In one of my past blogs I mentioned that I was experimenting with an off camera flash in nature detail images. I used a radio remote trigger to fire the flash from different angles off camera axis. The results have been interesting and I find myself shooting a lot of detail images on my hiking trips to improve on the technique. To achieve the results I have been looking for, I set my tripod mounted camera on automatic (not program) and mount a radio slave trigger to the hot shoe mount. I... continue reading
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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
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
So, these guys are my local models who are more often than not hanging out under the jetty at buddy dive. Around 1630hrs on calm sunny days, and it is rainy season at the moment so sun and calm water are a little rare, the light is perfect for shooting them with a little fill in flash against a backdrop of sunbeams and the jetty through the water's surface, which I find quite pleasing. I'm not done with them yet, but quite happy with this shot. continue reading
Congratulations on having your first images accepted at Dreamstime. Keep up the good work and many more to come!To improve your future uploads and continue with a high approval rate, here are some tips based on our extensive experience in microstock imagery review. You will find below info on lighting, exposure, composition, legal documents and many more:1. Composition has to always make your subject stand out in the image. Having the subject in the middle of your image will flatten it out... continue reading
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
A couple of years ago I started with portrait photography. It was quite a challenge to find out what I wanted and how to communicate that to my models. I was in the lucky position that I knew my models before starting portrait photography. So, it was easy to have a conversation to make them feel more relaxed. In the meantime, I have quite a few pictures of them on Dreamstime, and they are selling reasonably well (60+ sales). Here are some more portrait pictures.Lighting was one thing that fascinated... continue reading
Fashion photography is not for the faint of heart. It requires vision, style and hard work. Whether you are just beginning your fashion photography career or right in the middle of it, these tips will work for you!Be ConfidentDon’t be afraid to tell your models exactly what you want. Fashion photography is creative and only you can convey your artistic ideas to your models. Let them and your assistants or co-workers know what the result should look like. Consequently, they will know just... continue reading
I have set a goal of getting pictures of as many presidential contenders as I can before the Iowa caucus.I started with Donald Trump.Looking at the stage lighting, I wasn't sure what to do as it was fairly dark and I have a hard time hand holding my camera for long exposures.I decided on a combination of open aperature, underexposure, and higher ISO.The settings that gave me the best results were an f-number of 5.6, -2.33 on exposure and ISO of 640 or 800.Then I brought back a bit of... continue reading
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