We all know how limiting our smartphone cameras can be and how we have learned to accept average video and photos from the "smart" phones thinking this is the best we may get. There are ways however to "Shoot Cinema Quality Video Using Your Smartphone". Let's explore how we can overcome the weakness of small sensor, soft shutters, limited aperture etc. & make some great videos. Who knows if your next video can be a hit on dreamstime and get you some good cash!Check your... continue reading
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Traveling should be the most exciting time for everyone but for photographers it's fun & work, cause the potential of shooting new things is set to the maximum. I myself I put in my mind that anything could be worth it to shoot! To refresh my memory about details, to register moments & to sell photos on microstocks.Travelers should put in their minds that editorial photos are good business for them on microstocks. In addition to the things that you can try to shoot as royalty free of... continue reading
On March this year I had an idea to travel around Erhai, which is located in Dali Yunnan China.It was a sunny day. The skywas blue and the airwas fresh. I leased a car and drove with my wife. We were so happy because that was what we wanted. It was noon time when we stopped at the small restaurant near the lake. I found there is a curvebeside the restaurant and the yellow flowers along the road. The brown mountain is in distance. I thought it was a good place to shoot. I needed... continue reading
Raise your hands if you dread about posing your Models to get great, natural-looking portraits. Not long ago, I would be the first to shoot my hand in air and run away to capture flowers and landscapes instead. As an Introvert, I developed a set of specific methods to overcome my shortcomings in working with Models and make the photo shoots enjoyable and productive. Five years ago, I arranged my first TFP (Time For Print - exchange digital photos for model's time) photo shoot with a... continue reading
Spanning over few years working with models of all ages, genders and social status it has come to one simple conclusion - people like to obey. Although harshly said, this punchline demonstrates the main principle, which comes with a specter of "if's" and "when's". Really not to sound like a dictator, we are talking about a worthy leader and not a self-conscious easily hurt egomaniac baby boss. Once the model sees in you the professional*... continue reading
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
Plan a photosession in advance.Note several locations beforehand in case some of them are unavailable or not suitable.Choose the best time that suits you if it is outside.Maybe it's a sunny day, maybe an golden hour or a full moon at night. You can try any useful program, for example Exsate Golgen Hour orTHE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EPHEMERIS orSun surveyor. Dark Sky Finder is to find the darkest places on the sky.Ask the model or parents of the model if it's a child,... continue reading
There are various reasons to shoot photos in RAW format. When shooting in a format such as JPEG data from that image is compressed and lost. But, when shooting in RAW format no information is actually compressed or lost. therefore, higher image quality. Because of this amazing technology you could correct an correctable problem such as over exposure and white balance etc.1. One of the biggest benefits of shooting raw format photos is that when you shoot a photo all the data is collected from the sensor.... continue reading
This might not be useful to many professionals who are comfortable shooting people, but it might give hope to photographers who never were comfortable shooting models like I was, am, & will be!It goes without saying that the first model I ever shot was family, my husband in particular as he's the most patient one. I love him for this among a million other reasons. Shooting family members is neither scary nor embarrassing in any way as photos would always have emotional value if they didn&... continue reading
I love this genre of photography for its surprise rapidity.On the streets is always something happening no matter how small the town is. I often break the first rule of street photography by always and everywhere carrying the camera with me and often regret it.I try to visit the maximum number of city events instead .I love to take pictures of the city holidays and festivals.This year has been rich in events in my city.Ryazan half marathon was held for the first time.The fourth Bicycle parade was... continue reading
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