My first sale on Dreamstime was the cruise liner ‘Harmony of The Seas’.‘Harmony of The Seas’ set sail on her maiden voyage on the 22nd May 2016, now her sister ship ‘The Independence of The Seas’ was in port.If you’d asked me a few months ago what Southampton had to offer I would have said ‘cruise liners and shopping’. How wrong can you be?Steeped in history Southampton is probably best known for ‘The Titanic’ and the Spitfire, but Southampton’s historic architecture which... continue reading
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Just recently I went down to the National Mall in Washington DC to see two rare and famous cars. One was the 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt and the other was a rare 1918 Cadillac Type 57 used in WW1. This got me to thinking what are some of the most famous and or rare cars of all time? The cars I most often think of are the Mercedes Benz touring wagon used by Adolf Hitler, the Aston Martin DB5 used by James Bond in the movie Gold Finger, the... continue reading
As a photographer, I not only want my photos to be loved, admired and enjoyed, (and sold!) but more important—also appreciated, understood and remembered. I want those things for my models too! While these are not always easy ideals to achieve, they are worthy of our pursuit and will “pay off” in ways we never dreamed possible. We live in an age of photographic consumption, where billions of photographs come and go, the “now” seemingly more important than the “hereafter.” Flat,... 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 made me give deeper thought to the... continue reading
Despite being such a young “art”, photography has already notched up its fair share of masters. Someone has even taken the trouble to document a lot of their work on Wordpress blog with the title Iconic Photos.Each photograph is accompanied by explanatory text around the photographer and the situation the photograph was created in.For example, legendary portrait photographer Yousef Karshis featured on the site with his picture of Sir Winston Churchill. The text explains how Karsh annoyed... continue reading
Now this one I came by completely by accident and then later I found out I wasn't the only one to see the photographic possibilities of this beautiful landscape known as Sleepy Hollow Farm.Driving around the Woodstock Vermont area last summer, stopping to take a picture of this stunning flag draped cow barn:I noticed the road called "Cloudland Road". Who could pass up the promise of such a road?I remember living on Mount Desert Island and how my fellow islander Martha Stewart called... continue reading
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