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Top Tips For Creating Best Selling Images

I have often asked myself this question...      Is the answer; People; Exotic Locations; Rare Images; Concepts; Editorials; Landscapes; Strange Objects; etc?      Well, I can certainly confirm that my experience thus far (especially now I have just hit the magic 200 sales!!!) suggests all of the above to be true...      Yes - I can personally confirm that I have sold lots of sports...      I have sold faces... continue reading

Sports shooting tips - for London Marathon and others

Hi Guys!I am going to be shooting for a charity at the London Marathon - next week! This should no doubt be great fun but considering that I have only been on one proper sports shoot before now, I can do with all the tips and tricks you can give me!Here are the tips I know for now and - of course - would like to share... :O)On my rugby shoot, I went for a fairly long lens (100-400), which allowed me the flexibility of getting deep into the action. In terms of settings, focused on a... continue reading

White Stuff - Shooting tips & tricks for lots of white (or black)

Hi Guys!Does any know any tips and tricks for taking pictures with lots of white (or black) in the frame? Here are a couple of tips that I use:1. Metering off blue skies - this invloves point the camera up towards the sky to set my exposure and then (with manual exposure set) point my lens back at my subject for focus and shooting. Note that this requires shooting in manual mode, for best results...2. Another trick is "exposure +2" adjustment - this... continue reading

Process Raw or Shoot JPEG?

Happy New Year Everyone!I often pondered this question and write this because I have a sneaky feeling that I may not be the only one to have faced this dilemma.Like some other people out there, I thought the choice was simple. You either do everything in camera - like I suppose the professionals out there do - or you shot in RAW and process letter. Surely it was better not to process at all - so I thought the answer was obvious. If I shot in JPEG my photographs will be original and will never... continue reading

Travel Facts: What Is The Most Populous Black Nation?

The simple fact is: the West African Federal Republic of Nigerian - which is situated in the Sub-Saharan geographical region - just above the equator. With over 500 spoken languages, the American CIA estimating it to have over 250 ethnic groups and a United Nations population estimate of about one third of Europe (about 180 million people) - making it the 7th largest country by population in the world - Nigeria's significance is arguably not limited to just Africa but indeed spans... continue reading

Travel: What Do We Know About Mysterious Nigeria?

With over 500 spoken languages, the American CIA estimating it to have over 250 ethnic groups and a United Nations population estimate of about one third of Europe (about 180 million people) - making it the 7th largest country by population in the world - Nigeria's significance is arguably not limited to just Africa but indeed spans the entire planet!So, why is so little known about this countryof countries which is over 900,000 square kilometers in size - or enough land to fit... continue reading

How Do Beginners - Like me - Get Models?

Hi Guys!I decided to write this as I imagine I am not the only one to ever have had this dilemma. A lot of people have great shooting ideas but just don't know how to approach the tricky subject - of models and, of course, associated releases - required to implement such ideas. The unfortunate consequence of this is that a lot of creative ideas remain just that - ideas that never become reality. What a shame...There can be no doubt that Top Pros - such as the Yuri Arcurs' - amongst us are... continue reading

Travel: What Do We Know About Mysterious Nordic Finland?

Having lived in Finland for a couple of years, I am probably one of the very few non-natives lucky enough to have experienced the mysterious life of this interesting country.Most people probably don't know that Finland's closest neighbour is Russia. It might also be surprising to know that Finns have the highest number of lakes (by land mass) and saunas (by population) - in the world!It is an extremely interesting country to visit, with vast nature reserves (with only 18... continue reading

First Two Downloads - And On The Same Day!!!

After a long hard struggle, I came close to giving up stock photography (altogether) before I got my first acceptance - "Slovenian Autumn Greens" (photo top left "from Slovenia") - late last November. However, I soon realised that - even after that major victory - the only way to progress was to put the effort in to begin to grasp the ideological shift stock photography required.Almost a year after joining Dreamtime, it is hard to describe how over joyed I was to record my first two downloads... continue reading

Environmental Africa - The Good and The Bad

I recently visited Nigeria - a rarely trodden part of the world (with the fear of kidnapping and a desperate shortage of infrastructure amongst only a few of the obstacles laid to bare). Whilst in an extremely remote part of the country - where some independent rain forest conservation effort is taking place in an attempt to salvage what historically was one of the most biodiverse environments on the planet - I came across a small number of monkeys.These Eyes were opportunistically captured around... continue reading

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