Vary your lenses to take in the complete picture...Because wild critters are my passion, the long lens tends to stay on the front of my camera. On a recent vacation to a treehouse cabin in Waynesville, North Carolina (see the photo journal here), I sat on the patio every morning and afternoon with my 600 mm lens hoping to photograph some Life Birds.But one morning as I watched down the mountainside and into the valley below, I wrote in my journal, “The landscape before me constantly... continue reading
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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
Thanks to a friend who hosted me in Vigo (Spain) I had the opportunity to visit this amazing archipelago off the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia (Spain), in the mouth of the Ria de Vigo. They were declared a Nature Reserve in 1980 and are included in the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Parkand, tourists can visit them just some months during the year.You can walking through the pinewood and discover the suggestive beaches and the ancient lighthouseCies Islands are unknown paradise... continue reading
I've been an avid hiker since I can remember.Recording my discoveries on film (or with digital imaging) has always been one of my passions.I have found myself staying with the safe paths lately though. As I get older, climbing rocks and steep hills becomes more difficult.Not too long ago I took a detour during one of my hikes and found a hidden area out of sight of the worn pathway I frequently walk.The terrain became steeper and large rocks blocked the way.Driven by what was to be found... continue reading
The off-season in the seaside town - is empty beaches, open space and a great opportunity to do beautiful scenery. This year, in my city Sochi, Russia, the winter was very cold and there was even snow on the coast. After the winter soon spring time came, with bright sunshine and good weather.When you look at the sea, it seems warm and want to swim, although the water temperature is only 10 C. And in winter are very beautiful sunsets, this photo was taken in day of winter solstice,... continue reading
Okay, so it's taken 6 months, but I finally have my first sale on DT! That $0.35 has made my day :) Hopefully now the floodgates will open and more sales will follow. However, I do think I need to re-keyword my images--and upload lots more--to stand any chance of making regular sales. Never mind #motivationmonday it must be #midweekmotivation :)For those interested this is the picture I sold continue reading
My first few months on here have been a success. I am still not doing this at the speed I would like. Sadly this is just a hobby for me right now. I currently work two full time jobs and photography has been a way to relax. I have several photos pending that I hope are approved! They are the first time I played with photo editing software for stock images.I realize that I need to go at my own speed. I can't rush into this stock image thing. I see all these beautiful bigportfolios and look at... continue reading
Briefing for the dive was the most precise I've ever experienced. And that was why. All it would enough was the slightest mistak and a diver was pulled down by a strong current in the sea depths. On the dive we went just two divers with three guides. The aim was "Manta Dropp-off" promising countless manta rays.Manta Dropp-off in Raja Ampat (Papua Barat, Indonesia) is a break in the seabed, where manta rays go for snack. Longer visible from the surface is reminiscent of a strong current flowing... continue reading
I always loved taking photos and over the years I think I have created a great portfolio. The problem was that before this year all my photos were taken with a basic point and shot camera. I worked very hard and saved all my money to buy myself a DSLR and some important lenses. It certainly was the best purchase I have made (besides my house of course:)I first got into stock photography because I just love advertisement. Like I am literally obsessed with it and so I guess I am trying to make... continue reading
I think many of you must wonder why you should switch off Image stabilization (IS) when using a tripod? IS was meant to suppress vibrations right? And using it on a tripod might get you really, really sharp pictures?So here is the secret behind it:Your camera has two types of IS. Digital and optical. Digital IS is something like digital zoom in the way it affects images. It isn't as good as the true, mechanical IS (which uses lenses). There are various ways of implementing digital IS. The... continue reading
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