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11 Tips on Shooting Interiors

Are you sitting comfortably in your sofa? Looking for ideas on what to shoot next? Well, just photographwhat is right in front of you – your home (or any other you have access to) is your next model.   Here are 11 Tips on various stages of shooting interiors. Some are quite simple, some are starting points for new blog articles to come. As a stock contributor, you should realize there are no exactly the same rooms, so your subject potential is high. Fortunately, the commercial demand... continue reading

Light in the Darkroom

I love the smell of coffee in the morning, the smell of freshly baked bread, the smell of citrus, the smell of the ocean. Same as most of us, I guess.I also love the smell of fixer and whenever I get that pungent vinegarish pinch in my nose, I feel like I'm time-travelling back to my early days as a photographer, some twenty years ago, straight into the magic red room, the mysterious darkroom, a special place full of wonderful memories.      The feeling I get when I develop a... continue reading

New Zealand Trip

Hello Dreamstimers ! I'd like to share with you a more detailed view of my trip to New Zealand, to National Parks of North and SouthIsland. nNew Zealand - Aotearoa - The land of the long white cloud - AustralasianNew Zealand is a magical and mysterious country. It is seriously difficult not to fall in love with New Zealand, especially for a nature lover like me. I have never seen such diversity in such a small country. You can take a tour cross it from the east coast to the west coast in just... continue reading

Art nouveau architecture

Art nouveau, secession, jugendstil. The next stop of Bwagner Tours. Art was always part of the mankind, I think, this is, what really makes us different from animals. From early on, humans decorated their caves, their clothes, then called the greatest artists to build and decorate palaces and churches. But this is the era when - thanks to the industry - it moved into the homes of the common man. Companies, that even in our days work, made it happen. Thonet and Tiffany with their products, Moët et... continue reading

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

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