Articles by Francesco Carucci

My first 1000$

... and 700th photo at the same time.Thanks everyone, don't you love celebration blog posts? :) continue reading

Neuschwanstein, the swan castle

I had a very lucky spring this year visiting some exciting places. Here's another one, the swan castle in Bavaria, also known as the castle of Disney.But literally everyone and his dog takes that photo, so I wanted to try something different, a sunset over the Alps featuring the other castle in the area. Here's the result, I must say I'm very pleased with it.As usual the full story of the little adventure is on my travel blog. continue reading

Gullfoss, the golden waterfall

Oh, that was an adventure, what an incredible place that was. All Iceland is beautiful to visit and worth shooting for some very unique travel photos.I was lucky to spend few days, and managed to grab some nice lighting shining over this majestic waterfall.I tell the full story on my travel blog.Enjoy and go visit it Iceland. continue reading

More traffic to Dreamstine, why not a blog?

I've recently been experimenting with ways to draw more traffic to my portfolio on Dreamstime andincrease exposure of my work. I experimented with Twitter with decent results, now I'm trying to open a Travel Blog, add referral link and banners to Dreamstime and my personal gallery, and provide not only business, but some form of entertainment to my potential clients.It serves two purposes:- draw more traffic to my Dreamstime portfolio- gather more referralsThe first post on Biliki... continue reading

My second assignment file!

This is an image I'm very fond of, taken during my recent trip to Iceland. The smile and the cloud pattern emanating from the horse's head were both very lucky.Vote for it if you like it, thanks! continue reading

600!

Images online. Thanks everyone :) continue reading

Marketing your images on Social Networks

Dreamstime does a great job at representing and marketing our images. Can we help too?I'd say yes, and I'm looking at ways to drive more traffic to my profile, hoping to improve sales, while I also try to improve my technical and compositional skills.Some marketing vehicles I'm considering:Facebook. Dreamstime pulled the technical side off with a nice little application that connects our profiles to our Facebook page. I suggest to create a Fan page for our photography on Facebook and connect... continue reading

My best model

She's a born model :)Some technical details: all shots are with camera right umbrella, and sunlight used as rim light to separate the subject from the background.But technical details mean really nothing, what counts is the model and capturing her soul... Telling a story with her. continue reading

Winter tips

Given the unusual cold and snowy weather all around Europe, I took the chance to go out shooting some Winter scenes to diversify my porfolio. Overall I'm happy with the result, I came back with some nice images and lots of new experience that, as usual, I like to share.Here's today list to shoot snowy landscapes:- Broad day light is not so bad! It mixes pretty well with the white candid scenics and is quite iconic. No need to shoot at sunset.- Keep your palette minimal: whites, blues,... continue reading

My first assignment file

On the 31st of December. Hopefully this is a good omen for the next year. Happy 2010 everyone. continue reading

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