10 Things You Can Shoot Right NowLike many other photographers, I’ve had slumps when I felt like I simply ran out of things to shoot. Being in the business of selling stock photos, I realize that having a vast portfolio is key to success. So these ‘shooting slumps’ can be very discouraging. Also, discouraging is seeing some of the spectacular images that other stock photographers are uploading. Seeing magnificent destinations in faraway lands and sleek business concept images with good looking... continue reading
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Maybe you have found yourself in the following situation: you’re looking at pretty pictures with the same subject, wondering why one image seems so appealing and another makes you feel like you have seen it a thousand times. There may be many reasons, but one of them is shooting angle.Take a look at these images and try to explain to yourself what messages these images convey, how they make you feel.The first image was shot from a high angle. It’s the most common way to photograph a child, a pet,... continue reading
Whether you are a seasoned travel professional, or simply the family member responsible for capturing vacation memories, everyone has encountered weather related issues while photographing on location. The difference between utter disaster and award winning success depends very much on how you prepare. So the next time you pack the camera gear to head into the wilds – or off on a family beach vacation – here are a few tips to help make your experience a more pleasant and successful oneExpect the... continue reading
When I was in the Philippines I was living in an apartment that was 15 minutes on foot far from the beach! This sounds too lucky. In fact it wasn't any of these marvelous beaches that you see tourists taking pictures in the Philippines, a country that is rich with tourism & magnificent beaches! The beach is actually crowded, not very clean, some areas were smelly, used as a fishing beach mostly, located near a poor area, i.e.: you barely could find any tourist on there.I've been there... continue reading
It's difficult for the common staff as me to travel worldwide and shoot.It's a big challenge to shot an amazing photo if you don't go outside .Why?The view you see everyday is one of the life and you think it is nature, just like the sun, like the air, it's so common and so nature.One hot summer afternoon,when I shotted some flowers nearby my apartment and I was surprised by the photoes being shotted by myself.Actually I didn't think the photoes being come from my camera.Now,... 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
Whether your photo shoot is planned or unplanned, here's how to make the most of shooting models outside:Make sure your models do not have any logos or trademarked designs on their clothing. If the clothes themselves are part of your concept be prepared to edit out the designs and logos in post production, or settle for an editorial license.Also make sure to have your models sign a model release. If your shoot is unplanned you can find editable PDF release forms here:https://www.dreamstime.... continue reading
The Internet changes everything. Just as there was explosion in the demand for high quality Stock Photography when more and more content was distributed online, today’s consumer is looking more and more towards video content. This is evident no matter where you look; corporate websites, media outlets, even social media feeds are filled with video.Which means there is a growing demand for high quality Stock Footage. Which naturally means more of us are looking to translate our still image skills... continue reading
Shooting people is hard. Subjects who are not used to have their picture taken are usually uneasy about spending time with a photographer. Even people with some experience being photographed don't enjoy it that much. I feel that some discomfort is necessary to make the picture more interesting but from my experience the subjects usually relax after couple of minutes. One important element is the fact that people should trust that the photographer knows what he or she is doing. The subject should... continue reading
Have you ever wondered how to shoot a lightning? Tried, but no success? Here are some tips that will make you a lightning chaser.First, gather the necessary equipment. Apart from a camera with a preferably wide angle lens, you will need a good, stable tripod and an optional remote shutter controller. Second, find a location. The action will take place mainly in the sky, but the rest of the scene should be interesting too. Think of the lightning as the main star of your show and find an interesting... continue reading
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