sexta-feira, 3 de junho de 2016


- In the arts, anything that resembles the concept of ghosts.
- In philosophy, according to Karl Marx and Walter Benjamin, the product resulting from the suffering and exhausting work of the society, which becomes a 'ghost' when society itself 'forget' the circumstances of creation of this product.

domingo, 10 de abril de 2016

How to check if your work has minimum quality within internationally accepted standards.

When I got my DSLR, I had a terrible need to check my photos really had quality (framing, composition, focus, noise, colors, etc.), it was then that I realized the possibility of reviewing this quality through microstock platforms, since these companies have rigorous assessment criteria. In many cases the sales of images for those platforms are not always interesting, but for me it did fit, served as a mechanism for quality test my work. It is important if you have no interest in staying using microstocks for marketing your work, be aware, once you have proof of their quality, do not be sending more and more images to be evaluated without the interest of keeping them for sale.
I will indicate four good microstock alternatives:
Obs .: remember, if you have not interest in participating in the marketing of their work through these mechanisms, use your work without much value, just to check if you have enough techniques to ensure quality work. After approval of his work at microstock, delete the image sent for evaluation and feel confident that you have enough quality to produce good work.


Ansel Adams
Andre Kertesz

'Formula' to be tested in one of the unreached goals.

Environmental Features:
Local Lighting: darkness
Moon - new moon
Clouds - 0-50%
Camera Settings:
Camera Mode - manual (my standard)
Image Format - RAW (my standard)
Lens Focus - far away horizon
Metering Mode - matrix metering
White Balance - 3000-4000K
Focal Length - 14-24mm
Aperture - f/2.8
Exposure Time - 30-50 sec,
ISO - 2000-5000
Where the camera should be pointing?

Why not publish more on Panoramio (Google Earth or Maps)

One thing I can not deny it was a nice experience. We appreciate the work of many people around the world. We ventured and shared many stories and we enjoy, learn and teach. It's a shame it's over, because even though I have completed my goals, I would keep posting.
My main reasons for participation in Panoramio ('community' responsible for the images of GoogleEarth and GoogleMaps) were:
- The fact of being in love with photography and landscapes, sent me in search of knowledge on the subject, allowing me instigation to seek to know the techniques involved;
- Interest in knowing and studying the system responsible for defining criteria which images and which tools (GEarth and / or GMaps) would be posted also know the scoring criteria that define the best settings and their priviledged position.
All the above objectives have been completed, and about six months after my last post - mid-2015 - Panaramio definitely ended its activities with the GEarth and GMaps.