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5 Reasons Stock Photography is a great option for Amateur Photographers

2. You can start with what you got. If you’re like me and got the photography bug, you will have already taken loads of photos over time, like, while on vacation, photos of your kids, your dog, of friends or family, at various events, or even previous client work, etc.? Why not go through your catalogue of images and see what you already have that might work well for stock photography and that meet the requirements for selling, such as having the necessary model and property releases required to... continue reading

Photography and Design

Photography is an art of representation of an object in the form of image by recording light or image sensor. It is the reflection of any particular entity. In this modern era learning and practicing photography is a craft and a profession. It showcases the artistic and creative nature of the individual. It is understandable that the photographer’s artistic quality and his/her choices are manifested by the photo he graphed in any form. Some people might ponder and rethink multifariously.But... continue reading

Can You Make a Living From Stock Photography?

This is a question my parents ask me all the time, right before they insert the annoying phrase, “maybe you should get a real job”. You see, they’re old fashioned and grew up in a time when careers were the norm, together with a stable pension. The world has changed considerably and the pace of change is accelerating.Nowadays, it’s not only much easier to become your own boss but it’s expected! Stock photography is just a small part of the much larger ‘gig economy’, where traditional... continue reading

Packing Efficiently For Shooting In Developing Nations.

In six days I leave for Ethiopia. Each time I go to Africa, I have to reassess what I’m carrying with me. Did I use it last time? How much use was it to me? Is there something better I could be using next time?This is my tenth trip to Africa in less than seven years. I’m a missionary, and on most trips (though not this one) my primary purpose is documentation. You may have other reasons for shooting, but the basic equipment list will be the same, except for the choice of lenses. Over... continue reading

Stock Photography Facts

The concept of stock photography is beautiful, in its essence: taking pictures for passion, without clients' request, and trying to sell them afterwards to those who might be interested in purchasing them for various uses. It sure has variations, depending on each photographer and the market as a whole, but the basic concept is beautiful and, in a way, pure: passion first, business second.I have always dreamed about taking only the photos I want, without ever having to worry about the money.... continue reading

Physics and photography - white balance

  Word photography is actually a combination of two words which have roots in Greek language. “Photon” which can be translated to light and “graphia” which means drawing. So, if you combine it together it sounds like “painting with light”. If we deep dive into the first word – photon, we are actually visiting the realm of physics because photon is an electromagnetic wave carrier, a single quantum of the electromagnetic wave. There are many types of electromagnetic (EM) waves which... continue reading

Light in the Darkroom

I love the smell of coffee in the morning, the smell of freshly baked bread, the smell of citrus, the smell of the ocean. Same as most of us, I guess.I also love the smell of fixer and whenever I get that pungent vinegarish pinch in my nose, I feel like I'm time-travelling back to my early days as a photographer, some twenty years ago, straight into the magic red room, the mysterious darkroom, a special place full of wonderful memories.      The feeling I get when I develop a... continue reading

Photography: For Love or Money

All week I’ve been doing research on “how to blog”.I’ve read countless books and articles on how to write the best blogs.How to keyword your blogs, optimize your blog, set up your blog for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how to make money blogging.My wife Tracy decided we needed to go to the library to research this new endeavor of blogging.She always says that knowledge is power.As we talked in the car I was expressing my frustration with needing to learn all these new... continue reading

5 Tips on Mobile Photography.

As promised in yesterday's blog 5 reasons why your mobile phone is your best camera, I return with tips on how to make the best of your mobile phone’s camera.  1. Choose the right phoneAs you may have already imagined, the story starts with the phone purchase. You will have a few things to consider before going out and buying something, to begin with, your budget. Once you have the money part settled start looking at phones that are in this range then go online and compare their camera... continue reading

Russia for stock photographers - part two

A few weeks ago, I published part 1 of my trip to Russia.Today, I'd like to share with you, the rest of my trip to Ufa, the capitol of Bashkiria, a semi-autonomous republic about 1000 miles east of Moscow on the western slopes of the Ural, the area around it.      To a foreigner, Ufa is not a particular tourist attraction.    It's an industrial 2,000,000 million inhabitants city, that seem to have frozen in time some 30 years ago. Since there aren't any tourists,... continue reading

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