Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how the light will be at different times in the day in different locations. If your shooting location is near the tidal zones, look up the tide charts. Read as much as you can about the place not just in guidebooks but go to the web archives of travel magazines to learn what's new.... continue reading
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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
I was lucky enough to have a day off from work a few days ago, (as this is not yet a full time job for me yet) and decide to go somewhere local with my camera and see what i could find.I went to a park in Solihull, which i had been to many times before, but never with my camera.There i discovered in the woods down a little road a beautiful little church.Yes i had seen the signs for it before but had never bothered to walk down there.However after having my first sale, i tend to take my camera... continue reading
As photographers we walk about looking at the world from a more artistic point of view.As stock photographers our view can be more varied.We see possibilities in scenes that most photographers pass by without a second glance.The problem is most of us look at our visions from one point of view...eye level.I have been guilty of this more thank I care to admit to. What if we try looking at things from a different perspective? Change our point of view. Both of these images were... continue reading
The weather in Rome was gorgeous in late October for some wonderful photography. There are so many photos available from Rome so I tried to add a few that aren't well covered. The following detail shows 1800 years of erosion. I joined DT two months ago and am on my way to reaching some goals.Merry Xmas to all my fellow DTers. continue reading
First I wiped with a damp cloth citrus fruits which were to be photographed, then I used a piece of wood finished as background.We used two light sources, namely two energy saving lamps 5500K, igloo diffusion polarization filter, tripod.Then your imagination is the limit !!!Unfortunately at this time hold only kit lens of my camera, and I realized that photos are not so sharp, but over time I want to purchase a fixed lens!I hope it will be useful information !!! continue reading
As I always have a camera with me wherever I go I am always looking for new things to shoot. Speaking to a designer gave me the idea of simple backgrounds, so now when I am out and about I find myself looking into the sky, puddles, fences and the ground more.Here are some of the results. I have put the backgrounds that I have taken so far into a managed collection here.BackgroundsOnly time will tell how much they are of use to the designers. I hope... continue reading
Today I got my first sale of a picture I had made with a Nokia lumia 1020 smartphone,it shows a rare Aesculapian snake resting on a branch.During a few months I was only shooting and uploading with the 1020, many photos got rejected and I wondered if I would ever sell any. Meantime I went back to "normal " shooting with my SLR but the whole thing shows that it is indeed possible to sell photos made with a smartphone. continue reading
My first three hundred images online, is for me an important step (a milestone); after an absence of several years, I came back in force at the end of April, and I added various image from different places and diversified domains! I hope that until the end of the year I will exceed a second threshold, the image six hundred approved!This is the last photo approved with number three hundred: continue reading
Today DT approved my 150th photo!I'm very happy because of that, but even more happy cause I really see the progress in my photos, so my learning and long evening hours with camera alone and in front of computer had paid off. And I want everyone to see the difference! Time between shooting these two photos is JUST ONE MONTH!The first was shot on 4th of April and the second one on 6th of May, this year both. Model is the same, but everything else is different, not just the concept, but the... continue reading
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