We are visual thinkers. Our primary sense is that of sight and there is an infinite universe of images in this; the 3rd dimension. However, actually "thinking" can get in the way of inspiration. Getting that "Feeling" often leads to a great image.I try to keep my camera with me at all times. It's not easy though; however, not having it when an inspirational image presents itself, is an uneasy feeling that is hard to shake. My focus is typically on fine detail in nature,... continue reading
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1. Go with the flow then stop at the most empty looking corner. The biggest treasures are in the most unexpected spots.2. Do not hunt for these iconic places, find new places you can make iconic!3. Look up, look down, look behind you, bend, crawl, jump, lie down, go to your knees, try to learn how to fly – use the skills of a literally flexible photographer.4. Pick a theme. Make a story. Brainstorm. Create an album in your mind in advance.5. Keep your camera always close to you, as you never know... continue reading
DO YOUR HOMEWORKIf you're going to a specific location or venue, do your homework before arriving at your final destination. Are there any restrictions on photography and equipment? What access is there to the location? Is a permit required?Let's discuss a few examples. The United States White House has tours almost daily but you're not allowed to bring in large cameras. Point and shoot cameras are OK. Sporting events have restrictions on cameras and photography. Some stadiums do not... continue reading
My sister started studying in China in 2012 and I had the opportunity to visit her multiple times during her stay there. I always stayed for about a month each time so I can experience closely the culture, people and what interested me most as a photographer - life on the street. I ditched my DSLR just before my first trip to China for a mirrorless fixed-lens Fuji camera in pursuit of rediscovering my favorite photography genre - street photography. The lenses and the bulky camera... continue reading
What does it take to become a stock photographer? today? nothing. (shot on a day trip with my daughter).A decent camera, basic composition skills (since Auto everything/photoshop will take care of the rest) is all you need. (shot on a family trip to a nearby park)Of course the more you learn and practice the better you will get, but don't let any lack of experience to stop you. Looking for opportunities is the key to success. Will I ever retire my day job and buy a house... continue reading
Gotta love traveling!Visiting new places can be such an inspiration for your photography. No matter how often the hills of Tuscany or the St. Peter's Basilica have been photographed by other people, if it's new to you then it's your opportunity to capture them from your own perspective.I recently visited Rome and Tuscany, Italy and was in my glory with all the beauty and opportunity for my own photography interpretation. Sure I had seen a million photos of the small towns of Cinque Terra, but... continue reading
I remember the times when I first joined here a few years ago, I had only a few images up (flower snapshots most of them) and was checking every other minute to see whether I made any sales.The first sale brought a lot of motivation with it, so I started shooting anything that could pass as stock photography, from people to food. And the great thing and benefit of it was how much I learnt in that time, reading tutorials, looking up to other photographers, researching what sells as stock.... continue reading
Let me introduce myself, my name is Gábor, a Hungarian travel photographer, married to an Italian, and living in Spain for the last 10 years. I have always been traveling a lot, but by far the biggest adventure I have ever taken on was a year and a half long backpacker trip around the world through the lands of South America, Oceania and South East Asia.After getting more than 500 images accepted here in Dreamstime, I would love to share some of the nicest shots I took during this trip in this... continue reading
Last week I took a family vacation up north for a cruise to Alaska; and as usual, I took advantage of the opportunity to take photos of new places. The trip took us first to Seattle where we boarded our boat and then to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria in British Columbia. It was an amazing trip.Besides the family fun and quality time, these places offer unique photographic opportunities; from the urban cityscapes of downtown Seattle, the rugged wilderness of Alaska and the... continue reading
Most people who travel go to each place they visit just once in their lifetime. Time is short and things to see plenty so why waste time. Traveling isn't cheap either so it makes sense to spend your money on something new and exciting. From a travel photographer's point of view however there is lot's to gain in going back.Let's admit it, the first time you visit a country you want to see it all. Even when you do your best to limit yourself you'll probably still be overdoing it and you'll spend... continue reading
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