I am not the first nor the last to capture the beauty of this amazing park. Thousands of photographers have taken thousands of images here that are better than mine; even famous photographers like Ansel Adams have taken iconic images that have inspired generations of photographers, here in this park. There’s a reason why; this park is a natural wonderland and, while my images are not as famous or iconic as other images taken here, they tell the story of my own personal experience visiting the park.... continue reading
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Last year I was vacationing in California and got to visit Sequoia National Park twice during our stay, taking as many photos as the rest of the (non-photographers) group allowed me to. I loved it.I’m from the Caribbean, I’m used to sandy beaches, sun and warm tropical weather. The park was cool, breezy, full of gigantic green and brown trees, mountains and streams of water snaking between rocks, song birds singing and majestic vistas of the mountains in the distance and... continue reading
Zoom lens differentiates two swallow speciesEach and every day this spring, I’ve seen the swallows darting and fluttering over the surface of the pond behind my office. Their goal is simply to snatch up insects. But in doing so, they perform an aerial display which provides awe-inspiring entertainment on my lunch break. High loops of flight; swooping and swirling in the air. Then strategic dives that break to horizontal just at the water’s surface leaving concentric ripples in the liquid mirror... continue reading
I’m usually a nature photographer, for me, the best pic you can take is already there, you just have to go for it.But today, I’m not writing just like a photographer. Instead, I want to tell you how I see the amazing art of modeling. Now days we live in a world bombed with information and, of course, images. We are so used to see people we don’t even know, trying to sell us products that, apparently, will change our lives. Advertisements on TV, on magazines, and now more than ever on the internet,... continue reading
Let’s assume you are a simple propane salesman and you desperately need a picture of a hot dog. You go to your favorite stock site, dreamstime.com, and find an image of a tasty looking hot dog. You are then given a bunch of options for download: A JPEG, PNG and a TIFF. Why are there so many different options? Before talking about specific file types, let’s talk about compression. Bandwidth isn’t free, so transmitting huge bitmap files isn’t very efficient. Most image files employ some form... continue reading
So you want to be a cinematographer. Why not? After all you have a DSLR, or cell phone, or GoPro capable of recording footage. How hard can it be to use that technology to capture video?You need spend no more than 10 or 15 minutes reviewing shaky, out of focus and uninspiring clips on Facebook and YouTube to realize that taking good video footage is about more than just having the prerequisite technology.Similar to stock photography, creating good stock footage is about quality and concept. The good... continue reading
LayersImagine yourself opening a present. You enjoy all the different layers, especially for speciality items, consider the process of how the package will be opened and always take notice of the layers through which the entire package presentation will be revealed. Do you have to think about an outer box? Maybe a filling? How about the materials? To create a striking packaging you have to give it layers.ProtectionPackaging design is not, only, about looks. Packaging has a dual purpose of presenting... continue reading
I am 100% sure that there was a time, when you were just scrolling through the Instagram, and something catch your attention..Now you may think: "How is it possible to make such a great photo, with a good focus on the main object and the background remains blurred?"We might think, that this kind of photography are just for the professionals...That's not true!You really don't need the best, expensive camera, or the newest iPhone + hours spent on editing in... continue reading
As a marketer working with a staffing agency, photos of people are of course pretty necessary. One wants to convey a sense of promise to potential temp workers and a sense of organization and expertise to potential customers in-need of temp workers. And since a picture is worth a thousand words....well, you get the picture, pardon the pun.When I am online and seeking images to use from stock photo sources, I first-off try to find images that look like real-life work scenarios. The smiling,... continue reading
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