As photographers, we all know that the sunrise action happens during a short period of time when the sun comes up. During the daylight hours, we scout what we think will be great locations. The next step being the early rise out of bed in the morning. Seems pretty simple, right?Well, if these locations are in a natural setting, there's a number of common sense items you should consider beyond camera settings and all the money you'll make off your images...Pack a flashlight! You scouted the... continue reading
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Welcome to our new monthly blog contest! You can win $300 (first place), $200 (second place) and $100 (third place).Our new theme is How-To: LocationsChoosing the right location for a shooting is often difficult. We spend days of research to find the perfect place that fits the concept. So in our new theme, we're looking to see how you spot the right photography locations and how you make the best out of it. Share your tips for on-location shooting... continue reading
Some of most successful stock photographers shoot exclusively with models. Photos with people tend to sell well, so if you haven't ventured into portraiture yet, maybe it's time you give it a try. But how and where can you find the models? Here's a few tips you can try. 1. Do it yourselfA lot of photographers found their first model from the bathroom mirror. While posing for yourself can be a little tricky and requires usually some trial-and-error, it can be made easier with some accessories... continue reading
Often we are trying to find the key or the answer to a lot of questions, but the truth is no one say what you need to listen. They talk about history, about meaning, but at the end, you don't understand anything. To create an effective call to action you need to understand a lot of concepts, know about your business, also you need to understand the market and the customer. If you are looking for a key, this is: Be ready to invest. Yes, it is. Invest of time and sometimes money. In the beginning,... continue reading
Sometimes we need text to do more than just convey a message. Sometimes it needs to be a design element all of it’s own. Photoshop provides a wealth of tools to add pop to text in an image. Here are just a couple techniques to try in your designs.Photoshop basic toolsThe easiest effects to use are the native text editing tools in Photoshop. Layer Style - First spend some time playing around with the Layers Style (fx icon in Layers Panel) dialogue which proves a host of options for adding... continue reading
The days of the 3/4 studio portrait using a solid color background and classic 45 degree lights with hair accents have long since passed – thankfully. Today’s portraits are active, inventive, and most importantly personal.So whether you are doing a favor by taking the engagement pictures for your second cousin twice removed – or are looking to expand your business into portrait photography – here are some hints for capturing the personality of your subject in pictures.Know you subjectIn may... continue reading
Any photo will instantly seem more professional if it has a good perspective. One aspect of this is having straight lines that look harmonious and guide the eye of the viewer into the points of interest in the image. Image where the horizon or architectural lines are skewed look hastily taken and can make the viewer feel like the walls are coming down on them. But not to worry, these tips will help you avoid those vertigo-inducing shots forever! 1. Learn to keep your camera straightSounds obvious,... continue reading
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Call to action is the part of your message that tells your audience what to do. Have you ever been on the large crowdor concert and tried to get their attention. With all the noise and sound, it is tough to get the attention right? Similarly, if you have a great offer and passionate about the customer lives, sometimes they don't respond among all the nose in the marketplace. So, your call to action should be clear and compelling enough for them to... continue reading
So you’re new to digital photography, and you are trying to decide what software you should be using to post process your images. Or maybe you are just trying to decide if it’s time to change to your platform of choice. For many facing this decision it comes down to a choice between the open source application GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Program, of course), and the industry leading Photoshop software from Adobe. Before making this decision, it is important to understand what... continue reading
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