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Have Camera, Will Travel!

I suspect that I am like most of the contributors to Dreamstime- not a photography professional (where photography is how I make a living), but a hobbyist who does this as a creative outlet on the side of my normal life and job.My actual profession sometimes requires a substantial amount of travel, most of which is NOT to places that would normally be considered exciting or exotic.In the past, I looked at “work travel” as something to be endured.I’m not sure exactly when my perspective... continue reading

Shoot Opportunity in 'Junk' Pile

My husband loves to go to auctions. He is always keen to spot a bargain and share with me all the reasons why he needed to make the purchase and how worthwhile the items/s will be! While there have been a few things that have actually been put to use, most are set out in piles on our property in an unused area. Recently I went for a walk around our vineyard, with my camera in hand. The plan was to capture the new growth on the vines. Whle walking past the aution treasures I happened to see a rusty... continue reading

Celebrating 300 photos in my portfolio!

It hasn't been quite three months yet of me being a part of Dreamstime, but I have now crossed the 300 mark in my portfolio.I have learned so much about my photography in those three months.Here'sa few o my newest photos that helped to get me to the 300 mark.Here's a photo of a Texas Longhorn that I captured not too far from my home.He was just staring at me and made for some good shots. I'm learning to think more creatively and get some abstract photos in my portfolio. ... continue reading

Always Carry a Camera (Part 2)

Some time ago I wrote a blog (here) about always carrying a camera with you, just so you don't miss any great photo opportunities .Everything I said then is true today.Maybe more so.There are over 25,000,000 stock images on Dreamstime as I write this.That staggering number could easily deflate any contributor from shooting or uploading anything new.However, I'm convinced that for those who are prepared, and who carry a camera with them always, there are an abundance, even an infinite... continue reading

First post: missed pictures and life lesson

Hello! It’s my first post here, so sorry if something is not so interesting and useful, as it could be!It was very warm day today and I felt essentially that all people should take the cameras with them EVERY time they go outside. Even if it is the Saturday walk with relatives in the recreation park.You never know when you’ll see nice pictures: serious man in expensive costume, carrying cute small dog on his hands, elderly ladies dancing in retro dance stage or city mayor riding his... continue reading

Making the most of a wet night ...

I was returning to my hotel on the last night of a recent trip to Brasilia, Brazil's capital. I had been banking on using this night to go and shoot however it was raining hard.That morning I'd told the taxi driver that I wanted to shoot a couple of places so he was still keen. I did not have a rain coat or umbrella so at best it was not going to be wet. I told the driver that I wouldn't bother. Then when we got near the hotel I thought stuff it, may as well. I gathered my gear... continue reading

Opportunities

Sometimes opportunities presented itself when we least expected it too.Last July I went back to Malaysia for a holiday.To maximize my time there, I came up with a to do list of what to shoot and when to shoot it.I planned to shoot sunrise, and sunsets at the Malaysian beaches, fishing boats, the modern office buildings in Putrajaya (the Malaysian Administrative Capital) and a lot of other subjects for DT.One thing that I did not plan to shoot was jungle scenes, since it simply did... continue reading

Religious festivals are photo opportunities

Religious festivals of all kinds are excellent opportunites to capture images for both stock and editorial use. They are usuallypublic events with a strong community feel, involving music, processions and ceremonies of various kinds.For Christians, especially Catholics all over the world, one of the most colourful is the Feast of Corpus Christi. The celebrationsinvolve music, a procession and in some places the laying of elaborate flower carpets to mark out a route for the procession. These... continue reading

Spring Arrives with Great Opportunities!

The other day, I felt like the weight of winter finally broke from my back! It was beautiful outside here in Northern Virginia! The birds started singing loudly and proudly and the small mammals started foraging for the goodies left behind.To push my advantages from my camera's perspective, I decided to take advantage of the natural landscape view from my backyard to entice the furry and feathered friends for photographic opportunities.With five very gigantic pine and spruce trees growing... continue reading

Seasonal photo opportunities

Once again it is time to take advantage of the seasonal photo opportunities all around us.Here are a few ideas.You can try the local Christmas parades, and the city Chrisrmas lights.Our local hospital has a hallway they line with trees and the local businesses sponsor a tree and decorate it, I have taken my grandchildren there for there holiday photos.The Hospital also sponsors a gingerbread house contest which would make some really cute photos.I also plan on hitting up a couple... continue reading

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