Lots of blog talk lately about what differentiates a pro from an amateur.If an image has what it takes, I don’t care who took it. Could be a top photographer or my Aunt Nellie: it’s a professional image. But on the over all career level, it’s usually the light that separates the pro from the am.Top career photographers have to consistently execute tough assignments.The best professional advertising and editorial photographers relentlessly meet challenges posed by demanding conditions... continue reading
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As you can see, I have some experience with photoshoots with models, so I thought that product photography was easy.Last week my daughter asked me to take some pictures of crocheting she makes and sells via her Etsy webshop, DC crochet Design. She was facing some shortcomings of smartphones to do product photography. So, yesterday I grabbed my equipment and turned one of our bedrooms into a small photo studio. I have done something similar before so the first steps were easy.... continue reading
Whoever wakes up in the morning goes far away. This is a quote in Romania. And i listening to this, so I made sure I got the full battery on my camera and woke up at 4.50 am. Yes 4.50 in the morning. Due to the fact that I live near the Black Sea, I reached the beach in 5 minutes. Total darkness ... I walk with the flashlight to see where I'm going and not to think of anything.Started the dawn of the day. The light so I set the photo camera with a high ISO and shutter speed of 30 seconds. There... continue reading
Tomorrow I am going to my first ever proper photography event. The local birds of prey centre has photography days every now and then, and I am going to one.The reason I am going is because my camera-related behaviour has led my family to view me as a cause for concern. It’s the school summer holidays in England at present, which means that it has been raining quite a bit. This, alongside my attempts to keep my son from permanently attaching himself to things with screens, has rather limited... continue reading
Anyone with a camera can take a good snapshot, a photographer can frame the image, make sure the lighting is correct and keep the viewers interest.An artist sees something different in every subject.Making the ordinary EXTRAORDINARY.Lets look at what can change an image, starting with details.The image below is a detail shot of and ordinary plastic flower pot with ordinary plants inside.When the sunlight hits this pot at a certain angle, the pot becomes see through and the plants cast... continue reading
We are still waiting for the heatwave in The Netherlands, but yet - mostly because of the rain we're getting lately - I'm thinking about Christmas. I am not a real fan of winter, except when it's snowing. I still remember the cracking sound my feet made when I was playing in the snow as a kid. Those days Christmas was all about family for me. I was much younger and less independent, and we had the tradition of celebrating Christmas at the house of my grandma (now 93 years old), with lots of... continue reading
These summer flowers are often found in our region. They are called lilacs. Their color and variety is impressive. To highlight their delicate color I made a photo on a white background and added some seeds of dandelions. The seeds of dandelion symbolize and associate ease so easily flying in the wind. Combination of this realized a certain picture - as if the flowers lie under a light blanket. continue reading
Well ..It was a rainy night and i was studying on my table.Suddenly power cut off.I got a candle and light up it to get off the darkness.Actually the power cut was irritable and i was sitting doing exactly nothing in the candle light.Suddenly the DSLR on my table caught in my eyes and i was left with an idea of trying some shots in the candle light.1st i was trying to get some shots of candle ..But then suddenly the book infront of me,the pen and the specs caught my eyes .I got tried a compostion... continue reading
The colourful sky is one of the most fascinating scenes to take a picture of. Quite often people start to shoot too early, resulting in a very dominating orange ball called the sun. I prefer to start when the sun is almost disappearing behind the horizon. Then the sky and the sun are in balance and the clouds in the sky get an orange backlight. The above picture was taken at roughly 22:00 hours at the end of May along the coast of Noordwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. Right at the... continue reading
I recently used keywords for the first time and it was enlightening for the novice I am and needless to say I have several images that could have been categorized better in the past!! I would recommend anyone like myself to give it a go just to see the difference. I have often struggled with which categories are best so it's very helpful. As I have recently passed the 700 uploads mark i will add a recent image. continue reading
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