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The Turning Point

I once got an hourglass from my girlfriend on one of those commemorative dates. The hourglass was small, simple, fragile, but beautiful.At the time I was surprised to be gifted a decorative item, I didn’t really expect it, but I found it interesting and I liked it. I put it in my bookshelf to beautify and compose that scenery of words. It stayed there always reminding me that the time was passing and I was letting the books accumulate dust, lol.But on a certain day I was bored at home... continue reading

Point Lobos Preserved For Posterity

    Point Lobos is a pristine locale on the Big Sur Coast of California a few minutes south of world-famous Carmel-by-the-Sea.Point Lobos includes the Point Lobos Natural Reserve as well as two adjoining federally protected marine environments: The Point Lobos State Marine Reserve and Point Lobos State Marine Conservation Area.If not for the foresight of engineer Alexander Allen, who purchased a large parcel of Point Lobos in 1933, it would have been subdivided and ruined for posterity,... continue reading

A different point of view

As photographers we walk about looking at the world from a more artistic point of view.As stock photographers our view can be more varied.We see possibilities in scenes that most photographers pass by without a second glance.The problem is most of us look at our visions from one point of view...eye level.I have been guilty of this more thank I care to admit to.  What if we try looking at things from a different perspective? Change our point of view. Both of these images were... continue reading

Small changes, great results

I recently reviewed an image made few months ago. The picture was good but not enough to me, so according to the message of this photograph I decided to make the sky black and white to reinforce it.Dear fellows I encourage you to try different ways to get outstanding images because small changes can make great results. This photo was uploaded only three days ago today help me reach one hundred dollars in 25 days.    continue reading

Another day at Skaters Point

Santa Barbara has a skate park right on the beach, it is great fun to watch and take photos of the skaters. This image the board went one way and the rider went another, he landed at the bottom of the bowl. Try try again and so he did.         continue reading

Point & Shoot...

Point and shoot digital cameras can be wonderfully easy to use.They are relatively inexpensive, depending on the features you require.And they are usually small, making them easily portable.Most models have auto-focus and built in light meters that automatically set themselves for proper exposure.But even as simple as they can be to use there are a few things one must remember to get good images.Most point and shoot digital cameras no longer have a viewfinder that you look through.The... continue reading

Nature conservation from a Buddhist point of view.

As long as we see nature, animals, trees, minerals, lakes, rivers and oceans as something apart from us, we will believe that we can dominate it, survive without it and spoil it without consequences.Only when we understand deeply that we are literally made of water, air, sun and minerals,we will begin to behave with respect, humbleness and admiration towards nature and forget about our ignorant and destructive way of thinking, seeing ourselves as the crown of the creation, something not related,... continue reading

Taking pictures in the best amusement park in the world.

In 2009 I signed up for a 4 month student work-and-travel program in the United States. There was a list of places I could chose from and I was more than thrilled to see that Cedar Point, the amusement park, which has been awarded for "Best Amusement Park in the World" for the past 14 years, was one of the options. A hardcore roller coaster fan, I spent exactly 5 seconds to make my desicion. I spent an amazing summer in the park, I got the best job (in my opinion), working at the steam train that... continue reading

Beyond the Rule of Thirds; Vanishing Points

The rule of thirds is an indispensable guideline for composing commercial images, but there are other options out there!Have you tried using vanishing points to create perspective in your photographs?This is a concept that is used frequently in drawings and illustrations, but seems to receive less attention from photographers.A vanishing point is a point in an image where lines that are parallel in the 3D world converge in a 2D image.This adds perspective and the appearance of distance... continue reading

Great Shots Are Possible with Point and Shoots

While I wouldn't rely solely on a point and shoot to capture stock images, it is possible as long has you have a quality point and shoot with a good lens.I originally settled on a mirrorless compact camera (Panasonic Lumix G2) because I knew it would be too easy to leave behind a large DSLR system.But even then I found times when I left the house without a camera and of course spotted all sorts of great subjects on my trips around town.So I purchased a Lumix LX5 which features a nice fast... continue reading

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