Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how the light will be at different times in the day in different locations. If your shooting location is near the tidal zones, look up the tide charts. Read as much as you can about the place not just in guidebooks but go to the web archives of travel magazines to learn what's new.... continue reading
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I was lucky enough to have a day off from work a few days ago, (as this is not yet a full time job for me yet) and decide to go somewhere local with my camera and see what i could find.I went to a park in Solihull, which i had been to many times before, but never with my camera.There i discovered in the woods down a little road a beautiful little church.Yes i had seen the signs for it before but had never bothered to walk down there.However after having my first sale, i tend to take my camera... continue reading
My grandmother was born in central Minnesota and when the flu epidemics hit in the 1900’s, both of her parents died. My grandmother and her brothers and sisters were then put into an orphanage because there weren’t any other family members to take the children. When people would come to see my grandmother for possible adoption, my grandmother would either bite them or she would run away.When Olaf came to the orphanage, my grandmother liked him and said, “Wouldn’t you like to take a nice... continue reading
As photographers we walk about looking at the world from a more artistic point of view.As stock photographers our view can be more varied.We see possibilities in scenes that most photographers pass by without a second glance.The problem is most of us look at our visions from one point of view...eye level.I have been guilty of this more thank I care to admit to. What if we try looking at things from a different perspective? Change our point of view. Both of these images were... continue reading
One night my dad woke up because my mom’s feet were touching his feet. Dad moved mom’s feet over to her bed. (They sleep in twin beds that are next to each other and there is a gap between the beds that mom calls, “The ditch.”)Dad went back to sleep and a little while later he was awakened by mom playing footsie. Dad again pushed mom’s feet over to her bed. This time mom woke up but dad didn’t know that. She told me later that, “He seemed upset that my feet were touching his,... continue reading
The weather in Rome was gorgeous in late October for some wonderful photography. There are so many photos available from Rome so I tried to add a few that aren't well covered. The following detail shows 1800 years of erosion. I joined DT two months ago and am on my way to reaching some goals.Merry Xmas to all my fellow DTers. continue reading
As we approach Mother's Day, and soon after Father's Day, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on parenting.I have been fortunate enough to be a Daddy four times and soon expect my first grandchild.For me the most special moment in being a parent is the wonder in a child's eyes. That moment when they gaze into a unknown world for the first time."What's that?", they exclaim in awe.And in that moment we are given an amazing gift, the gift of sharing our knowledge and wisdom.... continue reading
Doing a study on eider ducks I came across this aggressive Oystercatcher determined to drive me away from its nest, the exact location of which I could not identify. It amazed me as this relatively small bird continued to display aggressively despite its size. The power of its instinct to protect its eggs was greater than its fear of me. I actually felt quite intimidated; as I was unable to leave due to the survey I was carrying out and even after moving a short distance the Oystercatcher was... continue reading
As I always have a camera with me wherever I go I am always looking for new things to shoot. Speaking to a designer gave me the idea of simple backgrounds, so now when I am out and about I find myself looking into the sky, puddles, fences and the ground more.Here are some of the results. I have put the backgrounds that I have taken so far into a managed collection here.BackgroundsOnly time will tell how much they are of use to the designers. I hope... continue reading
My first three hundred images online, is for me an important step (a milestone); after an absence of several years, I came back in force at the end of April, and I added various image from different places and diversified domains! I hope that until the end of the year I will exceed a second threshold, the image six hundred approved!This is the last photo approved with number three hundred: continue reading
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