Did you ever wonder how to capture the splendor of the night sky? Look no more! This shot is not difficult, it’s really just a matter of setting the stage. While planning your nocturnal escape, let me take you in the following lines through it step by step. First things first, we need to choose the location. Because of various factors of our modern life such as light pollution, stars are hard to spot in the city. The ideal location is one of total darkness. Such spot can easily be found using information... continue reading
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Media editors often penalize writers who use illustrations or photos in fiction, except, of course, in children’s books. In novels, they consider graphics support “unprofessional.”In the case of indie writers, I believe they are wrong. Here’s why.I was an editor at the Reader’s Digest for many years. We loved pictures with our stories, which were either original or condensed from established magazines. But the editors upstairs, in the condensed book department, shunned them.... continue reading
There are some great opportunities, and challenges, in photographing the night sky. This is especially true if you want to include the Milky Way as in this photo below. Here are four steps to make it easier for you.1. Plan the location.You are looking for the darkest sky possible. In order to capture the Milky Way you will need to find a south facing location (in North America) where you are at least twenty miles or so away from a city or town. Plus the scene should ideally have no light sources... continue reading
I was lucky enough to have a day off from work a few days ago, (as this is not yet a full time job for me yet) and decide to go somewhere local with my camera and see what i could find.I went to a park in Solihull, which i had been to many times before, but never with my camera.There i discovered in the woods down a little road a beautiful little church.Yes i had seen the signs for it before but had never bothered to walk down there.However after having my first sale, i tend to take my camera... continue reading
My June weekend at the North Rim was a chance to visit the annual Star Party which is held during the new moon. Amateur astronomers with awesome 'scopes share the views of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars with all the visitors and educate you as well. After taking in some spectacular views of these planets it was time to shoot some milky way starscapes. We found a great place to dry camp off of service road 22 just a few short miles from the park entrance, a large clearing about the size of 2 football... continue reading
I love Norway and every year I try to learn a little bit more about this country. This year I started with, I think the mostpopular tourist route – Atlanterhavsveien- the Atlantic Road, which winds its way over smooth rocky islets.I will never forget the morning with the beautiful sunrise with incredible blaze of colour between the clouds and water … It was about 4 o’clock in the morning. I jumped out of my car to take photos, but at the same moment I felt something biting every piece... continue reading
hi all,so far added 3 pictures and well quite daunted by the number of grt picture people have taken and posted.I love photography and started dabbling with my dslr. Any feedback on my picture are welcome and really appreciated.Thanks and best of luck to everyone continue reading
When I started taking photos, I never thought that I will sell any pictures for somebody. I was taking photos just for my pleasure, holding them in my hard disk and showing to my friends in social media. Time to time i was looking for new ideas, lessons, interesting information about photography and I found stock photography. I thought - why not? Now I am here and have uploaded 83 works with 4 sells. Thank you for being interested in my works. It is a big motivation for me to improve my photography... continue reading
Hi,I would like to introduce myself, I am a visual artist and I am working a lot with photography. I created my DT account few years ago, with my vector illustrations, then I stopped to upload, and now I wish to restart and be focused more on my photographs. I am travelling a lot, andI'm taking a lot of pictures and I hope it will be useful for people. Wish me luck ;) continue reading
Love is on the way, celebrated in high fervor on February 14, also know as Valentines day. Roses will be sent, chocolates drooled over, baubles hidden in champagne, and decadent desserts.The color red, symbolizing heat, romance, fire, and love.. will be in abundance.Hearts will decorate windows and store fronts, be cut outfrom colored paper at school desks, and shyly passed out to your secret crush.Ideas abound...what is your vision of love?A single flower? a dinner for two in a romantic... continue reading
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