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Unsociable

I realised last Saturday that I am an antisocial photographer. Or maybe unsociable is a kinder way of putting it. Either way, I am not sociable once I have a camera in my hand. It was my big day out to a photography event at the local Birds of Prey centre last weekend, and the evening before it suddenly struck me that everyone else would know more than me and I would look, not to put too fine a point on it, stupid. I also realised that I would have to be sociable whilst taking photographs,... continue reading

Optimism, compromise and crowds

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

It's better to invest in camera bodies or lenses?

Especially among younger photographers I seem to see a buying spree of megapixels: trying the camera with the most megapixels, and it is believed that they alone can guarantee to get good photos. Otherwise there is a search for the latest model, the camera straight out, the ultimate body. But in the world of microstock, more than ever, this trend (especially for beginners) can be deleterious. In a year - but also in only six months - the new camera body will be obsolete; there will be a new... continue reading

Rodeos, and editorial licenses

I've recently submitted photos I had taken whilst at a rodeo in Grace Idaho, and this is a place where it would be impossible to acquire a model release for all people in most photos. So I am very happy about using the editorial license to put my photos up for sale on Dreamstime.Also I would like to point out that I have found that when taking action shots at a rodeo a 100 to 500 mm zoom lens works very well for these conditions.    continue reading

6 Children, a 300 lb elephant, and a cracker in a Van that Seats 5

     Monty, our 9 month old Dane really stands out in a crowd. I tend to take him to the dog park, which is quite a ride from our home...and when I say "quite a ride" I mean not only is the park two towns down the interstate from where we live, but the ride itself is...well...imagine packing 6 kids...3 car seats..one camera bag, with a magnitude of lenses, ...and a 300 pound elephant into a mini van that seats 5....and then, just for fun, let's also put in ahalf eaten peanut butter cracker.... continue reading

I've lived the Legacy

I shoot micro four thirds.Unlike many, I'm not a DSLR to m4/3 convert.Although they fascinate me, especially full frame, I know little to nothing about cameras using APS-C,APS-H or full frame sensors except what I have read on the internet.My decision to go micro four thirds was mostly borne from the fact I bought into a brand and to save cost remained there. Other than my long since broken 35 mm film camera, my experiences with anything that allowed the ability to be creative, with adjustable... continue reading

It's all about the children

As mentioned in a previous blog of mine, capturing the perfect images of children sometimes means letting kids behave naturally to catch some great candid shots.Think of children exploring a beach at low tide and the expressions on their faces as they find a starfish or a small crab.What a great image this would make..While I still believe candid shots of children create some truly memorable images, I have found that some pictures are better planned and posed (P&P) to correspond with the spring... continue reading

Going ultra wide - my new toy

Hi,Like any other photography enthusiastic it was clear to me that my vacation in NY will include a trip to B&H (actually there were 3 of those trips :) ).Since the last lens I purchased was ~ 3 years ago I knew I won't be able to hold myself from buying a new one.For some times now I had my eyes on the Nikon 10.5mm F2.8 fisheye, but it was very expensive where I live.I found a perfect condition second handed lens in B&H which made the decision real easy for me.I know a lot... continue reading

How to buy equipment for Stock Photography Part I

I have some tutorial videos on YouTube and I got an email from a guy about something that comes up very often in message boards, forums and so on so I hope I will be able to clear it out in the next two articles.The email said something like “I like the tutorial videos you did and I want to get into stock photography but I only have a small 10 mpix digital camera so can you recommend what should I buy before I start taking pictures”. Now I told this person – Its good enough. And I know that... continue reading

Upgrade your equipment and save yourself some postprocessing time

When I began with stock photography back in July 2011. I was using mostly kit lenses like my 18-55 and 75-300 kit lenses from Sony. I tought that this kit lenses will satisfy my needs in photography, since I was beginner at a time. Well to be honest those lenses was pretty good for me, until I begin to pixel-peep my images, or inspecting them at 100% magnification. As you all know, that is how DT reviewers inspect and aproove or reject our images, so you all now why is important that we do it also.... continue reading

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