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Best Places to Photograph the Gorgeous Fall Foliage in Asia

Fall is one of the two seasons (the other is sprind) where shutterbugs go wild as nature bursts with vibrant colors from gold to red. The cue is to go where the trees are. But not just any trees. Oaks, maples, beeches, sweetgums, yellow-poplars, dogwoods, hickories, and some of the tree varieties with leaves changing colors are the fall season approaches.Takachiho Gorge, Miyazaki, Japan   Takachiho Gorge is a triangular gorge leading to a 17 meter high Minainotaki waterfall flowing... continue reading

Im in!

     Hey. First blog posting and hoping to contribute more.As a mature age amateur photographer, I always viewed my photos as something not to be sold, but to enjoy taking.I opened an account with Dreamstime in May 2015 and did nothing with it.After reading a few of the contributors blogs, I decided, why not have a go.So with a total so far of one image (the one Im using for this blog), I cant go anywhere but up :)NOTE: The first photo is a selfie I took about 4 years ago as a... continue reading

Tips to Rock your next Facebook Cover Image

Admit it, unless you live under a rock, you have used Facebook for at least some of your daily life.But what you may not want to admit is what kind of user you are.   Are you the “post every detail of your day from sun rise to sun set” kind of user?Or maybe you are the “I have an opinion and I just have to share it” user?Possibly you fall into the “I just want my friends and family to know where I am and what I’m doing” kind of user.Do you simply troll others online,... continue reading

Learn from the refusals

Darn, my photo got refused. Never mind, I will make another one and submit it when I catch some time.STOP.That is not a good thing to do. Have you at least checked the email you received based on refusal or you've just deleted it after reading the subject line?Well, let’s start this way. I am an editor on Dreamstime, one of largest stock photo sites in the world. You know what I love to do with photos and illustrations users submit? I love to APPROVE them. Yes I do, really. I am just an... continue reading

Stop a minute!

I haven't written a blog or contributed many images for ages. Due to my daughter getting married, (I'm banned from putting images on line!!) and mainly, moving house. Having emptied the house of 4 offspring we decided to go for the traditional bungalow in an English village.In beautiful surroundings it has suddenly occurred to me how limited nature photography is.. Our images, stunning though some of them are, can never capture those other senses. That warm breeze on the cheek, the soft... continue reading

Russia for Stock Photographers -Part One

I just returned from two weeks in Russia. It was a family trip to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ufa, near the Ural Mountain Ridge.Russia is heaven for stock photographers. Friendly people, a wealth of World Heritage sites. Rich history with many relics and past times buildings, and a sense of traveling back in time, to 40-50 years ago.    It had been very very interesting and apparently quite fruitful as almost 60 images from the 800 I shot had turned into stock photos accepted by DT.The... continue reading

Multi Generations living together- Care for your Elders

Our family now has four generations living in two households just a few streets apart. We moved my Mom and her cat from Florida to be with us so she could spend more time with family and we could actively assist with her care as she grows older. We just completed an addition to our home that is a private studio apartment so she can continue to live independently and we have some privacy too. We added features like lights and faucets on timers since she is prone to forgetting to turning them... continue reading

Rural Hungarian landscapes

I'd like to show you a few less known but beautiful places in rural Hungary.You might heard about Hortobágy and the Puszta. We skip that for now. First lets take a look at the hills just north of Lake Balaton. Not high, but the climate is excellent for wine making. The Káli-Basin is known of the cute little villages and picturesque vineyards. One of the most romantic places in Hungary is the Bakony in autumn. The gold and copper leaves, the fog, the layers of hills, curve after curve on... continue reading

Trekking in the wild forest

I really love nature and often go far from the city and for a few days I go into the forest. Now it's time to mushroom and migrate snakes for hibernation, and the season of forest berries has also started. This beauty is often found along the route and leaves no one indifferent.   This is a small diamond viper. She behaved quite calmly, she even managed to hang her on a branch and take some pictures.   At that moment, the shooting was a bit scary, I had an 18-135 mm lens and had... continue reading

A decade of Dreamstime in pictures

Every photographer who ever sold an image knows that the key to a buyer's heart (and wallet) is uploading exactly what they need; and the key to being truly successful is catering for the taste of many.More than a decade of Dreamstime has passed, millions of images were uploaded and, millions of image were sold.What follows is a chronology in pictures.2006 - it was all about business and teams back then, we all remember the brainstorming sessions, don't we?      2007 - was about family... continue reading

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