Hong Kong stands apart is the most expensive city location in the world for prime property, some 61% more expensive than its nearest rival London, new research has found.The typical prices of a prime resale apartment in Hong Kong is $4.5 million which is 45% more expensive than London where the typical price is $3.1 million and 55% more than Paris where the typical prices is $2.5 million. That's not a good news for Local PersonThe image.Advertising Posters On Street , Hong Kong Industrial... continue reading
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While browsing the Internet, I came across an article from February 2011 about a company that made a costly mistake when they used an image without permission on their website, and that image was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. This mistake ended up costing the company $4000. According to their story (which you can read here), most of their images come from stock photography sites, but this one slipped through the cracks.The company is now trying to educate others about image copyright... continue reading
Until a few months ago I didn't know (or care) much about photography at all.I'd heard terms such as aperture, white balance, depth of field and what not, but had little more than a vague understanding of what they meant.Shooting holiday snaps with a point and shoot, these terms hardly applied to me.Photography was just a matter of pointing a camera at something, pressing the button halfway then pushing down again.Point.Shoot.Voila, there's a photo.It's vaguely in focus, now where's... continue reading
Just in case some of you are still fighting the snow and ice and need something to think about, how about a new studio?You can learn from the best and Yuri has a new one to show you.I just saw this post and knew that it would get some of you photogs out of the winter doldrums just looking and deciding how to duplicate it.Lucky for me, it's becoming spring in my area and I have more important things to occupy my small mind!Such as, AHHHMMM, anyway, go forth and recreate if you dare. continue reading
Recently I have started to notice that we get an increasing number of product and people shots that are NOT out of focus, but are kind of soft anyway. As the review tool shows conveniently the EXIF of the photograph, a correlation started to emerge. Namely, the correlation between the aperture and softness of the image.Now, most of you would think that - yes, but of course, the wider the aperture the softer the image and the shallower given depth of field. Right you are, but interestingly the... continue reading
A couple months ago, I read a blog on DT focusing on the use of compact point-and-shoot cameras for microstock photography. Many people who become interested in photography hold back from seriously pursuing it because they think they need expensive equipment to be a photographer. Let's delve into this deeper.First of all, this article is not discussing talent. Many people may have the expensive equipment, but not the talent, or vice-versa. Either way, chances are you will have a difficult time... continue reading
Well the latest blog from Serban Enache Refferal Program, motivated me to write this blog. You all read the blogs, but have you noticed an image in that blog. I saw the image and saw its in level 5, was surprised, then browsed the portfolio, of Icefields was more surprised, this simple concept had loads of sales.Now if you look at these images, do you think the photographer used expensive camera, or any Adobe products. Well I checked he did use the camera, but this could have done even by scanning.... continue reading
Ancient Chinese furniture has different times in different styles, materials use of hardware production, has rosewood, chicken wing wood, yellow sandalwood, Elm and so on. The production of durable furniture, paint elegant decoration, large paintbrushes out of wood furniture reveals the texture, very nice. Now this has very little furniture, even if the find is also very expensive. This two picture is my old furniture in a photograph of the market, I am very like it. continue reading
It's not the camera that makes good pictures, it's the eye behind, we all know that, but a pro or semi-pro camera (DSLR) with good lenses makes it a lot easier to take perfect pictures thats a fact, too.But what does one do without the money to by all that fancy gear?Very simple - get to know the limits of your camera and/or flatbed scanner, experiment and try over and over - again and again ...Pick your best shots, buy a reasonable pen tablet as it is almost essential for manual retouching... continue reading
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