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
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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
The Internet has changed the way we live our lives. From how we access information to how we interact with friends and family, our online connectivity affects every aspect of our day-to-day existence.And nowhere is this more noticeable than in how we buy and sell goods. Imagine if you can the world of photography before digital cameras, online marketplaces like dreamstime.com, and websites or social media for promoting your service and products. We would be hard pressed to survive without all that... continue reading
In six days I leave for Ethiopia. Each time I go to Africa, I have to reassess what I’m carrying with me. Did I use it last time? How much use was it to me? Is there something better I could be using next time?This is my tenth trip to Africa in less than seven years. I’m a missionary, and on most trips (though not this one) my primary purpose is documentation. You may have other reasons for shooting, but the basic equipment list will be the same, except for the choice of lenses. Over... continue reading
Are you sitting comfortably in your sofa? Looking for ideas on what to shoot next? Well, just photographwhat is right in front of you – your home (or any other you have access to) is your next model. Here are 11 Tips on various stages of shooting interiors. Some are quite simple, some are starting points for new blog articles to come. As a stock contributor, you should realize there are no exactly the same rooms, so your subject potential is high. Fortunately, the commercial demand... continue reading
It's been a long time since I've uploaded consistently on Dreamstime, but I just got back from a trip to California and used my camera more than I have in months.I'm hoping that it will inspire me to start shooting again on a daily basis.I also just got a wonderful puppy, so I'm hoping that will inspire me to keep my camera around more often as well!Happy shooting..Jordan continue reading
After a long pause in my contributions, I have finally got back to business and in previous weeks made something like 20 uploads.I am taking advantage of the winter season in Israel. It's mostly clear and temperatures range between 15-25 celsius most of the time, with rainy days here and there.This allows for day trips in very comfortable weather and it's quite common to get dramatic skies due to clouds as oppose to other seasons. If you are brave or lucky you get also capture post/... continue reading
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