As fall approaches, the music and film communities begin preparation for the award season.Hollywood puts on the glam as the award shows build to the granddaddy of them all: the Academy awards. Unless you are credentialed or very clever paparazzi, you are not likely to be photographing the actual stars. But you can create shots that depict celebrity or sport success a even without that coveted spot on the riser or a backstage pass.Images of awards and trophies are always in demand as symbols... continue reading
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I'm sure we're all aware that the Academy Awards were held last Sunday.What some may not be aware of, is the Dorian's were awarded the same day.I am pleased to announce the winners for the first annual Best of Dreamstime awards.Congratulations BcritchleyAfter taking the Assignment award for Best Going MobileAutumn Forest Path is Awarded Best Set Designwith a record number 11 net new sales.And the award for Best Cinematography goes toIgordaborifor Sunlight Mist Trees... continue reading
This is the time of the year my husband and I overdose on movies.The Academy Award nominations have been announced so there are tons of movies we want to see– and the kids are all in school so the theaters are free for matinee viewings(just don’t sit next to the old guy who can’t hear and TALKS LOUDLY through the entire movie).We try to see all the best picture nominations, and as many of the other nominated films as possible, before the awards ceremony.... continue reading
A recent article (Too Much Photoshop)detailing how a winning photo had been disqualified because of too much post-editing made me wonder about my own post philosophy.In this shot of a modern building, for example, I decided to create a composite and added a plane over the building to add oomph to the picture. I don't feel any compunction about doing this since the intent was not to deceive but to enhance the image.I suppose for purists, the less retouching the better. And, in some regard,... continue reading
Thanks to the image editors for picking this image of my book worm, library, reading dog as an editors choice image.It only took two views to earn a download.This is my second editors choice award.My other one was this Easter image:Sales and downloads are nice but the special recognition from the editors is so valued.It's recognition from your peers despite whether or not the image finds commercial success.Editors choice winners appear on the home page and currently the collection... continue reading
Yes, of course there is. Flickr is a great place to get your name out there and for me is a place to put the files that get declined from this site. You get to meet some great new people and look at what other shots are out there, which may inspire you for something for here. You also get awards on there and other recognition, so what are you waiting for get a google account and get a FREE Flickr account.rnrnHere my flickr account feel free to add as a contact look forward to seeing you work rnrnhttp:... continue reading
Online presentation for nominees and winners of the prestigious international contest Black and White Spider Awards devoted to black-and-white photography was held on May 29. The award panel included prominent figures and companies engaged into photography and contemporary art (Leica Photo Gallery, Epson Kunstbetrieb, L’ile Aux Images, Phillips de Pury & Company, Magnum Photos, Sotheby's Institute of Art and others). The winners came from such countries as Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Australia,... continue reading
The 7th volume of the IPA Book Collection under the title 2009 Lucie Awards International Photography Awards has been published at 19 January 2011 and is for sale.The 7th edition has been published in both softcover, portrait format boasting 264 pages of award winning photographic work from both living legendary photographers and contemporary photographers alike. The 2009 Annual Awards Book highlights the work of all first, second and third place winners in both the professional and non-professional... continue reading
The 2010 FIFA World Cup event, hosted here in South Africa, has seen many exciting & new adventures for everyone all over.Not least of which is myself …I have been very busy running all around town recording as much of the frenzy as I can, with the limited few resources that I have at my disposal currently.I have been very hard at work to get the images uploaded & tagged etc … and have been quite frequently sending requests for priority reviews [which have for the most part been successful — a special thanks to the team tasked with these requests]... continue reading
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