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Affordable Lighting on a Shoestring Budget

Taking up photography as a hobby or new career path can be both time consuming and expensive. There are so many aspects of the art to master from camera bodies, lenses, accessories, and lighting that it can sometimes be overwhelming.Fortunately, there are inexpensive, Do It Yourself hacks to help save you some money when you want to try out new things or are just getting started in the craft. Let’s look at some ways to create professional lighting effects on a shoestring budget.Tabletop studio Let... continue reading

Not a professional but still trying my best

It's been a while since I’ve posted here in the blog; I’ve been busy with life, work and family. As much as I love taking pictures its still only a hobby for me, something I do to relax and have fun. I started here for the criticism, to see if my images were good enough to be included here and to my surprise I’ve even had quite a few sales.Still, I know I have a lot to learn. I took these images while walking around the bay of Old San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico, where I live.... continue reading

Model Behavior: Getting Great Results with Professional and Aspiring Talent

Our stock photography business at Creatista Films, Video and Photography is largely built around creating excellent images of people. In fifteen years of working with a spectrum of models, and over 15,000 of Scott Griessel's images online at Dreamstime, we've learned a few things that have become mantras for our work.+ Expressive Beats Pretty.We often work with real people who show an aptitude for effectively communicating an idea or emotion. We've built a small stable of... continue reading

App filled with magic - how to edit a photo to look more professional

I am 100% sure that there was a time, when you were just scrolling through the Instagram, and something catch your attention..Now you may think: "How is it possible to make such a great photo, with a good focus on the main object and the background remains blurred?"We might think, that this kind of photography are just for the professionals...That's not true!You really don't need the best, expensive camera, or the newest iPhone + hours spent on editing in... continue reading

Stock Media Is NOT The Demise of Professional Photography

While pursuing certification in commercial photography, I had the *good fortune of encountering a disgruntled photograher turned instructor who insisted that stock media is ruining the professional photography industry. I beg to differ! This moaner also begrudges smart phones with cameras, people with smart phones with cameras, digital cameras, and innovation of most kinds. I gave examples in his photography studio business management class of how, as a blogger since 2008, I used stock media on blog... continue reading

Amateur going professional

After have been an amateur photographer since I was 15, that is more than 30 years, I now have started my own photographer firm. Mostly I am doning portrait work such as weddings, business portraits and family portraits, but also I am selling good quality pictures in such different categories as landscape, macro, seascape, cityscape, wildlife, people and more to come. Now I have uploaded my first pictures to Dreamstime, with the aim of becoming an active supplier of stock photos. My plan is to use... continue reading

Creating Professional Stock Photos with Amateur Models

I’ve shot micro-stock with both professional and amateur models; there are pros and cons with both.Theoretically the professionals hit the ground running; they know how to pose, aren’t shy and understand the photo shoot dynamic. But there are also disadvantages. You tend to hire pro models on the strength of their online portfolios which are sometimes misleading with older photos. I’ve had my fair share of ‘surprises,’ shall I say.But I’m making the case here for shooting with amateurs,... continue reading

Make your amateur photos more professional with Photoshop

Hi everybodyI am learning to use photoshop, this is my new project.Powerful lessons I´ve learned from Photoshop:•Almays remove distracting objects ruining the photo, or put a black background on a picture•Try to Put a plain background photoand clone the person onto it.•Make your picture POP•Filter the background•Change the brightness, contrast, or blurriness of the picture•add an artistic effect, for example shadows, reflections, and glows, or just adjust the... continue reading

More photos of the world

With a bit of free time from professional jobs as my next assignment, a theater ballet/dance production, (see my theater images) my professional photography site isn't for another 3 weeks, I'm attacking a backlog of photos I've shot around the world during the past year or so.Keeps me very busy and brings back wonderful memories of the places, faces and culinary delights.My photos are now appearing not only inside many, many travel books but also, very proudly I'll say, on front covers of such... continue reading

One month of Dreamstime

Dear members, dear contributors,I greet all of you.I have almost one month of Dreamstime as contributor and... with no results yet :). In this month my total stock photos accepted are 36 with an acceptance ratio of 48%.I want to ask you how was your first month online and after what period did you registered your first results?About me, I can tell you that I'm not a professional photographer, I do not use a professional camera, only a more evolved compact, super zoom camera, but I like... continue reading

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