When I made the photo I was not sure it would be of any use, for DT that is.Later on, when I checked it in the computer I liked the effect which the bizarre branch had on the whole image, after erasing some disturbing elements I thought it was ready for upload. I was wondering who was the main subject,the Goldfinch or the Branch? continue reading
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Almost all mobile devices like phones and tablets are equipped with a camera in them. Modern devices are capable of very good images, and best of all, you will almost always have your phone with you. However, mobile devices can be more sensitive to the conditions around you than big cameras with large sensors and better optics. Here are a couple of tips that might help you take better photos with your device.First, before you even think about taking a photo, take a look at the camera... continue reading
I know I'm dating myself when I say that the 80s pop band Huey Lewis and the News was right when they sang that it's hip to be square.When it comes to photography, I love the square format.It open up new and creative composition opportunities that a normal rectangle format doesn't offer.It is especially useful when you find yourself in a creative rut.Many of today's cameras offer a square format setting that you can choose so that you can compose your photos in the square format right in... continue reading
I often encounter a question. Well, I am so sure most of you must have answered such question. You upload a good shot in your public profile and the next question will be 'Which camera?' Might be the most irritating question for a true artist :)Well, better gears do help to create good photos but does that mean idea/angle/composition...none of these matters? If you are a good photographer you can take memorable photos even with your point and shoot. We have such an artist in India who is famous... continue reading
Well, I just got a hard lesson from DT. I uploaded 10 photos within about two weeks and the first two who were moderated were rejected. Honestly, I had high expectations because I spent a lot of time making and edit these pictures.0-1. "This image is over-processed/ overfiltered." - I opened the redacted photo again and watching from other point of view, is true, the photo is "too proccessed".0-2. "Wrong composition and poor light" - And once again I am convinced that it is so. I did't follow... continue reading
I've got a confession to make: I've got a bridge fetish. I find the lined interior and exterior of bridges irresistible, and I always have an overwhelming urge to photograph, dissect and digest them during my travels.Take for example the Helix Bridge at the Marina Bay Waterfront in Singapore, quite possibly the earliest bridge photo in my portfolio. Don't you find the entire structure fascinating, especially the attempt of the architects and builders to model this after the double helix structure... continue reading
The rule of thirds is an indispensable guideline for composing commercial images, but there are other options out there!Have you tried using vanishing points to create perspective in your photographs?This is a concept that is used frequently in drawings and illustrations, but seems to receive less attention from photographers.A vanishing point is a point in an image where lines that are parallel in the 3D world converge in a 2D image.This adds perspective and the appearance of distance... continue reading
This photo uses the line of cheese wheels to draw the viewer's eye into the image.It may not be easy, but it is simple.The three most important things to nail down if you want to get your photos accepted at this, or any, stock site are focus, lighting and composition.Subject matter and creativity go along way towards getting sales, but if these three elements are not in order, your image won't pass the initial screen by the reviewers.If it isn't online, it can't sell.It's that simple.... continue reading
Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.Any photographer’s supreme ambition is to capturing the precise millisecond that tells the whole story.A picture is the freezing of time.There are no fancy mechanisms available to the photographer to fill in the viewer with the crucial backstory.There is no way to rewind the narrative in a photograph.That single frame is it; the... continue reading
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