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Snapshot is Not a Dirty Word: Musings of a Contrarian Walk Around Photographer

Like any other Dreamstime contributor, I have had my fair share of rejections, mostly when I forget to hit the “Editorial” button, producing feedback like “get 2,314 signed model releases and resubmit”, or words to that effect. More creative was feedback that my photo needed to tell a bigger story; silly old me thought that the photo could be used to illustrate many different stories, but I didn’t argue the point. My biggest slap down has been for submitting a “snapshot”; “we don... continue reading

Tip of the week: Windows and windshields are not your friend, shoot outside

I think we have all been out on that road trip, excited about the scenery of a new place and want to capture and share it. You immediately grab your phone or camera and shoot the breathtaking view. Often you have shot right through the windshield or window and are disappointed the image is not at all spectacular like the scene you wanted to remember and share.The image may be blurry if it was taken from a moving vehicle. Better to stop and take a moment to enjoy the view while taking your photo. Get... continue reading

Not climbing a mountain could be very efficient

Beside photography, my main hobby is mountaneering and climbing. If you have a hobby or a sport too, you should think about it as an opportunity to photograph while you do it what you love. Of course when you climb mountains, the main goal is to summit…but sometimes you just can’t. Because of the weather, because you injured, or like this time: because you are ill. Yes, I started early on Friday with a massive cold, I have headache, runny nose, sorethroat…and 700 km to drive through Austria... continue reading

Tip of the week: editing, how to do it and how not to overdo it

Have you ever seen an overly tuned car? Or maybe a lady with too much makeup on? Was your initial thought that maybe less is more? It works almost the same in the case of photo editing. In today’s world, we have cameras that allow us to shoot RAW images which we can fiddle with afterwards in order to achieve better results while keeping focus on being more creative while shooting. But isn’t that something that often might cause our images to look unnatural? It actually is, and the first problem... continue reading

Make people click on mobile ads, not click away

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

Choose wisely - but not only the location!

Hello, everyone! It's my first post, so, please be kind!Sincerely, I'm not here to really win the prize, but, when I saw the theme I thought that I could share some of my opinions based on almost 10 years of photography.So, let's dig in! Putting aside all the technical stuff about gear, there is another component that is about esthetic. And here we come to composition and LOCATION. What location is best? Short answer: ANY! BUT, because there's always a BUT, there are more... continue reading

Not a professional but still trying my best

It's been a while since I’ve posted here in the blog; I’ve been busy with life, work and family. As much as I love taking pictures its still only a hobby for me, something I do to relax and have fun. I started here for the criticism, to see if my images were good enough to be included here and to my surprise I’ve even had quite a few sales.Still, I know I have a lot to learn. I took these images while walking around the bay of Old San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico, where I live.... continue reading

How Not to Miss Shots While On the Road

I'm sure we've all been there, driving down the highway and we see something that strikes our fancy and we say or think to ourselves: "I'll have another or better opportunity at the next pullout".I recently had this experience, and I'm still kicking myself for not pulling over when I wanted to...a couple times.Of course there are those times when it's just not possible or safe to pull over, and I wish I had a camera built into the windshield and the shutter release... continue reading

Easy or not - Capturing the beauty of a waterfall

IntroWaterfalls are beautiful, impressive and we all love them. They also look great on photos. We all saw so many impressive photos of waterfalls and it seems easy to make a good looking photo when the subject is so strong. But is it? In this blog I will try to explain several key things and several techniques I believe are very important if you want to come out with a great photo of a waterfall. I recommend you to open the photos for better view since many of them are in portrait mode and... continue reading

How to find great shots on the road: See a choice in the everyday life, not only tick off famous landmarks

We all know it: We look forward to visit a famous landmark and we do not have eyes for the very typical things that happens directly beside us. That’s how it was to me when I travelled. We originally planned to come in permitted time to the next designated target but then we had some small experiences. Allow me to introduce by way of example motifs shot from little market places with very characteristic/traditional offer and not special offering for tourists. Sometimes we decided to stop and... continue reading

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