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Correcting Converging Verticals

I've recently been working on perfecting architectural photography. It's not as simple as you might think.A house is sitting still after all, and you can control the lighting with strobes or flash and time of day. Easy, right?Not so much.A super wide-angle lens is required for architectural photography and it requires some practice to use correctly. I'm currently using a Sigma 10-20mm on my Canon.The problem inherent in use of a wide-angle lens is that it can create converging... continue reading

How to correct Converging Verticals

How to correct Converging Verticals.I'm sure many of you already know about the following technique, but judging by the number of uncorrected images in the Dreamstime files, I think it may be worth sharing this technique here.If you angle your lens up or down when photographing something like a tall building you will get 'Converging Verticals'.In the example below the minarets of the Taj Mahal appear to lean inwards.I know that in some cases this can be used for dramatic... continue reading

Vertical or Horizontal Photos?

Do you like to shoot photos vertically or rather horizontally? My initial preference was to shoot landscape or horizontal photos. But for some strange reason I find my photos shot vertically sells better than those done horizontally.As an example, this was the latest sale. Yes done vertically. Compared this to the horizontal layout.I noticed a few things on a recent photo shoot. When the camera is tilted sideways, the actual colors captured, as seen through the viewfinder, is much closer... continue reading

Keywords and Sideways Thinking ... I Think.

Methodology is Good!Keywording can be described as a methodology or a process. I'll use the word process for this article. A good keyword process yields successful and predictable outcomes while maintaining relevancy and eliminating frustration. The better the process; the better the outcome.The purpose of my article is to help guide your choices of which words should be chosen as keywords by showing you a process that has been working for me for many years. It's logical, intuitive and repeatable... continue reading

shoot different!

Hi to everybodythis summer I spent my holiday in the southwest of USA driving along beautiful byways and amazing canyons. With me, my inseparable photocamera.Before travelling there, I spent some time for looking pictures of southwest places already taken by other photographers for studiing their work, composition, quality, etc.In particular, I studied with interest the pictures taken into antelope canyon near Page: at the end, the majority of these pictures (mostly very amazing) were similar... continue reading

Developing a Style

I admire the submitters at Dreamstime who have committed to developing their art and skill. I often look at other people's work and try to learn from it. Unfortunately, this cuts into my productivity but fortunately, when I do learn a new technique I can hardly wait to try it out. Ultimately, this ends up diversifying my portfolio to the point where I'm not sure if I have much of a distinctive personal brand. I still feel like I'm constructing the right combination of photography and illustration... continue reading

Female triptych

Found some vector illustration that inspired me to write this article. Five illustrations of women subject could be like an art triptych compound of five parts, long images in white/black colors different from another, super idea for some collage. Black lines only bring out the characteristics of female nature like beauty, independence, fun.They remind me some how sketches of Gustav Klimt in some modern way, especially the first illustration is disturbing but not so detailed and ornamental as Klimt... continue reading

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