Every continent has its picturesque hits. These places swell with tourists and photographers, while other beautiful spots stay yet to be discovered. If you choose to explore such offbeat pearls, you will find that they have more authenticity and ambiance. After all, fewer travelers mean fewer crowds, traffic problems, and touristy gimmicks.CubaWhen they say “carnival”, you say “Rio de Janeiro”. However, many countries have their unique carnival tradition. Carnival of Santiago de Cuba is one... continue reading
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Want to experience something truly Danish and different, when visiting Denmark? Then consider visiting in summer and go to one of the many, so-called Riding at the Ring events that take place over the summer in the towns and villages of Southern Denmark. Taking part will give you a unique opportunity to see a centuries old tradition, drink a beer and meet the locals. So what is it and how do you get there?The very term "Riding at the Ring" or "Ring-Riding" (Danish: ringridning&... continue reading
Looking at the history of my photography sales, I have learned that travel blogs and real estate advertisements are a good source of steady income for my stock photography. I often photograph swamps and river scenes which have been used all over the internet for travel list best lists, real estate company headings, and Magazine articles. Over all, green and blue colors are the most successful in terms of salability according to my sales history.I started to label my photographs with keywords... continue reading
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
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
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