Everyday we are surprised by a mobile phone manufacturer, especially if we are talking about the camera specifications. It is like a cold war, everyone has a race to see who can develop the most advanced and optimal hardware. On other hand, even stock agencies now accept photos and videos taken by mobile devices. Is that our future? Is photography as a profession going to be forgotten? Personally I think, that taking photos via a smartphone is enjoyable but for social media purposes or other, not... continue reading
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Taking photographs on the road. This can mean different things to different people but in its simplest sense, it can mean, get up and get out there.I can't help it but I mostly like to plan ahead before a trip, to try and find locations that could be good photographic opportunities. Looking at other photos of the area you plan to go to on Dreamstime is a good source of information and also to see if you can find a different way to photograph that location. There are also a number of guide... continue reading
Ever felt frustrated because you’re unable to get out of a vehicle to take photos while passing through beautiful and interesting places? Fear the bluurr no more and join me clicking away on the move! These shots are some of my favorites – perhaps not absolute technical perfection but often unique. Here’s what works for me with a DSLR…Image: Denali National ParkGetting Ready for action:1)You want to freeze all motion - especially your own - so set your camera to Shutter... continue reading
After have been an amateur photographer since I was 15, that is more than 30 years, I now have started my own photographer firm. Mostly I am doning portrait work such as weddings, business portraits and family portraits, but also I am selling good quality pictures in such different categories as landscape, macro, seascape, cityscape, wildlife, people and more to come. Now I have uploaded my first pictures to Dreamstime, with the aim of becoming an active supplier of stock photos. My plan is to use... continue reading
We have quite a good possibilities to see the Northern Lights over Northern Europe tonight. America and Canada are under fire right now. So it is time to charge your barreries and look up in the night sky :)It might look something like this: Panoramic photo from 22.03.2017. Photographed in Saaremaa Estonia.Or it could be something even better: These previous two photos are from march 2015.This one too ;) So Let's hope to see green skies tonight... continue reading
Life for innocent villagers during the middle-age was tough, roaming bandits, looting troops of neighbouring war-lords and coming under the crossfire of the wars of powerful and land-hungry kingdoms kept people under constant danger of loosing properties and even worse, their lifes.Were and how to build a new village using natural conditions was basic and the guys of Castellfollit de la Roca chose well indeed.High towering basalt cliffs and the confluence of two rivers, the Fluvia and the Tornell... continue reading
Well I wanted to share a couple of things with you all. First off I have broke the 200 images and am well on my way to breaking 300!Secondly I wanted to share a little bit about the use of extenders and turning your regular lenses into macro lenses for 5$ All these images of bees and bugs where taken with a 18-55mm lens and a 5$ attachment on amazon. However the trick is in lighting your subjects with flash. Using no more than a white piece of paper and a speed light flash on... continue reading
Most people who travel go to each place they visit just once in their lifetime. Time is short and things to see plenty so why waste time. Traveling isn't cheap either so it makes sense to spend your money on something new and exciting. From a travel photographer's point of view however there is lot's to gain in going back.Let's admit it, the first time you visit a country you want to see it all. Even when you do your best to limit yourself you'll probably still be overdoing it and you'll spend... continue reading
There are many Contributors here who are hobbyist photographers, perhaps specializing in landscapes or wildlife. Nothing wrong with that as most of us are passionate for various types of photography which is part of the road that led us into the world of online microstock.The problem for SELLING images is they need to have COMMERCIAL potential in order to do well. Despite the over-saturation of the market, there is still big money to be made if you commit to COMMERCIAL photography. The catch is... continue reading
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