A Studio Without Walls and Lighting Without Lights

posted on 11th of june, 2013

The image you see here in my blog is my second Editor's Choice. Creating it was actually very simple and it may be of interest for the amateur stock photographer in how it was done.

There are three layers in the image. (1) The dungeon cell (2) Man in wheelchair (3) The color black.

The dungeon was shot while on vacation and touring through a medieval structure in the Middle East. When I saw that room I knew it had potential for SOMETHING though I had no idea for what. I snapped the picture and filed it away into my stockpile of stock images.

Wheelchairs and other props don't fall out of the sky. Where I live there are shops that sell secondhand items donated by people who wish to help a charity. On occasion I will browse through the stores to see what I can find and purchase...

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Posted by Infokus408 on June 15, 2013
congrats! cool tips. thanks for sharing.
Posted by Hanbaoluan on June 15, 2013
Thanks for sharing. Congratulations!
Posted by Psmpics on June 14, 2013
Another great article with a number of excellent tips and tricks!

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Controlling Situations Where You Have No Control

posted on 30th of june, 2013

We've all seen stunning pictures of spontaneous events of human dynamics or mother nature engaged in some sort of spontaneity. Some of these images become icons in the world of art. Some win Pulitzer prizes. And in some cases, an image becomes a visual instance for social and political change.

It may be nothing but pure luck for being in the right place at the right time, but it is many times no accident that the camera was ready to capture the scene. It's the photographer behind the camera who was in control of the camera and knew to take the shot before the event actually happened.

Let's start with fine art photographers. If you've ever studied some of the well known street photographers, you will learn that many of them will find an interesting scene and then sit down and wait for something to...

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Posted by Alvera on July 03, 2013
One click from me on (soooo bad placed in page) Useful green button. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Jdanne on July 02, 2013
Thanks a lot for sharing your experience again and again with us!

During a sport performance - a friend of mine asked me to volunteer as photographer - I got a cramp in my hand from the heavy gear and missed some good shots. Since that I make some "finger stretching" and "hand shaking" before the shooting.

At least I could make this friend very happy with some reasonable photos - in spite of this cramp.
Posted by Egomezta on July 02, 2013
Wow, as always an amazing blog, great tips. Thanks.

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My greatest passion is landscape and fine art photography. However, stock does provide a challenge in itself. I enjoy coming up with new ideas and concepts and learning new techniques. In the end, each compliments the other. The things you learn from one can apply for another and you grow with the craft. I have over 30 years experience with different kinds of art and freelance endeavors and have yet to become tired or bored with finding new ways to exercise the creative side of me. Thank you for visiting my profile and I hope your time here will be a reward in itself. I am located in Wisconsin... [Read more]

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