Hello friends,Christmas Fairs have come back.In this article we will talk about the many opportunities to make successful photos at Christmas fairs around the world.To make successful pictures we need to pay attention to several things like:- location of the event,we can take pictures with nearby buildings realizing a panorama of the Christmas fair.The aerial images have an increasing search for buyers,they put an importance on the whole activity and beauty of the fair.But we can take pictures... continue reading
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When did Black Friday become Grey Thursday?Traditionally we started our Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving – causing retailers balance sheets to turn into the black and spawning the origins of the name Black Friday.But then stores started opening early, then earlier, and then really early.Then people started sleeping outside stores to be first in line.Then things went from bad to worse when stores decided to open at midnight on Thanksgiving night.And now the opening... continue reading
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone! Oh, you don’t know? It may be September, but in stock photography world, it’s Christmas already. Let me explain.We all know that uploading seasonal photos can provide a nice, recurring, steady income if done right. Right? Well, probably the most important part of doing it right is timing.Two things to consider regarding timing: 1. (For photographers) time needed to get noticed and 2. (For buyers) time needed for clients who notice... continue reading
If it’s the 3rd Sunday in September, then it must be Wife Appreciation Day – or as we like to refer to it in my house, just your typical day!Wife Appreciation Day was designed to celebrate wives without children – kind of like a Mother’s Day without the Labor Day.Although nobody is quite certain how it started, the general consensus is it was created by a loving husband to celebrate his childless wife.But it could just as easily have been started by the wife - or by the greeting card... continue reading
Teddy Bear.The words alone can invoke such strong emotions -love, innocence, childhood, comfort, and so much more.Admit it, you probably had a favorite teddy bear when you were a child – you may even have a favorite one now (I won’t confess to the number of teddy bears I currently have – let’s just say that my husband had to declare his office a “bear free zone”).As we celebrate“National Teddy Bear Day” on September 9th, I thought it would be fun to explore some of the... continue reading
Did you know that September 5th is (was?) “National Be Late for Something Day”?As a person who is impossibly early in a fashionably late-running world, I thought I would embrace the holiday to see if I could find the advantage that the rest of the populated planet seems to have found but that I just haven’t yet uncovered. So, here it goes.After a day of exhaustive research, I can attest that the benefits to being late are …………Who am I kidding?I just can’t do it.... continue reading
A family holiday is not a photography trip, so the sensible thing to do is probably to leave your photo dreams at home with your other valuables, and pack your “great shot blinkers” to avoid feeling irked whilst you’re away. But this year our family trip was to Argentina, and included a train journey in the Andes and four days at the Iguazu Falls. This made it more of a struggle than usual for me to resolve to be a co-operative family member and not regard each day as potential camera fodder.... continue reading
So having taken a week off work,to take my family down to Cornwall, England, i made sure that it was not just holiday snaps i took. Although the weather was not fantastic and we could not get to see everything i had planned the days out we had i made sure i took photos of anything that caught my eye. However i do have one little piece of advice for people.Because i knew i would be taking a lot of photos, i decide to buy a couple of extra memory cards off the well known internet trading site,... continue reading
As i sit here uploading numbers 98,99 and 100, in the hope they take me to the magic one hundred,it suddenly hit me.They are photos from nearly 3 years ago,photos that i took on our holiday to my second home. Pictures i had overlooked and not even thought about until now.And that got me wondering how many hidden gems (as long as they pass the test) we all have hidden away. how many holiday photos we have all taken and never even looked at when we got home,and yet somewhere out there there... continue reading
Happy Blah Blah Blah Day today! We hate being reminded to go there, and do that, and don't forget to etc etc.We usually procrastinate in such circumstances and the best way to express our feelings is to quietly whisper blah blah or use our body language.But we are different and we react differently.What's your way of blahblah-ing?Here's a short list. You're welcome to fill in:- Whatever- Yeah Yeah Yeah- Yadda Yadda Yadda- Nah Nah Nah- And so on,... continue reading
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