For some years now, I have been actively deploying websites for friends and one off clients with wordpress. I have found Wordpress to be a versatile CMS platform which is flexible, extendable and quite an amazing piece of software. While there are a lot of tweaks that one can make towards making a website faster with wordpress like minifying scripts, caching etc., one sure way to get a fast website is to optimise your images. As a photographer, it may be the best and biggest opportunity for... continue reading
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If you are a blogger, you already know that WordPress is a free open-source content management system for creating blogs and website content used by more than 60 million websites worldwide. One of the most powerful aspects of using WordPress to create your online content is the support for Plugins built into the core architecture.Plugins are built and supported by 3rd party independent developers that allow for the seamless integration of additional functionality. Plugins can cove a wide range of... continue reading
Apple supports a rich set of photo processing features in their native application Photos, and like any software application there are always some straight forward tricks for getting started and getting the most out of using it. So whether you are new to the application – or are just looking for some time saving short cuts - here are 5 tips for using Mac Photos.Getting started – Importing PhotosIf you previously used iPhotos on the Mac platform, Photo will automatically import the existing library... continue reading
There are two absolutes in photography – there will always be another piece of equipment you will want to buy, and you will always look for ways to improve your photography skills. While I can’t help with the first, there are a few bad habits to break that can immediately help with the latter.Take it out of Auto EverythingThe improvements in camera technology continues in leaps and bounds. And while the added functionality helps make it easier to create great images, it can also make us lazier... continue reading
In the digital era, ease of use and access sprouted some habits though some might be useful, some are not.Now that almost every electronic device has a built in camera, photography on an amateur level seems to be going a bit out of context regarding the whole concept and understanding of taking a photo.Taking into account mobile phones/tablet, pocket cams and dslrs, here are some bad habits you need to stop:For mobile photo users- Do not zoom in onto the subject using your fingers, the mobile has... continue reading
Tip one: ResearchOnce you have decided when and where is your next desired travel destinationstart your research by searching the stock agency’s collection that you associate with to see what they have. Find out what types of images and locations are popular at your desired travel destination and where are the content gaps in your agency's collection.Tip two: PreparationBreak your travel destination itinerarydown by day, location, and sites you plan to visit. Create a list of specific scene... continue reading
Most photographers create their first photos with a smartphone or point-and-shoot cameras. Then the moment comes and you realize that these devices cannot fully express your vision of the objects anymore. Whether you would like to make money with making photos or just enjoy taking great pictures, a good camera is absolutely necessary for achieving high-quality photos and upgrading your skills. A choice of device for beginners is not easy. A gadget should offer additional functions and be simple to... continue reading
Here are my Top 5 Elements of a Successful Shoot:1. A late call time2. Food (a filling breakfast)3. Food (a tasty lunch)4. Food (quality snacks)5. An early wrapOK, OK. Yes, that’s just the unicorn list, for laughs. Of course I know that not all shoot days will be quick and easy. And I know, I know, that there isn’t always the budget for full catering. However, this article is my opinion on what goes into a successful shoot. As a professional actor and model, I’ve... continue reading
When it comes to photography, food can make for really excellent subject matter. If you are a “foodie”, you will appreciate a good food photo. If food photography interests you, I’d like to share some tips to help you get the best out of your food shots.Lighting: Light is absolutely crucial to a beautiful, still life photo, and this especially applies to photographs of food. Why? Because we all love to eat food, don’t we? So the key to good food photography is to make your images shine... continue reading
Starting from the classical 'an image is worth a thousand'..., let's just say that an image may actually worth five thousand dollars. Or more. And we're not talking about a particular image, but any image out there can be the perfect candidate for the +$5,000 sale.Contrary to what people think of the income generated by microstock, that it takes time and plenty of downloads to reach a satisfactory level, your images can earn you considerable revenue in just one Sell the Rights... continue reading
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