How can a pet photographer have a stock portfolio relevant to holidays such as Halloween? Easy! Think of those scary, macabre or spooky animals related to All Hallows Eve.Of the few domestic animals associated with that haunted holiday of Halloween, the one at the top of the list is the black cat. That favorite feline of the witching hour! What gathering of thirteen witches would be complete without a mascot… a coven kitty? Black cats have always been omens of superstition. Perhaps it is their dark... continue reading
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Designing effective ads on mobile devices can be more tedious and challenging than you would think. You should consider the following pointers, in order to guide you in attracting your potential customers. Beginning with the imagery of the ad, it needs to be creative, unique, engageable and interactive; form a creative strategy to thoroughly plan your branding ideas, for example, which colors/fonts will be used, which tone of voice, creation and implementation of your logo, your unique value proposition,... continue reading
Congratulations, you bought a new graphic tablet. The good news is it is so easy to learn to use your new tablet and pen for photo editing, illustrating and a whole host of new creative outlets. The bad news is it is sometimes harder to unlearn how you do it now with a mouse. Here’s a quick start guide for getting the most out of using your new graphics pen tablet.I’ll use the Wacom Intuos Tablet in my examples since it is widely used (including by myself), although there are other good... continue reading
So you’re new to digital photography, and you are trying to decide what software you should be using to post process your images. Or maybe you are just trying to decide if it’s time to change to your platform of choice. For many facing this decision it comes down to a choice between the open source application GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program, of course), and the industry leading Photoshop software from Adobe. Before making this decision, it is important to understand what... continue reading
Get yourself a cup of your favorite beverage and settle down in your reading chair because this is going to be a long but informative blog. We're going to go in depth of what Buyers are looking for, understanding the stock industry, and how you can compete in a dynamic and changing environment.WHAT ARE BUYERS LOOKING FOR?What kind of images are Buyers looking for? The short answer is this: EVERYTHING. Travel images, business, parenting, industry, technology, you name it, Buyers have a need. However,... continue reading
For the most traveller with less prepared for a new destination or just wandering on the road to see and to record what he/she saw, I have some tips for you to get most chance to take great photos while you are on the road, even you are not a professional photographer.#1 Get up early and set out! The early bird gets worms. Most good landscape photos were taken at daybreak, themagnificent and beautiful views will be a gift to those diligentpeople.#2 Use Google... continue reading
Although the content in your project calls the shots, a background is equally important in getting the right message across. Regardless of type of content, whether it is prop, a page, a book or window dressing elements, background is not just an ‘add-on’ but a vital element that enhances your work. A visitor can get an idea of your subject by looking at the background. Selecting a background requires careful consideration of the message you want to put across. let's take a look at how we... continue reading
Microsoft has provided Bing Images as a way to search for images across the Internet by using keywords or other images in a convenient and easy to use format. It is even linked into popular Microsoft tools like Office and Edge. But does that mean that images returned in Bing Images searches are freely available for you to use as you wish?The answer is – I wouldn’t bet on it. Bing Images searches for images from across endless sources available online. And while they are careful to not intentionally... continue reading
I’m old enough to remember when red eye - that phenomena where the pupils of people or animals eyes glow horror show red in a picture - was the norm rather than the exception. And while advances in camera technology and in-camera processing has improved to the point where this rarely happens, it can still occasionally be a problem.Red eye is caused when light from a flash reflects back from the retina at the back of the subjects’ eyes, and it usually happens when shooting at night or in low light.... continue reading
In this article let's talk about how to find models and on what conditions to agree with them about work.Let's start with the arrangements.Naturally, the easiest way is to pay for the work of models, but a beginner, and an experienced photographer, does not always have money for that. But money, as it obviously did not sound, is not the only currency. For many models, high quality photographs are a good payment for shooting. So this is your offer.To use photos of people on photobanks, sign... continue reading
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