In this article I would like to share some tips that I find important when I take black and white photos.Black and white photo of an old bridge in Amsterdam centrum. How many shades of grey can you see?Black and white photos is not only black and white but obviously also a lot of grey. Everything between pure black and white is a shade of grey, actually it exist more than 500 different shades of grey, however the human eye can only distinguish between around 30 of them!Now that we know this, let... continue reading
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When did Black Friday become Grey Thursday?Traditionally we started our Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving – causing retailers balance sheets to turn into the black and spawning the origins of the name Black Friday.But then stores started opening early, then earlier, and then really early.Then people started sleeping outside stores to be first in line.Then things went from bad to worse when stores decided to open at midnight on Thanksgiving night.And now the opening... continue reading
"Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth" -ArchimedesCan we do the same with an "old" camera and "cheap" lens in our world? Surely we can because even the cheapest materials that produced today is much more efficient than in the past and we are lucky about this.Legendary photographer Ansel Adams did his best with tools that already in their disposal and then moved on to using better ones.He said "any good modern lens is corrected for maximum definition at the... continue reading
This photo was the first photo that I have uploaded, it had good impact and it was bought fast. I am happy about that and it made me confident. I thought of duality as the theme, ice and fire, really caught my attention.I put some ice cubes and water, in several glasses and after it was frozen I set up some black board background and for the flame I used hand gel on cotton.Meanwhile, a bit of ice melt and this gave me a bit of reflection. It was quite easy to do it and I made... continue reading
Within my general obsession with photography I have developed numerous small sub-obsessions. Whenever these crop up I want to go and photograph that same thing again and again until I get a photo that I am happy with, or until what will become my next obsession pops up: usually the latter happens first. At that point, I abandon my existing obsession like a once new toy, and immerse myself in the latest fad. And so it goes on, until eventually I chance upon my most comforting subject once again, exclaim... continue reading
Hello allI'm delighted by the great family of dremastime photographers, I've been photographed for many years, and I started this work since the film was there. I've always liked black and white photos but now digital has replaced everything. I think every photographer has the picture in mind before I take it and I firmly believe that estro and fantasy are very important before having a beautiful and expensive camera.A board does not follow a fashion but try to see and interpret your reality in... continue reading
In my last post, I told the community about how I was new to DT, but not new to the stock photography business. then I commenced telling of all the things I have learned to do, & what not to do. Well, an update on that. I logged in today to look at my portfolio to see which photos were being viewed the most.The ironic thing is, the photo that I posted in my last blog showing that I had not learned enough about lighting, the "Deserted Barn" photo, which I have posted in this blog, it is... continue reading
A pitch black background with a nice mesmerising Moon. Watch it in your Virtual Goggles and just sit back and relax, you will Feel that the moon is really in front of you and will make you forget that you are inside your house continue reading
These days in Varna, Bulgaria, completed grand regatta.A few photos of sailing ships during the stay in the sea port of Sochi, Russia. It was a great celebration for our city, everyone could walk on the deck of any sailing ship, there are guided tours. Unfortunately the weather was rainy, it was impossible to make a brighter pictures, so I tried to make a few black-and-white photo. continue reading
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