As a photographer you need to be the most focused of all spectators at sporting events not only to make the best images but to keep from getting into the action yourself.To see what happens when a photographer forgets where he is, go to this video before reading on.There are more examples of sports shots gone wrong at the end of this post. For now though, concentrate on getting the money shot without causing problems for yourself (lawsuits?) and others.TEAM SPORTS1. Note of caution:... continue reading
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The world prepares to visit China in great numbers for the 2008 Olympics. Many visitors may be surprised at the extent of China’s expansion. According to Businessweek, “China will soon be home to the world's largest airport, the world's first fully sustainable city, and the world's highest outdoor observation deck, to name just a few of its innovative architectural feats”.Interest in this booming economic marvel will extend long after the Olympic torch is extinguished as will demand for... continue reading
The idea that we need to focus our lenses on people with disabilities and special needs came to me while reading Daryl’s Lang’s (PDNPulse) post last week. He mentioned a new book by the well-known portrait, celebrity and ad photographer, Richard Corman. Corman hasphotographed the Special Olympics since 1991. In his book, I Am Proud: The Athletes of Special Olympics, Corman has captured the athlete’s joy and successes. While Corman is famous for his photography of professional athletics, celebrities... continue reading
Trying to pack too many photos into too little time can result in photos of everything but few, if any, terrific shots. To document your vacation as well as taking some great shots for Dreamstime, you need to plan ahead. It's not just about getting the best airfare and hotel for your money.I'm going to write several blogs on vacation photos over the next month as we enter prime holiday time. You'll see that a lot of the information isn't about photography.It's about planning to maximize your photographic... continue reading
I've been churning out blogs at a furious pace. Now it's your turn. Here are a few of my favorite images from the Dreamstime collection.I'll tell you why I responded to them and then I hope you'll suggest subjects you would like to see in future blogs. Post suggestions to the forum. Remember my expertise is in what to shoot and why and not in techniques.A few of the images have been posted to the blog already. If one of your images isn't included here, don't feel overlooked.I'... continue reading
Whistler is a Canadian resort town in western Canada, approximately 125 km north of Vancouver.Its pedestrian village has won numerous design awards in 1990’s. Before the tourist has arrived this land has been inhabited by the Squamish and Lil’wat First Nations.The first non-indigenous visitors to the Whistler Valley were California gold rush veterans that came here to explore better coastal access route to the booming B.C. gold mines. In the late 1920s and 1930 several... continue reading
I am new to Dreamstime and was very happy when my first sale happened shortly after posting my first few pictures!I currently have 120 pictures online.My first sale was of a fire tower in Mississippi I snapped while traveling. continue reading
With the Olympic Torch Relay underway for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games there will be thousands of photo opportunities. If you are on the route, here's how to plan your best shot.1. Try to pick an early morning or late afternoon time when there will be a good contrast between the flame and the rest of the scene. In the photos here, I took the pictures of the 2010 Canadian Olympic Torch Relay just at dusk on the first day of the relay in Victoria, British Columbia.2. Try for a fast shutter... continue reading
Dear Friends,Wishing you and your families a MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR !On this festive occasion, with celebration and happiness in air, I invite you all to visit my photography website relaunched (though in a small way) with a different look at http://www.picsthrulens.yolasite.com/ or at www.picsthrulens.comAwait your visit and valuable suggestions.Hope you all have a great time and happy clicking..Bbyee continue reading
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