Articles by Lupideloop

Wied Iz-Zurrieq

Although a tiny island Malta is graced with some beautiful countryside and scenery. One area which is beautiful and also inspiring is Wied Iz-Zurrieq which is found on the cliffy south-east coast of the island. Much of this coast line is made up of dramatic cliffs punctured every now and then by a deep and small valley which leads towards the sea. Wied Iz-Zurrieq is one of these, the word 'wied' being the Maltese word for valley.I just hope that 'progress' won't get in the way and spoil this natural... continue reading

Improvised Home Studio

Many stock photos are of isolated objects.... isolated either on white or some other neutral background.This isolation I believe... I may be wrong so if I am please correct me - happens at source. i.e. The Image is placed against a neutral background in a studio set-up in which lighting is done such that shadows are eliminated. Softboxes, fill-in flash and reflectors would be the tools of the day.I feel that isolation is done at source as to try and do this during pp, using Photoshop or... continue reading

Stock sites and the varied criteria

A couple of years ago it was suggested to me by a mate that I should try my luck by uploading to stock sites such as Dreamstime.At first I felt rather sceptical about things as I wasn't really too sure what 'stock' actually meant. Not too sure if I do now... but that's beside the piont! So, it took me a while to put this idea to test.Once I got over that I keyed in the address of the stock site suggested and did a thorough read-up and all the info they had available:- What stock is all about... continue reading

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