Monthly Archives: November 2016

How to Use Drones for Photography

drone-784310_640Drones, sometimes known as quadcopters, have become very popular in recent years as people start to embrace the new technology and realise that as well as being a lot of fun, they’re also very useful for a lot of different aspects of life, one of which being photography, drones let us reach heights that we couldn’t otherwise and many have remotes to control cameras and get a unique vantage point over your competitors.

As well as taking stills, drones can be great for video and provide some really impressive shots for making films both amateur and professional, and the footage and photos which come from these cameras have really begun to impress people as being pro standard.

Sources such as ProPhotoUAV can be a great place to get your grounding in the world of drone photography and begin go learn about which models are best. A quick youtube search for drone footage shows some of the amazing features on offer, and there is a video on ProPhotoUAV with some incredible views provided by shooting footage from a drone.

You can use your drone to take photos of buildings from a high vantage point, take footage of your friends from above, get amazing views of local sports matches and much more, just be careful that you have permission where you are shooting.

The world of photography is changing without a doubt and using drones to take photos is one of the many ways in which it is becoming more exciting and accessible.…

Make Money from Your Photography with a Wallpaper Site

wallpaperThe internet has provided a way for people to make money in non conventional ways from their art and photography. If you are a photographer in the modern age, you may have to be inventive to make a living, more people than ever have a DSLR and more people than ever are advertising their services as photographers.

For those who are trying to maximize the different ways their photographs can create an income for them, many have looked at creating wallpaper websites in order to make money from advertising revenue.

The process to do this has been made pretty simple, you can even download a wordpress theme and plugin such as PlixPress which turns any wordpress site into an easy to run wallpaper site. The basic business model here is that people searching for a wallpaper of, for example, a city skyline, can find one on the site you create and optimize for search engines or promote on twitter etc. and then visit your site to download it. You can sell them, but so many are available for free that a better model is to make money on your site via adverts.

If you take amazing or particularly topical images and make them available as wallpapers then there is even the potential to go viral and this can lead to a huge amount of traffic. An app like PlixPress means you don’t have to be a superstar web developer to run a wallpaper site and get started on the road to making money.…

Finding Adventure and Hiking Photos on Instagram

instagram-1581266_640Instagram is a global phenomenon. Now owned by Facebook, it has very quickly become the world’s biggest social media platform for photographs, and with everyone having a smartphone these days and ways to upload photos, there are millions of pictures uploaded daily. Some modern cameras even have the capability to upload photos straight to Instagram.

If you’re willing to wade through all of the selfies taken by teenagers and motivational quotes, you can find some breathtaking stuff on Instagram, it isn’t just the A list celebrities who are worth following, and some accounts are amazing for finding adventure photography and following your favorite explorer around the globe. After all, it is a social network for photography, so there is bound to be some great work being shared within.

Some of the best accounts can be found through hash tags, for instance looking for hiking pictures or even putting the name of a camera as a hash tag, or the location where people are likely to be taking photos. Some accounts are built to be an aggregator of other peoples photos, for instance the Lens Bible accepts submissions and publishes photos with credit, which can be a great way to find new photographers to follow.

One of our favorite accounts is for Yuriy Trebushnoy, who offers some stunning pictures of his adventures around the globe, these aren’t snapshots taken on a phone camera, they’re professional, stunning pictures by a great photographer with a clear eye for composition and location. You can share his adventures vicariously here: https://www.instagram.com/whereisyuriy/.…