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A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

A pioneer in the stock business once said,"A good stock photo is an incomplete photo".That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the unfinished business of some stock photos make sense.Look at these images:Image on the left seems to be waiting for something to happen. Wouldn't it be a better photo of... continue reading

Mushroom picking in Finland

Many of us love to pick our own food. Some of us even grow it. I moved to Finland recently and one of the country's rule made me very happy: One can pick whatever berry or edible mushroom from any forest they wish. They call this “Every man’s right” and it means that one can walk freely in the forest (no matter who owns it).I love walking in the forest. I love the sound of the wind, the trees voices howling, the rays of sun passing through the trees, coloring everything in gold.... continue reading

Night photography.

   Not my photo and not quite what I had in mind but on with the blog.I'd seen a few articles about night photography, the stars, milky way etc but another article caught my eye and it had photographs of American towns at night. http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-39040237The pictures looked so good and I thought I'd like to try something like that. One thing was certain, my photos would look nothing like the ones in the article but you've got to start somewhere and half the fun is seeing... continue reading

Tripod or not? Learnt my lessons!

Basically I am not very fond of tripods. On rare occasions you need one and still you have to carry them around all the time. Another reason for not liking them is the lack of flexibility in positioning the camera (for example, horizontal or vertical, or the position I want to take). So, I never take a tripod with me.Coming back from Xi'an in China I noticed that in the hall of the Terracotta Army quite a few pictures had an ISO value of 6400 or close to it. And that the Shutter Speed I choose... continue reading

The concept: Autumn leaves

Some days ago I took my camera equipped with a macro lens and went to the nearby forest, I was looking for the concept "Autumn to Winter".I wanted to show somehow the decay of the Autumn leaves as fungus and bacteria separate their components and "help them" to join the soil of the earth again, As the minerals which they contained go back to the ground, the roots of the tree from which they fell one windy Autumn day will absorb them and reincorporate them to the tree.. to produce... continue reading

The Portrait of the Animal

Here I want to share some simple pictures of animals on black background. I do like it, because its focus is on a part of figure isolated from natural background. Though the animal is isolated from its natural surroundings whether it be a park, a zoo or a forest, these pictures somehow look “alive”. When I first saw that bison looking sideways and passing away from my vision field, I felt a bit disappointed that no worth pictures have made. However, being at home and checking the photos, his sad... continue reading

Tips For Getting Your 'National Geographic' Shot

    Getting that perfect shot can be difficult. There are a number of different variables that come into play that can make or break whether that shot is National Geographic worthy, such as lighting, motion, gear, and even the camera case. These tips are designed to help you get the best shot possible, not matter what the situation.1. Know the LightThe first thing you should do is assess where the light is coming from and use that to your advantage. Whether the light is natural or... continue reading

St. Helena Island National Park Australia

As the school holidays started the third here in Australia, my family and I visited one of the historic places here in Queensland. The place is the St Helena National Park in Brisbane.St Helena Island is a heritage-listed island in Queensland in Australia. Originally used as a prison for incoming convicts from all around the world migrating in Australia, it is now a national park. Australian Aboriginal people called the island "Noogoon" but it was renamed St Helena after an aboriginal... continue reading

Trying Something New: Concept Photography

I'm hoping to start a new series on my blog called "Trying Something New" to document new techniques or areas of focus in my photography in an attempt to improve my skills and keep learning.This week: concept photography.Anyone who gives a quick glance through my portfolio will notice an abundance of landscape and travel (and food) shots.What can I say, those are my interests!I do know that stock photography is overwhelmingly saturated with these types of photos and concept photos or photos... continue reading

Our Obsession with Noise

When I started in photography back in the mid 1990s we were all shooting film and film that was manufactured for higher light sensitivity caused the silver halide to clump together causing a phenomenon we termed "grainy." Some photographers actually liked the look produced by this high speed film and a whole art subculture was born around it.Even today, in what can be called the digital age, these same individuals still practice their craft with high speed film.Even though the "... continue reading

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