Portraits, as we all know, come in a variety of forms, there are posed, formal, individual, environmental, etc.I need not dwell on the endless types here or their characteristics.Each one certainly has its merits and benefits depending on the goal of the photographer. Each also has its limitations.To me, there is something quite unique about candid portraits.Images of people going about their everyday lives tell us who people really are, their emotional state, their interest and passions,... continue reading
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If you read some articles about how the photo stock market is doing or what are the new trends you will not avoid to see that there is an fast increasing demand for authentic photos. This means that most agencies have much choice of staged photos. What many buyers are looking for are real and natural looking photos taken from real situations in natural light.Now the question is where can I take this kind of photos? Do I need to travel arround the world? The answer is NO. Many people will... continue reading
We all have the need to travel a brought to get the images that we need. We have the feeling that the exotic places to us are the images that are in demand. This can work against us. Looking at Dreamstime having clients all around the globe maybe many of us could be wrong with their thinking. Your city can be important for others as well.In recent Microstock meetings it came regularly up that there is an increasing demand for local authentic photos. Look at you city as a buyer. Photograph your... continue reading
Here are a few tips to capturing candid portraits.I thought I would share and post this favorite picture of my granddaughter at the park.1)Go somewhere fun and interesting.You can't control candid photography, but you can control your setting and maximize your odds of success.The greens of the park background here make a nice background for the side of my GD that I wanted to capture.That was one reason for choosing this location for our play time that day.2) Be ready.I... continue reading
In recent travels I've been making an effort to take portraits of the people I meet.At first I set a goal of 50 different people per trip however, this seemed to cheapen the individual interactions as I'd have to bounce from person to person during any available time. I'm now just making the most of any opportunity and making a habit of at least having my 50mm lens with me everywhere I go.I love the environmental portrait work of the greats like Arnold Newman, Steve McCurry, Henri Cartier-... continue reading
Maybe due to a personal inclination, but there is a deep belief within me that almost all Indians' characterize well when done candid.Indian females are best subjects of candid photography. When done on an arranged shoot, they always tend to get shy and the right expression almost never accompanies the shot.What initially started as a SoFoBoMo project for me with title "Faces of South India" has given me a lot of insights on candid photography.Only drawback being,... continue reading
She's a born model :)Some technical details: all shots are with camera right umbrella, and sunlight used as rim light to separate the subject from the background.But technical details mean really nothing, what counts is the model and capturing her soul... Telling a story with her. continue reading
I just finished putting together my collection of adorable childrenhttps://www.dreamstime.com/adorable-children-rcollection5007-resi227445It was really fun browsing through DT looking at all the sweet little kids.As you probably already know....I LOVE TAKING PICTURES OF KIDS, so this collection has been set up to showcase some of those little darlings. continue reading
Hi...My name is Jennifer and I have been with Dreamstime for 9 months.Some of my most popular pictures are candid shots of children.If you are interested in downloading or taking these type of pictures, send me a message so we can chat.Thanks for looking,Jennifer continue reading
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