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70 in 20 - to all BeatleManiacs and John Lennon's fans

Hi, guys!I'd like just to remind you that in 20 days, October 09, John Lennon would celebrate his 70th anniversary. I wish all of you Sun and Love! Don't forget to sing your favourite Beatles' songs this day! Let it be! continue reading

More useful sources for food photographers

About a year ago I posted about Lou Manna's work, which can be the great source of inspiration for all who are keen on food photography.Today I'd like to share some more useful (of course, from my POV) links: the first one is to the interview with Jennifer Davick who is the Food Photographer at Southern Living magazine in Alabama. I especially like she uses only real food, "nothing is doctored or faked" - that's great, I adhere to this position in my practice.She says: "Simplicity is the... continue reading

The first 100$ - at last!

You will laugh but it took me practically an year to earn the first 100$ on DT. But I'm not a professional photographer, and sometimes I did not upload new photos for months.My first photo was sold 23.05.09 and after 11 months - 19.04.10 - I sold one of my favourite photos with children playing on the river that has earned the last 0.88 cents to the first 100$ (at last!)I hope the following year on DT will be more fruitful :-)Good luck to all of you! continue reading

Easy HDR Effect technique

I'm sure you know about HDR. Just in a case, you can find information on Wikipedia.Here I'd like to share an easy HDR Effect technique that helps to improve your existing photos just with some clicks in the Photoshop. It is not my invention, I found the instruction on Flickr in KolNedra's set. But I've used it and I'm pleased with the result:1. Open your photos in the Photoshop.2. For better understanding of the process, let's name the original Layer (probably it's called Background... continue reading

About hand drawn kid's illustrations ...

Inspired by the Mildegard's blog post "Pictures that do sell and do not" concerning hand drawn illustrations, I've uploaded several mines, mostly kid's pictures.Mildegard has made the good analysis of what types of hand drawn illustrations are sold better, but I'm still interested- does anyone else have a similar experience? What hand drawn illustrations are sold better from your point of view? Thanks a lot in advance! continue reading

Have you ever been in St-Petersburg in winter?

If no, so I'm afraid you've never experienced a sense of great night mystery of this tremendous city. Cold wind, snow, lights, shadows, indistinct contours of palaces and bridges, illusive figures on streets...I've made a selection of some photos that reproduce my feelings in some way. Enjoy, please! continue reading

Hooray! My photo has been approved in assignment!

Hooray! My photo has been approved in assignment! For the first time!Good luck to everyone! Don't lose hope! continue reading

Spooky Halloween!

Only 10 days remain to the most fascinating, mystic and fun year's event - All Hallows' Eve.If you want to hold yourself in readiness, have a look on the Martha Stewart Halloween Party Workshop's web-pages or at leasttake note of these ideas on DT's photos: continue reading

5 Still Life Lighting Tips for Beginners

I'd like to share with you a quite useful note from Digital Photography School web-site:Lighting is the single most important element of “Still Life” photography. The way a photographer uses light for still life will add mood, give context, provide interest, and ultimately, create a dynamic still life photograph. Lighting for still life is not complicated. In fact, stick to these 5 tips, and you will nail your still life shots every time.1. Use an simple backdrop: Wrinkles and ridges in... continue reading

Video critique on web portfolios

If you're about to develop your web portfolio it might be useful to have a look at the blog of Zack Arias, Atlanta based photographer.He gives some Photography Critique Episodes on video, which are extremely helpful in "what's good and what's bad in photography and self-promotion" understanding.I like his blog generally as well, because besides the critique there is a lot of useful information, interesting thoughts, creative photos etc.I hope you won't be disappointed in spending time... continue reading

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