Photography Tip Of The Week Selling photos (Istock)

Online Micro Stock Photography websites are a new and quite an easy way for photographers to make some extra money.

Micro stock photography is just normal stock photography but it is sold with more discounts. Clients purchase the stock photos for about $1 or $2, whilst the photographers will earn money every time their photos are chosen.
Micro stock photography is still relatively new, and there have been arguments about the ethics of selling photographs so low especially when many professional photographers put a lot of time and money on equipment, learning, and other expenses that come up on photo shoots.
Although for the amateur photographer or someone just starting out it is a good way to earn extra cash. Entry requirements are not too strict so a lot of amateurs photographers can earn some added cash on the side.

How do you do it?

1. Research into the most popular micro stock photography agencies online. The more popular ones may have more restrictions but chances are more people will visit increasing your chances of an image being picked.

2. Submit the very best of your images. Agencies will differ in their requirements, some may want 10 others may only want a few or just one for the first upload.

3.All images are humanly moderated these will be accepted or rejected into the micro stock photography site. If they’re accepted, then clients will have access to purchase them.
This means licensing the pictures for specific use. The photographer always has full copyrights to their photos though, this is why it is possible to sell the same photos over and over again to a number clients.

4.Most micro stock photography agencies pay about $0.20 – $0.50 per picture license, or download. Although this seems a minimal amount this can soon add up over time you can add hundreds of images and the pennies soon add up.

studied fine art

Hurrell was born in Covington, Kentucky, he originally studied fine art as a painter but soon developed an interest in photography when he began to use photography as a medium for recording his paintings. He moved from Chicago to California in 1925 and found that photography was a more lucrative career than painting.His talent for photography was supported by his friend and model aviatrix Pancho Barnes, Hurrell eventually opened a photo studio in LA.

In the late 1920s, Hurrells career flousished and for the next 10 years Hurrell photographed every star in Hollywood, his black-and-white images were stiking and used for stars promotional pictures. Dorothy Jordan, Myrna Loy, Robert Montgomery, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard were regularly photographed by Hurrell and Norma Shearer, who was rumoured to have refused to allow herself to be photographed by anyone else. His most famou muse was probably Greta Garbo who only posed for him once.

Hurrell moved to Warner Brothers Studios in the early 1940s photographing, stars like Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Errol Flynn, Maxine Fife, Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney. He later moved to Columbia Pictures where he photographed Rita Hayworth.

After the war George was involved with training films for the army, he then moved to New York where he embarked upon a career in fashion magazines and editorial photography for adverts before he came back to Hollywood in the 1960s.

1970s brought a peak to his career as he had the chance to photograph celebrities like Raquel Welch, Farrah Fawcett and John Travolta. He retired in 1976 but continued to take photographs as a hobby he photographed Sharon Stone and Brooke Shields several times during the 1980s in glamour shoots. For Joan Collins’ Playboy shoot in 1984 at the age of 50 she insisted the photographer was Hurrell, he photographed her in a nude 12 page layout for the bestselling issue.

Professor Wins Microsoft Competition

The recent Microsoft Photography Competition held at Cambridge University’s Department of Engineering, was was won by Dr Sonja Findeisen-Tandel, a Research Associate at the Photonics Research Group in the Electrical Engineering Division.

The photograph is more than just a pretty picture the ‘Blue spikes’ show the growth of a mesophase composed of liquid crystals in a state which lies somewhere between crystalline and liquid.

The phase grows in a drop of liquid crystal material, these molecules align in very different ways which interferes with the amount of light passing through which in turn causes it to twist and turn. By using powerfull microscopes that use polarising light, we see these as colours and textures. It is interesting that this interaction of liquid crystals and polarised light is mostly used for television screens and mobile phone displays. Although they do look great in the photograph.

Sonia work is to interpret these images and identify which stage they are at in the mesophase. Sonia explains, “I have synthesised a lot of mesophases to investigate property-structure relationships and I was thinking it would be a good idea to show my best photographs to people who are not working on liquid crystals and amaze them with these beautiful images”.

And what did the multi billion puond company offer as a prize for this great image…?

An Xbox 360 with Halo game… I’m sure the professor was exstatic with that prize!

Camera Phones

Camera phones were once a novel feature only available on the latest models they were grainy and unclear and often resembled a magic eye picture when blown up to anything bigger than a 5cm x 5cm screen. As technology has developed so have camera phones and they have quickly caught up to the digital cameras with 5 mega pixel camera resolutions.So this would mean you can get rid of your digital camera and just invest in a good phone.

The latest camera phones boast 5-megapixels and are packed with features including xenon flashes , optical zoom, GPS and HSDPA (3.5G) for super-fast access to the Internet.

So does a 5-megapixel camera phone compete with a high-end 5-megapixel camera, well… no.

The worst problem I’ve found is that a small phone does not cope with all the features, there is no room for image sensors or exposure modes for example, and I have had to chuck my k850i in the bi as although the camera is good for a camera phone it write messages or work properly as a phone.

I’ve given up on camera phones although they are great for taking quick photos I would rather use a phone that works and carry a compact point and shoot that workds rather than have a two in one that doesn’t.

History of the Pin Hole Camera

Chinese texts from the fifth century BC were the earliest records of the principal of the pin hole camera. Chinese writers had experimented with light and discovered it travels in straight lines. The philosopher Mo Ti (later Mo Tsu) was the first to record this formation of an inverted image with the pinhole or screen. Mo Ti was found that objects reflected light in lots of different directions, and that rays from the top of an object, when passed through a pin hole, will re create the lower part of an image. This was the first and last reference to the pin hole camera technique in Chinese texts until the 9th century AD, when Tuan Chheng Shih speaks of an image in a pagoda. He later corrected his explanation of what he meant and the image created. Yu Chao-Lung in the 10th century would make pinhole images on a screen using model pagodas.

Over in the west, Aristotle (4th C BC) writes about a pinhole image formation in his work Problems. Aristotle questinoned the process of the sun passing through quadri-laterals, like intricate weaved baskets, the figure produced was still circular and not rectangular as he had assumed. He also questioned the light in an eclipse of the sun, the rays come through in a crescent shape he related these phenomenons to the light shining through a small rectangular peep-hole but still comes throguh circular in the form of a cone. Aristotle had no answers to his observations; and the mystery remained unresolved until the 16th century

Ibn al-Haytham an Arabian physicist and mathematician , aka Alhazen, experimented with light and image formation in the 10th century AD. He arranged 3 candles in a row then put a screen with a small hole in between the candles light and the wall. He saw that images were formed using these small holes and that the image was inverted ie the candle on the right made an image on the left side on the wall.

In the Centuries that followed these revelations the pinhole technique was often used by optical scientists in experiments to study sunlight projected from small apertures.


Baby’s are innocent and should not be exposed the the paparrazzi no matter who their parents are! Brad and Angelina have sold the pictures of their new born twins for a whopping $19.3 million!!

Celebrities complain about the paparazzi invading their life but they rely on the press to keep them popular, they choose their lifestyle and take what comes with it. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have just sold their twin babies pictures to People, and Hello magazine for a record breaking $19.3 million .
Thats 3 times more than people magazine paid for the snaps of Jennifer Lopez’ twins ($6m).

Is it right for babies to suffer the lifestyle of their parents and what are these celebrities thinking? Surely as a parent you have the responsibility to care for and keep safe your children? Not sell their iages to be distributed internationally!

Bryllup ideer

Bryllup ideer


De fleste mennesker tilbringer mange timer og lægger et stort arbejde i planlægningen af deres bryllup. Når det bliver tid til at planlægge din egen, skal du bruge rådgivning i artiklen nedenfor.

Den rigtige brudekjole kan være en stor udgift. Når shopping for din kjole, overveje kjoler, der ikke nødvendigvis er i wedding dress kategori. En brudepige kjole kan passe regningen og være meget billigere end en typisk bryllup kjole. Selv hvis du tror, du vil gerne ændre det på en eller anden måde, at de samlede omkostninger kan være mindre.

Vælg et tema, der fortæller historien om din tid sammen.

Se på prøver af tidligere arbejde, før leje en makeup artist, som du overvejer for din bryllupsdag.Er den stil af makeup egnet for dig? Være helt sikker på, at det er præcis, hvad du er tilfreds. Du vil helt sikkert hader at være minutter fra at gå ned brylluppet stå med en makeup artist, der gjorde en dårlig job.

En af de ting at overveje for et bryllup er transport. Prøv at have taxier og limos klar for folk, der ikke kan få en tur, så de kan komme tilbage til, hvor de bor, når det, når det slutter. Dette er også nyttigt for alle, der var med at drikke og køre efter modtagelse.

Husk, at din ægteskab er en stærk binding mellem to parter, der kan kræve nogle ofre.Udtrykke din kærlighed til den anden person, du vil gifte sig med, når du skriver dine løfter.



De nye steder

Hvis du ønsker at tilføje nogle gnistre og klasse til din buket, du kan tilføje pizzazz til din buket med krystaller, diamanter, eller endda diamanter. Du kan tilføje nogle krystaller, der har været limet på, nogle af kostume smykker, eller måske en speciel smykke med en slags lim. For at skabe et sammenhængende udseende, sikre, at den størrelse, størrelsen, og størrelsen af eventuelle sten du bruger match eller komplimenterer hinanden.

Din familie eller venner kunne bære gear og følgende diskret bag dig. De kan også hjælpe med at samle op, familie medlemmer til gruppen skud så godt.

Når du inviterer din familie til din destination bryllup, så prøv at finde ud af, hvis de ønsker at bo for din bryllupsrejse! Dette vil bidrage til at give dem en god ferie de aldrig vil glemme, så godt!

Sørg for, at lysene på dit bryllup sted kan dæmpes. Dette kan synes som en mindre faktor, at have mulighed for at sænke din belysning i løbet af den første dans vil være rart, i kontrast til lysere belysning til andre aktiviteter. Spørg sted, hvis du har denne mulighed.

Du kan vælge at bruge faste stoffer, mønstre og stærkt struktureret stoffer som satin, velour eller satin for at skabe en visuel interesse, der vil binde alle disse elementer sammen.

Hvis fremtiden nygifte nyder at rejse, så prøv at indarbejde design elementer, der afspejler denne i planlægningen og dekoration proces. Invitationer og RSVP-kort kan være skrevet i gammelt manuskript, og boardingpas.

Hvis brudeparret har meget forskellige kulturelle baggrunde, finde måder at blande både din arv til en unik fusion, der ærer både familier. Dette vil give masser af traditioner for parret og deres familier.

Hvis du har planer om at gøre et bryllup tale eller med en toast, skal du sørge for at øve. Hvis du ikke får alle den praksis, du har brug for, kan du miste din gæsts opmærksomhed, at foretage en offensiv joke, eller at miste publikum.

Du er nødt til at planlægge dit bryllup ned til hvert krævende detaljer, fra mad til receptionen begivenheder. Du ønsker at engagere sig og excite alle dem, der har valgt at være en del af den særlige dag.

Tale til professionelle i nærheden af din destination for at se, hvad der blomstrer er tilgængelige for dig.

Hvis der vil være nogen middag, som serveres for gæsterne, bør du overveje at leje komfortable møbler i stedet for at have borde for alle at sidde på. Komfortable siddepladser vil gøre dine gæster til at føle sig afslappet og hjemme, som skaber en dejlig atmosfære ved dit bryllup.

Hvis du har en udendørs bryllup, du har brug for at have en plan i tilfælde af at det regner. Du kan leje flere telte eller lede efter et sted, der har et forsamlingshus, eller vælge et sted med en park og en hal. Du kan også tænke på, at træ planker ned for at forhindre, at gæsterne ikke får mudder, der er forårsaget af regn.

Sørg for, at dit bryllup mere smuk dag ved at samordne alle aspekter af dekoration. Vintage temaer, der vil hjælpe med at krydre dit bryllup ser classy. Lyserøde pæoner og lyse tusindfryd er et godt valg at have på dit bryllup.

Gave registreringsdatabasen er en tradition. Lad dine gæster ved, at det ikke er forpligtet til at købe noget fra registreringsdatabasen.At Give dem flere gave muligheder for gaver og en bred prisklasse. Folk skal føle sig godt tilpas at give, hvad de kan tillade sig at bringe.

Spørg dem omkring dig for forskellige meninger, før du vælger en tuxedo.

Åben en konto for at holde de penge, som du planlægger at investere i dit bryllup. Hvis du ønsker at have en ekstravagant bryllup, når du bliver ældre, kan du overveje at starte en konto for at gemme penge til dit bryllup for fremtiden.

Efter beslutning om en dato og tema for dit bryllup, skal du bruge din opfordring til at binde brylluppet sammen. Kig ind i alle de muligheder, før du vælger dine invitationer.

Dette kan synes indlysende, men se på kjoler i form af, at de er i stand til at passe dine fremtidige form.

Sørg for, at der er en smule tid efter brylluppet og receptionen. Bryllupper har en tendens til at køre lidt for sent. Du ønsker at gå glip af en del af din modtagelse. Du er nødt til at vælge start-og sluttidspunkt for en tid. Hvis dit bryllup sker for at ende op at køre sent, kan det føre til at du betaler for mere tid, at ingen kommer til at nyde.

Hvis du kan lide de steder, der tilbydes i Vegas, derefter gå videre og blive gift der. Men hvis du er på udkig efter en mere traditionel type af dagen, så de råd, der er blevet leveret i denne artikel, kan hjælpe dig til at nå dette mål.

I wanted to photograph these nocturnal creatures at night

IN 2015, I spent two months in Liuwa Plain National Park in Western Zambia. Spotted hyenas dominate this ecosystem and I spent much of my time focusing on them. To show hyenas in their true element, I wanted to photograph these nocturnal creatures at night. The stars in the African night sky are spectacular so I also set out to include them in my image. I used BeetleCam – a remotecontrol buggy that I devised – to get the close-up, ground-level perspective necessary to line up the hyena with the sky behind. This is a single exposure. I lit the hyena with two wireless off-camera flashes and used a relatively long shutter speed to expose the stars. Because there was no moon to cause ghosting, it didn’t matter if the hyena moved after the initial flash.

This image is part of my wider project to photograph African wildlife at night. By making use of modern digital cameras specifically their low light ability – I have aimed to capture images of nocturnal creatures that simply wouldn’t have been possible in the past. This image, for example, was shot at ISO 5000. This project has also required the use of a number of innovative tools such as my remote-control BeetleCam and high quality DSLR camera traps.

I have experimented with a range of different light sources, from moonlight and starlight to lightning and wireless off-camera flashes. Working at night provides a blank canvas on which to experiment with light in interesting ways. I am looking forward to many more sleepless nights as I continue to explore new ways to expose the natural world after dark.

Improve Your Photography Skills

Simple Tips That You Can Do To Improve Your Photography Skills

Many people believe that photography is too difficult or too expensive a hobby for them to get involved in, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Just like anything else in life, the best way to get started is by learning. This article will provide you with the tips you need to start your photographic journey.

When taking photographs, make sure that your subject is as relaxed as possible at all times. One way that you can increase relaxation is to use music in the background. This will draw your subject’s focus away from the importance of the photographs so that you can achieve the highest quality picture.

When showing off your photographs, make sure to keep your less than perfect pictures at home. You do not want people to see your sub-par work; you only want them to see your best work. Delete any pictures on your camera that you do not want anyone else to see.

A good photography tip is to always be early when you’re planning on shooting a sunset or a sunrise. This will give you ample time to compose the perfect shot. You don’t want to get there and be forced to compose a lousy shot because you’re short on time.

People are an amazing subject to photograph! Of course, it is recommended to request permission first before snapping pictures. If you are on a vacation and taking tons of photos, you can look back at them later and reminisce about particular events and times that are memorable. Many times the people in the photos do not seem particularly important or noticeable at the time you snap the picture, the reason you frame the shot to begin with will be clear when you look back at them. Seek out spontaneous actions and everyday attire.

Make sure to jot a few notes down with your pictures. As your collection grows, it will become more and more difficult to remember the details, such as where and when you took a particular shot. Use a notepad to write down photo descriptions as well as the file name or number of the photo.

photography is a good activity to practice alone

Remember that photography is a good activity to practice alone. Your friends might get impatient and rush you while you are composing your pictures. If you have friends who enjoy taking pictures, do not let their vision influence your own compositions. The social aspect of photography comes later when you can look at your pictures with your friends.

To create an unusual and creative photograph, try changing your perspective. People are used to seeing things from normal human-height and eye-level viewpoints. Getting up high or down low can drastically change how a scene appears. Done right, this will create a startling, memorable shot that your viewers will appreciate.

A good photography tip is to not underestimate knowing the fundamentals. If you want to break the rules, you should at least know them first. Without knowing the fundamentals you’re doing yourself and your work a great disservice. You can learn about photography simply by searching the internet.

You have to be quick! Work on your reflexes so you can take faster pictures! It will take practice, but you need to get quick with your equipment. Don’t let a once in a lifetime shot pass you by because you were busy fumbling with cases and caps. Find portable camera storage that will provide easy access.

A good photography tip that can help you is to make sure your computer monitor is calibrated. The last thing you want is to print out a picture only to find out that the colors are totally off. Calibrating your computer monitor can save you a lot of frustration and heartache.

Before you take that picture

Before you take that picture, make sure it will bring out the best in your subject! Get a feel for the backgrounds of all of your shots. Be aware of things close by and in the distance. Also, use that eye of yours to see how color will contrast with the subject of your photo. If the background and subject don’t mesh well, you should find another spot!

When you are dealing with low lighting settings and you do not have a tripod, try to be aware of your shutter speed. Make sure it has a denominator that is greater than the focal length of the lens. Otherwise, you will not be able to capture sharp images.

Pay careful attention to backgrounds when composing your photographs. Jumbled, messy rooms can ruin an image and prevent your subject from standing out. Also, even the smallest item within range of the snapshot can be a distraction, taking away from the central focus. Always make a quick scan of the room or landscape, then remove items that will detract from an otherwise perfect shot.

Create narrative with your photographs. They need to be able to express and tell a story to the viewer. This can be entirely dependent on what you decide to shoot, but do your best to express a story behind whatever it is. You need to especially make sure that this happens when you have people as subjects.

Move in closer to your subject

Move in closer to your subject. When you spot something you’d like to take a picture of, snap a shot. Then move in closer and take a better shot. If you have your subject fill the frame, it will help the viewer appreciate and understand your photo. When taking the picture, continue to move closer until you are sure your picture will represent the subject.

If possible, avoid using the flash that you find on most cameras nowadays. It tends to give the subject ‘red eye’, and it removes a lot of the shadow that can create depth in a picture. If you have to use a flash, such as an indoor nighttime shot, keep your subject away from walls. This way you won’t end up with an ugly black shadow that resembles an outline.

The memories of our life are precious, and it is important to capture them in photographs. Whether you want to pursue photography as a career, or just want to take snapshots around the house, by applying the advice in this article you will be able to take better photographs than you ever imagined you would.