They say the best travel photos are those you take in your own city. I’ve been around Europe a lot lately and I find this to be completely true.The reason for this is that you can visit plenty of new places and shoot beautiful photos of them, but you are still constrained by time, weather and knowledge. You will never get to know a city in a few days like locals do. It takes months, maybe years to go deep into every street and see the city from different angles and decide which is the best one and... continue reading
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Visiting a popular tourist destination is always an exciting time, and you've got your camera ready to capture those famous landmarks during your trip. The challenge is to avoid taking the same photos from similar angles as every other traveler to the same spot. A few simple tricks will help you transform those bland vacation snapshots into dynamic photos that will capture the unique spirit of your destination and grab the interest of your friends back at home.Determine Your Photo Audience One... continue reading
Visiting markets while traveling is probably one of the best experiences a photographer can have. They are the center for the culture and you can see what daily life is like. It's not always easy though. Sometimes it’s difficult to find, or hard to get to, or or not the safest place. However, with a few simple tips in mind, going to a market to do some photography can be easy and rewarding.1. Know when and where the market is. This is probably the most important step because without knowing... continue reading
My microstock photography is often about travel in my beautiful country, so why do not start a blog about the marvellous destinations that my country has to offer? I start with something I really know, something I really love and something I really shooted thousands of times in my life: even if I live in a different italian region (Emilia Romagna in the cold north) the place I call "my second home" is the charming italian Gargano area, part of the biggest south italy region:... continue reading
Have you visited a place for what it's known for, only to get lost in the pleasure of the "on road" experience? Rajasthan, India's desert state is one such wondrous place which will not only please you for it's culture, colors, food, festive spirit, imposing forts and welcoming people, but also for the amazing road trip experience. Delicious food, nomadic views and open desert landscape await your arrival and if you travel by road, it will connect you more with the roots of... continue reading
Skua nature http://www.skuanature.com is an italian company dedicated to offer wildlife experiences mainly thru their excellent photography hides in Italy and Spain but also other countries like Romania.My first stop was at the Vercelli rice fields near Torino where I concentrated mainly on waders due to the swampy marsh habitats of the area. I stayed three days and had a lot of photographic fun under the guidance of my Skua nature guide Andrea.My next destination was the Vall di Argenta... continue reading
Like many people I have been intrigued by special effects achieved with software editing applications that can enhance your photos. Will the effects make the photo better or worse? The only way to find out is to apply the effect. Be sure to work from a copy of your original photo in case the effect does not work or save under a different name from your original. I have tried combining photos, using painting special effects and using reversal color special effects. Reversal... continue reading
Mount Pico (Portuguese: Montanha do Pico) is a stratovolcano located on Pico Island, in the mid-Atlantic archipelago of the Azores. It is the highest mountain of Portugal, at 2,351 meters (7,713 ft) above sea level, and is one of the highest Atlantic mountains; it is more than twice the elevation of any other peak in the Azores.Historical eruptions of Pico have occurred from vents on its flanks rather than the summit crater. In 1562–64, an eruption on the southeast flank produced... continue reading
In six days I leave for Ethiopia. Each time I go to Africa, I have to reassess what I’m carrying with me. Did I use it last time? How much use was it to me? Is there something better I could be using next time?This is my tenth trip to Africa in less than seven years. I’m a missionary, and on most trips (though not this one) my primary purpose is documentation. You may have other reasons for shooting, but the basic equipment list will be the same, except for the choice of lenses. Over... continue reading
A few days ago... Dreamstimes team mailed me saying there were people searching for photographs reated to Colonia Tovar....So, in this blog post I want to show you a bit of this small village... (from my unique point of view) (this is an artificial lake, hidden in the mountains. Lake is full of fishes, the whole place is really calm and relax) - This beautifull houses are rooms, hostel (hotel) rooms. You can stay here for the weekend and enjoy the peace you're surrounded by)... continue reading
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