Most photographers create their first photos with a smartphone or point-and-shoot cameras. Then the moment comes and you realize that these devices cannot fully express your vision of the objects anymore. Whether you would like to make money with making photos or just enjoy taking great pictures, a good camera is absolutely necessary for achieving high-quality photos and upgrading your skills. A choice of device for beginners is not easy. A gadget should offer additional functions and be simple to... continue reading
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The sun sets or the sun shines ... usually best moments for photography in nature where mid tones show the most. No harsh shadows and no over strong highlights. Everything seems balanced and camera sensors of all sizes simulate such in there own best way(s).Directly lit objects may show really clear but what about back lit ones.Hair and fur shows really well pronounced especially if front of camera object had no reason to be that clear in terms of detail with certain texture(s)... continue reading
If you pay attention to photo news, there are a lot of new cameras and technology coming out ahead of the Photokina 2012 Show this week.Here is a quick round up and my take on what is interesting for stock photography.If anything, this is the year of the full frame enthusiast body - with Nikon, Canon and Sony all offering full frame bodies lower in price than the existing "non-professional" bodies like the 5D Mk III and D800.Another key highlight this year seems to be the inclusion of Android,... continue reading
This image - I had it on my mind for a longer time - a shoot of a syringe with perfect knot tied on the needle - kind of "Stop taking drugs" concept... - but there was tiny little obstacle to solve - how to tie a perfect knot on a piece of fragile stiff and yet still hollow medical needle? It was clear to me, that I will have to do some Photoshop instead of twisting the needle...But after that I came across some collage with 3D rendered metal pipes tied into knot and simply - it did not feel... continue reading
Photokina has hit the photography world once again - and here is my take on what is making news and how it relates to stock photography.Feel free to add your own spin in the comments!I'm trying to pick out some of the hidden gems in the obvious announcements:Sigma - The release of their 3 x 15Mp Foveon sensor is pretty big.The Bayer versus Foveon debate will never be over - since with high resolution the Bayer array with a single color recorded at each pixel location does a remarkable job... 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
A lightbox is a box with a light source and a translucent cover used to view transparenices such as slides, ex-rays, negatives etc.Here at DT lightboxes are a place to group images for view at a later date, add notes, share with others and in general they are like a shopping basket.You can also use lightboxes as a tool if you are a contributor.I use them to group images (all mine)together that are similar in category or subject matter.You can add notes to each image or actually... continue reading
This brief guide focuses on pointing out some tips for the photo enthusiasts out there who want to get profficient in object photography.The key feature of this topic is Lighting.There are two main object photography scenarios: isolated objects and objects in specific context. Lighting sets for each of these can vary a lot, from a single lightsource to complex sets involving multiple lightsources and various backgrounds.We'll focus more on the first scenario, namely objects... 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
At first, don't start immediately by checking my portfolio because it will not add to my credibility. I am still beginner here on DT.But... I have some tips which may theoretically give some ideas on shooting objects closeups.Some some of this tips will differ depending on equipment you have. I may miss some tips though.I think that isolated objects on white can be a good sellers so I want to give it a try. Still experimenting and improving and I really hope that I in time will have much... continue reading
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