Articles by Ioana Grecu

Color me Ultra Violet

It's the news anyone with any interest in color has been waiting for this week, Pantone has selected its color of the year 2018. And it couldn't be more potent but in the same time ambiguous, flamboyant, yet murky, rich and magical yet mindful. It's deep and it's certainly not calm, meet Ultra Violet, the star of next year's color palette.The color violet sits at the end of the visible light spectrum between blue and ultraviolet, which is invisible to the naked eye (not... continue reading

The legend of Mount Agung - the volcano that closed down Bali

When someone says Bali, you will instantly see white sand beaches, laid back backpackers, tanned tourists and locals mingling, fresh produce and tasty cocktails, but paradise comes with a footnote. With the highest possible alert level issued by the authorities will the Gods bestow their wrath or their good will on the paradise island of Bali?If you are caught in the evacuation procedures please stay safe and follow the authorities guidelines. continue reading

How To Use Stock Media so Well No One Will Know You’re Using Stock Media

Tired of the same million versions of a “business man smiling in a meeting” or “customer support representative with headset”, or even the ages old “woman with salad smiling”? Fear not, there is still hope that your project will be finished in time and not look like a stock photography presentation at all.If you want to know how all you need to do is keep reading.1. Stay authentic Above I’ve enumerated a few of the best sold and most used image in stock photography worldwide. Why?... continue reading

5 Tips on Mobile Photography.

As promised in yesterday's blog 5 reasons why your mobile phone is your best camera, I return with tips on how to make the best of your mobile phone’s camera.  1. Choose the right phoneAs you may have already imagined, the story starts with the phone purchase. You will have a few things to consider before going out and buying something, to begin with, your budget. Once you have the money part settled start looking at phones that are in this range then go online and compare their camera... continue reading

5 reasons why your mobile phone is your best camera

Since the advent of the smartphone era mobile phone cameras have increased in quality, megapixels, DOF capabilities, and now you even get two cameras for the price of one as some of the top range smartphones have a wide angle and a zoom camera that you can switch between. In a time when all we do is in a rush, your smartphone has become a gateway to the world and a great tool to cash in on your hobbies, and here are 5 reasons why.   1. It's always there when you need itWe know... continue reading

A decade of Dreamstime in pictures

Every photographer who ever sold an image knows that the key to a buyer's heart (and wallet) is uploading exactly what they need; and the key to being truly successful is catering for the taste of many.More than a decade of Dreamstime has passed, millions of images were uploaded and, millions of image were sold.What follows is a chronology in pictures.2006 - it was all about business and teams back then, we all remember the brainstorming sessions, don't we?      2007 - was about family... continue reading

10 things that Canada gave to the world

In anticipation of this very special Canada Day, the country’s 150th birthday, why not celebrate by learning about 10 great things Canada gave to the world?1. Basketball        James Naismith, who was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada, was working at the International Young Men’s Christian Association Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, invented basketball in 1891 as a way to keep his students active during the winter. He is also credited with designing the first football... continue reading

6 ways to spend your birthday this year

We all get one each year and sometimes we simply don’t know how to mark it. Yes, I’m talking about birthdays, beloved and dreaded in the same time, however,never forgotten. So, here are 6 ideas to celebrate yours this year.1. Call your Night Owls and hang on a branch. They can bring the party supplies and you can just bring yourself simply ‘cause you’ve always been the cutest. Cake is optional and it depends on branch width, length and strength, but you will certainly enjoy “hanging... continue reading

10 odd facts about Internet's favorite pet, the cat

They've been at odds with our other favorite pet, the dog, for such a long time that no one even remembers how, why and when it started but we love them nonetheless.Here are some fun and weird facts you might or might not have known about our little meowing, furry friends.1. A cat can’t climb head first down a tree simply because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way hence they must literally go backwards. Now you know why you have to call the firefighter to get your cared faced... continue reading

10 things to do with your mother on this Mother's Day

It's that special day when we celebrate the woman who brought us into the world and we can make it even more special with small gestures that carry our love across.Here are 10 simple yet sweet ideas for a Mother's Day to remember:1. Take her to the beachShe might not have been to one in a while, or maybe she never takes time for herself. Find a more secluded spot and take her for a beach walk, prepare a couple sandwiches and spend a few hours together enjoying each other's company,... continue reading

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