Articles by Maen Zayyad

Sisterhood

On my recent adventure in the Philippines, I was lucky to meet two young sisters who have a big talent posing behind the lens!They were inspiring for me to get into DT assignment after a long period of not participating. They made the safety concept with perfection, while it wasn't easy to control the little child who was afraid of water! haha!As it's more fun in the Philippines & the tropical weather is always great for a swim, they showed me how fun it is to be on the beach!... continue reading

Contributors shape the market!

I'm writing this blog because I believe there is wave of strange behavior from some contributors that is affecting the Microstocks Market in a way or another.This concerns everyone, but specially non exclusive photographers or those who might think of being non exclusives in the future.Now a days with the crises, we see many agencies showing up, some under strange names, wanting a share in the microstock photography market, & mostly they are agencies with no future, they just play hit & run... continue reading

Anti Riot Police

Lately with the protests in many parts of the world, we see no respect from the governments to their own people, excess of force & aggression are being practiced by their armed "Anti-Riot" Police, not to mention those who send their killing army forces...Isn't there any respect for democracy & human rights anymore!?!Unfortunately it seems not! :(My question to both sides, whom you are trying to hurt?! Are you enemies?!At the same time I don't understand those "... continue reading

CAPTCHA

How many times you had tried to log in your account & you failed?haha I confess, I myself had failed many times signing in some private accounts, because of this CAPTCHA security technology! Specially using my mobile, or when they are case sensitive while you don't know!!CAPTCHA is made to avoid bots & inhuman tries to hack or enter private accounts, still I'm not a very big fan of it.Well whether I like it or not, it is not a covered subject in Microstocks which inspired me to have these... continue reading

Fancy new models for your subject?!

Hello!My last vacations were really enjoyable, specially in terms of having a new experience in a studio with models after long years of being an illustrator!With my head rushing so many ideas that I wanted to shoot, I can say I managed to get really good shots covering many subjects! At least for the first experience!Of course number one idea was related to Business People...Fashion & Beauty is a must of course...... continue reading

Saving what can be saved...

Hi,I got some images that didn't have sales in the last 4 years!I thought of promoting them here, maybe someone could like & download any before they get removed!They are cheap & accessible for a little time! Thank you all! :) continue reading

What kind of friend you are?!

Like all in life, we meet different kind of friends, those that are the friends we know in a moment or an occasion, by coincidence or friends of friends, other kind that we like to meet when it’s about fun & good moments, because we don’t have enough trust to share them more than that (We might call them friends of a drink)!Some friends are from the heart, those who might drop honest tears of happiness or sadness for us! But never go further for some reason!But the most important friends are... continue reading

Qatar Total Open

Never thought of shooting editorial photos before this year! With my new gear I had more self confidence to attend some events & spend much time hiding half of my face behind the black see through box! This time was a day in Qatar Total Open for ladies tennis!Yep it was totally different from my first experience with still objects in Qatar Motor Show 2nd ExhibitionEach day had 4 matches so I was happy to have a stuffed day of shooting, regardless the fact that I couldn't attend the whole event... continue reading

Motor Show Second Exhibition

Motor Show Second Exhibition in Doha - Qatar, from the 25th till the 28th of January...I was there & I have enjoyed it a lot! Hopefully I will have time to edit & submit more photos for a full coverage about this event! And of course getting them accepted! ;)Cheers! continue reading

Innumerous Views!

This image has been online since two years now & it has 7 downloads, but what is making me feel strange about it is the number of views it has!!!I have asked DT before if the number of views was correct & the reply was with a yes!!!So I guess someone famous had tweeted it or linked it with an alert that made it get a big number of views!!! Much more than the whole views on the rest of my images!Even on the search of google with "Arabic Words" it will show up on the top results!Please try... continue reading

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