Articles by Alexander Nikolov

How to buy equipment for Stock Photography Part I

I have some tutorial videos on YouTube and I got an email from a guy about something that comes up very often in message boards, forums and so on so I hope I will be able to clear it out in the next two articles.The email said something like “I like the tutorial videos you did and I want to get into stock photography but I only have a small 10 mpix digital camera so can you recommend what should I buy before I start taking pictures”. Now I told this person – Its good enough. And I know that... continue reading

Seamles white backgorund in seconds

I continue my struggle to produce video content and this time I made a short video about how to create a seamless white or whatever color background in seconds virtually free. I hope you will like the idea and use it . I use it every time I am taking pictures of small objects - here are some samples made with this setup .Youtube link to the video - DIY Seamless white background continue reading

Is editorial microstock the next step ?

For some time I have this strange feeling that microstock editorial images are the next big thing that is about to happen in the field. I often shoot editorial images while being hired by a tabloid or magazine here in Germany, and of course they get those images and I don't publish them here . However sometimes it happens that doing my work I am at a venue that is of international interest so I tend to snap some pictures for the Dreamstime editorial section . Now looking at the details it comes out... continue reading

Shooting my video

Why anybody who is into video making business gets my full respect ...OK , i got a Nikon D7000 some time ago and i knew it takes nice videos but since I am mostly interested in pictures I didn't care that much about the video aspect of the camera .About 2 weeks ago I decided that I will try out the video features and decided that I should make a video clip of how I make stock photos . So far so good. I set up some balanced hot lights and pressed the record button -and exactly at that... continue reading

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