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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

Photographing Natural Portraits

You know it when you see it. The perfect picture of a friend or family member. You catch them just as you feel about them. I know. I have accidentally gotten the same shot and now I do it on purpose.People pictures are not easy, especially when the person knows you are shooting them. They stiffen, they pose, they are not natural. My secret: don't let them know you are shooting them.I use a long lens, shoot in natural light, and shoot when they are otherwise directed. Kids are the easiest because... continue reading

A New Sport for Many People

If you have been watching TV there is no doubt you have heard about the victory of the Washington Capitals ice hockey team over the Vegas Golden Knights. I became interested in ice hockey when I learned that my home team of Washington DC could win the Stanley Cup. Ice hockey has been around for many years but only recently has it received the attention it deserves making it a big league sport such as football, baseball and basketball. Ice hockey is similar to soccer in which... 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

How to chill and kill for that perfect shoot

Spanning over few years working with models of all ages, genders and social status it has come to one simple conclusion - people like to obey. Although harshly said, this punchline demonstrates the main principle, which comes with a specter of "if's" and "when's". Really not to sound like a dictator, we are talking about a worthy leader and not a self-conscious easily hurt egomaniac baby boss. Once the model sees in you the professional*... continue reading

Quick recomposing and editing of images to remove unwanted artefacts, people and copyright

As a remote editor for Dreamstime, I often come across perfectly good images that we cannot accept as royalty free stock because they include copyright and/or people, without valid property and/or model release(s). More often than not, these are unintentional and minor features of images that can be removed very quickly and effectively with Photoshop, or similar software, dramatically improving image composition in the process. Obviously, I’ve chosen to demonstrate how I deal with these... continue reading

When Should You Have a Model Sign a Model Release

One of the most confusing aspects for new contributors to stock photography is when and what type of release is required when submitting images to an online stock agency. Let’s deal with the Model Release first (and save the Property Release for later).The simple answer to this question is ALWAYS obtain a model release if possible. The more complete answer is that a valid Model Release is required for all images in commercial applications when there are recognizable people present. Now... continue reading

Tips For Working With Models

There are many things to consider when working with models. If you're paying for a model then time is literally money and you'll want to maximize what you get from the session. Even if you're shooting a friend or relative who is charging nothing, you're still investing your time and work into the project and will want to have something to show for your efforts. However, there is one fundamental thing you can focus on that will help you have a successful shoot, and that is this:... continue reading

Stop shooting people, start taking photographs

Shooting people is hard. Subjects who are not used to have their picture taken are usually uneasy about spending time with a photographer. Even people with some experience being photographed don't enjoy it that much. I feel that some discomfort is necessary to make the picture more interesting but from my experience the subjects usually relax after couple of minutes. One important element is the fact that people should trust that the photographer knows what he or she is doing. The subject should... continue reading

Special People Photography, Shy Photographer

This might not be useful to many professionals who are comfortable shooting people, but it might give hope to photographers who never were comfortable shooting models like I was, am, & will be!It goes without saying that the first model I ever shot was family, my husband in particular as he's the most patient one. I love him for this among a million other reasons. Shooting family members is neither scary nor embarrassing in any way as photos would always have emotional value if they didn&... continue reading

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