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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

LOST PHOTOS? RECOVERED PHOTOS!

Some time ago I deleted many pictures from my camera, by accident... I did not have a chance to copy them to any storage device earlier, and a part of them was very precious to me. So I decided to find a way to recover them! My files had never dissapeared that way before, but I knew for sure that I should not use the flash card for taking new photos if I want deleted photos to be recovered, otherwise there’s a poor chance to recover the files.I searched through Internet looking for the cure,... continue reading

PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN PHOTOGRAPHY. JUST A FEW STEPS

Recently I’ve been reading several articles on how famous photographers built their professional careers.I discovered that actually many people took a few very similar steps on their way up to the top.Step one – shooting celebrities (not Hollywood stars Like Brad Pitt, but local theater actors, young singers, teen musical bands etc.). Studio shots and reportages (concert rehearsal, theater piece rehearsals etc.) showing some famous faces can be a good start for the professional photographer... continue reading

SHOOTING EDITORIALS IN RAW. MY EXPERIENCE

I shoot many editorials, and I used RAW format very rare for that, due to several reasons.My logic was that I need to shoot many pictures of the same event, so I would have many photos and JPG format suits better for than because files are smaller. Another reason was that people normally shoot RAW because they do a lot of editing which is very limited with regard to editorial photos.Last week in Moscow was full of events related to 70th anniversary of Victory Day celebrations in 1941-1945... continue reading

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