This will be an interesting and funny post, you will see why I am saying this. :)It is not an usual post, maybe it is not a real post at all, but from my love for them resulted this.Meet my favorite and my beloved models:The white cat is Mina, as you can see she is a blue eyes cat, 2 years and a half old, Rag-doll Blue Bi-color, with Pedigree.Her nose has a cute little black spot and because of that when she was a kitten, we called her Raspberry Muffin, also because of the fluffiness. Adorable... continue reading
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I’ve shot micro-stock with both professional and amateur models; there are pros and cons with both.Theoretically the professionals hit the ground running; they know how to pose, aren’t shy and understand the photo shoot dynamic. But there are also disadvantages. You tend to hire pro models on the strength of their online portfolios which are sometimes misleading with older photos. I’ve had my fair share of ‘surprises,’ shall I say.But I’m making the case here for shooting with amateurs,... continue reading
Good day!Don't know how many photographers doing that, but I have never paid the models. Don't even know how to interact with the photo-models. This is probably my next step in photographing people. In the meantime, I use the "services" photo-models, which I do not need to pay. These are my children and my cats.This kittens was very scratchy! Sometimes my photo-models are friendly among themselves. But sometimes cats get distraught with kids. But... continue reading
I´m taking photos for Dreamstime already 6 years. But I have never tried to upload video. Actually, I have tried to make a video just few times at all. I prefer taking the moment. But...It´s few weeks ago and I was taking pictures with two models (my wife and my neighbor). Then they started to make some exercising yoga poses. And sometimes they failed :-). So I took one of their try as a video - and because it was sunny warm day with clear blue sky, the video was accepted. I... continue reading
Hello Dreamstimers... I'm quite near my 100 images milestone... can't wait to see that number...Here the last photos accepted in my portfolio! A great satisfaction for me and my dogs... they're good models! Isn't it? continue reading
This year's celebration of Easter has begun and so, I wish you all to have a Happy Easter, together with the people and the animals you hold dear. And since the Easter is associated in many parts of the world with the rabbit, I think it is a good moment to talk about something that has been on my mind for some time. In the short time I've spent as a photographer on Dreamstime, I did a lot of browsing through the photos in the database and I saw many beautiful rabbit photos and also... continue reading
In this previous blog we've discussed how to find the right model for your future photoshoot so it's time we move to the next step, finding a good location, props and lights setup.At this point you have already established a contract with your models so you’re in search for the perfect location. Since you already know what you will be shooting and have discussed this with the people you’ll work with now all you need is a good place to make it happen.Depending on what you have in... continue reading
Ever went through pages and pages of professionally shot stock images with the right people in the right light and in the right posture just to scratch your head wondering how you can achieve the same result without an army of professionals in your stride? Worry not, we’re here to scout the secrets for you in a series of blogs from our own experiencededitors.We’re gonna kick it off with finding the right person for the job and doing a test photo shoot to see how your model or models... continue reading
Don't get mad, they're still young and beautiful, they just pose, dress and look oldfashioned. Here are a few things you need to pay attention to when working with models for a business photo shooting:1. The right expression Don't you find fake forced smiles irritating? So do buyers. Would you buy something from anyone who seems to have a smile glued on their face? Not really. People will avoid using a fake smiler in ads mainly because the model fails to engage the audience in an authentic... continue reading
Madame Tussauds Founder Marie Tussaud wax modelVisiting a wax museum like Madame Taussauds is a great experience. So far I have visited two of these museums, one in Hong Kong, and the other one is here in Sydney in Australia Australian Famous Personality and conservationalist Steve Erwin Australian Actress Nicole KidmanThe first thing that you will notice of the wax models is the detail and life-like the models are. The hairs and the face features are like the real... continue reading
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