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From open-air cafes to ice cream trucks, Chicago’s rainy stretch is taking a toll on seasonal businesses – Chicago Tribune

From open-air cafes to ice cream trucks, Chicago’s rainy stretch is taking a toll on seasonal businesses  Chicago Tribune

Frank Pullen is wondering what to do with his large inventory of rotting avocados. One rainy day after another has made it hard to attract people into his open-air …

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Taking off: a trip around Portugal | Ireland – The Times

Taking off: a trip around Portugal | Ireland  The Times

Port in a stormThere’s a decent discount off Insight Vacations’ Country Roads of Portugal itinerary, a 10-day journey that includes: Lisbon; the Jerónimos …

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Watch: Boaters help hot air balloon taking tour on Lake Tapps – KATU

Watch: Boaters help hot air balloon taking tour on Lake Tapps  KATU

LAKE TAPPS, Wash. — A hot air balloon making a “bucket list” tour of Lake Tapps caught the attention of local residents when it made a low pass along the water …

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Graffiti artist Shane Pierce is taking over the walls of Salisbury – Salisbury Post


Salisbury Post
Graffiti artist Shane Pierce is taking over the walls of Salisbury
Salisbury Post
“And it's just kind of growing from there,” Pierce said. “People have seen it; they want my stuff. I do one, and within 24 hours I'm getting commissioned to do two more pieces.” Pierce, who grew up in Chardon, Ohio, moved to Charlotte a few years ago

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Graffiti artist Shane Pierce is taking over the walls of Salisbury – Salisbury Post


Salisbury Post
Graffiti artist Shane Pierce is taking over the walls of Salisbury
Salisbury Post
“And it's just kind of growing from there,” Pierce said. “People have seen it; they want my stuff. I do one, and within 24 hours I'm getting commissioned to do two more pieces.” Pierce, who grew up in Chardon, Ohio, moved to Charlotte a few years ago

air graffiti – Google News


Graffiti artist Shane Pierce is taking over the walls of Salisbury – Salisbury Post


Salisbury Post
Graffiti artist Shane Pierce is taking over the walls of Salisbury
Salisbury Post
“And it's just kind of growing from there,” Pierce said. “People have seen it; they want my stuff. I do one, and within 24 hours I'm getting commissioned to do two more pieces.” Pierce, who grew up in Chardon, Ohio, moved to Charlotte a few years ago

air graffiti – Google News


Graffiti artist Shane Pierce is taking over the walls of Salisbury – Salisbury Post


Salisbury Post
Graffiti artist Shane Pierce is taking over the walls of Salisbury
Salisbury Post
“And it's just kind of growing from there,” Pierce said. “People have seen it; they want my stuff. I do one, and within 24 hours I'm getting commissioned to do two more pieces.” Pierce, who grew up in Chardon, Ohio, moved to Charlotte a few years ago

air graffiti – Google News


Taking Pictures of Backgrounds For Producing Great Stock Photos!

There is something very simple you can do to increase your stock photography sales. If, like me, you engage in digitally composited photos, you can even enhance your entire business immeasurably! That simple thing is to photograph backgrounds. By backgrounds I mean images that can serve as a backdrop for an inset picture that might be a product or person, or that can serve as a location, a background, for a composited image.

The need for background pictures

There is a huge need for such background images. This can range from backgrounds for MySpace, Facebook or Twitter pages to screensavers, to advertising in print or on the Internet. We don’t think about those background images much, they aren’t as sexy or glamorous as the “hero” images are, but they are vital, in demand, and ubiquitous. In addition, they are all around us, right there for the taking!

A background image can be a field of grass, it can be an office, or it can be a sea of faces at a soccer game. For us digital imagers, you just never know what kind of background you will suddenly need. Often it is that background that you could have photographed, if you had only known, when you visited your friend in wherever last week! If I had it to do over again, I would photograph every office or room I have ever used in a shoot, empty. Only now, after 30 years of professional photography, am I starting to create a library of background images to use in my work.

Background photos pay off

Will that pay off? Above I mentioned that a background could be a simple shot of a field of grass. The background image for Windows is such a shot. I happen to know the photographer who shot it. Microsoft paid over $ 100,000.00 for that single stock shot. A field of grass with a blue sky!

At this very moment I have several composite projects that are waiting for me to come up with a suitable background image before I can complete them. Each of those projects represent potentially lost sales because they are “waiting’ and are not yet in the marketplace. And keep in mind; even if you don’t do composite images, it has become a common practice among today’s art directors and designers. Many of them are not photographers, don’t have their own libraries of images to choose from, and need to purchase such components whether through macro agencies like Getty and Corbis or through micro stock agencies like iStockphoto and Shutterstock.

Tips for shooting background photos

When you shoot background images there are a few points to keep in mind. When possible shoot the background from several different vantage points and different heights as well. This is especially important for images to be used in compositing as one never knows which height or angle is going to be the one that works for a given composite. Sometimes just a small difference in camera height at the time of the exposure can make or break the final composite photograph.

Another variable to take into consideration when shooting backgrounds, again of particular importance for composite images, is focus. Shoot some out of focus as well as sharp. Shoot an image slightly out-of-focus and then one that is very out-of-focus too. You can throw images out-of-focus using Photoshop filters, but the look is seldom as convincing as an image actually photographed out-of-focus.

When photographing these backgrounds keep in mind the need for the end user to put type and or other photographs into the image. Generally you will not want a tight crop. Also, shoot some with more foreground and then some with more room at the top of the image. Recently I have also started to shoot a series of images that I can stitch together in Photoshop to create a panorama background. That will give me even more possibilities and flexibility when I happen to need that background for one of my composite pictures.

Examples of successful background pictures

Some examples of background images that have worked for me: I shot a redwood forest and used it for a background in a shot of an “environmentally conscious” executive; A living room shot in an upscale penthouse in which a Chihuahua and a Wolfhound sit nose-to-nose; An airplane interior (shot with no particular use in mind as I waited for my flight to finish boarding) for use in a stock shot of a Sumo wrestler about to sit down beside you; A skyline shot of New York for use in the picture of a woman at the end of her rope; A vista shot in Mongolia used as a background for a “Thinker” elephant; And finally an abstract shot of swirling lights.

One word of warning, be aware of the need for property releases. If you are shooting in a private space you will need a release. I once made the mistake of shooting and using a background image in a private home I was renting, and when the need for a release became apparent I had to pay an additional $ 3,500.00 to the homeowner for that release! Make yourself familiar with the requirements for property releases and then abide by them.

Background pictures are needed. The need for them increases constantly. They can be a great source of revenue for the stock photographer and a real lifesaver for the digital imager. They are an all too-often neglected part of a photographers shooting schedule. So next time you are sitting in an airport with time on your hands, get that camera out and start looking for those backgrounds!

Visit John’s website for interesting out-of-the-ordinary stock photos: Concept Lifestyles Backgrounds


Taking Photographs And Selling Them As Stock Photos For Money

The pictures and photos that you have taken could be worth a lot of money. If you have skills as photographer, or have a good eye for the perfect shot, getting money for photos will be much easier.

Here are some tips through which you can earn money by posting your photographs and pictures online. These tips will also help you to enhance your commercial potential and realize true value of your pictures. These techniques might not help you to be a millionaire, but will surely recover whatever money you have invested in photography and the gadgets needed for it. Stock photography companies may represent some of the photographers that they think have potential by selling the potential photographs to top purchasers and may also provide the photographer a handsome amount of profit. The least amount of profit that a photograph might earn from his photographs is a dollar. This is considered as the lowest or micro price for the photographs. Usually most of the micro stock agencies do restrict the use of the photograph. They could also restrict the use of such photographs to be only web based. A good stock photography web setup will allow the photographer to quickly and easily upload his photos and the end customer should have an easy selection process. The purchaser should also be able to download and pay for the photograph with a very simple mechanism. The micro stock agencies usually concentrate on the quantities rather than the quality of the photograph. Thus such companies are known as quantity favored policy companies.

While choosing a portfolio of photograph the photographer must always consider the following points:

First, he or she must figure out the value of the photograph according to the category may it be an illustration or a concept or an idea that a customer who is buying it may have benefit from. Take for instance if a photograph covering a businessman in a suit whose climbing a mountain will have a better chance of selling than a micro shot that consists a mosquito put on a pinhead. Also a lady that is holding an apple in one hand and a bundle of dollars in other hand will have a better chance of earning money than the photograph that covers a hippopotamus chasing a Koala Bear. This has nothing to do with any kind of quality in which the photographs have been taken. The customers of micro stock agencies and the agencies themselves are always looking for the more clear ideas and concepts which can be used by their clients.

If you are avoiding the micro stock agencies then you need to realize that most of the other agencies are quality based. You will have to be very careful on the quality of the photographs that you have taken. This will improve your chances of selling at a much higher price.

These are the few things that if kept in mind can prove to be very useful for potential photographers to convert their hobby into a profession. This may also help to earn some extra income regardless of a daytime job.

Here are the some of the best photography sites on the net

http://www.istockphoto.com/\
http://www.dreamstime.com/
http://istockphoto.com/
http://stockxpert.com/
http://cutcaster.com/
http://fotosearch.com/
http://cutcaster.com/

Here is a breakdown of what the best stock photography and the ones that pay the most money

AgencyRevenue per photoPortfolio Size
iStockphoto0.3625
LuckyOliver0.28148
ShutterStock0.24594
StockXpert*0.17105
Dreamstime0.15539
123rf0.13108
Crestock0.0863
Fotolia0.07441
BigStockPhoto0.07212
CanStockPhoto0.01363

To learn from someone who is actually making money from their stock photography and a really good break down visit this link

http://www.microstockdiaries.com/which-microstock-websites-pay-the-most-per-photo.html

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Taking in Rio, a city of pride and contradictions, on the eve of the 2016 Olympics – For The Win


For The Win
Taking in Rio, a city of pride and contradictions, on the eve of the 2016 Olympics
For The Win
It is both of these things. It is more. Yes, the favelas on the outskirts of Rio are haunting, overwhelming. The homes look precariously put together, stacked one atop the other, onward endlessly, a city planner's nightmare, all covered in bright

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Why it’s taking so long to clean up downtown Reno – seattlepi.com

Why it's taking so long to clean up downtown Reno
seattlepi.com
All of the wall-mounted air conditioning units disappeared. Many doors and windows are broken or missing. The fence around the building doesn't deter criminals, but it prevents police from getting inside to stop crimes and paint over graffiti. The

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Meet Silvana Imam, the Queer Feminist Rapper Who’s Taking on Sweden’s … – Noisey (blog)


Noisey (blog)
Meet Silvana Imam, the Queer Feminist Rap artist Who'' s Handling Sweden'' s … Noisey(
blog site)
In December 2013, in Stockholm'' s suburban area of Kärrtorp, a group of neo-Nazis assaulted an anti-racist demonstration, held in response to a wave of swastika graffiti that had actually appeared in the location. A week later on, rap artist Silvana Imam participated in a rally

air graffiti – Google News


Meet Silvana Imam, the Queer Feminist Rapper Who’s Taking on Sweden’s … – Noisey (blog)


Noisey (blog)
Fulfill Silvana Imam, the Queer Feminist Rapper Who'' s Taking on Sweden'' s … Noisey(
blog)
In December 2013, in Stockholm'' s suburb of Kärrtorp, a group of neo-Nazis assaulted an anti-racist demonstration, held in response to a spate of swastika graffiti that had actually appeared in the area. A week later, rap artist Silvana Imam participated in a rally

air graffiti – Google News


Meet Silvana Imam, the Queer Feminist Rapper Who’s Taking on Sweden’s … – Noisey (blog)


Noisey (blog site)
Fulfill Silvana Imam, the Queer Feminist Rapper Who'' s Handling Sweden'' s … Noisey(
blog site)
In December 2013, in Stockholm'' s suburb of Kärrtorp, a group of neo-Nazis assaulted an anti-racist demonstration, held in response to a wave of swastika graffiti that had actually appeared in the area. A week later on, rapper Silvana Imam took part in a rally

air graffiti – Google News


With An Air Of Inevitability, ‘Kale Chips’ Graffiti Is Taking Over Park Slope – Gothamist

With An Air Of Inevitability, '' Kale Chips ' Graffiti Is Taking control Park Slope
Gothamist
Gothamist publisher, street art expert and Park Slope native Jake Dobkin gave us his verdict: “All great graffiti discuss the environment where it is put, so this strikes me as proper to Park Slope. Poor hand design, though.” “We ' re

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With An Air Of Inevitability, ‘Kale Chips’ Graffiti Is Taking Over Park Slope – Gothamist

With An Air Of Inevitability, '' Kale Chips ' Graffiti Is Taking control Park Slope
Gothamist
Gothamist publisher, street art professional and Park Slope native Jake Dobkin gave us his judgment: “All excellent graffiti comments on the environment where it is positioned, so this strikes me as proper to Park Slope. Poor hand style, however.” “We ' re

air graffiti – Google Information


With An Air Of Inevitability, ‘Kale Chips’ Graffiti Is Taking Over Park Slope – Gothamist

With An Air Of Inevitability, '' Kale Chips ' Graffiti Is Taking control of Park Slope
Gothamist
Gothamist publisher, street art professional and Park Slope native Jake Dobkin gave us his verdict: “All good graffiti comments on the environment in which it is placed, so this strikes me as appropriate to Park Slope. Poor hand design, though.” “We ' re

air graffiti – Google News


With An Air Of Inevitability, ‘Kale Chips’ Graffiti Is Taking Over Park Slope – Gothamist

With An Air Of Inevitability, '' Kale Chips ' Graffiti Is Taking control Park Slope
Gothamist
Gothamist publisher, street art specialist and Park Slope native Jake Dobkin gave us his judgment: “All great graffiti remarks on the environment in which it is placed, so this strikes me as appropriate to Park Slope. Poor hand design, however.” “We ' re

air graffiti – Google Information


With An Air Of Inevitability, ‘Kale Chips’ Graffiti Is Taking Over Park Slope – Gothamist

With An Air Of Inevitability, '' Kale Chips ' Graffiti Is Taking control of Park Slope
Gothamist
Gothamist publisher, street art professional and Park Slope native Jake Dobkin offered us his judgment: “All good graffiti discuss the environment in which it is placed, so this strikes me as appropriate to Park Slope. Poor hand design, however.” “We ' re

air graffiti – Google Information


With An Air Of Inevitability, ‘Kale Chips’ Graffiti Is Taking Over Park Slope – Gothamist

With An Air Of Inevitability, '' Kale Chips ' Graffiti Is Taking control Park Slope
Gothamist
Gothamist publisher, street art professional and Park Slope native Jake Dobkin offered us his decision: “All great graffiti remarks on the environment in which it is positioned, so this strikes me as appropriate to Park Slope. Poor hand design, however.” “We ' re

air graffiti – Google News


With An Air Of Inevitability, ‘Kale Chips’ Graffiti Is Taking Over Park Slope – Gothamist

With An Air Of Inevitability, '' Kale Chips ' Graffiti Is Taking control Park Slope
Gothamist
Gothamist publisher, street art specialist and Park Slope native Jake Dobkin provided us his judgment: “All excellent graffiti discuss the environment in which it is placed, so this strikes me as suitable to Park Slope. Poor hand style, however.” “We ' re

air graffiti – Google News


With An Air Of Inevitability, ‘Kale Chips’ Graffiti Is Taking Over Park Slope – Gothamist

With An Air Of Inevitability, '' Kale Chips ' Graffiti Is Taking Over Park Slope
Gothamist
Gothamist publisher, street art professional and Park Slope native Jake Dobkin provided us his decision: “All good graffiti discuss the environment in which it is placed, so this strikes me as proper to Park Slope. Poor hand design, however.” “We ' re

air graffiti – Google News


With An Air Of Inevitability, ‘Kale Chips’ Graffiti Is Taking Over Park Slope – Gothamist

With An Air Of Inevitability, '' Kale Chips ' Graffiti Is Taking control of Park Slope
Gothamist
Gothamist publisher, street art expert and Park Slope native Jake Dobkin provided us his decision: “All good graffiti discuss the environment where it is placed, so this strikes me as proper to Park Slope. Poor hand style, though.” “We ' re

air graffiti – Google News


With An Air Of Inevitability, ‘Kale Chips’ Graffiti Is Taking Over Park Slope – Gothamist

With An Air Of Inevitability, '' Kale Chips ' Graffiti Is Taking control Park Slope
Gothamist
Gothamist publisher, street art expert and Park Slope native Jake Dobkin offered us his verdict: “All great graffiti remarks on the environment in which it is put, so this strikes me as appropriate to Park Slope. Poor hand style, though.” “We ' re

air graffiti – Google Information


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