Articles by Constantin Opris

APPS really useful for photography

Recently I discovered some really great apps that can help you improve photography. If you know more such apps please share them in comments.In order not to name only a few or just the ones that I use, I’ll try to group these apps into categories so you can search for more or better apps that do similar things.App showing moon phase and stargazing conditions - for those photographing at night this type of app will be great. You either want to know if you’ll have a clear sky where milky... continue reading

Concert photography

Taking photos at a concert seems like a hard thing to do, so that is why I've decided to try and help by giving you a small technical advice set.Either you have a phone, a compact camera or a high end dslr, one creative person can take really good photos at a concert. I usually have my compact camera with me for several reasons: the security stuff won't pick up on my small camera, it's lighter and easier to carry and hold in a single hand, people will tend to act naturally in front of such a... continue reading

US presidential campaign

Today's the final countdown for the US presidential elections. The big question is about to get an answer some time soon and you'll have the occasion to celebrate or to get sad, in either case everybody will feel somehow relieved. As a funny fact, small towns of Dixville Notch and Hart's Location in New Hampshire have already opened their polling stations in order to mantain their first-vote status: Obama and Romney earned 5 votes each in Dixville Notch and Obama 23 votes to Romney's 9 in Hart's Location... continue reading

Dreamstime goes mobile

Despite our diversity, most of us have a lot in common. I'll only close in on two aspects: we love mobile phones and we love the Internet. We also like sharing our experiences and see other people doing that as well. That's Social Media. The image in Social media puts the soup in the bowl, so it's only natural to keep "Social" the main ingredient if you're approaching the social media images. Mingle, socialize, be a part of the whole context you're experiencing, don't just go out hunting for images,... continue reading

Tips for editorial submissions

There are a few important points to be considered for editorial submissions although they seem to be overlooked most of the times:Specific descriptions – increased editorial valueThe first thing one should keep in mind when submitting such images is that they are not meant to be generic images as regular RF ones are. I am talking here especially about those images related to events – be they sport, social or high life. Therefore, the text added as description for these type of images... continue reading

Becoming a photographer

My first blog post should be a short story about how I evolved as a photographer.After taking pictures as a hobby for many years (since I got my first camera as present at the age of 6) I decided to take photography at a higher level. Equipped with an old 50 mm f2 lens mounted on a Zenith camera with various technical problems, I got some B&W films and shot a few randomly. Ha haaa!The next thing I did was to start buying and borrowing technical photography books, including Alpatov's “History... continue reading

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