Usually, portrait photography is meant to reveal the personality, expression or mood of the subject. However, in stock photography world, we often use the portraiture to imply concepts.In the last two centuries, everything has been done, portrait photographers tried all the tricks, followed or broke all the rules, so what more could it be out there to surprise you?We compiled a list of ten portrait photographers on Dreamstime who could still impress. In no particular order:1. Mykyta Starychenko... continue reading
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"Athens Faces'' is an ongoing photojournalistic project in an effort to construct a census of the city of Athens, Greece through random (and not only) people's street portraits...With this project I am presenting ordinary people of Athens and their stories, their everyday lives. Through their funny or heart touching, inspiring, educational or at times absurd tales, I aim to celebrate the beauty, the diversity and the charm of people, their uniqueness and their composite; as well as to boost a greater... continue reading
They live in two centuries - XIX and XXI! It must be exiting! So they have an option - to ride a horse or to drive a car, to be called Mike or Sir Michelle, to go out in jeans and t-shirt or wearing elegant officer's uniform.Sounds interesting? Asking who they are?They are very special people who love history so much that every year on first September Sunday they put beautiful hand-made vintage clothes and accessories, set up a camp in the field and forget about the present for a while. They... continue reading
There are many beautiful palaces and pavilions in the Summer Palace, Beijing, China. Behind almost every building, there is a background story.Let me share those stories here with you.This building was called Hall of Celebrating Virtues. In old China, auspicious words were often used to name buildings, mountains and lakes. This was a tradition. Especially in the Summer Palace, you could see words like Longevity in many names of the buildings. So, this Hall of Celebrating Virtues was no exception... continue reading
Do-Do is actually my pet dog, a brownish black male Labrador retriever. I raised him had been more than six years now. He is very lively and active and always worried the furniture such as sofa etc in my house. Withal, I have no ways at all.One night in the past year, I was very tired after amount of work all day.After coming home, I was sitting on the sofa and fell asleep immediately. I quickly made a nightmare! There were two robbers robbed me! I can’t deal with them . Just then,... continue reading
I have many shots in my personal portfolio that I have not been able to use here mainly because of people reluctant to sign model releases. Due to this I've started taking self portraits and I'm having a lot of fun with it :)Much easier to get a model release for yourself! continue reading
Here are a few tips to capturing candid portraits.I thought I would share and post this favorite picture of my granddaughter at the park.1)Go somewhere fun and interesting.You can't control candid photography, but you can control your setting and maximize your odds of success.The greens of the park background here make a nice background for the side of my GD that I wanted to capture.That was one reason for choosing this location for our play time that day.2) Be... continue reading
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