You know it when you see it. The perfect picture of a friend or family member. You catch them just as you feel about them. I know. I have accidentally gotten the same shot and now I do it on purpose.People pictures are not easy, especially when the person knows you are shooting them. They stiffen, they pose, they are not natural. My secret: don't let them know you are shooting them.I use a long lens, shoot in natural light, and shoot when they are otherwise directed. Kids are the easiest because... continue reading
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Look through any micro-stock web-site and it's pretty obvious that buyers do like images with people in them. Sites are full of attractive, smiling or laughing models, beautifully dressed and full of confidence, staring straight at the camera.However is this what buyers really want? I don't think so, at least not always. From time to time we read that buyers actually don't want models that look like models. Rather they are looking for more natural images of real people engrossed in... continue reading
Apparently every American has Martha Stewart on speed dial.At least that’s the impression you get when you look at holiday stock images.Just search keywords like Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Dinner or Holiday Traditions.The images that are returned are all a mélange of smiling, happy families sitting down to beautifully set dinner tables with a perfectly cooked meal. I don’t know about you, but that’s not exactly how thing go down at my house.Do we always have a great meal... continue reading
Portraits, as we all know, come in a variety of forms, there are posed, formal, individual, environmental, etc.I need not dwell on the endless types here or their characteristics.Each one certainly has its merits and benefits depending on the goal of the photographer. Each also has its limitations.To me, there is something quite unique about candid portraits.Images of people going about their everyday lives tell us who people really are, their emotional state, their interest and passions,... continue reading
I love my Planet . Here in Texas we have a yearly ritual , every single Halloween people in texas have been sweating in 90+ degree heat every day since May... and every Halloween we are ready for the ANNUAL COLD FRONT....well that cold front never comes , this year... It was still 90 degree's today on halloween and no cold front still... and there will be no cold front for at least another week. I love my planet. Our Planet is Melting. The Ice will reflect less light... continue reading
I've recently been working on perfecting architectural photography. It's not as simple as you might think.A house is sitting still after all, and you can control the lighting with strobes or flash and time of day. Easy, right?Not so much.A super wide-angle lens is required for architectural photography and it requires some practice to use correctly. I'm currently using a Sigma 10-20mm on my Canon.The problem inherent in use of a wide-angle lens is that it can create converging... continue reading
I was happy to see on Dreamstime's home page Editor's Choice section one of my photos from UEFA Champions League semi-final between Manchester City and Real Madrid. It feels kind of rewarding, even if I didn't get any money for it. But maybe the sales will grow. One question though. I remember reading that you get some money for every photo that makes it to the Editor's Choice section. Obviously, as I said before, that didn't happen.What you know about this?Thanks for your time to... continue reading
Joined the assignment "see me working", submitted 12 files in total (resubmitted 2 files for they were refused), 10 approved, all using sell the right.Got $250 from it, very happy though selling the right:)Here are some of the images. continue reading
Vegetable seller In Pakistan many poor people sale vegetables in street through cart. they wake up early in the morning and go to vegetable wholesale market to purchase vegetables than they visit streets with cart to sale vegetable by call till sunset.Thadal Seller A Man sold the thadal drink for the survival of a life. thadal is a drink which made up of Almond, White Poppy Seeds and Sugar etc. it is good for health in summer season because it change the body temperature.... continue reading
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