My first consideration in choosing a location is finding a place with light. If I want my subject to be well-lit, I will photograph outside if possible. I look for a location that has shade or diffuse light, such as under tree canopy or an overhang from a porch; something to make the light diffuse.I live in a place with very strong light from the sun almost every day and it will create harsh shadows on the subject. In certain instances, that might be the look you want, for... continue reading
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National Puppy Day is celebrated on March 23. Though it was started in the US to bring awareness to dog and cat adoption, I want to celebrate by sharing some puppy images. Since we live on a ranch, we bought a couple Rat Terrier puppies as they are known to keep the mice and rat population under control and they are a good family pet!Toto and Charlie were from the same litter. They were very active and I used a fast lens to capture them playing outside.Two of Charlie's images... continue reading
Valentine's Day is almost here. Have you gotten your sweetie a card and some flowers? Better still, have you created all your Valentine’s Day themed stock photos?Stock photography revolves around universal concepts, and there is no more an universal concept than love. You just need to check the database to prove it. Search “Love” and you’ll get over 3 million hits. Try Valentine’s Day or Valentines Day for another million results. In fact, look at any combination of hearts, roses, couples,... continue reading
If you have ever been taking landscape photographs in the rain you will know how difficult it is to manage all your camera gear plus keep it, and yourself, dry. There are a number of options including seven mentioned here. Many involve covering your camera with plastic and/or holding an umbrella over yourself and your camera set up. I have found that holding an umbrella limits my hand freedom to adjust the tripod and camera controls. I have also tried the plastic coverings but found them somewhat... continue reading
2017 in review - November and December: Bucharest protests renewed, Remembrance Day, AMA, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Christmas Around the World and more
In the last blog we took a look at September and October: Toronto International Film Festival, Catalonia Independence Rallies, Las Vegas Massacre, Emmy Awards, New York Terror Attack and more.We have arrived at the final chapter of 2017 in review and to the events that shaped November and December.The Olympic flame lit on Olympia, Athens, Greece and started its long road to Pyeongchang in South Korea where the 2018 Winter Olympics. The ceremony took place on the stadium... continue reading
November 17 marks this year’s World Peace Day.Started as a grass roots movement to encourage individuals to create and display origami paper cranes as an awareness campaign for peace – World Peace Dayhas evolved into a political action campaign to help promote peace through policy. Cranes represent the Japanese symbol for good luck, and have been adopted as a metaphor for world peace.The organizations website Peaceday.org has detailed descriptions for how to fold the animal and... continue reading
It is so easy in this hectic world to forget to stop occasionally and look outside ourselves for ways to give our fellow man a hand up every now and then.Since 1992, the fourth Saturday of October has been set aside as a National Day of Service meant to encourage average Americans to commit this one-day out of their lives to helping others.Make a Difference Day will be observed on October 28th this year. And while service can be done by anyone at anytime, having... continue reading
When I first arrived in Hong Kong in 2015 I thought the New year eve would be a perfect time to practice firework shooting. I went to the Tsim Tsa Tsui promenade since 9 pm to get a good spot for shooting but I was a newbie back then. All the photos were either overexposed, underexposed or wrong timing. I shrugged and thought 'Well, maybe next year'. Then, one day in 2016, my mom came to visit me and we walked along the Nathan road for sightseeing. Suddenly, police officers came to close down the... continue reading
Times are changing and so is the woman's place in business. From secretary to CEO, we now see more women at the helm of major companies than ever before and the perception of the woman's role in business has clearly shifted from marginal to central.What about the business woman's portrayal in stock? How does the business woman stock photo should look like in order to be successful today?1. First of all, she should be strong and show strength. Being a woman in business has... continue reading
If it’s the 3rd Sunday in September, then it must be Wife Appreciation Day – or as we like to refer to it in my house, just your typical day!Wife Appreciation Day was designed to celebrate wives without children – kind of like a Mother’s Day without the Labor Day.Although nobody is quite certain how it started, the general consensus is it was created by a loving husband to celebrate his childless wife.But it could just as easily have been started by the wife - or by the greeting card... continue reading
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