Photography of Flags

posted on 13th of december, 2014

National and regional flags are subjects that are often photographed and have many uses for designers and stock photo buyers.
The trouble with trying to photograph flags as you come across them on your travel's is that you have little or no control. You can't control wind direction, lack of wind, direction of the sun, shadows on the face of the flag, the background, or the weather etc. It may also be very difficult to see complex patterns, insignia or symbols on a flag that is moving very quickly in the wind.
One way round these problems is to produce a 3D rendered image of your flag. However, images made in this way do not look 'real'. They may be OK for some uses, but not for others.

I have just finished shooting a large collection of flag images that...

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Comments (8)

Posted by Wordplanet on December 18, 2014
Nice work - glad they're selling so well!
Posted by Rhbabiak13 on December 16, 2014
Very nice! A lot of hard work went into that. I'm sure the payoff was worth it all. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Libux77 on December 16, 2014
You did a really excellent work. You deserve that success. Congratulation

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I was a professional Industrial / Commercial photographer for over 26 years, before leaving commissioned work to become a full-time \'Stock\' Photographer. I first started shooting stock in 1972 as a suppliment to my commissioned work, however, since early 2001 my entire income has come from shooting \'Stock\' images. I have over 60,000 image placements in my current multi-agency portfolio. (Some images are \'exclusive\' some \'non-exclusive\') Most of my income comes from the range of mainstream agencies I submit to. The 11 m... [Read more]

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