Since the advent of the smartphone era mobile phone cameras have increased in quality, megapixels, DOF capabilities, and now you even get two cameras for the price of one as some of the top range smartphones have a wide angle and a zoom camera that you can switch between. In a time when all we do is in a rush, your smartphone has become a gateway to the world and a great tool to cash in on your hobbies, and here are 5 reasons why. 1. It's always there when you need itWe know... continue reading
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A recent conversation with a photographic colleague brought up an interesting topic.What do you see as art in your photography?My answer was everything.How did I come to this conclusion?The photography medium has been described as documentary, but I beg to differ.A few years ago I was lucky enough to become acquainted with an artist who helped me shape my way of looking at my craft.He asked me once where I saw art in the world and I listed a few examples, to which he said yes, you are... continue reading
My name is David Cutts and I was born and raised in the great state of Texas.As a child, I spent many hours hunting and fishing with my father.Over the years I grew to have a deep appreciation for the outdoors and a love for nature and wildlife.As an adult, I’ve had the privilege and honor of being able to teach my kids some of the same things my father taught me. As I’ve grown older and wiser (mostly older!), I’ve realized that what I enjoyed the most about hunting... continue reading
As I told in a previous blog, I'm an eager bird watcher / photographer. Birds are perfect targets for nature photographers, you can find them almost everywhere. Even in big cities, in the closest parks, even in winter (unlike butterflies!) and they are comfortable size - you dont need a macro lense.This time however, I'd like to show you a few furry friends. Some of my successfull wild mammal portraits.This fluffy bunny (Eastern cottontail - Sylvilagus floridanus) was a pro model, eating a... continue reading
Darn, my photo got refused. Never mind, I will make another one and submit it when I catch some time.STOP.That is not a good thing to do. Have you at least checked the email you received based on refusal or you've just deleted it after reading the subject line?Well, let’s start this way. I am an editor on Dreamstime, one of largest stock photo sites in the world. You know what I love to do with photos and illustrations users submit? I love to APPROVE them. Yes I do, really. I am just an... continue reading
October 1st finds us celebrating World Vegetarian Day.There is so much more to eating vegetarian than just eating vegetables; vegetarian means simply eating no meat, no meat except fish for the "pescatarian", or no animal products at all for the strict "vegan".Which means a vegetarian diet includes lots of beautiful and healthy fruits, grains, beans, and nuts.But it is the vegetable that lends its name to this day, so let us use it to celebrate the mighty vegetable in pictures.The beauty... continue reading
It is well known that performance sports begin at an early age.But what about photography?I ask you this because of my recent experience with my children.Concerned about the fact that my daughters (like most children today) want to use the smartphones and tablets as much as possible for simplistic games that consume time and generate frustration, I have decided together with them that I will allow them to use the devices from time to time only if they take a few photos before.Then I asked them to... continue reading
Chef’s will tell you that you eat first with your eyes – meaning that food must look as good as it tastes.And that holds double when you are the photographer of those mouth-watering desserts we all love so much.Open any magazine or search online for the perfect dessert recipe, and you’ll find images that almost leap off the page and onto your fork.The dirty little secret of food photographers is they often have a team of chefs and food stylists working behind the scenes to help create... continue reading
As you can see, I have some experience with photoshoots with models, so I thought that product photography was easy.Last week my daughter asked me to take some pictures of crocheting she makes and sells via her Etsy webshop, DC crochet Design. She was facing some shortcomings of smartphones to do product photography. So, yesterday I grabbed my equipment and turned one of our bedrooms into a small photo studio. I have done something similar before so the first steps were easy.-... continue reading
Nature gives us plenty of fascinating landscapes, but there are only a few of us who dare to capture the greatness of a desert. Deserts offer us a different kind of uniqness and as a photographer this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you shouldn't miss. They may be arid and lifeless, but those wastelands have so many stories to share with their visitors. That's why we are proud and happy to guest some great desert photography portfolios on Dreamstime. One of... continue reading
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