It’s summer holiday time, perfect timing to learn some tips on how to shoot sea and ocean images. There’s so much more than just a pretty sunset.Seasides are rich in subjects: high cliffs, pointy rocks, rough waves, calm bays, beaches, crowded fish markets, lighthouses, unique dune plants, flotsam abstracts, underwater scuba diving, surfers in action are just a few of what you can get busy with while at the sea or ocean. Make yourself a list of the things mentioned here and you’re guaranteed... continue reading
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Asperagrass is a small little green vegetable that is loaded with vitamins that grows out in the wild mostly but some people do grow it as well. Why you should consider taking some pictures of asperagrass if you harvest them every year is that it has an unique taste that many people enjoy but also many that don't so that strikes conflicting arguments, which then can start an topic of conversation in a blog article for example and the designer of the blog having a picture of the asperagrass to... continue reading
One Sunday, we were coming back from a trip to the coast at Torre Del Mar in Andalucia. I always take my camera along with me because you never know what you might see but it was too windy on the coast but the sea was quite calm, so I didn't take many pictures at all and decided to go home. The drive back is pretty much all uphill and with winding roads but very picturesque, so, it's always a pleasure to do. About halfway into the journey to where we were staying, we saw a little bit of... continue reading
While framing your photo or a 3d composition, there is a struggle within an artist/photographer's mind as to where the horizon should be placed. Most seasoned photographers shoot at least 3 variations of their photos where the landscape is qualifying; high, low and mid horizon. Before we talk about all 3 and of course the "no horizon" scenario, let's talk about exposure.Exposure at different horizon levels: The most important yet an ignored topic in my opinion. Exposure changes... continue reading
Your project is almost ready, your sweat and toil has paid off and you've narrowed down on your stock photos. Now the most important question on your mind is "What Size Image Should I Download for My Project?".You do not want the results to look blurry when it prints, or unnecessarily slow down your web pages while spending credits when you needn't!To print or not to print: Does your project involve printing out on paper? Is it a presentation to a group of people... continue reading
Finding great shots while on the road, for me, used to mean finding great shots while hanging off the side of a road. My photography manta has often been “anything to get a great shot.” I keep a pair of rubber boots in my trunk just in case I end up in a place I might need them for a photograph; I’ve had friends hold my feet while trying to get the right angle for a photo (be careful!); and I’ve been nearly arrested for trespassing (don’t recommend this one, Dreamstimers... continue reading
First of all.Knowledge, your best assistant in life. Never forget about it. You should always learn, experiment and train yourself. After all, when you have sufficient knowledge and little experience - then and only then you will begin to open the doors to wonderful world of photography. You will start to experiment with your knowledge, think more wisely, and see the things that others do not see. And no matter what you have in your backpack Hasselblatt or a regular smartphone, because in the right... continue reading
Tip one: ResearchOnce you have decided when and where is your next desired travel destinationstart your research by searching the stock agency’s collection that you associate with to see what they have. Find out what types of images and locations are popular at your desired travel destination and where are the content gaps in your agency's collection.Tip two: PreparationBreak your travel destination itinerarydown by day, location, and sites you plan to visit. Create a list of specific scene... continue reading
It's impossible to image a few years ago you could take a cell phone insteading of the camera when you were outing.I still remember when I knew the dreamstime and I wanted to share the photo in this web site, I have to set the camera parameter to make the photo meet the 3M requirement----the minimum standard.2 years ago, when I was outing,I brought the camera and the smartphone .I took the photo I would upload to the dreamstime web site, but at the same time, I also took the photo with the smartphone... continue reading
When speaking of domains like beauty or food, one of the most important marketing tools is the visual itself. A strong message, coupled with a good visual, has a more meaningful effect and the campaign stands more chances of being successful. This is the main reason we opted for a stock agency, as it allows us to have a constant source of relevant, high quality photos. We use social media, on and off site graphic visuals, email marketing, blog articles, prints - leaflets and flyers - as part of our... continue reading
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