Since I am going on a 2 week holiday (yeyyyyy, you can't see me, but I am dancing around the office), I take this opportunity to wish you a very very merry Christmas and a wonderful New year to you and your families. I hope Santa is generous this year and brings you lots, lots of presents :) - what am I saying? TONS of presents. I can't wait for mine although I have not been extremely good this year :P. I wish everyone is happy, at peace and will find plenty of time to spend with their families and... continue reading
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What does leaving my wallet at the bookstore yesterday, a flashing warning light on the car dashboard as I pulled out to drive back to the bookstore and an error in posting a payment to a bill have to do with stock photography?Typical everyday annoyances and frustrations make for great concept shots for editorial uses dealing with stress related issues and to illustrate products and services that supply solutions to common business problems.Many of the ideas on the shot list below will have... continue reading
While reviewing a featured photographer's portfolio, I saw a perfect opportunity to write about the judicious use of makeup on women models. Nothing better illustrates how makeup can lend authenticity to a model in different situations than photographer Niderlander’s four shots of the same model made up in different ways for four different situations/moods/time of dayIn the first image of a researcher or medical tech, the makeup is extremely subdued as is fitting in that situation. Most... continue reading
This is my last day at Dreamstime.....before the New year's Eve. I am going on my holiday for two full weeks ....yeyyyyyyyyyyy.....!!!Just wanted to take this opportunity and wish you all, from my little heart, a merry merry Christmas and may Santa bring you whatever you want. Hope you have been all very good and you have behaved cause Santa has everything you want: Cameras, houses, cars, tropical holidays, cats and dogs, sisters and brothers, whatever.....May you have very peaceful and blessed... continue reading
Emerson says "Envy is ignorance, Imitation is Suicide." -- I learned the hard and painful way that comparing yourself with others - no matter what it is about - is simply torturing yourself and killing all your creativity.You may think this is being self-righteous but since I stopped trying to imitate other artists I become much more creative because I've felt free -- the feeling of that freedom gave me the freedom of creativity. I admire fellow artists works but I don't envy.... continue reading
If it’s the 3rd Sunday in September, then it must be Wife Appreciation Day – or as we like to refer to it in my house, just your typical day!Wife Appreciation Day was designed to celebrate wives without children – kind of like a Mother’s Day without the Labor Day.Although nobody is quite certain how it started, the general consensus is it was created by a loving husband to celebrate his childless wife.But it could just as easily have been started by the wife - or by the greeting card... continue reading
Whether our passion is portrait, landscape, abstract, or stock photography, we photographers certainly appreciate our little pocket-sized friends, namely our smartphones, which have become very powerful photographic and videographic tools, and are making a leap forward with every new addition to the market.It’s no surprise, then, that Apple’s newest iPhone alleges to have much improved photographic capabilities.The new iPhone 8 release is scheduled for a September 12th launch event and... continue reading
Dear community,We'd love to read your photo adventures, but before starting, please keep in mind that blogs are for sharing photography experiences meant to help our community with useful tips and tricks.Our blog section is monitored and reviewed by our admins and your posts will not go live until approved by admin staff. Some of the posts might not meet our rules, be out-of-topic, or address matters that cannot be answered publicly.In order to avoid your posts being refused, here are some guidelines... continue reading
You have to shoot a lot of pictures to get a good one especially when your model is a dog. He is not particularly interested in the story but in the embrace and the attention. She also holds him tight when he is forced to look at his drawing. Sometimes one photograph is enough to understand the story of his life. At the beach. And when he's happy, most of the time he's happy. continue reading
I was happy that my picture was aproved in assigment. Today i found out that my image was sold and now i have 101 sales on that picture. I am very happy and i what to tell you this . Do don't give up and upload for assigment . Maybe i will win the assigment this time. continue reading
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