Good morning!Just want to inform you that I have enlarged the number of my online images with pictures of traditional Dutch gables and stately canal(side) houses. So if you are interested in these images, just take a look at my online portfolio.Greetings,Gerrit JanCulturalstockphoto continue reading
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After the purchase of a macro lens at the beginning of this summer, I needed "models" to picture at. As spending much time in countryside I noticed a small family of lizards living in a flowerbed. Often I saw them having sunbath at a yellow-green bush. Then I decided to pick up my camera and try to get nearer to them for photography purpose. As you see, I succeeded. Actually it was easier to get close to them as I thought. They did not seem to be afraid of me at all, if you move very slowly. I took... continue reading
Besides all the photo oriented knowledge at DT there is also a positive side effect for non native English speakers: It improves your English!Before I joined DT I thought my English is quite good. I did learn it for 8 years at school, oneyear English lessons at the University (yes, I was quite lazy at school with learning English).Moreover I do work in an international company for nearly 20 years with many foreign colleagues - so English is in my daily use, at least the technical English.... continue reading
Light. It affects everything we do. Without it, we could see nothing. Our photographs would look strangely similar...plain black. Light can be what sets one photograph above another. This brings to mind when I went to the local fair this summer. Of course I went to the building with the photography exhibits. As I was browsing the pictures, I came across two prints of Mount Rushmore. They were almost exactly the same shot as far as focal length and composition went. The difference was the light. One... continue reading
Call this,if you like, a "Photographer's Notebook" -these are lessons learned in almost 50 years of photography-aimed mainly at the beginner in the game of stock; But hopefully more advanced practitioners may pick up a trick, or wrinkle here and there. Regards, KenI believe it is best to take baby steps- So before you do anything, take these Three steps:A)Set your Focusicons - detach lens, (so you are adjusting focus on focus point, not image) - adjust dioptre (next to viewfinder)... continue reading
Today I was thinking about stock photography buyers. Is this important? It must be, it affects sales. That leads to the point that at stock agency every contributor must think in advance.My first bunch of images was mostly rejected. I wasn't thinking anything. It was more like impulse upload. I have some nice images here so lets see if I can succeed in stock photography. My mother likes them. And my wife likes them. But reviewers didn't. They thought that the quality was overall or bad instead... continue reading
if ihad written this last week like i planned it would be all about taking risks with my post processing. being a little more aggressive, not being afraid of pushing saturation and contrast just a bit.finally getting some isolated shots that i was proud of, because i took some chancesi have always been too critical and too worried that it wasn't just rightmost of the time i would end up deletingthe image before i ever gave it a chance. however i did take the chance and got some accepted.... continue reading
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