November 17 marks this year’s World Peace Day.Started as a grass roots movement to encourage individuals to create and display origami paper cranes as an awareness campaign for peace – World Peace Dayhas evolved into a political action campaign to help promote peace through policy. Cranes represent the Japanese symbol for good luck, and have been adopted as a metaphor for world peace.The organizations website Peaceday.org has detailed descriptions for how to fold the animal and... continue reading
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When the Berlin Wall was torn down more than a quarter-century ago, there were still 16 border fences around the world. Today, there are 65 walls either completed or under construction according to Quebec University research. I have only seen and photographed one of the walls that is the US-Mexico border fence. And, I had been questioned and hand searched after taking my photos. Recent rising fences around the EU are just the reminder that we are still... continue reading
In my previous post I have mentioned an old house which we - me and my wife - have bought last year, hoping to renovate it into our dream home... Yes - plenty of work for already overloaded couple, but this kind of challenges are somehow extremely satisfying and even thou you lack sleep and your hands are aching from tools, you undertake next challenge just to feel like God, when you sip your well-deserved beer while looking at finished results of your own work...And another of such projects... continue reading
Hello again everyone,As I promised in my first blog that I would next write something about equipment for newbies in stock photography, here I am. I have to say that I was very surprised how many people actually read my first blog and I am very happy that most of them found it interesting. This is all new to me, but very exciting.So, let's begin... For those who read my writing for the first time, I'm also newbie in stock, but I spent so many hours looking for right equipment and at the end... continue reading
Here is what was accepted as my first image.My story is still going on and I have promised myself to make it a successful venture in microstock markets.Well, I was a crappy writer before coming to microstock market. Give and take the bad times or good times, I was making $1200 per month. My life was torn between the day job and the writing assignments. I was sleeping for 4 hours and sometimes even on outdoor trips, i was working till 4 AM. Life was total mess. There was no time for anything... continue reading
The time has come to contribute and/or to just enjoy looking through my 6 new collections:)Please suggest only what fits the description of each collection, so make sure to read descriptions first then send in your suggestions.You could also check my previous 13 blogs concerning different sets of collections:I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, & XIII.Let's start the fun by pouring in warm cups of coffee to be able to make it through the somewhat sad collections Freshly... continue reading
As usual, I worked on putting together 6 new collections which need your input. However, unlike my previous 10 blogs, the formatting will be a bit different as it will be for each series of the future 10 blogs :)Please, before sending anything to be added, read the description of the collection and look through the files already there.I'm still accepting new content for my old collections that I published in these previous blogs:I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, & XThe new... continue reading
There are tons of resources for photographing the landscape, but how do you FIND a landscape? And what do you do with it once you find it?I enjoy photographing rural scenes. In the beginning, I would drive down back country roads, randomly turning onto different roads; essentially, I would get lost of purpose just to see what I could find. One problem I had with this strategy was I would find a location, move on, but would never be able to find it again if I wanted to go back. Or I would waste... continue reading
Two photographers were chatting at the camera club...First Photographer: I saw a terrible sight the other day, a beggar was sitting on the steps of a church, wasted with hunger and his clothes all ragged and torn. He was holding out his hands, pleading for a few coins.Second Photographer: What did you give him?First Photographer: f8 at 1/125th of a second. continue reading
Home is often a house, an apartment or a city. It is a place where you feel at ease and comfortable and yet its also one of the places where photography is tough. You see the same sights every day, go to and from the same places on the way to and from work and everything seems to blur into a mundane routine where you don't feel an urge to take out the camera and start making images.On the opposite end of the spectrum though, images of your home, whatever it may be, are usually the ones with the... continue reading
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