Earth Day ’08 is over. It’s time to get ready for next year. By all accounts 2009 will be “Earth Year” as all aspects of life are now increasingly examined for their impact on the environment.You will want to photograph iconic eco-products as well as using them as props in produced shoots. These are products that signal their eco-friendliness by arriving in a new package or shape or design that shouts out: I CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.A tipping point has been reached: ‘green’ products... continue reading
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Hotels in major business centers and cities empty out on weekends as do resorts in slow seasons. As a result many promote packages geared to special groups/interests in order to fill empty rooms. One of the fastest growing hotel and tour packages is for women only. Men have always had hunting, fishing or camping trips but us girls have had to settle for weekends alone if we couldn’t or wouldn’t tag along on treks with the goal ofkilling a large mammal.We began noticing an increase in requests... continue reading
If we use the Top Travel Photo Ops destinations in Part I as examples of typical travel destinations, you can learn some specifics about what travel photos will sell. The first step, starting weeks or more in advance, is to do research.What are the best seasons to visit for weather and events? Possible to connect with any one there to help find a good guide or translator/driver if the situation requires? If you want your images to stand out, you are going to have to forgo shooting the backs of heads.... continue reading
Traditional stock photo agencies are heavily vested in ‘creative research’. This is the stuff that informs expensive stock productions and drives editing guidelines. The biggest stock producers look for sociological and economic trends that will impact general image needs in the near future.The on-salary staff that seeks out trends are called creative researchers. Their job is seeking out ‘cool’. They hire outside trend researchers or troll the internet looking for the next big thing.... continue reading
Yesterday? Are you sure? Cross, verify.... Please describe. Exactly, attempts were made several times to respond accordingly, AND.......The Canvass was marked! Explain.....Every canvass is deemed to originate from this enclave, FULL STOP!!! Nothing FURTHER.....Emergency, WE REQUIRE urgent........Repeat...Emergency...Contingency, THIS WAY, thank you.......Ring tone???? Mute? Answers!! Where's the glassed note? Location unknown, endeavouring......Any windows? There are many, apparently, but... continue reading
What is a friend? A single soul, dwelling in two bodies” – AristotleTrue friendship is perhaps the only relation that survives the trials and tribulations of time and remains unconditional. A unique blend of affection, loyalty, love, respect, trust and loads of fun is perhaps what describes the true meaning of friendship. Similar interests, mutual respect and strong attachment with each other are what friends share between each other. These are just the general traits of a friendship. To experience... continue reading
Finally we need to mention Finnish industrial designers and architects like Eero Saarinen, Alvar Aalto and others. This Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio is a common sight in design magazines and expos. What do you know about Finland? Have you been here and what did you photograph during your visit? continue reading
Here’s something that I need invented, if anyone gets the chance: a time machine that fast forwards me to the last ten minutes of a photography trip, and then adds all the preceding time onto the end. The reason for my request is that whenever I go out and about with my camera I spend the first part of outing either taking no photos at all, or taking bad shots. Then, when I have about ten minutes left, either I light upon something that I would be happy to photograph for hours, or suddenly... continue reading
We move along and take pictures, as amateurs and professionals. Some enjoy the moment, while giving the content within the frame much thought, and others do it as a habit and such has currently become a trend.Acting and believing the act, that's what photo making seems to be heading towards. The largest growing hobby due to ease of reach to equipment and their complementary enhancements ... now everyone is a photographer; how do i know i'm good at it? well i get likes and shares :). A photo with... continue reading
Products from plasticine - a fairy-tale character and a vase with several colors. These are my first works in this way so please do not judge strictly, but in fact I do not think that everything is so bad :) But I do not expect big sales, because none of my photos have been sold yet :(Friends tell me, tell me about your success, what and how to do it right. On the Internet a lot of things are written, but the information is still quite old and I believe that it is no longer relevant. I would... continue reading
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