Cheesy selfies. Pictures of food and drink. Horrible photography. That might be the general opinion of what Instagram has to offer. Why would a real photographer waste his or her time with this social media platform? After all, you get to post just one single link and that's in your profile that gets visited a relatively low percentage of the time.Well, don't ignore this app completely. There just might be some benefits. There is some great photography to ingest in this community and what... continue reading
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I've been lucky enough to shooting travel photography for many years. I found photography and travel are the perfect marriage of two of my favorite things. I've compiled a list of 10 basic tips for folks for are interested in building their travel portfolio. Enjoy~1 - LOOK AROUND. Winning travel photography shots don’t have to be in exclusive exotic locations. You’re on part of the world is a travel location to others. Think about landmarks, historical sites and natural... continue reading
Like a politician, on this topic, I tend to flip flop. My thoughts on user or entrance fees can go back and forth quickly, sometimes in the same sentence. Other photographers, amateur or professional, probably have strong opinions, as well. After all, photographing nature and landscapes involves a lot of time spent in parkland.But, what is the value of user fees, both for the land or attraction owner and the user? My opinion has swayed recently actually in favour of user and entrance fees to points... continue reading
Browsing the photos and blogs of your fellow Dreamstime photographers is a profitable habit to get into. There is so much creativity and artistry on Dreamstime that will inspire your own images.I recently came across a great blog and a collection of black background animal portraits by Helgardas. Stunning work! Nothing but soulful faces peering out from the dark. I was inspired by the creativity to touch up a recent animal shelter photograph in the same manner.“Falcon” had been surrendered... continue reading
When you’re a photographer — or any kind of artist, really — there is an easy trap to fall into, one in which you begin to lead this double sort of life. One portion of your life, usually the larger portion, is devoted to the day to days. This is the time you spend at work, the time you spend with your family, time spent shopping and doing chores, essentially all the things that you need to do to survive healthily and happily.And then there is that other life, the almost secret life, your art... continue reading
Most photographers create their first photos with a smartphone or point-and-shoot cameras. Then the moment comes and you realize that these devices cannot fully express your vision of the objects anymore. Whether you would like to make money with making photos or just enjoy taking great pictures, a good camera is absolutely necessary for achieving high-quality photos and upgrading your skills. A choice of device for beginners is not easy. A gadget should offer additional functions and be simple to... continue reading
If you ask anyone that lives or grew up near a farm they would mostly tell you that life on a farm can be rough and can be grueling, waking up early everyday to feed the animals and cleaning the pins they live in is just to start the day, followed by hopping in the tractor plowing the fields or harvesting "depending on the time of year" and usually ending at sunset where if your lucky might be able to kick back and have a beer, then of course its waking up in the morning and doing it all... continue reading
4 Tips for Beginner Photographers:1. Angles are key:Many people think you should line up your camera so your object is in the centre, however, this is not true. Try experimentingwith different angles, this will make yourimage more interesting and unique. The rule of thirds may help you when experimenting with different angles.Here is an article on the rule of thirds.2. Research and Learn:If you are very interestedin photography and really want to know how... continue reading
I collect business cards as a hobby. My friend, another photographer, got me started on this a long time ago and it’s been useful in so many ways.Not only do I have a long list of contacts, but I have hundreds of great examples to show students when I teach marketing and building a brand.Some business cards are amazing. You can tell the effort that goes into them, some are ok and some you have to wonder what they were thinking. I’m specifically looking at one guy I went to university with who... continue reading
Good morning DT, in this short blog I am going to talk about my personal experience as a photographer and offer some tips for people that are starting or thinking about starting a career in photography. Now if you are a pro, it is very probable that you already know this stuff, so you could skip the article, but if you are a newbie, it is possible that you could find something useful. So let's not hesitate and begin with the first tip: 1.Appearances: So to say that it is very important... continue reading
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