You are about to have a great meal, this plate looks delicious! How to take a photo of it that would look equally mouth-watering? Here are some tips.1. LightingFood looks best when it's lit from behind or from a side, with natural light. Place your subject near a window and try different angles. Avoid on-camera direct flashlight, it will make your food look ugly and unappetizing. If you're going to have lunch in a restaurant, equipped with a mobile phone only, choose a table near a window... continue reading
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You’re reading something online. An ad pops up. You furiously look for the cross to get rid of it. Sound familiar? Your challenge should you wish to accept it: to make people forget about what they were reading and click on your ad.How? Read on. 1.Do vegetarians secretly eat meat?Of course not. Instead of trying to convert people to your way of thinking, target people who are already convinced. Look at this.Someone who loves a bargain will click on this. But if they see discounted... continue reading
Waterfalls. A photography gold mine. There's no such thing as a bad waterfall photo, right? Maybe, but it's not as easy as it seems. The base is where the action is and the base can be hard to get to. Even if the cascade you want to capture is in an urban environment, you're generally going to find some rugged terrain. You're going to need to plan ahead, taking into consideration access, proper footwear and clothing, necessary equipment and general personal safety.Access and EnvironmentMost... continue reading
I once wanted to do a photo shoot for my precious daughter Alice.I really wanted to find the perfect place for an atmospheric photo shoot which is:- located not so far from our house;- not crowded;- not expensive.So it was not easy but having considered several options, I found a suitable one.I was lucky to find a lovely garden in the city center with a moderate entrance fee. This garden is part of estate in which lived the Pavlov`s family. Now it`s museum.In this estate was born and grew up the great... continue reading
Sometimes we need text to do more than just convey a message. Sometimes it needs to be a design element all of it’s own. Photoshop provides a wealth of tools to add pop to text in an image. Here are just a couple techniques to try in your designs.Photoshop basic toolsThe easiest effects to use are the native text editing tools in Photoshop. Layer Style - First spend some time playing around with the Layers Style (fx icon in Layers Panel) dialogue which proves a host of options for adding... continue reading
The world was gripped by a football fever.The world Cup entered every home.Photostocks are also filled with pictures of football theme. But what can do the photographers who do not have the opportunity to attend matches of the championship and there is no any stadium in their neighborhood. They should never give up.And here are some tips that can help them. Method number one is the easiest one: You will need a soccer ball, green grass as the background (lawn optional) and a Sunny day.... continue reading
To be honest, I did not get the opportunity to upload the best of my images on Dreamstime due to lost data in the early 2000s. What I created most when I was learning were, surreal dreamscapes. I was in love with them and while picking up my tablet, the only thing I would like to paint. Since then a more work oriented approach took over, but let me give you an insight into what i feel will help you Make a Surreal "Inception-Like" Dreamscape.Before we dive into the tools and the tips, let... continue reading
1. Go with the flow then stop at the most empty looking corner. The biggest treasures are in the most unexpected spots.2. Do not hunt for these iconic places, find new places you can make iconic!3. Look up, look down, look behind you, bend, crawl, jump, lie down, go to your knees, try to learn how to fly – use the skills of a literally flexible photographer.4. Pick a theme. Make a story. Brainstorm. Create an album in your mind in advance.5. Keep your camera always close to you, as you never know... continue reading
Wondering why your clients do not come back with recommendations or more work? Are you unknowingly making the mistakes you shouldn't? Most new or intermediate designers often overstate and under deliver, not being clear about the goals or going overboard with the design. Being inline with client needs, using the right tools, being on time and following up with clients may win you repeat business and reputation, read on to know why.Overpromising and under delivering to your client:Ask any good... continue reading
Last year my friends and I gathered to go on a trip to beautiful places, namely the Ukrainian Carpathians. Our main goals were to get distracted from everyday worries, to forget about work, home troubles, to relax from children, to plunge into the world of nature and for a while to feel an integral part of it. The Carpathian Mountains are a highlight of Ukraine. They are famous for the cleanest air, hospitable inhabitants, rich flora and fauna, great forest clean mountain... continue reading
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