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Have Camera, Will Travel!

I suspect that I am like most of the contributors to Dreamstime- not a photography professional (where photography is how I make a living), but a hobbyist who does this as a creative outlet on the side of my normal life and job.My actual profession sometimes requires a substantial amount of travel, most of which is NOT to places that would normally be considered exciting or exotic.In the past, I looked at “work travel” as something to be endured.I’m not sure exactly when my perspective... continue reading

Preparing Photos for Dreamstime

Before I submit any image to Dreamstime these are the steps I take:1. First I select the best photograph of each subject series based on composition, lighting and sharpness. If it is not sharp already I don’t consider submitting it.2. Next I straighten and crop it in Photoshop to fit the rule of thirds.3. I then slightly reduce the shadows, if necessary using the Photoshop Shadows/Highlights function and a Shadows Amount of around 5-8.4. Next I enhance the lighting and colours... continue reading

Halloween is coming soon...

... so it is the right time to draw pumpkins, witches, ghosts, haunted houses, cemeteries and all the spooky and nice things which belong to this great holiday. I like Halloween very much! What about you? How do youprepare for Halloween? I will definitely make some sets with backgrounds and icons for my “Boo! ... It´s Halloween“ collection.If you have an image that fits into the Boo! ... It´s Halloween collection please leave a comment with the ID of your image! This collection is a small... continue reading

Risk factor ...... Way over 100%

All I can say was ...... HOLY MOLEY, that was a close one!Actually what I said was," HOLY $&@#%#! This is crazy fun!But only after 8 exposures, BAM! The largest lightning bolt I ever came face to face with, struck the Chicago skyline, right in front of me! It was one of the most scariest moments of my life while taking photos. But I knew I was able to captue it, the "once in a lifetime" shot! I raced back into the car and that's when the hail started coming down. In certain parts of... continue reading

My Regimen for A (Hopefully) Successful Photo Shoot

So a while back I blogged about taking engagement pictures and my fear of it being a complete failure. Due to weather we've had to postpone several times and this weekend happens to be the perfect time! So Sunday I'm heading out and I've made a few preparations I wanted to share with you all. I don't know if any of you do any of this or just wing it but this is the game plan thus far, and if anyone has any suggestions or advice, feel free to speak up!1. I don't do posed photos so I've made a list... continue reading

Christmas preparations

the last weekend before christmas is about to begin so we are all busy with the preparations: the last presents to buy, decide what to cook and the last decorations to be made.Don't forget your camera because in nine to ten months the whole circus starts again and we all want to upload something new.Here are some of my favorite christmas pictures to bring you all in the mood for the holidays.A wonderful christmas to all of you! continue reading

Preparing, Shooting, Publishing! Is that what buyers want?

Hello everybody,Now I just felt it's more than the right moment to write about this subject even I'm not feeling that well though... I like what I do ;)But before I start I just want to remind you that buyers can understand photography as well as the photographers! They just can not do it,or saving time or even it's cheaper to buy it than doing it! At least many are like this!Any photographer should make some preparations before shooting but what I'm going to talk about are few thoughts... continue reading

Planning, Preparation, Patience: The Key to Successful Wildlife Photography

Earlier this year, whilst visiting Utah, I had my first real opportunity to photograph small-scale wildlife such as birds and squirrels. I thought I just had to pick a good spot, be unobtrusive and be patient, but after failing miserably the first time out I realised that I had to approach wildlife photography with a completely different mindset. I learnt that planning, preparation and patience is the key to success.Comfort is a main consideration as you will be waiting for a while to get the... continue reading

Keeping It Clean

I recently completed a photo shoot for a client that was on a tight schedule. They had purchased some discounted ad space with a fast approaching "deadline for materials" date and wanted a photo that was fresh. After the main subject is selected, I try to get the best product sample that is available. In this case, my subject was a piece of metal industrial hardware. Being that their warehouse was on site, I select the best piece available with regards to cosmetics. The reality of some industrial... continue reading

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