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Key Considerations When Choosing a Background Image

Although the content in your project calls the shots, a background is equally important in getting the right message across. Regardless of type of content, whether it is prop, a page, a book or window dressing elements, background is not just an ‘add-on’ but a vital element that enhances your work. A visitor can get an idea of your subject by looking at the background. Selecting a background requires careful consideration of the message you want to put across. let's take a look at how we... continue reading

Choosing Your New Camera

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

How to work with models? (Combine the Ideal & Reality)

As a microstocker when I think about models, before looking for a model I have to decide what I'm planning to shoot with my model. Fashion & glamour? Close-ups & body parts? Social concepts? Business concepts? If you plan your shooting that will make it easier to decide what model & from where!If you have a long list of different planned shooting you can try to choose models that comply with these different ideas & concepts! It's an easy mission but possible!Usually glamour... continue reading

Choosing the right wings for aerial drone photography

So you’ve decided to buy a drone but you’re a bit disarmed about what you should look for? First thing’s first, decide if you want to buy a drone for your personal pleasure or if you will end up chasing for results that require that much desired drone. Once you’re done deciding on this one you’ll face the next problem: The Budget. As with most electronics, there’s plenty to choose from. For pure pleasure, you can get toy drones for just a few bucks but as soon as you’re out of the ... continue reading

Be creative when choosing background images

A typical request by my clients is to remove backgrounds from images and replace them with stock photos. Usually, the client has an idea of what they’d like that new background to look like. Even so, I like to explore alternate backgrounds because sometimes they have a bigger impact or look more natural than the background(s) the client suggests.A few months ago, I worked on a pretty typical Photoshop and layout project. A client supplied several model shots. The images were photographed in... continue reading

Choosing for mirrorless

I am shooting now with my Mirrorlesscameras for about 1,5 year and I am very happy about the choice.Long time I was dreaming of having a small camera that creates the same quality images of a DSLR. I wanted something that I could easy take with me so that I will not miss the moments what could make a good stock photo.Some years ago the first Mirrorless Interchangeable lens cameras entered the market. Back then I started already to think if I should switch to them from my DSLR. I went... continue reading

Editing can be hard - getting a second opinion can help

From time to time I enter the various assignment contests here, usually adding anywhere from one to a handful of photos. Much of the time, they are rejected because the editors were looking for "something a little more elaborate." A couple have made it, but my track record is such that I only enter with some trepidation.Then came the smartphone assignment contest. I've been using my iPhone a lot and absolutely love having a camera with me all the time. I sometimes use it to take a few photos even... continue reading

Choosing a good tripod

As I just bought a new tripod today I thought I would share with you a few tips on what to consider when choosing a tripod.You may have spent a significant amount of cash on buying the latest and greatest camera and the thought of spending another few hundred bucks on a few aluminum sticks to hold your camera for you may not be foremost on your mind.And yet, the tripod is possibly just as critical for taking great pictures as your camera (but remember, great photography isn't so much about the... continue reading

The perfect camera - does it exist?

My last blog talked about how less choice can be helpful, but there is another aspect to this that is particularly applicable to photography.Many of us spend a lot of time thinking about what gear to buy.What is interesting is that we don't just compare the options, which would be hard enough, but we also compare the options to a hypothetical ideal that doesn't exist.We do this because it is easy to imagine.Here are two examples:1. Lenses.When buying lenses I will often be looking for... continue reading

Rejoice, no choice!

I'm currently reading a few books, including one called the 'Paradox of choice'.One of the themes is that too much choice brings negative side effects.People seem to want choice, and to exercise their freedom to choose - yet when choices are more limited they are better able to make a decision and happier with the result.I got to thinking that this kind of applied to how I use my lenses.While I wish I could bring and have access to all my gear when I leave the house, I often find I use my... continue reading

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