This is a question my parents ask me all the time, right before they insert the annoying phrase, “maybe you should get a real job”. You see, they’re old fashioned and grew up in a time when careers were the norm, together with a stable pension. The world has changed considerably and the pace of change is accelerating.Nowadays, it’s not only much easier to become your own boss but it’s expected! Stock photography is just a small part of the much larger ‘gig economy’, where traditional... continue reading
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Our family now has four generations living in two households just a few streets apart. We moved my Mom and her cat from Florida to be with us so she could spend more time with family and we could actively assist with her care as she grows older. We just completed an addition to our home that is a private studio apartment so she can continue to live independently and we have some privacy too. We added features like lights and faucets on timers since she is prone to forgetting to turning them... continue reading
The capital of Malta is inextricably linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem.It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. Valletta’s 320 monuments, all within an area of 55 ha, make it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.Valletta:A Living History Collection continue reading
International Festival of Living Statues was held in Bucharest - Romania between 16-20 of Jun 2016.At over 30 degrees celsius the street performers (from Romania, Netherlands, USA, Israel, Macedonia, Germany, Great Britain, Portugal, and Russia) brought to the audience more than 40 colorful living statues. Every statue told her story using the costume, music, gestures and facial expressions, trying to introduce the viewer into the fascinating world of stories. With photo camera... continue reading
I'm not a Muslim, but I felt involved in Ramadan concept once "known its sense"... and that's why I want to spend a few words about this spiritual period of year, respecting it and opening others' eyes on it. In this overpopulated world, where integration is the basis to fit all cultures together, where war for a God is unfortunately a reality to denigrate, Ramadan practice offers a way to our spirits to be better, to become better persons... Let's think about it: Ramadan is the... continue reading
India is country of festivals. Almost all months of the year has unique festival.The State of Gujarat in India celebrates the journey of Lord Jagannath in the city of old Ahmedabad from last 130 years. Its the most popular tourist attraction around the world. Three small chariots with the idols of Lord Jagannath (Krishna), Balarama (Balabhadra) and Subhadra are pulled by the devotees through the cities, towns and villages. Thousands of devotees throng the streets on the day to have blessings.... continue reading
When it comes to photography, I am most drawn to those images of people who are naturally sincere and whose emotions come from the heart. Such is the case with Norma.Norma is not a trained model, but by looking at her photos and bright and warm smile, she needs no training. Norma was diagnosed with Stage 2 Aggressive Invasive Ductile Carcinoma HER2 Positive breast cancer (a protein cancer) in early 2015.While some of the photos do not even hint at an illness, others do show the progression... continue reading
In hindsight, it really boils down to two things, and two things only: luck, and how badly you want it. Without either, you don’t have a career. Remember, you are going into a profession that has no regulation of standards, cutthroat competition, a highly subjective, non-scalable product, and high capital investment. You can be technically competent, professional, and be ready…but if every potential client you approach says no, or you don’t get a break, then you will ultimately run out of money.... continue reading
I am asked these questions so often : So what are stock photos?What should I be shooting? What is most popular? What are designers looking for? What photos sell the best?Does it sound familiar, or maybe you too are asking the same questions.I did for a little while, but then I decided that rather than try and figure out what nobody seems to really know those answers to, I put the searching aside, grabbed my camera and just started living.Life sells folks. My portfolio... continue reading
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