Steps above Ugh . . .Writing is simply the art of converting sounds into coded visual images. The quality of the act of writing and the act of reading that writing, is largely a measure of the writer’s and reader’s understanding of the code used to construct the glyphs and their sequences needed to depict an individual sound in the form of a visual image. In this particular form of human endeavour, levels of excellence in all instances of written narrative are decided, defined and adjudicated... continue reading
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When I first handled a digital camera, I did not know to surf the internet for information on camera operations, nor how to look for information on understanding the concepts and relations between shutter speed, aperture and ISO. The internet wasn't saturated with such information back then. It was 10 years and more long time ago.Even when I got my first DSLR, making full use of the camera's setting was alien to me too. I had joined group outings to shoot photos of people but that wasn't fruitful... continue reading
I started to learn photography in January 2013 with a 3 months intensive school, when I learned the basics, and after the school I kept learning from different tutorials and books, trying out what I learned. Finally, after I changed entry level croppedframe Nikon to full frame Nikon, I started to get pictures I want. It was a constant effort and learning.Now I got the technical side, but still am in a process to understand, what makes pictures attractive and interesting. I know some basic composition... continue reading
From one of my recent articles for someone...Frequently wondered points about flash photography (basics and advanced):1. They say pop-up flash ruins photos. It is true?Yes and no. Pop-up flash eliminates all shadows as seen from the camera as it is located right above the lens. It can flatten up texture of a food image and ruin it. But it can provide a vivid and proper image when used on a non-reflecting surface with no texture. For example, shooting images of watercolor artwork on paper.... continue reading
This is just about an interesting aspect of photography.Actually about photography stripped right down to its bare minimum, recording material (film or digital chip), a small opening and light.Put like that, what is all the fuss surrounding this photography lark anyway?Honestly, pinhole photographs are probably never going to make it on to DT or any other stock photography site, because they will more often than not be blurred (camera shake due to long exposure time) and too "soft" (no... continue reading
I was able to get about 30 shots accepted the past 7 weeks but without any sales. It is a bit demoralizing after you have put it a lot of hard work. Although I love landscape and water scape photography I have decided not to proceed with it because it is so difficult to communicate a clear message with landscapes. If your shots do not communicate a clear message you can rather relax at home with a nice drink.The commercial value of pictures is determined by emotion, concepts and lifestyle. You... continue reading
This brief guide focuses on pointing out some tips for the photo enthusiasts out there who want to get profficient in object photography.The key feature of this topic is Lighting.There are two main object photography scenarios: isolated objects and objects in specific context. Lighting sets for each of these can vary a lot, from a single lightsource to complex sets involving multiple lightsources and various backgrounds.We'll focus more on the first scenario, namely objects... continue reading
Just got back from Sicily to find that I have 102 images! YAY!! also few more sales - yay! a sweet comforter for the fact that my camera broke on the very first day of my holiday!not sure if worth to anyone - but seriously - sometimes - its great to go back to simplerbasics :) continue reading
Hi everyoneI finally started blogging about photography and microstock. My blog is in french though ;). My first post on microstock agencies is about Dreamstime since it's my favorite one :)You can check it out at http://ericcote.squarespace.com and let me know if you like it. You can let comments in the blog articles too, people seems to be shy at the moment (although it's still new).I update it almost everyday. I'm talking about photography basics but also about advanced notions, microstock,... continue reading
Call this,if you like, a "Photographer's Notebook" -these are lessons learned in almost 50 years of photography-aimed mainly at the beginner in the game of stock; But hopefully more advanced practitioners may pick up a trick, or wrinkle here and there. Regards, KenI believe it is best to take baby steps- So before you do anything, take these Three steps:A)Set your Focusicons - detach lens, (so you are adjusting focus on focus point, not image) - adjust dioptre (next to viewfinder)... continue reading
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