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Tip of the week. How to guide and direct your model during the photoshoot

Hello everybody! I would like to share some basic guidelines that would help you improve your images, make your models look better so your images look more professional. Here are some of the basic steps that cover almost everything you must know while working with models (professional or not):Body language and attitudeIt is way easier to work with your friends and let go of any formalities and just have fun during a shoot. But that is not really the case in a work environment. Try to implement... continue reading

Stock Photography - Who buys Your Stock Images?

The name Heraclitus, may mean nothing to you. Businesses that have embraced Heraclitus’ wisdom have always survived turbulence and risen to astronomical successes. Heraclitus’s is a Greek philosopher who lived between 535 and 475 BCE in Ephesus. He coined a phrase that is as relevant today as it was in his day; “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change ” Stock Photography is changing, it has been changing, it's always changing, and will always change. Charles Darwin, the guy who convinced... continue reading

Great changes to photography are happening as we speak

This title is broad. I will only enlighten my audience on a small part of it. Digital technology changed photography and video production for ever. There are still film enthusiasts, but they are probably also working with digital technology.What initially transpired was the amount of computerisation being put into digital camera technology. Not just to drive the camera mechanisms, but to build up the image being captured. Sharpening, noise reduction, ISO amplification, even removing, adding, or altering... continue reading

Is pro photography going away??

I have found that most people don’t know what to do when things change. Photography is changing however you will need to know what is fad or real change. I have seen the changes coming with new technologies. The cell phone camera and photography going digital has forced photography to change a lot and in some was not at all. I am not afraid of photography changing at all. In my shop or aca studio thing work a lot like they did in the 80s. Things just got harder and a lot more fun. &... continue reading

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Traveling Turkey Series - 1)

Hello dear readers,I want to introduce Istanbul briefly, the metropolis of huge histories. It is in Turkey, somewhat second capital of the country.Istanbul has about 15 millions people living in. Istanbul has many specialties like:- Most of the population stays here, not in the capital city Ankara- Connecting Asia to Europe with bridges- Many traveler transits over here- Every year about 5-6 millions people visit here as tourist- In history, many nations try to conquer back Istanbul after conquest... continue reading

Stock Photography - How to sell your images

In April of 2008, yes, 2008 that’s ten years ago! a Dreamstime contributor frustrated by lack of sells from his uploaded images shared his frustrations with the Dreamstime community, in a brief article, an article that vocalized every new contributor’s frustrations, he poured his heart out, seeking to understand the dynamics of stock photography.The contributor’s article christened, “Waiting for that first sell” may have disappeared in the archives, but the words of that heading still echo... continue reading

Alba Iulia Fortress - Romania

Alba Carolina is a fortress built at the beginning of the 18th century in the medieval town of Alba Iulia. Prior to the epoch in which it was built, there were two other fortifications: the Roman Castles of the Legion XIII Gemina and the Medieval Fortress of Balgrad. It is the largest Vauban-style fortress in Romania and Southeast Europe.The Vauban style in which the Alba Carolina Citadel was built offers a note of authenticity to the place, remarked by its seven-pointed star shape with bastions.... continue reading

You Don't Have To Be An Illustrator To Create a Composite

When choosing your images for a composite design, look at the smaller parts of larger images. When I created this photo I wanted to use the lighthouse but create a tsunami effect. I did not have exactly what I wanted in a large wave so I took a beach photo, blew it up and there within the waves was the indentation I wanted to fall behind the top of the lighthouse. Without that subtle difference in the wave, (which I might add was not a tall beach wave) the photo would not have... continue reading

The Stock Photography Industry is Changing Again, Will You Be Able to Change Too?

There is a new and devastating blow hitting the online stock industry, things are going to be changing again and you need to be ready for it if you're a person who wants to generate income from selling images.Before I tell you what is currently happening, let's go through a brief history of stock photography. Before the internet and digital cameras, there were traditional agencies where photographers could provide prints and/or negatives. You generally had to be a high-end photographer because... continue reading

Tip of the week: Illustrations, how to and how not to

We all dread that email, the one that informs us our image wasn’t accepted. Then we proceed to reading it and, sometimes, the refusal reason is: poor execution, followed by - Please pay attention to: poorly traced/auto-traced and scanned images, noise and inaccurate texturing on 3D renders, aliased/jagged lines, banding effect on gradients, noise/distorted pixels on various textures and images used within the illustration, unwanted orphan stripes/lines across your illustration, blurry illustration... continue reading

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