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How to chill and kill for that perfect shoot

Spanning over few years working with models of all ages, genders and social status it has come to one simple conclusion - people like to obey. Although harshly said, this punchline demonstrates the main principle, which comes with a specter of "if's" and "when's". Really not to sound like a dictator, we are talking about a worthy leader and not a self-conscious easily hurt egomaniac baby boss. Once the model sees in you the professional*... continue reading

Ways to improve photography skills

New cameras, lenses and accessories open up the possibility of fresh adventures in photography. In reality though, most of us have to make do with what we’ve got, upgrading to new camera kit as and when we can afford it. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions to help beginning and intermediate photographers improve your photography without splashing out on new gear.    Focus on what you can photograph rather than what you can'tIt’s easy to walk away from a photo opportunity... continue reading

A great big dream come true!

In another week, I travel to Fiji, with four girlfriend's. I won a trip there and will be staying in a beautiful home right on the waters of the South Pacific. I am so excited to be going there for the first time, taking pictures for the cover of a travel magazine, feature article and so much more stock/fine art.I feel like I have come so far in these last few years; a distant dream is now much more an everyday occurrence for me.On another HUGE note, this January I decided my goal was to... continue reading

No Flowers!

If there's one subject that we're told not to photograph for stock photography, it's flowers. And yet many of us take great joy in practicing our art and technique on a subject that does not require a model or property release. Moreover, flowers are ubiquitous: they are everywhere. How dull would life be without the beauty of flowers? My first ever sale in stock photography (albeit not on DT) was of flowers. In fact most of my stock sales have been of flowers and plants. Maybe it's because... continue reading

Featured Photographer + Re-introducing My Mom!

Once again, a big thanks to Dreamstime for making me the featured photographer. What a wonderful surprise!I love taking pictures and so does my mom. She joined DT a few years ago, and her photography has improved in leaps and bounds. Stock photography is wonderful in that sense because it makes you keep shooting. A sale is a great reward that encourages you to keep going.Here are a few of her pictures from her last trip to Cuba. I really love some of them and helpfully she will make me a print... continue reading

Macro Photography Ethics

It is after a long time that I am writing, I have been busy with a lot of things...leaving school life behind and getting into a college on the opposite side of the country...and believe me India is a vast country. Away from family, away from familiar people, the months are adventurous.Excited about the photographer of the year contest, I want to see where I rank, please drop me an honest vote if you would like to. :)Anyway, getting back to the topic... recently, I was out shooting some macro... continue reading

Halloween: chance to practice portraiture ?

Halloween lands on 31st October the night before ' All Hallows 'or ' All Saints Day ' on 1st November.I've bought a Halloween mug for a few pence at a car boot salein Sissi .However last year there was a celebration of Halloween organised by the Inverness City Council which took place on an island in the middle of the River Ness just up stream from Inverness Castle and it commenced at 7pm and lasted until 9pm and the event was repeated on successive nights.I took my Nikon D700with off... continue reading

500th upload

Like an infant it me a little over 16 moths to walk amongst other photographers, I often state that I am not a pro and I do not consider myself to be at a professional level in my photography, I am still learning and I am happy to see my progression as I gain experience. So a simple message to the newcomers, don't worry try and try again in time you will learn and you too will be able to walk amongst the pro and sell your work.The 500thimage kind of represent what my last 16 months of stock... continue reading

Every approved photo is not easy

I haven't into photography in the road, I saw the photography of others, always think they are easy to get, but in fact, when I seriously carry camera decided to take some good work, but found himself can't really grasp this everything, not only is the art photography, and even commercial photography is also very helpless. Now, I need is more practice and photography knowledge and experience of learning.A test article. continue reading

Marathon - An opportunity to practice and submit?

Hi,this upcoming Sunday there will be a marathon in my city and I think this is a great opportunity to practice some photography skills plus the images might qualify for the editorial section.What do you think? Any ideas, advice?I'm looking forward to read your thoughts:)Greetings form GermanyChristian continue reading

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