Have you ever seen an overly tuned car? Or maybe a lady with too much makeup on? Was your initial thought that maybe less is more? It works almost the same in the case of photo editing. In today’s world, we have cameras that allow us to shoot RAW images which we can fiddle with afterwards in order to achieve better results while keeping focus on being more creative while shooting. But isn’t that something that often might cause our images to look unnatural? It actually is, and the first problem... continue reading
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Some of most successful stock photographers shoot exclusively with models. Photos with people tend to sell well, so if you haven't ventured into portraiture yet, maybe it's time you give it a try. But how and where can you find the models? Here's a few tips you can try. 1. Do it yourselfA lot of photographers found their first model from the bathroom mirror. While posing for yourself can be a little tricky and requires usually some trial-and-error, it can be made easier with some accessories... continue reading
The days of the 3/4 studio portrait using a solid color background and classic 45 degree lights with hair accents have long since passed – thankfully. Today’s portraits are active, inventive, and most importantly personal.So whether you are doing a favor by taking the engagement pictures for your second cousin twice removed – or are looking to expand your business into portrait photography – here are some hints for capturing the personality of your subject in pictures.Know you subjectIn may... continue reading
Shooting people is hard. Subjects who are not used to have their picture taken are usually uneasy about spending time with a photographer. Even people with some experience being photographed don't enjoy it that much. I feel that some discomfort is necessary to make the picture more interesting but from my experience the subjects usually relax after couple of minutes. One important element is the fact that people should trust that the photographer knows what he or she is doing. The subject should... continue reading
For the first time, I had several pictures of a same destination in the DT Editor's Choice!Last November, I went for a 16-days journeys to Rajasthan, India, with a few photographers friends, from Jaipur to Udaipur, with in aim to be in Pushkar for the Camel Fair and in Bundi for the Festival. We visit also Jodhpur, the blue city, Jaisalmer, at the door of the desert, Ranakpur and Udaipur.I had my two cameras Canon 1DX and 7D with 24-105 and 100-400 L Series Lenses and I brought... continue reading
It is often said that the eyes are the windows into the souls. If you need proof of that, just look at two star crossed lovers as they gaze for hours into each others eyes, or to the mother of a small toddler who can tell if he was in the cookie jar just by the look in his eyes, or to the old expression “giving someone the evil eye”.Eyes can truly convey a lot about a person character, and great artists throughout the ages have been known to convey depth and meaning to their work by how they treat... continue reading
Portraits can be very diverse, from traditional mugshots to low key black-and-whites, moody blurs, dramatic multi speedlights scenes, you name it. Camera settings can be varied too, so let’s take a closer look at a traditional portrait, one that could serve as your social media image or could be found in a graduates book and see which settings work best.Basic settings:First, we will focus on model’s eyes. We’ll always want some softness to emphasize the eyes even more, so let’s set Aperture... continue reading
I spend lots of time biking, traveling and commuting, and I wanted to share the story behind all of my dog photographs:Two months ago I left the United States to experience the mythic reality around the Andes Range and the cultures that call it home. I landed in Ushuaia and promptly assembled my bike and left the airport filled with enthusiasm for the act of discovery. Within minutes of leaving the airport I made my first foreign discovery; a pack of dishevelled stray dogs chased, barked, and... continue reading
Some of you probably remember this article about portrait photography. The article featured some of our artists, but since then, we've been thinking of getting into more details about what makes a portrait stand out.First of all, let us tell you that there are many photographers on Dreamstime who are shooting stunning portraits. One of them is Scott Griessel, artist known as Creatista. Why we selected him among other top portrait photographers? Scott Griessel is a great... continue reading
Hello every body! My name is Shouyuan Zhang. I am a freelance photographer. I have been working on photography many years and taken a lot of photos and videos. I am good at scenery,portrait,advertising and news photography. Hope everyone like my photos and videos. Thank you! continue reading
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