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Keep going, driver! There’s more to photograph!

Ever felt frustrated because you’re unable to get out of a vehicle to take photos while passing through beautiful and interesting places? Fear the bluurr no more and join me clicking away on the move! These shots are some of my favorites – perhaps not absolute technical perfection but often unique. Here’s what works for me with a DSLR…Image: Denali National ParkGetting Ready for action:1)You want to freeze all motion - especially your own - so set your camera to Shutter... continue reading

Lighting That’s Light on the Budget: Affordable Lighting Options for Shoestring Budgets

You have an upcoming shoot, an idea, or just want to create professional grade photography where good lighting equipment is required but you just don't have the gear. A basic light kit can cost close to $1,000 which is way beyond your means, especially if it's just to shoot for a couple hours. Are there any options?Well, yes, of course there are options!First of all, do you know other photographers that you can contact? Perhaps you might know someone who will let you borrow their equipment.... continue reading

How's business?

Business is the canonical stock subject. It's undoubtedly the most photographed, the most illustrated and the best sold concept to this date.There are more than 7.1 million results matching the 'business' search on Dreamstime. You might think it's a topic that's been dealt with exhaustively, that everything is already very well covered. Allow us to contradict this and assure you that the 'business' concept is far from meeting its end in the stock business.... continue reading

Men's and women's folk costume in Gora, Kosovo

The Gorani, meaning Highlanders, is an Islamic ethnic group which inhabits the Gora region, located between Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia.The Gora region comprises Dragaš municipality in Kosovo, Shishtavec municipality in Albania and the area around the Šar Mountains in Macedonia. They are adherents to Islam and have a rich and varied folk culture. They have been claimed by Bosniaks, Serbs, Bulgarians and recently Macedonians, but the general view is that they should be treated as a distinct minority... continue reading

Let's make some magic

Who has never dreamed of extraordinary abilities to control inanimate matter, to overcome gravity, to prove that the laws of nature can be tamed. Oh yes, I will show you in a few easy steps how to do it ... no, no, no ... I do not mean closing your eyes and dreams, instead let's get ready for a photo walk.We will need magical equipment; a tripod, a cable time trigger (in the absence of an intervalometer, a friendly soul) and an object that we liven up (e.g. a book). Of course,... continue reading

Top 5 Elements of a Successful Shoot, from a Model’s Perspective

Here are my Top 5 Elements of a Successful Shoot:1. A late call time2. Food (a filling breakfast)3. Food (a tasty lunch)4. Food (quality snacks)5. An early wrapOK, OK. Yes, that’s just the unicorn list, for laughs. Of course I know that not all shoot days will be quick and easy. And I know, I know, that there isn’t always the budget for full catering. However, this article is my opinion on what goes into a successful shoot. As a professional actor and model, I’ve... continue reading

Cherish Your Valentine!

Year after year, Valentine's Day has become more and more popular throughout the world, gaining new followers from the most diverse cultures.Apart from the obvious influence of western civilization spreading across the globe, I like to believe it's not just that, but also a more subtle reason, a thing of substance, and that is the inner meaning of this celebration: the willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of love.Back in third century AD, a roman priest put his faith in... continue reading

Looking at drug package design from the patient’s corner

Have you ever cast a look at how people are buying medicinal products in drugstores? They never throw them in haste in a basket or trolley like a pack of spaghetti. Buying drugs people have expectation of the purchase will stop their suffering or at least pain.Medicinal products are the marketable output when significant part of their costs is expenditures on promotion and advertising. Each country has its own legislation regulating how drugs should be advertised and most of advertising... continue reading

The Giriama's Trinity

...the most surprising point however is the issue about the TRINITY!During my last trip to Kenya (one of many) I had the opportunity and the interest to dig a little bit deeper into the cultural and more specifically, the spiritual tradition of the Giriama tribe which is rather complex. The Giriamaare one of the nine groups which form the Mijikenda nation. On one hand they practice a certain type of ancestor cult. Those ancestors are represented by characteristic wooden... continue reading

This Valentine’s Day – Think Outside the Box of Chocolates

Valentine's Day is almost here. Have you gotten your sweetie a card and some flowers? Better still, have you created all your Valentine’s Day themed stock photos?Stock photography revolves around universal concepts, and there is no more an universal concept than love. You just need to check the database to prove it. Search “Love” and you’ll get over 3 million hits. Try Valentine’s Day or Valentines Day for another million results. In fact, look at any combination of hearts, roses, couples,... continue reading

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