I have just had my annual vacation to northern England and spent a good deal of time walking the hills and dales of Lancashire and Yorkshire. I always like to find something different than I've found before and one thing I found on this trip was something called a clapper bridge. I didn't know what a clapper bridge was but found out it is a large stone used as a bridge over a beck or stream. I took the following photograph of one called clam bridge. It is located a quarter of a mile... continue reading
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What are the reasons that make a specific travel photo into a microstock bestseller?The answer to that depends on many factors, including multi customers needs, and the search algorithms of the various agencies.I will try to provide several ideas based on my own humble experience and insights (or guesses), using several photos that were sold for over 100 times (in all agencies).General Guidelines•Of course, the location should be a beautiful place.•The location should have... continue reading
I've been lucky enough to shooting travel photography for many years. I found photography and travel are the perfect marriage of two of my favorite things. I've compiled a list of 10 basic tips for folks for are interested in building their travel portfolio. Enjoy~1 - LOOK AROUND. Winning travel photography shots don’t have to be in exclusive exotic locations. You’re on part of the world is a travel location to others. Think about landmarks, historical sites and natural... continue reading
Last year I was vacationing in California and got to visit Sequoia National Park twice during our stay, taking as many photos as the rest of the (non-photographers) group allowed me to. I loved it.I’m from the Caribbean, I’m used to sandy beaches, sun and warm tropical weather. The park was cool, breezy, full of gigantic green and brown trees, mountains and streams of water snaking between rocks, song birds singing and majestic vistas of the mountains in the distance and... continue reading
When it comes to photographing sites around your location, it should be noted that it's a difficult task to get any sales at all. For example, let's say you live in Paris, France. The Eiffel Tower and the Louvre come to mind, but let's face it. Millions of tourists come to these venues every year and take millions of pictures which means the online stock sties are glutted with these images. To make matters worse, there are hundreds of images like these in the public domain. With so... continue reading
How do you achieve success as a travel stock photographer? The answer is relatively simple - you really need to treat it as your job, not your hobby. While this article is mainly about finding the best locations for your travel photography, I would also add that you need to work year round - adding studio shots, people shots, still life and perhaps even videos to get a portfolio that meets as many of the needs of the customers as you can manage.I'm a great believer in planning before I visit... continue reading
Location, it's the make it or break it for great photography, but finding a location at times can be incredible tricky. Or is it? Over the last decade (and some) I've always wondered that question, can you take great pictures anywhere, no matter where the location is?The question is both yes and no and it always involves the photographer. There are some people who can turn the mundane into the extraordinary, and then there are some...well they do the opposite. Just look at "... continue reading
Going to the lake can be very fun for people and families, whether its fishing, boating, or even soaking in some sun on the beach the lake has always been a hot travel spot from people for centuries. When the suns just right and the waters got that beautiful glow to it it is a perfect storm for a stock photographer because you can capture that image and only have to do little and sometimes no editing at all to the image and have a beautiful completed stock photo.On bright sunny days you can... continue reading
On saturday after finishing my office, I was excited to visit a new place Chamba, Himachal Pradesh (India), as I already booked my berth in train Shalimar Exp.The departure time of train was 00:10 AM from my city railway station, Ludhiana. I reached on time but train was one & a half an hour late. Train reached at Ludhiana platform near about 1:30 AM, then I entered into my coach & slept peacefully throughout the night. Early morning I woke up at 4:30 and came out from Pathankot... continue reading
Journey is often more beautiful than the destination , this is proved again and again.Mostly we start the journey for Photography destination early in the morning and as soon as we reached the outskirts of city we first encounter Sunrise then season specific fields, then hills and forest, rivers and bridges, lakes.We we pass through the fields and forest we got opportunity to shoot lots of birds , wild animals and reptiles.Season after rain provides opportunity to shoot clean blue... continue reading
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