It is often said that the eyes are the windows into the souls. If you need proof of that, just look at two star crossed lovers as they gaze for hours into each others eyes, or to the mother of a small toddler who can tell if he was in the cookie jar just by the look in his eyes, or to the old expression “giving someone the evil eye”.Eyes can truly convey a lot about a person character, and great artists throughout the ages have been known to convey depth and meaning to their work by how they treat... continue reading
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What is the idea? What do you want to say? What is being sold? What idea is screaming to be out there? How do you get their attention? These are the questions that marketers ask when they create advertising for their clients. Pretend you're Don Draper. Think like a swanky Creative Director, of a company who gets the big jobs. He and his team would eat, drink (lots of drinking, I know) and sleep advertising ideas. We are exposed to over 300 ads per day but only less than ten will engage... continue reading
Have you ever wondered how some people can post pictures with such a good quality and colors ?How do they match their instagram or blog feed?There are so many apps, and programs, where you may upgrade a photo, which in turn can help your social media grow.If you are new, or just curious how I edit my photos scroll down for more!Step one:The most important thing is a good quality of your photos. The main factor is LIGHT! Without a good lightning, it is kinda impossible to make a good photo.... continue reading
I wouldn't say that I'm a professional photographer (yet). I'm still an amateur working their way up towards being a professional, because it's what I love to do. There is one vital tip, however, that I can impart upon everyone. It doesn't matter whether you are an amateur, hobbyist, professional. The one and only thing a good photographer must remember is to bring their camera with them EVERYWHERE they go. I learned this lesson the hard way. I can not begin to tell you how many times I... 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
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” said Alice to the Cheshire Cat.“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 5 Tips to... continue reading
One of the first trouble of a dog photographer: the uncooperating model...It happens always to anyone approaching dog photography. The model seems to move continuously, doesn't pose for more than 1 or a mid second maximum and often barks or tries to lick the camera. LOL!And when you're going to have a session with a client that is not used to order something to his own dog, well... this is the worst situation you can meet with.Here some of my suggestion... I'm an expert in dog photography... continue reading
Ever went through pages and pages of professionally shot stock images with the right people in the right light and in the right posture just to scratch your head wondering how you can achieve the same result without an army of professionals in your stride? Worry not, we’re here to scout the secrets for you in a series of blogs from our own experiencededitors.We’re gonna kick it off with finding the right person for the job and doing a test photo shoot to see how your model or models... continue reading
I have to admit, I never understood Twitter.I'm not sure I still do.I understand why people tweet but until I started at Dreamstime, I never found a purpose for Twitter myself.Plus, it's only fun if you are the type with a lot of snarky one-liners.A friend of mine, an artist, decided to use Twitter as a platform to advertise her artwork.I decided to do the same with my microstock photos.Lately, it's been resulting in a slight rise in sales and I like to think it's in part because of Twitter.... continue reading
I don’t actually recall where I read, that “We all start by loving the toy, and we end up loving the art". That’s precisely how I got hooked to photography. Unlike studio portraits, outdoor portraits provide portrait photographers a variety of challenges and opportunities.As usual I have posted my blog about Outdoor Portraits Shooting Tips and Tricks at www.myblogs.pw website, since its not allowed to post full contents here I ask you all to read from the original post. Click Here... continue reading
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