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10 Things You Can Shoot Right Now

10 Things You Can Shoot Right NowLike many other photographers, I’ve had slumps when I felt like I simply ran out of things to shoot. Being in the business of selling stock photos, I realize that having a vast portfolio is key to success. So these ‘shooting slumps’ can be very discouraging. Also, discouraging is seeing some of the spectacular images that other stock photographers are uploading. Seeing magnificent destinations in faraway lands and sleek business concept images with good looking... continue reading

Don't Let Pixel Envy Drag You Down

One of my favourite photos:It’s an unfinished marble statue of a nude female torso, standing outdoors near the waterfront in Naxos, a Cycladic Greek Island.It’s particularly pleasing to me for many reasons, and not because it just sold for the 4th time.It’s an astonishing work of art in this unfinished state. Maybe the sculptor had a fight with his model, went home for a souvlaki and coffee, and never came back. Whatever, I’m glad he didn’t.It also reminds me of holidaying on Naxos, one... continue reading

Are you cold blooded enough to cull your images?

My Ruthless guide to deleting photos.I hope after reading this post I can save you hours, Nay! weeks of time and general heartache by learning from the mistakes I made when I came to edit my first beautiful eye watering shots (well they were to me) I took on my first DSLR.Before the digital age of photography you had a roll of film which had to be developed in a dark room before you could see the final result of your masterpieces. This meant photographers had to think a little more about... continue reading

Beach photography - just how patient are you?

Inflight magazines, airline brochures, travel agency websites, wanderlust blogs - these are photographer's potential customers for travel imagery. Beach destinations are among most popular vacationing places, but do you have what it takes to create a perfect sandy beach photo? And what it takes is patience.Of course, there is also demand for good editorial photos. News websites will make use of your pictures showing the crowds, the garbage, the bad weather. You will find these issues on any popular... continue reading

Sunrise vs. Sunset: Which Magical Time Do You Prefer?

As a photographer, you have to take equal advantage of both the sunrise and sunset. However, that doesn't mean you can't have a favourite. I've put together a few of what I believe are the advantages and disadvantages to shooting at these two times in the day. I'm based in Southern Ontario, Canada, on the outskirts of the Greater Toronto Area so some of my reasons may be biased to the location and environment. But, for the most part, the factors are universal.The sunrise... continue reading

Turning a location you dislike to a location for multi sessions

When I was in the Philippines I was living in an apartment that was 15 minutes on foot far from the beach! This sounds too lucky. In fact it wasn't any of these marvelous beaches that you see tourists taking pictures in the Philippines, a country that is rich with tourism & magnificent beaches! The beach is actually crowded, not very clean, some areas were smelly, used as a fishing beach mostly, located near a poor area, i.e.: you barely could find any tourist on there.I've been there... continue reading

Bringing Your Camera When You Go To The Lake

Going to the lake can be very fun for people and families, whether its fishing, boating, or even soaking in some sun on the beach the lake has always been a hot travel spot from people for centuries. When the suns just right and the waters got that beautiful glow to it it is a perfect storm for a stock photographer because you can capture that image and only have to do little and sometimes no editing at all to the image and have a beautiful completed stock photo.On bright sunny days you can... continue reading

Think Before You Leap

If you are a photography enthusiast and taking up a journey, it is worthwhile finding out what are the interesting places on the way where there are photography opportunities. Even before packing the camera, one should make a list of these places so that you won't miss them.Lotus Mahal, HampiMaha Mantapa, HampiA few months ago I made a trip to one of the fantastic destinations called Hampi in Karnataka state of India. I searched the internet before preparing a list of potential places to visit.... continue reading

Making a Left, When You Normally Take a Right...

When is the last time you just didn't go the same way?Yesterday I was driving home when I looked at my passenger and said, "you have been officially kidnapped." Then off we went. What should have taken about 1/2 hour drive home ended being almost 4 hours? Sometimes taking a new road can bring you new surprises and sights.I have found MANY new things just by getting lost or taking a left instead of a right. Today we had found the Ritner Creek Bridge, an old barn, a field... continue reading

Have the perfect plan while you are on the road

When you are on the road wanting to take a photo, you need to have a plan. If you feel like taking a photography on the road I've got some tips for you. I live up north in Norway, and are surrounded with mountains in midnight sun in the summer and Northern lights in the winter. Often I take the car when I'm going somewhere. Often I have a specific goal with my driving trip. I've got some few tips to decide what you want to take picture of. If I'm on a road trip, there is nothing... continue reading

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