Deserts, Sand Dunes, Blue Lagoons, Gigantic Icebergs, Tropical Beaches, Forests and Glaciers. Nothing can beat the beauty and colors of our planet. Here is an overview of the variety of landscapes I enjoyed as a part-time earth pilgrim.
Added new images to my iStockphoto Portfolio. Beaches, Palm Trees, Lagoons, Summer, Sand, Getaways, Sunshine and Tropical Landscapes are the main topics of the recent uploads. From the Cook Islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea and Taha’a. If you’re looking for paradise, you can find it there. Have fun.
Women, Girls, Men and Boys – People Lightbox
Communication. People on the Phone
People, Women and Men and Models
Portraits, Stories, People, Characters
Girls, Women and Men, Real People and Models
Roads, Streets, Highways – Country and City.
Azores Islands Collection: San Miguel, Pico, Faial
I salute you!
Quote from istockphoto: On 2009-03-23 12:04:03, bitter wrote:
“It’s been more than nine years since we started iStockphoto. From the beginning, this crazy little experiment has shown the world what happens when people assemble to organize their creativity and business acumen. Together, we changed the way a whole industry works. It’s astonishing how far we’ve all come and how successful this concept has been. Our offices and staff – here in Calgary, Germany, remote teams (inspectors) and at Getty Images around the world – have all worked incredibly hard to become what we are. It’s a strong team and we’re functioning with fantastic precision. Everyone is prepared for this day.
Back when our staff was still just a few dozen people, when we were having a going away party for a co-worker, people were choked. When you’re that tight a group, the prospect of change seems really dramatic. I remember telling everybody “Hey, iStock is bigger than any one of us. People come and go, things change, but iStock was built to last. H*ck, someday even I’ll leave.”
This is my last communication as CEO of iStockphoto and SVP Consumer at Getty Images. It’s been a difficult decision, but it’s the right moment to move on. I need more time with my family, and time to figure out what I’m going to do next. Anybody who knows me, knows I’m a bit of a workaholic. So I’m finally going to make some time for myself and the people in my life.
The day I told you all that we had sold to Getty Images, I assured you we would keep all that was great about iStock and be the same, only better. Thanks to the support of Jonathan Klein and other great people at Getty Images, we have expanded into numerous countries and languages far faster than we ever could have alone. I know that momentum will continue, with many new developments in store in the coming months. I have also learned an enormous amount from my colleagues at Getty Images and will miss them a great deal as I will miss working with all of you.?
Don’t think for a minute that I’m going away, though. I’m still a photographer after all, and I’ll finally have time to take pictures now. I just won’t have one of those Admin badges and hammer anymore. Please don’t Wiki my keywords unless I really deserve it.
I am deeply honoured to have led this community and worked with all of you. I believe we made the world a more beautiful place. It’s been you who has made all the hard work over the years so worth it.”
Thanks Bruce for all your time and work in the last 9 years to built up this unique community! You really changed the rules in the photography world. You`re still a worcoholic and photographer. I simply can`t wait to see the ‘Bruce 2.0’ Ideas. If you need someone to travel somewhere….you know. Rock on and have even more fun.
It`s time again for a quick update of some images I found in use on websites or in magazins, newspapers or posters from my istockphoto portfolio. Thanks to everyone sending my scans, screenshots, photos or pages out of magazines.
With over 62.000 (!) free downloads from istockphoto, my ‘Free Picture of the Week’ (FPOTW) is the most downloaded image in my istockportfolio portfolio. Thanks to Nikada for letting me know. I`m sure that I will find more usages of this image in the future as more than 62.000 downloads is a really, really big download number. The ‘mirrored’ usage as a background for an article about “Self-Invested Personal Pensions” was the first I saw.
TÜV Rheinland in Germany used a holiday snapshot of my son Finn (while he was 3 years young) swimming with swimming goggles in the turquoise lagoon of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia. Here you find the website.
That’s a really funny one! Club Fellini in Barcelona put Ivar on the Erasmus Party Poster. This ultra-wide 14mm party shot was actually taken on a boat trip around the mediterranean Island of Malta during the Ref5esh 2008. Anyway the beer is 100% real :-), and thanks for the invention of Autofocus – without that –this shot– wouldn`t be possible *g*.
The photo on the above right was taken in the Death Valley, California, USA. Originally there was a ‘Road Subject to Flash Flood Warning’ on the sign which I retouched – removed before uploading to iStockphoto to give designers more flexibilty to include their own message on the road sign. ‘West Campus’ and the ‘Arrow forward’ was put on the photo later on. A nice proof that my thoughts about removing the original letters and signs from the road sign worked out for the designer.
The original landscape shot on the right of Antarctica Glacier Mountains was used as a background for the ‘Celebration of Light’ event in the Colony Theater Miami, USA. The event was organised from DancenowMiami.
iStockphoto produced at blurb.com an awesome photobook. Here’s the capion: “We’ve made it our business to document the world that surrounds us, to send in dispatches from every outpost. These are our bread and butter, but they also represent 65,000 different testimonials of the world as we see it. Those testimonials, taken together, make a kind of visual atlas of the world, the kind that isn’t made by tourists and travelers, but by real people sharing personal moments, private epiphanies, and the revelatory happenings that make up a day in all of our lives.” -iStock CEO and Founder Bruce Livingstone, from the introduction. All proceeds of this book are donated to charity.
My photo of Antarctic King Penguins in the Rain at the beach of South Georgia made it into this book. It made me really proud to be among those photographers and images. The book is really woth every cent and I hope this might be an annual book! You can preview it here.
No digital photo camera produces the beautiful square image format out of the box. Even the newest MF Digital Backs produce rectangle images. The difference between those worlds is that all Full-Frame or APS-C Format DSLR`s have the 3:2 image format and MF Digital Backs/Cameras, like Hasselblad, PhaseOne or Leaf or capture the 4:3 image format. This is due to the old film/slide format of 36mm x 24mm (for SLR`s) and 60mm x 45mm (for MF Cameras). So the old image formats from the 20th century went nearly 1:1 into the digital cameras.
The beautiful, classical 60mm x 60mm MF Format was dropped in the evolution of digital cameras as there is unfortunatly no “square digital sensor” available in the market. So cropping is as of today the only way to get the beautiful square format. And this has to be done on your computer after the image is already captured. I really would like to see a kind of viewfinder or focus-screen addition for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica etc. or the MF camera bodies which shows me only a square (or at least the borders of a square) in the viewfinder. That would be so useful for the composition while shooting an image and I can`t imagine that this might be “rocket-science” to develop. If you know where to get such a viewfinder screen or another good solution to see “the square” while taking the photo drop my an e-mail.
In the meantime Lightroom, Photoshop or Phocus have to do the job after the shot. In my iStockphoto Portfolio you find nearly 700 Squares.
And here are some examples out of the ‘people in a square’ collection:
Photoshop Tutorial 2009
Create Drama with Smoke and Mist.
What a beautiful surprising morning. Today I received a voucher copy of the UK Magazine Photoshop Creative Issue 45. Some weeks ago the magazine contacted me about an image they like to use in the magazine and include it in on the CD-ROM which comes together with the print issue. And today i saw the result – just awesome.
In the march issue 45 Photoshop Creative Magazine used one of my images I took in Marseille of Model Agathe Rolland at the Palais Longchamps for an Adobe Photoshop Tutorial about ‘How to add atomespheric mist and smoke’ into an image. It`s really amazing to see my image in an ‘before’ and ‘after applying the effect’ on a large full size printed magazine page. For the tutorial the magazine licenced this photo out of my portfolio from istockphoto:
The Photoshop Creative Tutorial from Tim Shelbourne shows in 15 easy steps how to adjust the original image and how to add smoke and mist into this image. The result is really cool. Even on the large full size print of the magazine I couldn`t see that the smoke was added ‘artificial’ with Photoshop CS4. So here you can see (a bad scan) of the result (page 55 of the magazine). The quality of my scan below is really much worser then the original in the magazine.
After Effect: Create Drama with Smoke and Mist Page 55 Photoshop Creative Magazin Issue 45
You can go through all of the 15 steps to achieve the result above. Click on the thumnails below to see the larger, readable scans of the tutorial pages 54-57:
The better and more comfortable way is to buy the magazine. The Photoshop Creative Magazine includes a CD-ROM, where all images (before/after) are availabe together with a lot more tips – more tutorials + Custom Adobe Brushes, actions etc. And there’s also a tutorial video (Smoke_Effects.mov) included how to apply the effect on the image.
Here is an overview:
All the latest and greatest techniques including;
– Make colours pop with selective lack and white techniques
– Give dull skies a makeover using texture
– Use the Warp tool to create a distorted glass effect
Easy-to-follow creative tutorials including;
– Learn how to add dramatic smoke to your photos
– Easy tips to transform flat illustrations into vibrant artwork
– Create beautiful mixed media designs in Photoshop
– Turn your photos in to stunning watercolour paintings
– Restore old photos using Channels
– Create a Picasso-style portrait from photographs
This Magazine is really worth the 6 UK Pound.
I used the free time of the last rainy, overcast weekends to go through images I´d like to finalize and process since months… here is the first bunch of uploads after last weekend’s processing spree…much more coming soon….
Thanks to the new scalable raid storage system I installed two weeks ago, now every single photo I shot ‘digital’ since the year 2000 is available immediately in lightroom and adobe CS4 on my apple mac. Don’t ask how long the import and copying of files took…But finally there’s now plenty of hdd space for new photo sessions in the next years. It`s really funny to watch the JPG file sizes of different digital cameras growing through the last 9 years.
From around 450KB JPGs in the year 2001 with a 2.0 MPixel Canon Digital Compact IXUS 1600×1200 up to around 30MB for a H3D-II 50MPixel 8176×6132. Yes, we live in exponential times, but the red line of setting beautiful light for photos didn’t change the last 120 years since the first pinhole cameras. Good to have something to rely on.
Here are the first bunch of images after the ‘processing spree’ weekend:
Here you find the mid february update of recently uploaded images to my istockphoto portfolio. Have fun overlooking my new additions.
While building up the new blog structure here on my photoblog, I sorted my FlickR Account and updated some collections and sets there. More new image sets and collections will be added in the next days. You can find them here in the Top Menu in the ‘Mlenny FlickR Slideshow” section. There is a drop-down menu, where new sets and collection will be added in the next weeks.
As the first start here are the first 4 slide shows:
People Portfolio (142 Images) (click here to view fullscreen):
Antarctica Portfolio (134 Images) (click here to view fullscreen):
Namibia Portfolio (181 Images) (click here to view fullscreen):
Iceland Portfolio (150 Images) (click here to view fullscreen):
Slideshows normally have to have musik or a soundtrack. Unfortunately it`s not possible to add music or sound to flickR slideshows. Another way to show a portfolio is to render a short videoclip. You can add music, sound and in the business version of animoto also custom text. Check out Animoto.com. The good thing is that you don`t have to upload twice (if you have already a flickR account) as animoto is able to grab your sets/collections directly from your photostream at flickR. This makes it very easy and convenient to built up a quick portfolio video. I will add soon some downloadable portfolio DVD`s here made with their technology.
Have fun playing around with this amazing technology. But beware, today is Friday the 13th ;)
All images in the above flickR slideshows can be downloaded and licensed at iStockphoto. You find them in those istock lightboxes:
Hooorraaaay, what an weekend surprise.. found my third FIOTW, aehhh now it`s called FPOTW ‘Free Photo of the Week’ on the iStockphoto Homepage after 3,5 years of uploading my images there.
This image made it as POTW: (Download it for free, just click)
Thanks to the inspectors for choosing this long time (32 seconds) twilight exposure of a wooden jetty on beautiful Tahaa Island (French Polynesia) as the FPOTW (08.02.2009).
Here are the other FIOTW images (2008/2006) and the IOTW from 2007 from the past:
Above Left: FIOTW 15.06.2008————Above Right FIOTW 23.04.2006
Above: Image of the Week 15.07.2007
The Free Photo of the Week is one of my very, very FIRST shots with the new Hasselblad H3D-II 50 camera I bought 8 weeks ago. I had and have to learn again to get ‘blindly’ used to this camera system (it`s really a bit different). I also have to adjust my workflow with the monster files of 280-320 MB for 1(!) 16Bit TIFF the hasselblad H3D-II 50 body captures.
But with every new shooting session I`m getting more and more used to it – to shot as ‘blind-natural’ as with my Canon 1D MK III Body (which I still need for people, action shots and low light). I will soon write some more words about the camera and my new workflow. I`m used to work with the combination Lightroom 2.x together with Photoshop CS4, that’s the reason why I had to implement the Hasselblad RAW converter Phocus 1.02 software into my existing Canon workflow. Neither Lightroom 2.x nor Photoshop CS4 can open the *.3FR or *.FFF RAW files the Hasselblad Digital Backs produce. (No matter if your using the 22MP/31MP/39MP/50MP Backs).
You might of course do every tweak within Phocus 1.02 (it`s really like lightroom), but as I have a lot of individual presets (and more automated scripts) in my lightroom 2.x programm folder (AND: i`m still using the workflow Lightroom 2.X+CS4 for the photos with my Canon 1Ds MK III), there has to be a step in between..
I will write a short wrap up of my personal workflow to be able to have H3D-II & Canon 1Ds Images together in one Lightroom Collection. One thing for sure is that you will need more Harddisk Space with the ‘Hassi’. And I mean ALOT of Hardisk space.
To give you a short overview:
HDD Space for 1 H3D-II 50MPixel Shot in my Workflow:
- 74.3 MB – *.3FR File (Compressed H3D-II RAW File shot on the CF Card)
- 84.8 MB – *.FFF File (Uncompressed RAW File H3D-II after importing (extracting) the *.3FR File into Phocus 1.02
- 286.9 MB – *.TIFF File 16 BIT (after you export a *.FFF into 16 BIT TIFF)
- 290.9 MB – *-2.TIFF File 16 BIT, Adobe RGB (This is the second version of the TIFF, with Retouching, Sensorspot Removal, Photoshop (or Lightroom) Adjustments as a 1 Layer Version. (Don`t think about saving a TIFF with 3-4 Layers as this will multiply the Filesize)
- 40.2 MB – *.JPG File 8 BIT, Adobe RGB to upload to e.g. iStockphoto.
If you like to backup every ‘working step’ you might end up with around 777.1 MB Data for each photo…. Wow. You can of course drop the *.3FR File after importing it (it`s just the compressed CF-Card Version of the *.FFF Raw File), so you could save at least 74.3 MB, but hey, that`s just 10% of the total…
Another possible way is to import *.DNG Files (*.FFF Files can be converted to Adobe DNG out ouf Phocus 1.02) into Lightroom 2.x. But during the conversion from *.FFF to *.DNG you lose the special Hasselblad RAW Algorithms (which optimise Moire, Distorion, Vignetting, Fringing and more optical faults for each lens individually) – Not Good.
So the ‘large’ TIFF Step is in my opinion a ‘must’. As far as I know this detour is not intentional from Hasselblad – not be able to convert their ‘secret formulas’ into the DNG – it`s more the limitation of the DNG container (and ACR Interpreter) itself which prevents special Phocus Raw Tweaks to be included into a *.DNG file. I really hope that in the future there might be a better HDD and time saving solution…but as of today the way over TIFF is a must. Some might think ‘why 16Bit’ and not ‘8 Bit’ TIFF files to save space. This really depends on what your shooting. The bigger range of 16BIT simply gives you more tweaking freedom in CS4 or Lightroom. If you don`t need that, work with the 8Bit Tiff`s – but for me 16 BIT is again a ‘must’ until the final conversion to a 8Bit *.JPG.
If you have comments, questions, drop a line below. I will continue to write about the differences of both worlds (Canon – Hasselblad) here in my blog.
More H3D-II 50MPixel Images ? Here are some example I uploaded to iStockphoto from my last trip to French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea, Taha’a, Raiatea & Bora Bora) & Cook Islands (Rarotonga & Aitutaki):
Landscapes, Seascapes, White Beaches:
…i`m just back from a longer trip (Mid December 2008 until Mid January 2009). Sorry, there was no way to reply your New Years mails and wishes as I didn’t had any internet connection. I will soon post some exapmples of the images I took during this trip. Meanwhile here are the newest images I processed and uploaded in the end of 2008 and very early 2009.
Against the tropical rain. Portrait.
Iceland – Namibia – Antarctica Landscapes:
Landscapes and Nature:
People, Women and Men:
People, Women and Men II:
It`s already close to christmas and new years 2008/2009. A good time to update the Sold & Found section in my blog. Here are some images out of my istockphoto portfolio I saw in use.
Thanks to everyone sending me links, pdf files etc. It`s really always a pleasure to see where and for which usage my photos are bought from istockphoto. So have fun with the 5th Episode of Sold & Fould.
Episode V Mlenny Porfolio in Action Winter 2008:
This shot of Model Nick in London was used from the funky Lifestyle Magazin NEWCONSUMER as the Cover Photo in their June 2008 issue. Thanks to Stu (weareadventurers) for sending me this great finding.
The Online Fashion Designer Outlet Dress-for-Less used one my photos of two whispering and chatting young women in their 10 Euro voucher email promotion campaign.
ACDsee Version 10 is out. One of my shots from the King Penguin Colony at the beach of South Georgia was used to illustrate a before and after comparison of their new sofware.
The Skeleton Coast of Namiba. I shot this image on a flight with a cessna airplane over the dunes of the namib desert. Forbes Traveller used it on their website.
And again my skateboarder shot from austin texas was found in use. This time as an example how to design the the Flip Video Mino Camcoder. Check out their mini small camcoder, it really looks like a funny gadget.
The Company Whitewall is using two of my images, one architecture shot from barcelone and one king penguin colony shot from south georgia in their actual print ad campaign in different foto and design magazines.
This time all the weather reports were correct. As the news announced yesterday we got the first snow here in germany. The sunny outdoor shooting season seams to be over now for this year. Not only because of the lack of shooting in the next few weeks – I did and I`m gonna do my homework by processing images I didn`t find the time to process so far.
My next travel starts mid december. I really can`t wait to jump into the airplane and to shoot new images and find some sun and relaxation.
Again to all of you readers: Thanks for the great response to my post regarding the 10 Credit iStockphoto Vouchers. There are still some of those istock credit vouchers available! You just have to drop me a short email firstname.lastname@example.org to get those 10 iStock credits for free and I will reply to your mail as fast as possible.
Autumn in Germany. It`s getting colder, rainy and the nights are getting longer. Time to do some homework by processing and uploading new images from the past months.
Thanks for the response to my last post regarding the 10 Credit iStockphoto Vouchers. As I still have some of those vouchers just drop me a short email to receive those 10 iStock credits for free. Here is again the ‘how to’ from my last post from 12th october.
“Exclusive istockphoto contributers can get istockphoto businesscards as a giveaway to friends, potential customers and so on. On each of those businesscards is an iStockphoto 10 free credits voucher included with a unique voucher code. As I am an exclusive contributer I received those businesscards, too.
So i`d like to share those vouchers with you. If you like to get a 10 Credit iStockphoto Voucher for iStockphoto just send me a short email to email@example.com and i will send you a 10 credit istockphoto voucher together with a short description how to redeem those 10 Credits at istockphoto. It`s fast and easy to get those 10 Credits and it also valid for already existing istockphoto accounts. So just drop me a short notice and you can try out istockphoto and download up to 10 different Images or Illustrations for free.
It`s an easy and fast way to license some images for your blog or website and to try-out istockphoto. And if you might like some of the images you fsee here, you can now download them with this 10 credit voucher, too. Just drop me a short notice at: firstname.lastname@example.org“
There has been a lot of discussions between contributers recently about the new microsite www.istockcharts.de. This Website gives an overview of Total Downloads, Downloads within a certain amount of time and much more informations (all sortable) of istockphoto contributers.
All those informations about istock contributers are and have been public since years. Multimedia.de meshed those informations together into sneaky, naughty little website. Meanwhile contributers which don`t want to be on the list can opt-out of it, then they appear as ‘anonymous’ there. But why should contributers opt-out? The Top Contributers there are already very well known and some of them even promote their “Ranking Positions” on their own websites or blogs.
In my opinion those opting-out are a littly ‘sissy’ or ‘chickenhearted” as their informations could be found elswhere like in ‘Duncan1890’sBlog, istockphoto TOP 1000 Contributers and the different contributers can even be compared like on the website of www.istock-apps.com (You need an iStockphoto account to log-in)
So try it out and make up your own opinion, it might be an inspiration for you find the next stock photography shooting stars there.
This October 2008 the Headlines ‘Financial Crisis’, ‘Subprime Crisis’, ‘Crashing Wallstreet Stocks”, “Dropping Real Estate Prices”, “Recession” and “Depression” an be found everywhere on TV, Newspapers and of course all over the internet. Hopefully those negative headlines will become ‘History’ within the next one or two years.
Anyway, time to start saving some money.
Exclusive istockphoto contributers can get istockphoto businesscards as a giveaway to friends, potential customers and so on. On each of those businesscards is an iStockphoto 10 free credits voucher included with a unique voucher code. As I am an exclusive contributer I received those businesscards, too.
So i`d like to share those vouchers with you. If you like to get a 10 Credit iStockphoto Voucher for iStockphoto just send me a short email to email@example.com and i will send you a 10 credit istockphoto voucher together with a short description how to redeem those 10 Credits at istockphoto. It`s fast and easy to get those 10 Credits and it also valid for already existing istockphoto accounts. So just drop me a short notice and you can try out istockphoto and download up to 10 different Images for free.
It`s an easy and fast way to license some images for your blog or website with no costs. And if you might like some of my images at istockphoto, you can now download them with this 10 credit voucher, too. Again, just drop me a short notice at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As usual here is an update of new images. I added to my istockphoto portfolio in early october 2008:
I will be this time at the Photokina Cologne 2008 to get an impression and first view on the new products the camera manufacturers announced during the last days in their pre-photokina press releases. The specifications of the new Canon 5D Mark II really sound promising. A camera with 21.1 Megapixel, ISO 100-6400 (Expansion to ISO 50-25600) for approx. 2700 US$ – really cool. The main point for me to decide if I get one of those Canon 5D Mark II bodies as a second camera (I shoot with the 1Ds Mark III as of today) is the new introduced 1080p HD video functionality. If this new Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera can produce good quality Video Footage Clips in 1080p, i think it will change a lot in the whole stock video footage market as photographers might start taking videoclips in the near future. An interesting development. I`m more then curious about what will be next in a future Canon 1Ds Mark IV. But we all have to wait a while for this next 1Ds step I guess.
There are also big news from other brands. Especially the new Leica S System announcement sound phantastic. 37 Mega Pixel, just a bit less than the hasselblad H3D-II 39, together with a new lens system. Wow. But: I`m sure the price of this Leica DSLR monster will calm me down very quick…
Finally I keep dreaming for an Hasselblad H3D II 50 MPixel….
…in the meantime (waiting for photokina and all the new gadgets) I added new Images to my Portfolio . Here are some of the September 2008 additions:
From my recent trip to the Azores Islands I added a new Lightbox:
The summer vacations on Sao Miguel, Pico and Faial (3 of the 9 azores islands in the middle of the atlantic ocean) are over. Time to edit and upload all the images I took during august. Here are the first images from my trip to the Azores Islands in august, so it`s a kind of preview together with people and architecture shots from Seattle, USA also made this summer. More images are coming soon. So here is the first mixed bunch of august 2008 images.
There was that little time between the seattle shooting and the azores trip so I have to do my homework to start processing the images from seattle. Here is an iStockphoto Lightbox of my Seattle Collection. People, Architecture, Details all made in Seattle:
Last week I returned from a short one week trip to Seattle, Washington, USA. Between the 8th and 10th August the first istockphoto Diamondlypse took place in Seattle. The list of diamond contributers attending this istockalypse was really a kind of ‘who is who’ of the istockphoto community. I was pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of this ‘diamond-contributer-only’ istock event.
To have a collection of all the photos taken at this Diamond’lypse event I established an iStockphoto Lightbox where all participants of the Diamond’lypse in Seattle can add their images. You find this Diamond’Lypse lightbox here:
As of today I didn`t find time to process a lot my images from seattle. I`ve still to process a lot of images from the last weeks and months before the seattle event. So, a lot more from the Diamondlypse Seattle will come up into istockphoto by mid-september. Anyway as a kind of preview, here are images I processed recently and the first bunch from the Diamondlypse in Seattle.
Groups, Hands, Crowds and Couples:
Architecture and Architecture Design Details:
Seattle Office Buildings and Skyscrapers:
It’ now close six months ago since the last update of Sold & Found on my photoblog.
I got again emails and sitemails (in istockphoto) that people found some of my images in use. So again: thanks for letting me know. And thanks to all people sending me prints, copies etc.
Episode IV Mlenny Porfolio in Action Summer 2008:
So here are the new sold & found images from my istock portfolio:
I really was surprised when Adobe announced the public beta of lightroom 2.0. As I work a lot with the combination adobe photoshop cs 3 & lightroom 1.41 i’d liked to try out this beta version.. so I went to the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Learning Center. And what ??? I first thought I have a cache problem in my browser when I discovered 4 Images it made on the homepage of the Adobe Photoshop Learning Center Lightroom 2.0… but it was true. Out of a total of five images their designers choosed four images from my istockphoto portfolio. wow. You can see the screenshot above. Just click on the thumbs if you like to enlarge them. Below are the original images from my portfolio.
Meanwhile Adobe Lightroom 2.0 is released. And even after the release (and redesign/update of the learning center content) there is still one image left :-) one I image from my trip to the Sahara Desert. It`s really funny be surprised by such discoveries.
Transcend, the well-known Memory Card Manufacturer from Taipei, used an image of a couple as a flyer/folder whitch was included in their new 16 GB CF card. Thanks Thomas (!) for sending me the Transcend 16 GB brochure and package! But why didn`t you leave the 16GB in the letter? :-)
Börse Online is a well-known weekly Economy/Stock magazin in Germany. In an article about Wind Power Companies & Alternative Energy Investments they used one of my wind turbine images.
A shot from the hey jo club, london was used in a party – event community.
A portrait of two young women from barcelona made it onto this advertising banner in usa. Thanks for mailing me this image!
This fairy-tale portrait was used as the cover image of the american Afra Victoria Magazin on their June/July 2008 Issue.
Lightroomkillertips, the lightroom tips & tricks blog from Matt Kloskowski, used my ‘endless road’ shot from nambia. Check out his blog it`s worth reading!
One shot from Namibia was used by Yahoo Travel. This time not an endless road. The shot (above , right) of the Skeleton Coast in West Namibia was taken out of a cessna airplane.
The Indian Chief Portrait, which was shot in Austin, Texas – made it onto the Cover of the Western Group Tour Magazine in the Spring 2008 Issue.
This Fashion shot (on the right) was used on the website of ‘Les Cours Mont-Royal‘. The famous Montreal Fashion Boutique Shopping Center in Canada.
Strobbe is a belgian distributer of office accessoires. I shot the image of a young woman running along a moving stairway in the barcelone airport. It’s used on their website and also as the cover of their Strobbe Order Catalog 2008/2009.
KSL.com, Utah’s News and Information Plattform used one of my images of a screaming business man (original on the right) as an online banner to promote their Online Education Center.
One of my car details was used as the cover for the traditional Mayer Brown Event at INTA 2008 Invitation Cards. The Mayer Brown LLC (Intellectual Property Group) event took place in the ‘Meilenwerk Berlin‘.
I will add more links and screenshots of my portfolio
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