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Sun Dec 28, 2008, 11:41 AM
Gilad's Journal

You know,
I don't have much time, as I would like to have, to be as active on DA as I would like to (and I would like to). Still, I have some things I think I always try and do with my time here, and I would like to recommend them to you as well...

And these are the things:

1. Go through fresh photography and art.

You know, some might forget we need good inspiration in order to create.
The Ideas can come from nothing, but sometimes you see something, and it gives you an idea for a spin, of something else. Use fresh talents for that "brain storming".

2. Give feedback and support for young artists.

We all were new, we all struggled for people to know us, and give us feedback.
It's hard on such a huge community to be heard, to be seen.
It's easy supporting the popular. They are on our watch, on the main page, they are all over the place. The gain power, and the fresh ones find it harder and harder to be noticed. Let's say it loud and clear It's not enough to be talented. Sad, but true.
So many talents start here, find out how hard it is to get noticed, and leave.
We all loose from them leaving (see reason number 1 why is it our loss).
So, what can we do?
I add to my watch fresh talents, I go through new deviations, I randomly enter galleries of those who left me interesting comments.
Don't be afraid to :+fav: fresh work. It may be just an icon, but it's a huge Impetus for them. Leave them a short message of what you liked, or could make their work better. Share you taste and knowledge.
This is the best part of being in a positive community
You know, there are so many galleries where you can be negative to other people work. In rank, critique, etc' and you can be negative even being anonymous. I hate that.
People are being negative to others, to promote themselves.
The whole concept makes me sick.
One of the things I love here, is that ignoring others, is probably the most negative you can get.

3. Teach from what you know. Share.

Isn't it wonderful when you have something you can share?
If you have a certain way to work your magic, a wonderful technique, or even graphic skills... I feel it's much more fun passing it on to others, than having it as a "secret" for others to admire.
Seeing others improve, learn, and broad their skills, because of your help, is so much better than a "secret".
So comment, answer when asked, explain.
This is the best feeling, when somebody grows artistically, and you are a part of it.

4. give feedback back to those who found time to comment on your work.

Tricky, I know.
Over a certain amount of comments, it becomes impossible to answer everyone. So don't answer all, but answer questions when asked, or answer long and well thought of comments.
Hey, they gave you their time, and this is the least you can do to appreciate them.

5. Use your journal entry for tutorials and promotion, for others

One thing I don't like is when the journal is used for self-promotion.
I just don't get it... The system offers you a way to communicate a journal, and you use it to tell how great you are? I just don't get it.
If people want to see your work, they go to your gallery.
If people want to buy your prints, they go to your store.
Right? That should be enough IMHO.
Well, I think journals should be used to share thoughts, knowledge, news, promotion for fresh artists, most favorite work. Etc'
You know what I mean?


We all have our own reasons for hanging out around here.
Some for fun and killing time, some for friends, some for profit of selling prints. All is cool.
I just say we should give something for this community. Not just because it's the right thing to do, but also because it's the way it should be. And, it's the way I like it.
Just my thoughts on the subject.
What do you think?

The Beijing Special

Fri Aug 29, 2008, 2:23 AM

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This week, a special journal to conclude the wonderful Olympics in Beijing 2008.
I don't know if you followed but It was a wonderful event with many unforgotten moments (Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps on the good, and Angel Valodia Matos on the bad). For sports fans around the world it was a time of glory, but also for the ones that simply loves to enjoy the human struggle and journey. The sadness and the endless effort along with the moment of triumph. So, this week I collected a special of those moments.
This week I bring you the photographic highlights of Beijing 2008. Enjoy.

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Gilad's Journal

About Me:

1. All the Info you can probably get on me; The BTL with G

2. Special Interview - An Eye On The World

3. Where you can see the project "A Different Look At Israel"

4. My flickr

5. 4 years for me In DA

****

Tutorials & Tips:

1. Infra Red

2. Composition

3. Working with light

4. Shooting indoors

5. Recommended filters

6. Using the build in flash

7. Copyrights

8. Making money in photography

9. Exposure tips

10. Shooting RAW or JPEG?

11. Dust on your sensor?

12. Getting inspired for photography

13. Finding your style in photography


****

General thoughts:

1. Art is all about expression

2. About Photography, and Israel too

3. DA Thoughts

4. About freedom of speech and ethics

5. When does photography become manipulation?

6. A Light unto the Nations

7. How important is Expression in Art?

8. Questions of popularity

9. love Israel from the first Shalom

10. DA art book?


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Here is a direct link to my recent submittions on Flickr --- >

Gilad Benari - View my recent photos on Flickriver

</u>Another update,
I told you a few weeks ago about the exhibition I do at Vienna. The Exhibition went well and a wonderful decision was taken to take it further. They took a cable car running through the center of Vienna and covered it up with RoieG and my pictures. It's very cool, running all through the streets there. I hope I'll get a chance to travel there and see it with my own eyes soon. Here are some captions they sent me to see it.

Vienna 1

Vienna 2

Vienna 3

Vienna 4

Now, I invite you to take a look with me, at 10 of my favorites Under my weekly spotlight


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I love the atmosphere in this one.
The Depth of field makes it poetic and expressive. As a viewer you focus on the tips of the hand and it brings it out of context


Total views up to now: 194
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Girl in old school by GDALLIS

Wonderful work with light.
A little girl in a dark room, walking towards the light from the window. Iconic.


Total views up to now: 136
Total Favorites up to now: 31


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-friends- II. by Trifoto

A wonderful shot.
The textures are so strong. The point of view is unique. The cat enjoying himself on the rough floor and the girl watching. The colors are wonderful. I would maybe flip it, but that's still is beautiful.


Total views up to now: 727
Total Favorites up to now: 49



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94 by felixlu

felixlu is an example of smart street photography. The eye, the intellect of showing the humor in small under statements. Check his gallery out, and start with this one.


Total views up to now: 688
Total Favorites up to now: 67


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Toby 19bis by Sanae78

And to this week's sweet candy...


Total views up to now: 72
Total Favorites up to now: 17


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long for life by incolorwetrust

I love this kind of photography. With a minimal photo so much emotion is coming through. It could be as easily a best seller painting. Am I right?


Total views up to now: 442
Total Favorites up to now: 82


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Poetic. Make up a story for this one.
Expressive as good art should be. A simple Canon powershot A460 is enough if you have the imagination to use it the right way. Bravo!


Total views up to now: 44
Total Favorites up to now: 7


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upsideup by onabibano

The beauty that is a photographer mind. The idea to flip it was enough to make it stand out (literally)


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Mature Content

Mystery Model - 012 by ImpressionofLight


A beautiful shot. The composition and the delicate lines. The tender B&W and a very soft feeling, like fragile but strong pose.


Total views up to now: 394
Total Favorites up to now: 43


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The Usual Suspects by justfrog

Wonderful Macro. Great colors and technique. ANd the title... just my favorite movie make it irresistible


Total views up to now: 58
Total Favorites up to now: 19


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Self-Sacrifice by josephacheng   Silent Violin by Vivian-Rose    Harvest by maxwas
a curve by tomasNY
cinq by ambrosia3

Ablak by Bazsitoo   Atomium by helena-rocks    Sunrise breath by ivecus


It's amazing to see how much beauty and quality is passed un-noticed here in all one week. I hope that more great work will get noticed here. It's up to us. Use the comments favorites power to support the un-noticed.

Keep supporting!



*****

Gilad's Journal

About Me:

1. All the Info you can probably get on me; The BTL with G

2. Special Interview - An Eye On The World

3. Where you can see the project "A Different Look At Israel"

4. My flickr

5. 4 years for me In DA

****

Tutorials & Tips:

1. Infra Red

2. Composition

3. Working with light

4. Shooting indoors

5. Recommended filters

6. Using the build in flash

7. Copyrights

8. Making money in photography

9. Exposure tips

10. Shooting RAW or JPEG?

11. Dust on your sensor?

12. Getting inspired for photography

13. Finding your style in photography


****

General thoughts:

1. Art is all about expression

2. About Photography, and Israel too

3. DA Thoughts

4. About freedom of speech and ethics

5. When does photography become manipulation?

6. A Light unto the Nations

7. How important is Expression in Art?

8. Questions of popularity

9. love Israel from the first Shalom

10. DA art book?

No disrespect intended...
Digital Asset Management (DAM)is a tool you should learn about.
I want to present two basic ideas, in 3 simple steps (and tips), to help you manage your photography work better. The first is managing you work on you computer (organizing it), and the second is the keywords and tags you add to it when submitting your work on-line.
A few words of introduction first. If you are a starting photographer, this is very important for you. The experienced ones will find it hard to Re-manage all the work they have done, and they probably have a system they work with (working, or not). However, if you are starting now to accumulate your photographs and submitting it on-line, this is essential for you, and easier to do.

Shell we begin?

1. Managing your photographs
This simple method is based on dates and places. The steps are all centered on creating a folder structure organized around the dates and places you took the pictures on.
This organization method is based on dates and places. Why? It’s simple: You can browse through your folders by the general time you remember the shots were taken, and easily find the places when it was taken. It's easier today, in this digital age, to find pictures by the dates they were taken and all you need to fill is the places they were taken in.

STEP 1: Have only ONE folder that contains all your pictures folders.
All your pictures folders should be contained in only one folder. If you start creating multiple folders on your drives, and duplicate, you will be lost.

STEP 2: Start with the year. Open a folder for 2008 (for example) and add inside a folder for the month (let's say June). Inside this folder you can add a folder for each date you took the pictures in, and add to the folders name - the location of the shoot (for examples 06_08_11-NewYork_GroundZero, 06-08-12-Paris_Museum). If you taken the photographs in different places, split the folders to show the same date but the different locations they were taken in.
REMEMBER: These folders DO NOT represent the subject of the pictures, but they are groupings of dates and places. We’re just grouping them into large categories. This way you’re dividing a large quantity of pictures into more manageable chunks.
It should look something like that:
» My Pictures
    » 2008
    » June
    » 06_08_11-NewYork_GroundZero, 06-08-12-Paris_Museum
    
STEP 3: Be consistent!
Now, use the same techniques every time you transfer more pictures from your camera to your computer. However, it is very important that you remain consistent every time you transfer new pictures to your computer. If you become lazy, you will have to go through the same process later on. However, it will take more time because you will not remember what has been organized and what hasn’t.

Conclusion:
After you used this system for a while you will see a map of your work by dates and places. All you will need to remember is the rough date you took it in (month is enough), and if you don't a few clicks is enough to locate it. It will also make it easier on you to remember the names of the places you've been. The EXIF data in your files will make it easier on you to find the specific shoot your looking for. Let's say a friend sees one of your pieces on-line and asks you if you have a few more shots from there... simply see the date this shot was taken on (the EXIF shows it) and locate the date in your folders.
Easy, isn't it?

2 tips:
1. Besides your folders run by dates make a special folder in you "My pictures" main folder. Call it "My collection" (or something like that). Add to that folder a few photos for each shoot you really liked. Not everything, just 2-3 photos you feel you might want to publish later. It will make it easier for you to backup you most treasured photographs, and also locate pieces for uploading later on
2. When you do post processing on your work, don't overwrite the original piece. Open a folder inside the folder your looking at and add the edited pictures in it. Also add the resized picture (for uploading) in a different folder inside of it.

2. Keywords and Tags
What do we need these for? Well, the Internet sort of works on that to help you get better marketing. You can also use software to add keywords to your files, but I just think it's too much work to begin with.
I can tell you from my experience that adding keywords and tags is not something I did from the beginning but once I learned, I found it made a big difference. 20% of my Flickr account traffic comes from the Tags I add. Different searches in Google, or Yahoo have generated lots of traffic to my images.

STEP 1: Imagine what searches you would be performing
Try to think about the kinds of pictures you’re taking and imagine what you would be searching against. For example: You want to find out all the pictures taken in New York with a yellow taxi showing. All these highlighted words would represent actual keywords but at this time try to think in terms of categories that these keywords fall under. So, would you be searching against cities? Or cars? Or colors? There might be more than one answer to this question, like both cities and cars, or both cars and colors. The answers to this question would help you identify the domains that you currently have for your pictures.
You should think like a searcher - Add "USA" since it defines the location, and also "NY" "NewYork" "New York" "NYC" and continue to the next word - "Yellow" "color", and "Taxi" car" "taxis" "cab" and so on.

STEP 2: The subject of the photo is not enough
OK, you added keywords for the subject of the photo. What about the atmosphere in the photo, or the general colors, category? You can always add categories, as you know them, like "Urban" "Abstract" "Landscape" "portraits" and if the pictures shows strong color you should keword it, like "red" "yellow" "black" and so on. The most important (for me) is trying to capture the atmosphere of the shot, like "lonely" "happy" "expressive" and so on. Taking it further you can add to a landscape shot the words "sky" "clouds" "meadow"

STEP 3: Who is you audience?
Who do you want to attract to your photographs? Do you want people that buys stock to find it? Animal lovers? Friends your age? This is an important issue since it defines the way you choose your words. If you want them to attract stock buyers you will use "stock" "landscape photographs" "paris postcards". For animal lovers you will emphasize what animal lovers like "cute kitten" "my cat" "whiskers". For friends your age you will use the words in your lingo and so on... You need to think about that when you choose your words.

Conclusion:
Generating traffic to your on-line work is important, and Keywords and Tags are the ways to do it (among others). You should be a "copy writer" and try and aim the photo to the possible searches that may want to find it in the results. Don't be too predictable since you result won't show. Find the unique thing about your photograph and highlight it.  

2 tips:
1. Use combinations of two words or more (don't forget to put them in commas). You have more of a chance they will be found in a search.
2. Search engines look for the title of the piece, the name of the file, and the keywords/tags before all the text in the description. If it's really important to you - try and insert a strong key word to the title of the image and even the file name.
3. Follow the statistics of what searches brought up your photos. It's possible on Flickr, but not here.. I know. You can learn from it a lot about what you did good, and where you missed.

OK - Good luck!
G

My Hidden treasures spotlight

Fri Jul 4, 2008, 2:45 AM

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Hi everyone,
You know I upload a new piece every couple of days, but I actually update my Flickr account more frequently since I don't get as many comments there to respond to. If you like, you can see some more work from me you didn't already see. Feel free to tell me what you liked and I'll be happy to submit it here, on DA.
Here is a direct link to my recent submittions on Flickr --- >

Gilad Benari - View my recent photos on Flickriver

</u>Another update,
I ordered an IR glass from LifePixel.com to convert a canon 400D for IR.
The glass arrived and I bought a used canon 400D and brought them both to the Lab. Now, the people in the Lab told me they didn't know how to replace the original Hot mirror with the IR one since the is a dust removal mechanism in the 400D. They didn't do the conversion. Now, I'm stuck. Does anybody know how to work this out? What can I do?

Now, I invite you to take a look with me, at 10 of my favorites Under my weekly spotlight


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break ranks by Propaganda-Panda

From the description:
"we just live to subordinate ourselves.
everyone who's thinking out of the box is wrong to us.
we are contented with everything in a very stupid way.
we don't want to change a thing because we've never tried.
we are getting ignorant :-/ "
All I can add is well put, both in words and visually. Bravo!


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The Last Breath by ISO25

It doesn't take much to do a great photograph. Basically it takes a good idea, and a camera. Creating an image is simply a creative process. Take this as an example of creative.



Total views up to now: 43
Total Favorites up to now: 7


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? by zeligue

Is there anything to add to this? a question mark? You think?


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Call to arms. Burning empires by Tommy-Noker

nuclear beasts... how cool.


Total views up to now: 225
Total Favorites up to now: 25


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The Perfect Storm by gazdapavo

The perfect storm. A long exposure of a beach captured a perfect lighting. The power of nature...


Total views up to now: 68
Total Favorites up to now: 13


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Where is my mind ? by Rizhrd

This is my favorite this week. Great creative and understanding of a photographers point of view. Great use of the colors and the composition to really put a big smile on my face.


Total views up to now: 131
Total Favorites up to now: 13


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Classic B&W shot. Perfect for your wall, isn't it?
Great technique getting just the right light and composition. Great sky in the background compliments the mood perfectly.


Total views up to now: 162
Total Favorites up to now: 35


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Such a strong impact in this shot. It looks distorted in first impression, but with deeper look you see why. The shadows, and the way the street twisted makes that illusion. That's a great shot!


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Op.8, No.4 by Musht

A classic expression of a piano concert. Helps hear it in my head. The combination of perspective with the longer exposure on the "dancing" hands makes it work this good.


Total views up to now: 296
Total Favorites up to now: 71


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Wall-type by AidaBabayeva

A wall packed with B&W classic photos, and the only thing that indicates reality is a touch of color hiding from the lamp. How brilliant is this for a photographer?


Total views up to now: 303
Total Favorites up to now: 29


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:thumb90533346:   my town by tiki1    Thats All by Jurnov
Imperfect Reflection by deathfish   order by nakitez   :thumb89614091:
BMW Compact M3 01 by miki3d  :thumb89655566:    Last Samurai by OfirAbe

Three Trees by urbantrip  :thumb90534790:   :thumb90352347:
:thumb90035947:   belangloser realismus by jazstereo    Where do we go from nowhere? by Adanedhel-Noir

Green by Hartmut-Lerch   duo II by Brazilero2002

Into the wild by matmoon   Bank of Glass by alimuse

178 by kalemkar

It's amazing to see how much beauty and quality is passed un-noticed here in all one week. I hope that more great work will get noticed here. It's up to us. Use the comments favorites power to support the un-noticed.

Keep supporting!



*****

Gilad's Journal

About Me:

1. All the Info you can probably get on me; The BTL with G

2. Special Interview - An Eye On The World

3. Where you can see the project "A Different Look At Israel"

4. My flickr

5. 4 years for me In DA

****

Tutorials & Tips:

1. Infra Red

2. Composition

3. Working with light

4. Shooting indoors

5. Recommended filters

6. Using the build in flash

7. Copyrights

8. Making money in photography

9. Exposure tips

10. Shooting RAW or JPEG?

11. Dust on your sensor?

12. Getting inspired for photography

13. Finding your style in photography


****

General thoughts:

1. Art is all about expression

2. About Photography, and Israel too

3. DA Thoughts

4. About freedom of speech and ethics

5. When does photography become manipulation?

6. A Light unto the Nations

7. How important is Expression in Art?

8. Questions of popularity

9. love Israel from the first Shalom

10. DA art book?

My Hidden treasures spotlight

Wed Jun 18, 2008, 6:38 AM

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ok... Let me see if this works...

Gilad Benari - View my most interesting photos on Flickriver

It does :)

Now, I invite you to take a look with me, at 10 of my favorites Under my weekly spotlight


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Pictures of animal, and especially dogs, are always great to embrace, but this is very different. Very unusual and touching. Great studio work makes it less random, and like a classic portrait it tells a story.  


Total views up to now: 353
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How beautiful... by Michel-Lag-Chavarria

I update the picture I featured here because it seems it was a stolen one (God, I hate this). Instead here is a wonderful picture by Michel-Lag-Chavarria that is a joy to see.



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Total Favorites up to now: 45


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Alignment by Sortvind

This is RAW power. The sun shows it's power penetrating throuh the woods. Great post work (HDR?) shows the details and beautiful nature at it's best.


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I saw the light by nicolehinrichs

I just love silhouette work so much that I have a special liking to it. Minimal frame with good light work, and that's all, but it's just beautiful.


Total views up to now: 202
Total Favorites up to now: 29


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punch by yondus

Playing with light... what a concept


Total views up to now: 44
Total Favorites up to now: 7


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face to face by S-t-r-a-n-g-e

A mans best friend, and in this case - a photographer son best friend


Total views up to now: 391
Total Favorites up to now: 86


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Cat Sitting by zapfino

Is that cat a bad sign (as some might think)? I think not.. It's a sign of a great photo.


Total views up to now: 219
Total Favorites up to now: 70


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Hilulla by yondus

"Lag BaOmer" is a Jewish Holiday in which families sit around burning wood and celebrate. Want to know more about it? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lag_Ba%2…
The photo captures with great symbolized silhouettes the spirit of the orthodox way to celebrate it  


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162 by kalemkar

Great Waterscape shot. Great colors and sky details. The lond exposure works wonderfully


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Generations holding hands. A beautiful symbol.


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Lake in Bavaria by Hartmut-Lerch   Weather is not good by MissSad    16 by yondus
Little Owls by RoieG   UFO by nele102    perception. by Pretty-As-A-Picture

sq0932 by onane  :thumb87395648:    BTZ 2 by julie-rc
Mazamet - Tunnel by TotoRino   Baby Doll by the-belu   :thumb88785566:

Myth by Sortvind   always by verycre8iv   

It's amazing to see how much beauty and quality is passed un-noticed here in all one week. I hope that more great work will get noticed here. It's up to us. Use the comments favorites power to support the un-noticed.

Keep supporting!



*****

Gilad's Journal

About Me:

1. All the Info you can probably get on me; The BTL with G

2. Special Interview - An Eye On The World

3. Where you can see the project "A Different Look At Israel"

4. My flickr

5. 4 years for me In DA

****

Tutorials & Tips:

1. Infra Red

2. Composition

3. Working with light

4. Shooting indoors

5. Recommended filters

6. Using the build in flash

7. Copyrights

8. Making money in photography

9. Exposure tips

10. Shooting RAW or JPEG?

11. Dust on your sensor?

12. Getting inspired for photography

13. Finding your style in photography


****

General thoughts:

1. Art is all about expression

2. About Photography, and Israel too

3. DA Thoughts

4. About freedom of speech and ethics

5. When does photography become manipulation?

6. A Light unto the Nations

7. How important is Expression in Art?

8. Questions of popularity

9. love Israel from the first Shalom

10. DA art book?

My Hidden treasures spotlight

Wed May 28, 2008, 3:26 AM

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How are you all doing?
I'm doing great. I'm in the middle of doing this year campaign for Israeli tourism department. If you want to know more about it, I wrote about it in a previous journal -> gilad.deviantart.com/journal/1…
Other than that I'm living my "day job" in Media marketing and I'm starting an Internet research department for my Company (Walla.co.il) that I hope will me more satisfying and will broaden my horizons to the future of how the web is going to be, and how is should be. Of course, photography will always be a major part of my personal future.

Now, I invite you to take a look with me, at 10 of my favorites Under my weekly spotlight


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Jump by Stridsberg

Great beauty and strong expression. That's the best combination. The photographers point of view, standing far from his "model" created that point of view. Most of us think that in order to get a good model shot we want to be close, but here is an example of what we can do differently.


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Misty lake by Fanfnirr

The tone and atmosphere here is what makes this one special. The composition and minimalism is great for the mood, and of course the mist as well.


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And here is a sharp and clean landscape, not as moody, but just as beautiful. Sharp lines, good composition and great graphic lines.


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Now, that's a creatibe photographer. Using whatever he can to make a "point of view" statement. A street bench makes this one flow and much more interesting than usual. Bravo!


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Hey you cat... listen, I got great light here. Would you mind striking an interesting pose? Naa... you can do better than that. Ohhh... that's it! Yes.. It worked!


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026 by harmonist

Graet colors and sweet reflection. I love the street scene, and the expression (trying to clean up the streets for puddles?)


Total views up to now: 348
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Clarks Grebe by ForeverCreative

Poetic photo. The work of an artist. The composition is brilliant, and I just love the lines and overall resault.


Total views up to now: 131
Total Favorites up to now: 36


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Choose me by cagdash

Very nice shot using the space, prespective, and the composition (including the graphic arrow).


Total views up to now: 172
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Sossusvlei12 by parliamentstreet

When you look at this one.. do you really need my words for something?


Total views up to now: 140
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Zindagi Trust by UsmanBaloch

What will I read now?


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absurd staircase by icarus-ica   her Paris are gone by MotyPest    Walnut tree by skyjano
The rule of thirds by bingbing51  :thumb86382713:    Webb Bridge III by GVA
:thumb86113111:   La melodie du bonheur by gunpici    Spring lake III. by env1ro

:thumb83795095:  :thumb84130706:    rain istanbul by abdullahcoskun
:thumb86308847:   The twentieth spring by Dabadus    Golden Lake by Lank217

Freedom of mind by ElenaOprea   Island Of Dreams by soulofautumn87   Spring Tree by Osiris81

It's amazing to see how much beauty and quality is passed un-noticed here in all one week. I hope that more great work will get noticed here. It's up to us. Use the comments favorites power to support the un-noticed.

Keep supporting!



*****

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About Me:

1. All the Info you can probably get on me; The BTL with G

2. Special Interview - An Eye On The World

3. Where you can see the project "A Different Look At Israel"

4. My flickr

5. 4 years for me In DA

****

Tutorials & Tips:

1. Infra Red

2. Composition

3. Working with light

4. Shooting indoors

5. Recommended filters

6. Using the build in flash

7. Copyrights

8. Making money in photography

9. Exposure tips

10. Shooting RAW or JPEG?

11. Dust on your sensor?

12. Getting inspired for photography

13. Finding your style in photography


****

General thoughts:

1. Art is all about expression

2. About Photography, and Israel too

3. DA Thoughts

4. About freedom of speech and ethics

5. When does photography become manipulation?

6. A Light unto the Nations

7. How important is Expression in Art?

8. Questions of popularity

9. love Israel from the first Shalom

10. DA art book?

My Hidden treasures spotlight

Thu Apr 17, 2008, 9:14 AM

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Hi all,
I don't know if you remember my work for the Israeli tourism department. For example this one –

Tel Aviv Dance by gilad

Well, I'm going to do the follow up to this campaign this year. The campaign was a big hit and one of the shots was even selected as "picture of the day" by the BBC. I will be shooting 2-3 more portraits this year and I'm looking forward to that.
You can read more about it, and see some more of the campaign ads I did in this link – Putting Israel on the map
One more thing, it's possible that I'll be visiting Vienna (Austria) for a local exhibition around 8-10 of May. If you any suggestions of what to see, I'll love to know. Also, if you want to attend the exhibition, I'll update as soon as I have more details.


Now, I invite you to take a look with me, at 10 of my favorites Under my weekly spotlight


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Big Sur by ForeverCreative

Superb presentation of the beauty that is nature. The dark blue sea and flaming skies above. The saddle long exposure adds the needed magic to the shore line and the composition puts it all in wonderful balance.


Total views up to now: 231
Total Favorites up to now: 59


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Boats - Study II by pedroinacio

This one captured me because of the mood it has. The slightly moving boats and distant city lights, and the vast ocean clear as ice… It has something dark, but very beautiful to it.


Total views up to now: 288
Total Favorites up to now: 71


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Oscar III by Eman333

So cute… I simply can't resist it. Sorry


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074 by muratpulat

My favorite kind of shots. Great color contrast, smart composition, and a great visual candy, yet a so simple urban city objects that you simply understand how beauty is all around us if we know where and how to look.


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Total Favorites up to now: 58


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TheEYE by GoranDA

Well, I don't know this building ("Westfield shopping center - Downtown San Francisco") but it sure is a beauty. The photographic work is superb. The balance, the composition, the symmetry.. Superb.


Total views up to now: 223
Total Favorites up to now: 43


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Tuscany N 4 by minotauro9

Tuscany… what a place. I haven't been there yet (I can't wait) but there is something about this place that simply is recognizable from the first glace. Makes me love our planet, and worry for it that we don't destroy it to the point we could destroy this kind of scenery, and maybe a whole lot more…


Total views up to now: 192
Total Favorites up to now: 35


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Footprint on the beach by Spanishalex

So simple. Perfect shot.


Total views up to now: 109
Total Favorites up to now: 15


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Flower on Berries on Black by sourcow

Brilliant shot. Almost iconic.
Great use of color and composition, and also of the materials. A great creative as an example of what we can do with some imagination.


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Under the same sun by betyzuzukid

The use of shadow here is fantastic. The cat looking ahead doesn't discover that he is about to leap away. The shadow tells that story. The smart composition allows us to see the story and enjoy it.


Total views up to now: 101
Total Favorites up to now: 30


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Contemplacion I by tocom8

Remarkable view and landscape. The view itself would have made a great shot, but the addition of the legs adds a story and a feeling to the shot. I just love the use of legs and the way this was composed and cropped.


Total views up to now: 69
Total Favorites up to now: 13


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.thoughts. by joynsorrow  :thumb80001235:    Gloriette  Schonbrunn Wien by mikeb79
kaczka xD by leiloca   Old House IV by PhilipRL   :thumb79370553:
Life by wailerbless   Mushroom Paradise by SAMLIM    Grafton State Hospital 19 by alexgirrrl
breaking lee bay by sassaputzin   Sunset 2 by nrasic    The Warming Hut by CezarMart

Energetic Place 'updated' by PictureElement    Red avenue by Cubaya   

It's amazing to see how much beauty and quality is passed un-noticed here in all one week. I hope that more great work will get noticed here. It's up to us. Use the comments favorites power to support the un-noticed.

Keep supporting!



*****

Gilad's Journal

About Me:

1. All the Info you can probably get on me; The BTL with G

2. Special Interview - An Eye On The World

3. Where you can see the project "A Different Look At Israel"

4. My flickr

5. 4 years for me In DA

****

Tutorials & Tips:

1. Infra Red

2. Composition

3. Working with light

4. Shooting indoors

5. Recommended filters

6. Using the build in flash

7. Copyrights

8. Making money in photography

9. Exposure tips

10. Shooting RAW or JPEG?

11. Dust on your sensor?

12. Getting inspired for photography

13. Finding your style in photography


****

General thoughts:

1. Art is all about expression

2. About Photography, and Israel too

3. DA Thoughts

4. About freedom of speech and ethics

5. When does photography become manipulation?

6. A Light unto the Nations

7. How important is Expression in Art?

8. Questions of popularity

9. love Israel from the first Shalom

10. DA art book?

Hidden treasures spotlight

Mon Mar 10, 2008, 9:55 AM

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Hi there,
First, I want to share with all of you the new home site of a great member in our DA community. Check out www.galitz.co.il/en/ for the Roie Galitz (RoieG) for his gallery, but even better - for a lot of articles on photography, aimed to make it as simple as it gets for beginners. It's great!



Now, I invite you to take a look with me, at 10 of my favorites Under my weekly spotlight


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Freedom is such a great title for this one. The sense of open beach, hint of clouds reflection, running through the air... this transfers the feeling like a painter's brish, like a poet's lyrics. Very moving to sea work as simple, and yet brilliant, as that.


Total views up to now: 170
Total Favorites up to now: 27


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Mature Content

Projections II. by meandthesun


What a great frame this is. Sexy, and yet only suggestive.
When you hear someone refers to "ARTISTIC NUDE", think of this one.


Total views up to now: 219
Total Favorites up to now: 29


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Breathe by TazGold

I don't know about you, but I can simply hear this picture. Tes, hear... with my ears. A distinct sound. Amazing.


Total views up to now: 230
Total Favorites up to now: 39



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Light-Shadow by LuceAnima

Perfect graphics in a beautiful abstract frame. I love how clean and crisp it is.


Total views up to now: 121
Total Favorites up to now: 16


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The Floyds by BlackDogBarnyard

How cute is that?


Total views up to now: 182
Total Favorites up to now: 23


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playing... by pace067

Parallel World in Infra red. The strange colors add so much surreal to this already great frame. Usually I'm not a big fan of how people urn out in IR, but this one showed me I should open up to new options.


Total views up to now: 442
Total Favorites up to now: 55


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Police Funk by emrerende

Great street shot. Good portrait with a twist. I just love this scene. It shows the street while "looking it in the eyes".


Total views up to now: 366
Total Favorites up to now: 30


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Great expression coming through this.
The falling snow, the silhouette, the distent city, the dramatic B&W. Bravo!


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I just love running through the thoughts of the photographer in this scene. "Wow.. I wish they wouldn't move... I'm so lucky... The colors... They are all looking away... I'm so lucky... I am king of the world!"
Do you know what I mean?


Total views up to now: 131
Total Favorites up to now: 32


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Bouquet de nerfs 1 by edredon

Wonderful artistic frame. Minimalism and class. The B&W fits so well. Brilliant.


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Total Favorites up to now: 181


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:thumb73605994:    If a Tree... by Violet-Kleinert    Young Stray II by ochenta
Stray . by Peach-chelle    Malbork Korytarz by smiertelny    32 by hakancaydasi

Pride and prejudice by Kleemass    Wet + Disgruntled Kitty by substar    And Then I Understood by MartinStranka

:thumb75012612:    Run scattered by imo518    nohakpeace by alefrarte
Urban Shell by paikan07    Easy kitty by Caoshica   :thumb77760078:

It's amazing to see how much beauty and quality is passed un-noticed here in all one week. I hope that more great work will get noticed here. It's up to us. Use the comments favorites power to support the un-noticed.

Keep supporting!



*****

Gilad's Journal

About Me:

1. All the Info you can probably get on me; The BTL with G

2. Special Interview - An Eye On The World

3. Where you can see the project "A Different Look At Israel"

4. My flickr

5. 4 years for me In DA

****

Tutorials & Tips:

1. Infra Red

2. Composition

3. Working with light

4. Shooting indoors

5. Recommended filters

6. Using the build in flash

7. Copyrights

8. Making money in photography

9. Exposure tips

10. Shooting RAW or JPEG?

11. Dust on your sensor?

12. Getting inspired for photography

13. Finding your style in photography


****

General thoughts:

1. Art is all about expression

2. About Photography, and Israel too

3. DA Thoughts

4. About freedom of speech and ethics

5. When does photography become manipulation?

6. A Light unto the Nations

7. How important is Expression in Art?

8. Questions of popularity

9. love Israel from the first Shalom

10. DA art book?

My weekly spotlight - hidden treasures

Sat Jan 19, 2008, 12:54 AM

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Hi there,
I've been really busy lately so I haven't been as active as I regularly am.
Sorry for that, but there are times like that.



Now, I invite you to take a look with me, at 10 of my favorites Under my weekly spotlight


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London city lights...
The composition is not usual. The rotated frame allows getting more details and better graphic lines into the frame. Good riming on the human figure crossing the bridge. I love this square frame, and that's a part of a series so I'll keep my attention the others as well.


Total views up to now: 15
Total Favorites up to now: 4


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Picot by wytrvn

Wonderful shot and deep expression hidden in it.
The sharp symbol of war and pain is softened by a water coating making it harmless and beautiful. This one is simply worth a Bravo!


Total views up to now: 7
Total Favorites up to now: 3


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Lovers Bench - Winter by ab-origine

"Lovers Bench - Winter" is a part of a series of three shots (four is promised to come) each one taken at another season of exactly the same frame. A bench and a tree and a background of sky. I feel this shot (winter) is the best of the series so far.


Total views up to now: 336
Total Favorites up to now: 50



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Run, Jesus, Run by aviazn

Running on water. I think of Jesus (the famous walk on water in the Kinneret) and I also am remembered of Remo (remember the 80's movie?). Very well taken with great composition to show the movement


Total views up to now: 139
Total Favorites up to now: 18


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Scottish Beauty 2 by Hamrani

Some places are so unbelievably beautiful that all you have to do is not mess it up... and also be there :)


Total views up to now: 168
Total Favorites up to now: 31


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Parallel World by EmilieDurand

Parallel World... indeed. Perfect composition and great atmosphere captured in it. I love this surreal setting.


Total views up to now: 316
Total Favorites up to now: 41


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Paepalanthus at sunset by MarcioCabral

Remarkable landscape. The way the frame is built is very pleasing to the eye. Great composition and also a wonderful exposure allowing to get everything clear and balanced. Not your typical sunset shot.


Total views up to now: 494
Total Favorites up to now: 88


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Wonderful atmosphere shot.
The man and dog walking a stormy and cold beach (waves, clouds and the way the man is dressed). The mountains and distant wind mills compliment a wonderful composition and state of mind


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Wonderful winter frame. A frozen lake, a lonely tree, minimalism in B&W.
This would look wonderful hanged on a wall, don't you think?


Total views up to now: 116
Total Favorites up to now: 22


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Going Right... by ditya

Great urban shot. What's going on here? Where is the focus? why is there a circle in the middle of that frame?
I love the complexity of it, and yet a very simply frame. Great work!


Total views up to now: 377
Total Favorites up to now: 29


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:thumb72942138:    NYC Central Park by Omega300m    Bug eye at Times square by myist
:thumb75002976:   :thumb74954075:    Untouched by TripleVIII
Breaking the ice by Seffis    Companions by RoieG    .:...way:. by Edhelamarth