Hi everyone. I write this article to promote my OUT OF FOCUS bokeh´s. Most of you take pictures all in focus respecting the rules and you are right, but i remember that are many photographers working with chroma key and Video professionals always need new backgrounds to chroma key footage . So i create 3 images to use in backgrounds portraits or background video footage. This is a perfect simulation of a lenses bokeh that will make your backgrounds looking really good.To new photographers remeber... continue reading
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I haven't checked my stats in a while and went on today and saw that I just made my 300th sale. Right on the nose. It was this photo which just made Level 4:This summer, I caught up on a project I started ages ago, making contact sheets from my various shoots and keeping track of which images sell best - and where different images sell best.This image, and a group of similar backgrounds I shot with my lensbaby when I first got it, have been big sellers for me here on Dreamstime and elsewhere.... continue reading
Started early last year, I started to upload my travel pictures. I never thought that my pictures can interest anybody else than myself as archive of my family life. Instead, there is more than 400 hundreds buyers/pictures downloaded since. Such a surprise for me.Finally, when I look back all the long of the past year, It was hard, frustrating and fun. After going through all the beginner quest, I can can notice a huge change. I become more selective in terms of composition and lightning conditions... continue reading
This is in continuation to my earlier Blog Entry Monetizing a hobby is the sweetest thing and for some whom this is a fulltime profession the need of the hour.I know that there are lot of photographers here who would have already crossed the 100$ mark and have got their payments. And there will be also some like me who are yet to get their first payment.I am sure it would have been a very great feeling to have the first payment from the stock site.I have always been curious on how people... continue reading
Hi everyone,Ok I accept that I have a little exagerration in the title but believe me or not, I isolated the image on right in 2 minutes! so this is worth to read :)Ok here we go...We are going to use:- BW dialog box or adjustment layer- layers panel- channels panel- dodge-burn tools- brush toolHere we go...- Open your image in Photoshop- First we will create a channel image.- (Assuming you are a PC user) press ctrl+J to duplicate the background layer.- Now... continue reading
I live in a tropical country and we don't have any snow fall here. so for this reason I used icing sugar to create snow.1) I put a 2 X 3 ft wide X 2 inch tall tray on a table top and frame the angle I want. Then I start to fill the angle with icing sugar and Christmas Ornament.2)I place my mini Christmas Tree to fill the background and further behind I cover the window with my blanket. This allow the sun shine through it and create a similar texture like another Christmas tree (further behind)... continue reading
Sometimes photographs take on a strange journey before becoming a stock photography.Take this background abstract image of black, blue and white.Would you believe this started out as my son's Halloween costume?This year he wanted to be sort of a Tron like futuristic lighted up robot type thingy (his favorite word these days).So we covered him with EL wire and I snapped a shot with my new Lumix DMC-LX5, 10 megapixel point and shoot.I was presently surprised by the result to I flipped... continue reading
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