photographers

The food has all been eaten, the relatives have gone home and kids have been put to bed.The holiday is over for another year, and it’s now time to turn your attention to the biggest shopping event of the season. No, I’m not talking about Black Friday sales after the Thanksgiving holiday.If you are interested in shooting stock photography, the holiday sales to keep an eye on are the ones on the day after Halloween!Think about what stock photography is all about.It’s not just... continue reading

5 Tips on Mobile Photography.

As promised in yesterday's blog 5 reasons why your mobile phone is your best camera, I return with tips on how to make the best of your mobile phone’s camera.  1. Choose the right phoneAs you may have already imagined, the story starts with the phone purchase. You will have a few things to consider before going out and buying something, to begin with, your budget. Once you have the money part settled start looking at phones that are in this range then go online and compare their camera... continue reading

Russia for stock photographers - part two

A few weeks ago, I published part 1 of my trip to Russia.Today, I'd like to share with you, the rest of my trip to Ufa, the capitol of Bashkiria, a semi-autonomous republic about 1000 miles east of Moscow on the western slopes of the Ural, the area around it.      To a foreigner, Ufa is not a particular tourist attraction.    It's an industrial 2,000,000 million inhabitants city, that seem to have frozen in time some 30 years ago. Since there aren't any tourists,... continue reading

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