One of my favourite photos:It’s an unfinished marble statue of a nude female torso, standing outdoors near the waterfront in Naxos, a Cycladic Greek Island.It’s particularly pleasing to me for many reasons, and not because it just sold for the 4th time.It’s an astonishing work of art in this unfinished state. Maybe the sculptor had a fight with his model, went home for a souvlaki and coffee, and never came back. Whatever, I’m glad he didn’t.It also reminds me of holidaying on Naxos, one... continue reading
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You are about to have a great meal, this plate looks delicious! How to take a photo of it that would look equally mouth-watering? Here are some tips.1. LightingFood looks best when it's lit from behind or from a side, with natural light. Place your subject near a window and try different angles. Avoid on-camera direct flashlight, it will make your food look ugly and unappetizing. If you're going to have lunch in a restaurant, equipped with a mobile phone only, choose a table near a window... continue reading
In an earlier blog I gave some hints in where to find models. So when you have found them, you need to prepare them for the photoshoot. Here are some practical tips to help. First of all, the best time to schedule a photoshoot is usually the morning. That's the time when most of us look our best. In the evening the eyes start to look a bit tired and postures starts to get a bit hunched. Make sure you have your clothes and props ready. Your model might come with everything you need, but if you... continue reading
Going to the lake can be very fun for people and families, whether its fishing, boating, or even soaking in some sun on the beach the lake has always been a hot travel spot from people for centuries. When the suns just right and the waters got that beautiful glow to it it is a perfect storm for a stock photographer because you can capture that image and only have to do little and sometimes no editing at all to the image and have a beautiful completed stock photo.On bright sunny days you can... continue reading
First of all, At the intro part I would like to share some essential information about a butterfly so that you could know more better and generate some more interests in them.Butterflies are beautiful insects and there are thousands of species in habitats all over the world, so the capacity to photograph them is endless. Butterflies often have intricate designs on their wings in addition to different color combinations. In order to photograph a butterfly you need the right equipment, plus lots... continue reading
Before I start, I'd like to tell you that my camera is the best; shoots at 14 frames per second, focuses instantly, weather sealed, has 4K video up to 120 fps and you tell it what to shoot, it goes by itself and brings back great results :))So yes, i'm being sarcastic, but with a message.Its not that the above specs are useless, in fact they are great at assisting professionals to attain their desired moments within a frame or video. Pro level specs do give a sense of trust due... continue reading
There are so many cameras out there nowadays, and in all budgets, too. Used, new, entry level, prosumer, professional and everything in between. And in a perfect world, every camera would have it all. Every camera would be small, easy to carry and yet easy to hold. They’d have perfect sensors that are capable of producing billboard-sized images in one exposure. They’d offer image stabilization and they’d all have articulating LCD screens. In short, they’d all have all the bells and whistles... continue reading
Probably, the most common question asked by a bird photographer is how to post-process images and what method to follow on Photoshop.I’m using Photoshop CC 2018 while processing my bird photographs and follow almost always the same method which I will share with you in this article.My Workflow to Post-process Bird Images on Photoshop CCAs I always shoot RAW, I start with double clicking the CR2 file which is the RAW file format for Canon cameras (yes, I’m a dedicated Canon user)... continue reading
My tale as a photographer who now gets bookings as a model. Like many photographers there is always a quest looking for people to model and pose for you, I started with family but as they grew older the less they wanted to do it, now it's impossible. I still needed models so I joined internet model site as a photographer. Yay at last an endless source of young pretty models, or so I thought. It was not so easy, they wanted paying which was OK for producing stock work. I managed... continue reading
4 Tips for Beginner Photographers:1. Angles are key:Many people think you should line up your camera so your object is in the centre, however, this is not true. Try experimentingwith different angles, this will make yourimage more interesting and unique. The rule of thirds may help you when experimenting with different angles.Here is an article on the rule of thirds.2. Research and Learn:If you are very interestedin photography and really want to know how... continue reading
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