To me, an avid gourmand, food photography is not only a real treat, but also a guilty pleasure. I spend quite some time looking at food photos and I can assure you it is a very healthy habit. It keeps me away from actually eating everything I'd like to taste so I just love good photo feasts!They say that in order to feel like eating, you first have to like what you see on your plate. There's nothing more inviting or appetizing than an awesome food photo. Food photography is something to savor... continue reading
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Quality: the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something. It has taken a while for me to create quality in my images. All the usual elements that help achieve quality are education, experience, research, time, repetition, and a certain level of gear. Not necessary but extremely useful are tilt-shift lenses for still life photography.I guess this is obvious. If the quality of your image looks out of place when... continue reading
Micro content, this phrase that has been around so much in the past few years but nobody seems to be able to put the finger on what it actually means. Let’s give it a try too.This type of content was firstly used in a UX context, in order to describe a longer piece of content and add clarity to an interface or encourage a desired behavior, as Jakob Nielsen says.Dr. Mike Baxter describes micro content as being “the content that persuades and enables prospects to complete a transaction,... continue reading
I think it´s important to watch some interesting movies that were dominated to oscar to the best photography beucause there we can notice some special play of light and colors that we can recreate later to our own way and add a little of our art and imagination then we can have a special and important image for our clients...I recommeed to watch this beautiful movie with a pen and notebook on your knees to can write it down the most important moment to catch it later like a picture.. continue reading
Last month 150 of my images were approved. Sales were slow during past couple of months. Got only one sale this month. Just waiting for images to be indexed in DT and Google Search Engine. I was expecting Salt Tiles and Lamps images to get sales quickly. continue reading
Uncover the 5 essential elements that every photo or illustration must have to get cast in the lead role of "hero image" on a website.As I was downloading an image for one of my niche websites, Dreamstime prompted me to answer the question, "What's the look you most go for when looking for hero illustrations?" My first knee jerk response was, "I like it when the artist realistically captures my good side."All joking aside, the question... continue reading
I thought I would try bringing together some elements of my existing images to form one new image that works to a theme. All the component images are of the same topic.This type of image is very useful to designers, who often have a need for images to use as page headers, especially when designing websites.Here is a good example of what I'm talking about.This first one has a 'financial' theme ... continue reading
BEAUTY LIGHTINGWith beauty lighting, I try to get my light sources as large as possible. One of the things I say over and over is, the larger your light source is in relationship to your subject, the softer the light. So for beauty lighting, I generally get the modifiers (soft boxes / reflectors) as close to my subject as possible.If I want to achieve an even shadow less light, I use 2 pieces of poly board 4”x4”. I position one above the camera at a 45 degree angle, and the second one... continue reading
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