Articles by Jdanne

Think twice before you upgrade your camera body!

After using my lovely D700 Nikon for more than 5 years I decided to buy the new D810 body.What I didn't consider was the rest of my digital infrastructure. My computer is even older than my retired D700. In terms of our quick changing modern world: Close to stone age ...That's why my happines about my new pixel monster (called Nikon D810) decreased when I copied the first bunch of pixel monster babies (called high resolution photos) with my USB 2.0 card reader to my computer. The transfer... continue reading

Milestone: 1000 Photos Online!

Today is a happy day for me:- 1000 photos online !!!!And:- around 4,5 years at Dreamstime- 70,1 percent acceptance ratio- 3 assignment photos- 753 images sold (should be improved!)Progress comes slowly but constantly. Now I want to concentrate on more concept oriented photos with better sales potential and improve my post processing skills which are still very poor.    continue reading

When you have just a few moments to make your photos

There are situations where you must be quick to make your photos - even if the environment is anything else but photographer friendly.This happened to me at the Easter Procession in Malaga, Spain, during the Semana Santa (=Holy Week). This area is sunny and warm for nearly the full year. The weather was still nice when I left the hotel but it became very cold and rainy during the day.The first photo shows the leading part of the procession: Men and women with their traditional black cloaks... continue reading

Paris - the most visited town in the world

Paris - for most of us this town is the most famous tourist area in the world. For rich Chinese it is a famous place for wedding tourism, too.For me Paris is a working place at the customer side - at least for several months. That means: Being away from my family, overtime, night shifts, a demanding customer and even more demanding local managers ANDmy poor french language knowledge. The last time we had a lot of smog, too. During this smog period the public traffic system was without charge... continue reading

1000$ Milestone reached :-)

Today my sales reached the 1000 Dollar milestone. This year gave me a lot of possibilities for my photography: Business trips to Seattle (USA)and Paris (France)as well as a private trip to China - the home country of my wife.Especially in December I had an exceptionalboost of sales: One buyer (I guess it was one buyer) bought nearly ALL my photos from Kunming, China-the home town of my wife - just before Christmas!This photo from the airport Catania in Sicily, Italy, hovered... continue reading

Medieval Festival in Nuremberg, Germany

The Medieval Festival is one of the most popular event in Nuremberg, Germany.It takes place in September and demonstrates the life of this epochfrom brave knights in authentic and less authentic outfits,noblewomen and noblemen,family life,authentic non vegetarian food,funny musicians with authentic and less authentic haircuts,... continue reading

First Uploads from China

As a westerner with very limited language knowledge it's not easy to travel in China. Nevertheless I'm well "protected" by my chinese wife and mother-in-law.Besides the language barrier - even the Chinese Windows from my mother-in-law's laptop is a challenge - China is a paradise for photographers.A good source for photos are the parks with its pavilions, the dancing amateur groups, musicians and people feeding the birds:Since the province Yunnan... continue reading

Concept of Simplicity

One of my favorite concept is: SIMPLICITY. Keep it- stupidly - simple. Of course, such photos will never get an award nor will be accepted for assignment. They are neither first class nor fine art nor really charming. But they are useful.Here are a few - very simple - photos which all got sales, even my rusty railway track and my snow powdered roof: continue reading

The rusty charm of the broken stuff

There are plenty of pretty photos at DT: Monumental buildings, nice flowers, delicious tomatoes, lovely landscapes, cute dogs "smiling" into the camera...But what about the old destroyed stuff? Everything which exists will be dismantled or will get broken - it's just a matter of time. Photos of demolished things are not pretty, but they show something which many people eliminate from their memories: The transient nature of our world.Such photos have a harsh charm of their own. And the broken... continue reading

When you have to run to make your photos

Weather in April can be very changeable in Germany. From warm sunshine to heavy rain showers and sometimes even snowing - nearly everything is possible during this month. And the weather can change in a few minutes. I made this experience during our weekend trip to Frankfurt.Frankfurt is the fifth-largest city in Germany, the financial and transportation centre of Germany and the largest financial centre in continental Europe. It has a very pretty historical center but also very impressive... continue reading

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