The days of the 3/4 studio portrait using a solid color background and classic 45 degree lights with hair accents have long since passed – thankfully. Today’s portraits are active, inventive, and most importantly personal.So whether you are doing a favor by taking the engagement pictures for your second cousin twice removed – or are looking to expand your business into portrait photography – here are some hints for capturing the personality of your subject in pictures.Know you subjectIn may... continue reading
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It is often said that the eyes are the windows into the souls. If you need proof of that, just look at two star crossed lovers as they gaze for hours into each others eyes, or to the mother of a small toddler who can tell if he was in the cookie jar just by the look in his eyes, or to the old expression “giving someone the evil eye”.Eyes can truly convey a lot about a person character, and great artists throughout the ages have been known to convey depth and meaning to their work by how they treat... continue reading
I live next to the ocean and love to fish.My greatest skill as a photographer is a constant desire to capture moments to share and build memories that will keep forever.When I go out on a boat, I view each trip as an opportunity to use my photos to tell the story of our days adventure.Some excursioins tend to be filled with greater tales then others, but there is alway a story to tell.I am always at the ready with my camera, and am starting to do more with video to combine both photos and... continue reading
BAM! Oof! Snikt! Pow!Heroes are ingrained deeply into our culture. From ancient Greece to Gotham City, heroes help us tell our story of what it means to be human through their powerful symbols, epic plot lines, Herculean feats, and mysterious superpowers. Not to mention the evil super villains they fight. Heroes are representative of our sports teams and company brands. (Indeed, on websites, the main image is often called a "hero," for it shares some qualities of a superhero.)The storytelling... continue reading
For me photography is about capturing memories;maybe family occasions, special places, stunning colours, shapes, dew drops on leaves, sunsets, sunrises, old buildings or just the unusual. Every photograph or image is a memory of some sort; whether it captures a special moment in time, a pattern or shape or stunning colour, even a feeling.My preferences are animals and nature but I always prefer a natural look whatever the image. I do dabble with editing sometimes, but a forced or mega... continue reading
I love all aspects of photography especially learning new things and challenging myself to create new images.When I first began in photography about 25 years ago, it was very difficult to change or alter what you captured.I shot mainly slide films for publishing.Pretty much what you shot is what you got.There were no second chances.When I first started selling stock photos, I was to a small degree, still in this same mindset.I mean, I would occasionally clone out a distracting branch... continue reading
Cats are one of the hardest subjects to photograph. To do this, you need a cat or more, and very important, patience, a lot of patience.If you want to capture a certain scene, well thought before shooting, you must have a good relation with the cat, and the cat must cooperate, which is practically impossible.So, better prepare you camera, make all the settings on it and follow carefully the cat actions. Of course, you must have a lot of time.With patience you can capture wonderful pictures... continue reading
Weddings are an important occasion. If you have been chosen to photograph a wedding, you have a huge responsibility on your shoulders. You have to be alert and quick to capture all emotions and special moments. You also have to make sure that all images you click are of the best quality. After all, these will be treasured by the newly-weds for years to come.Wedding photographs obviously include images of the whole ceremony from start to finish. Everything from the bride and the groom getting ready,... continue reading
Loy Krathong festival or Yipeng is a full moon celebration in November. “Loy” means"to float" and a "Krathong" is traditionally made from a section of banana tree trunk and leaf form as a bowl contains candle, joss stick and flowers. Thai people will make wishes before floating on the river.Chiang Mai is a special place to do photography such as 1,000 holy fire balloons, fireworks, local Thai performance, monks, parade of beautiful traditional Thais cultureand many beautiful Thai women... continue reading
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