I know, it sounds perfectly to be travelling, taking shots and if you are selling them later, even making money at once. Still, everything can vary significantly according to the number of people one is travelling with. If I am alone it is quite easy to wait for a shot if I see something interesting coming. On the other hand, it is very difficult to achieve that when one is travelling with friends or family who are usually not so immersed in photography as me. To be honest, I rarely travel alone but... continue reading
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Look through any micro-stock web-site and it's pretty obvious that buyers do like images with people in them. Sites are full of attractive, smiling or laughing models, beautifully dressed and full of confidence, staring straight at the camera.However is this what buyers really want? I don't think so, at least not always. From time to time we read that buyers actually don't want models that look like models. Rather they are looking for more natural images of real people engrossed in... continue reading
I’m always excited to notice if my photographs have been viewed – and more so if one is purchased. Predominantly interested in the science behind landscapes and nature, I don't often have models in my images – though I have used them. I don’t pay my models. So far, the thought and conviviality over ‘a sell’ has been enough of an enticement to keep them interested in participating with me in this, my new hobby. The running joke and discussion we have is that if a photograph of... continue reading
As I told in a previous blog, I'm an eager bird watcher / photographer. Birds are perfect targets for nature photographers, you can find them almost everywhere. Even in big cities, in the closest parks, even in winter (unlike butterflies!) and they are comfortable size - you dont need a macro lense.This time however, I'd like to show you a few furry friends. Some of my successfull wild mammal portraits.This fluffy bunny (Eastern cottontail - Sylvilagus floridanus) was a pro model, eating a... continue reading
We all get one each year and sometimes we simply don’t know how to mark it. Yes, I’m talking about birthdays, beloved and dreaded in the same time, however,never forgotten. So, here are 6 ideas to celebrate yours this year.1. Call your Night Owls and hang on a branch. They can bring the party supplies and you can just bring yourself simply ‘cause you’ve always been the cutest. Cake is optional and it depends on branch width, length and strength, but you will certainly enjoy “hanging... continue reading
Looking for a new perspective!BE the first to show some love!1. I am looking for Tips, Be the first!2. Have great ideas please share!3. Hoping for interaction with other members, please be the first!4. Have some great techniques you could share would love to hear them.5. how long did it take to get your first sell?6. What did you have to do to get followers?7. Are you exclusive to Dreamstime? continue reading
Over the past few weeks I've just passed my driving test and got myself on the road.Looking forward to accessing more locations with the camera.Anyway on with this blog.I've been off work for the Spring break and arranged a catch up with my mate Alex.It was Alex that introduced me to DSLR cameras over my mighty old Samsung compact a few years back.We met up and went up to Culross last week, beautiful wee old coastal town on the river Forth.The wind blew as I walked along the pier... continue reading
I’ve shot micro-stock with both professional and amateur models; there are pros and cons with both.Theoretically the professionals hit the ground running; they know how to pose, aren’t shy and understand the photo shoot dynamic. But there are also disadvantages. You tend to hire pro models on the strength of their online portfolios which are sometimes misleading with older photos. I’ve had my fair share of ‘surprises,’ shall I say.But I’m making the case here for shooting with amateurs,... continue reading
2015 is the year of my Happy Hardworksin DT,Increasing numbers of my happy artworks,keeping the stabilization of the acceptance ratio in the line of 95 %,also reaching more than 300 sales.And the most important thing in 2015 is:Having a lot of talented friends like all of you.. ^__^Wow, It really feels like accepting a lot of presents in one trolley!! So in the next coming 2016,I hope my happy spirits will shines better through my next artworks, so I can makes more friends.... continue reading
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