Checking if and where your images have been on used is probably the biggest addiction and satisfaction for the microstock photographer (ok, after checking your earnings balance ;) And since the reverse Google image search is the go to place for this, I found a great extension for people who use the Safari browser. It’s called Backtrack. After you install it in Safari, right-click on any image in your portfolio and select “Google this image”. It will take you directly to the image search results.... continue reading
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I've never won a photo contest--until just this week. Just days after Obama won a second term.It was an open contest put on by a local business group: you post a set of twelve pictures on Facebook and the ones with the most votes during a set period gets into a calendar (plus 15% of the sales of that calendar).It seems like an all right deal, except there was not a panel of judges and anyone could vote on the photographs so whoever could get the most people to vote for their photos could... continue reading
I just figured out something that I should have figured out long ago. But never late then never.The problem was that I just couldn't figure out why the thumbnails of my images always seemed darker on Dreamstime.I thought it was something in way DT processed the images, but other contributors didn't seem to have this problem.I use a color calibration device on my monitor.And I export into sRGB as suggested.But still my thumbnails always seemed darker than what I was developing in Adobe... continue reading
Since I was little girl, my parents took my sister and I on regular camping trips to the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Province, South Africa. My dad volunteered as a ranger, which meant that he had to be on duty every other weekend to make sure that all the guests visiting the national park were behaving accordingly. Alas, this was not always the case... People were often found wondering outside their vehicles in areas where this was – and still is – prohibited! This basically means... continue reading
I was in Kenya for the winter holidays of New Year and I must say that was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever visited.I think every photographer should visit at least once in your life this wonderful country. Especially for those who love nature and animals, I recommend the safari in Tsavo East National Park.Here you can see up close many animals that live free in the bush: crocodiles, giraffes, baboons, eagles, cheetahs, leopards, lions, ostriches, warthogs, hippos and many more!... continue reading
I took the long awaited trip to the north western coast of India, armed with a 400mm lens to capture the endangered and majestic Lions of the Gir forest in Gujarat. This is the last place they are found in the wild, and boy, was it a sight !I had to go at the crack of dawn before the tourisits arrived. The peace and quiet of dawn, helped with a forest guide who knew where to spot these animals has resulted in a series of great shots which I have started uploading.These animals are awe inspiring... continue reading
Two months ago, I was lucky and went on a trip to Kenya. I took a lot of pictures during a safaritrip, but only a few came out well.Too much motion in the car, too little time for settings and tryouts ... problems all beginners have to face I guess.If any of you have advice about picture-making during safari's , it's always more than welcome.Comments are ofcourse also more than welcome, as it will improve the technique of all those who... continue reading
I decided to start my new DT blog with story from my travels in Africa (Tanzania o be precise)I've been in Tanzania for 3 weeks with one of my best buddies - Liad (he claims to be the only one).Anyway, we started our trip with 6 days in the safari. On the second day we got to the famous Serengeti reservation.In the camp (we slept in tents), there were 2 cages. One was the kitchen and one was the dinning room - here humans are in the cage.During the day we've traveled with ORV around the... continue reading
Before I went on safari, I sought advice on what to take from every source I could find--discussion boards, books, friends who had done a lot of nature photography. . .Over and over, I was advised to take the longest lens I could, and to get a teleconverter to extend that lens even further.I listened to this advice, and it turned out to be useful.What I always never heard, though, was the suggestion that I take a wide angle lens.The advice I got (or at least the advice I listened to!... continue reading
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