Food waste is a serious issue in our world today. So much is thrown away either because we simply have too much or because it is not quite pretty enough to suit us.To demonstrate one way I prevent food waste I made a series of images dealing with feeding produce scraps to pigs. Many farm animals love fresh veggie trimmings!How does one go about making a visually pleasing image of vegetable scraps?As I filled my container I laid aside a few particularly colorful pieces, saving them... continue reading
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Each workday morning I have a ritual.Arrive at work, turn on my computer and let it boot-up.Being the ever-so-efficient fellow that I am, I prepare a morning cup of java during this wait time.Once booted, I check my personal email, my work email, my facebook and of course...my Dreamstime account.I've learned that the latter absorbs the most time during my morning ritual.With baited breath and nerves tingling, I await the Dreamstime page to load, all the while staring at the upper right... continue reading
When I was a little child, my mom was always used to find a way to make me eat the things I refused :)Breakfast egg was in the salad at lunch or rice I did not eat was in a soup at dinner and nothing wasted !What I recommend you never delete your images which are refused by admins. Use them in your creations again and again.Create frames from them , use as color schemes,copy and paste to fill in some illustrations, or even better , use them creating abstract backgrounds.Re-use... continue reading
Regarding RAW format is it a Plus or just an opsolite waste of digital space?Well lett me tell you from my personal experience. I ALWAYS shoot RAW plus JPEG, ALWAYS!!!Why? you might ask - the anwser is simple.JPEG's I use just to see if the composition is right, the light is corect overexposed/underexposed areas and other minute changes in the photo.RAW's I use EVERY time I need to work on a serious postproduction on the photo like use for brosures, web design, online galery,... continue reading
I've just read a previous blog criticising people who just put a blog up with a link to a tutorial just to get a free credit. If that's what people think of my articles then i'd really like to know as I actually thought I was helping the community here with my articles on photoshop tutorials? I've had nothing but positive comments so far but the blog in question has really made me think if it's actually worth it?What do you think?Please let me know by leaving a comment. continue reading
Have you ever considered renting a lens before you buy one?At first the thought of doing so seemed like a waste of money.But this past month I decided I just HAD to have a macro lens.I found a very good place to rent in my home state, not too far away, and had them ship a 100mm macro lens.The lens we purchased with my Canon XTI body is a wide angle lens.I have had issues with things being out of perspective due to being too close or at the wrong angle when I took a shot.The 100mm is... continue reading
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