So having taken a week off work,to take my family down to Cornwall, England, i made sure that it was not just holiday snaps i took. Although the weather was not fantastic and we could not get to see everything i had planned the days out we had i made sure i took photos of anything that caught my eye. However i do have one little piece of advice for people.Because i knew i would be taking a lot of photos, i decide to buy a couple of extra memory cards off the well known internet trading site,... continue reading
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Over the weekend we got a lot done in the yard.Tomatoes planted, green beans are in.House cleaned, music going what a beautiful weekend.But, I just couldn't contain myself I needed to grab the camera and hit the road.My Husband and I started the cruise on a backroad and these beauties came alive enjoy.Please share your weekend adventure I would love to here some of your stories. Getting snap happy! continue reading
So, these guys are my local models who are more often than not hanging out under the jetty at buddy dive. Around 1630hrs on calm sunny days, and it is rainy season at the moment so sun and calm water are a little rare, the light is perfect for shooting them with a little fill in flash against a backdrop of sunbeams and the jetty through the water's surface, which I find quite pleasing. I'm not done with them yet, but quite happy with this shot. continue reading
What makes a photo intriguing and memorable? When you are starting out to create photos for sale, such as here on Dreamstime, it is tempting to think that the motive is all that matters: You think a city is worth travelling to and therefore you go and take pictures of the place in the city you like to look at the best. Or cars is what makes your photographer heartbeat just that little tick faster, and so you strive to find the ultimate and coolest car model for your next photo shoot.And in... continue reading
When it comes to photography, I can't tell you much about exposure, F stops, ISO and other words which sound like gibberish to me, but I can tell you what I like to see and I have a crush on: those images taken on impulse, with no planning, no “say cheese”, no organized sessions, no MUAs, hundreds of lights, softboxes and light diffusers, backdrops, hair stylists and designer dresses.Those images that unexpectedly appear in front of you whether you're walking down the street or... continue reading
A professional photographer, when doing commercial photography, will know in advance what the shot will be. He plans the shot either in his mind or with paper and pencil, figuring out the composition and lighting, along with any consideration for special techniques or effects. He then carries out the plan.We amateurs usually take what is essentially a snapshot, a photograph "of the moment." However, we still need to think through a concept as a situation develops.The photograph I am showing... continue reading
My wife, my son and I just returned from vacation in the Eastern Caribbean.We saw Grand Turk Island, Half Moon Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas.I think we all had way too much fun, but I did manage to take some good pictures...none of which I plan to submit here.As I have already learned, there is a stark difference between "snap shots" and stock photos. I will continue to take better photos, whether they are snap or stock, but I have already noticed better compositions and quality in my vacation... continue reading
For the past couple of weeks, I have been slowly editing and keywording several images before uploading them here. These were images from two different caverns, one in Virginia and one in West Virginia.I probably have about 100 photos between the two locations. Going through them, I found about 28 of which I deemed great! They were, to me, unique shots of interesting formations within the caverns. I thought to myself that these will definately be accepted! After uploading these images, I endured... continue reading
I don't know about other photographers, but since I joined Dreamstime and started to receive sales, my outlook on my photography has changed drastically.Before Dreamstime (BDT!) I would describe my approach to my photos as being 'impulsive'. If we were out somewhere, say a safari park, I would snap away taking pictures, maybe looking for shots which may look good on the wall, but more often than not I would just be recording the day. 'This is where we went, this is what we saw...' etc. etc.... continue reading
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