Much is being made in the current U.S. presidential race about ads and emails that disparage the candidates with the use of innuendo and false accusations. The polls show that most Americans are opposed to such ads.In general, negative claims or images are not effective in any kind of advertising. However, sometimes showing certain social and personal ills is called for: health care facilities and pharmaceutical companies use illustrations of depression to educate and promote their products and... continue reading
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Facial expressions and body language can either make or break a photo. Again and again we see images that would be successful if only there was emotion in the image instead of a subject with a bored look or a blank stare. How can you get your models more engaged with your camera to get more positive results?First of all stop falling in love with the dark and depressing look. Sure it’s dramatic and has it place but think about how images are used. With the exception of pitiful children and animals... continue reading
A recent conversation with a photographic colleague brought up an interesting topic.What do you see as art in your photography?My answer was everything.How did I come to this conclusion?The photography medium has been described as documentary, but I beg to differ.A few years ago I was lucky enough to become acquainted with an artist who helped me shape my way of looking at my craft.He asked me once where I saw art in the world and I listed a few examples, to which he said yes, you are... continue reading
Body language is one of a kind of non verbal communication (don't use the words) but using the body for example, by using facial expressions. Facial expression is one of the types of body language so that facial expression itself can be interpreted as a form of nonverbal communication, which can convey the emotional state of a person to the person watching it.Human beings can experience certain facial expressions intentionally or unintentional, but in general the facial expressions that... continue reading
In winter season while theweather is growing colder, even the wood smoke out of the neighbors chimney could be seen as the last breath of the dead one. Norther in Europe, where the seasons are clear, daytime shelter deprived people of sunlight. Just look around - what a beautiful melancholic atmosphere! Today we associate melancholy with longing and nostalgia, but in the time of Aristotle, melancholy was understood as a specific physiological condition caused by a body inbalance,... continue reading
Autumn and winter are almost arriving.We need to be prepared. Of course we can do great photos of orange and brown leaves or patterns of snow. But the issue is other: avoid sadness and depression caused by the lack of light and the weather.Buy some colorful clothes, (re)start an activity, make/renew contact with friends, enroll in some adult education course. Keep yourself occupied, social and positive !Time will pass, we need to know what to do with it. Spring and summer will come... continue reading
If you're thinking of giving photojournalism a try, I say go ahead and do it!Some of the benefits to covering an event as a credentialed photographer include being allowed to even have a camera at events where the general public may not be able to bring one in, being invited into press only sessions where you can get closer to the subject for better pictures, and getting into events free that others have to pay for-always nice considering how much (or little?) many of us make in stock photography.... continue reading
OK, so you've had no sales, can't get even one image accepted for the assignment andit's raining hard on the one day you took off this month for photography! (Yes that's me!)Don't get depressed, I know there are loads of very witty characters on DT so turn to your funny side andpick a couple of images and add a text.Like this:-and I only get 42 cents for doing this!You could do with a breath mint!... continue reading
Recently Dreamstime released their long awaited Wordpress plugin and I eagerly installed this to a couple of my main blogs to try it out. It did not dissapoint!If you are running a Wordpress blog or web site, here are the reasons why you need to install and use the Dreamstime Wordpress plugin.1. You can with minimum effort add your own Dreamstime photos to your blog posts and pages. This is of course for free and of course without water marks. This has been a hazzel before since it has not... continue reading
Hi, everybody!My profession have been connected to international freight forwarding and logistics for over 15 years already.And when we have decided to spend this spring vacation in the Netherlands it was clear to me, that we will visit the biggest European Port in Rotterdam! No way, I'll miss it!Some "dry" information to those, who are quite far from this sphere:The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, located in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands. From 1962 until 2002 it was... continue reading
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