Everyday we are surprised by a mobile phone manufacturer, especially if we are talking about the camera specifications. It is like a cold war, everyone has a race to see who can develop the most advanced and optimal hardware. On other hand, even stock agencies now accept photos and videos taken by mobile devices. Is that our future? Is photography as a profession going to be forgotten? Personally I think, that taking photos via a smartphone is enjoyable but for social media purposes or other, not... continue reading
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'How' is important more than in 'What' Being a novice stock photographer we have may face many problems as economically, lack of proper device and equipment and so on as we are new to stock photography. But according to my point of view being a budding photographer we shouldn’t blame our situation. I like to remember a famous line given to a novice. That is, ‘start with what you have, where are you and do what you can’. This is golden rule to become... continue reading
Whatever the level of our photographic knowledge and skills, we all like very much using our mobile phones in vast spectrum of situations. Sometimes we get the results we expected, sometimes we are not as satisfied as we wished. With apps that allow us to upload our content immediately to stock agencies, let’s see some tips that will make our mobile photography stand up a bit more from the crowd.1. Use basic compositional rulesThe same principles apply to all photography no matter the equipment... continue reading
We use them everyday: weather, fitness tracking, mailing, browsing, messaging, photo editing, productivity, lifestyle, matchmaking apps are part of our routine and it’s quite hard to imagine life without (at least some of) them. In March 2017 there were 2.8 million apps in Google Play and over 2.2 million apps in Apple’s App Store and the numbers are set to grow steadily.That makes the app world a crowded and highly competitive market, where differentiation is essential. And before any... continue reading
As promised in yesterday's blog 5 reasons why your mobile phone is your best camera, I return with tips on how to make the best of your mobile phone’s camera. 1. Choose the right phoneAs you may have already imagined, the story starts with the phone purchase. You will have a few things to consider before going out and buying something, to begin with, your budget. Once you have the money part settled start looking at phones that are in this range then go online and compare their... continue reading
Since the advent of the smartphone era mobile phone cameras have increased in quality, megapixels, DOF capabilities, and now you even get two cameras for the price of one as some of the top range smartphones have a wide angle and a zoom camera that you can switch between. In a time when all we do is in a rush, your smartphone has become a gateway to the world and a great tool to cash in on your hobbies, and here are 5 reasons why. 1. It's always there when you need itWe know... continue reading
So you’re thinking of submitting videos for stock, or have already been doing so but would like a few pointers? The good news is that you don’t need an expensive digital SLR or dedicated video camera. These days, even a good mobile phone will record up to 4K video and allow you to shoot some stunning video footage. As a video reviewer, I’d like to share a few tips which will help you in terms of having your videos accepted rather than refused. One of the most common refusal reasons I... continue reading
Hey !I'm glad to present here my image selected to the "See Me Working" assignment on DT :)"Proud cook of local foods" is taken in Istanbul, last summer... There are still 3 more days left for proposing the photos !I also have my personal little collection of "PEOPLE AT WORKING ACTIVITY" from different places of the globe...;)Feel free to comment ! :) **... continue reading
I'm starting to upload some images took with my phone during my travels or journeys... surprisingly found a million pictures laying in my phone camera roll that could be of stock interest.So, I tried with one of them that is the entrance of a themepark in Sicily, and put as editorial. And here it is: it was not postproduced in any way, simply as clear as it came. No color correction and no effects added on it. Simply the shot! And I have a million more on my Cloud space where to pick... continue reading
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