Ho-ho-ho, my dear little Friends,
Did you find anything today under your pillow or in your shoes, or somewhere else? So, you were good all last year! Well-done!
In every country there is their own Santa or Nicholas who comes to children, while they are sleeping, and leave some presents for them.
Hope many of you know that his name is of Greek origin and means “victor of people”. It suits him, right? Perfectly.
Some of you might still doubt whether he existed. Nicholas was born in Patara in A.D. 270 and served as Bishop of Myra, both seaport towns off Turkey’s southern coast where he lived all his life (and died in 345).
St. Nicholas’s anonymous gift-giving originated in his hometown of Patara in Turkey. According to ancient tradition, the young Nicholas secretly threw three bags of gold coins through the window of a widower father and his three daughters on three consecutive nights to help them. His anonymous nocturnal gift-giving has continued in many countries to today, including being translated into Santa’s visits.
My dear little Friends, your dreams and wishes might come true today because you found something what you wanted under your pillow:
However, some of you might not find anything today and can be really disappointed. That happens in life often, you dream, but dreams not always come true as in movies or books. Life is full of surprises and not all of them are pleasant ones. We have to be ready for it and still not loose our hopes and beliefs for the better!
Have a lovely St Nicholas Day!
P.S. All photos used in my post are available for purchase and download at Ann AnRo’s profile on shutterstock
Christmas is the most interesting topic to photograph. However, be aware that making pictures of your Christmas tree needs the knowledge of some details. I am not so experienced yet and I am learning how to do it.
Outdoor photography at night requires a tripod – obligatory! It’s the only way to guarantee a crisp shot for your long exposures. It is recommended to forget your flash since your flash could interfere with the lights’ color.Now the main parameters.
It is said that we should start with ISO as 400. If our photos are too dark, increase it, but know that any increase to the ISO will degrade image quality. Your aperture should be f/8. It is always good to keep in mind that the lower numbers bring more light, while the higher -less.
When you need more light, increase the exposure time (slow shutter speed). We have to use macro lenses with the lowest aperture. In case you would not like to use manual, then put your camera on aperture priority and set the lowest f number your lens will allow, for example f/2.8 up to f/4.6. When using aperture priority, make sure automatic ISO is turned off. You do want to choose this setting yourself, so you can keep it to around 400 ISO.
However, the most important rule is just have fun while making pictures and preparing your greeting cards. If it is still difficult for you and you feel not sure In yourself, please feel free to contact me and I will present you any of these cute photos with your greetings or design the collage of your dreams for you!
Have a great weekend!
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My dear little Friends,
Days come and go fast, before I knew it, these pictures all I had from October. And yet October was very generous for scenes to admire and to capture. Before having a plunge into the world of still image I have been not enough attentive to unique beauty of Fall season. Nowadays, every picture I made allows me to look at this amazing world with my eyes wide open and my Nikki set to shoot.
Photos have a great influence on me. Love to still picture has been genetically coded in my DNA. My grandpa was passionate about photography, he not only made photos, but also photo prints. One of the brightest autumnal flashes of my childhood is the dark room, or better to say, dark kitchen at my aunt’s home where my grandpa and we, his grandchildren, were “washing” photos and then “hanging” them on a usual laundry rope. I think I was a real kid yet. It was so funny to watch images through wet prints drying on this rope…
Well, it’s been a long time. My grandpa is not with us anymore, but I found my way to photography. Nowadays I am learning and try to improve my photos. Recently, I’ve purchased mini-light photo studio for macro photography and downloaded my first “masterpieces” to my shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/anrostudio?language=en
I felt the flavor of marketing photography and scenes arrangment. It does not look too simple as I might imagine. However, challenge is accepted, and I have nowhere to retreat, right?
Have an inspiring November and many new things to discover!
Love you all,
P.S.More photos every day at my Twitter ann021814 and facebook Ann AnRo. Join me!
It is Friday, last Friday of October, and I invite you to celebrate this unique day with me and my latest video dedicated to most colorful and inspiring moments that will never come back. But, fortunately, I was able to record them and we can press play button every time when our hearts are longing for this bright fall season. I love you, Madam Autumn, and I love you, my Friends:
Hope you have a relaxing Friday evening!
Make me happy and leave a comment!
Yours Film Director
P.S. By the way, it is my 200th post! One more occasion to celebrate today! Cheers!
As you know photography is the best way to show your life at the other end of the world. Through photos we can find out a lot about each other and our lives. Photos can play a key role in building the bridge between two worlds. Moreover, pictures an work wonders when it comes to grabbing attention and boosting engagement. I would like to grab your attention to my stock photography profile at shutterstock:
There are about 90 photos of high quality (website managers check every photo) made by me at different occasions and various times of the year. Do not forget that my every photo is made with love to life seen through my lenses.
When you launch a travel blog or a website, you need a breathtaking photo to capture the attention of your future followers. Psychologist Jerome Bruner has found that while people only remember 10% of things they hear and 20% of what they read, around 80% of people remember things they see or do.
You need photos for your restaurant or cafe menu, or ad campaign. You eat with your eyes first, right?
Christmas holidays are looming, who is going to organize a party for business partners and friends, then you are hunting for lovely decorations:
Your book cover is the important final step to your book success. Make it special and eye-catching:
I was lucky to creat my profile Ann AnRo at shutterstock where millions of people choose photos every day and every minute. My profile is growing every day as well as my creativity and desire to share more pictures. Pictures let me appreciate the moment gone and enjoy it longer!
“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”
Dear Friends,I hope your weekend was great and your Monday was calm. If not, then you MUST watch my new short video devoted to our four-legged little brothers who always inspire us and support! There are no more loyal friends as they are! Welcome to Sosto Zoo in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary! Among exciting highlights there are the monkey feeder, the Oceanary with polar bears and Seal Show, or camel rides through the forest. Click below:
As I wrote in my book, “Ukrainian superstitions sometimes seem to be weird and illogical. However, not all of them are meaningless. Besides mythical explanation, omens often are of large practical meaning. Let us talk about the origin of the most common ones. Oh, I feel that I am not alone now, some mystical spirits guiding my fingers on the keyboard. Ah!
Friday 13 makes Ukrainian shiver with fear. Popular superstition became widespread due to historical events. On Friday, October 13th, 1307, King Philip IV of France, in league with Pope Clement V ordered all Templars to be rounded up and thrown in prison. The Knights were accused of numerous crimes including heresy and treason. After a short court trial, all of them were burnt on fire. Thereafter this day is considered to be unhappy. Ukrainians (along with other nations) believe that bad news is delivered on Friday 13, and many important deeds remain to be unsuccessful”.
Are you superstitious?
Hope your Friday 13 will be lucky!
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THEY have not SEEN each other for more than nine months. She left for the other continent last year. It happened three months before they firstly saw each other after a one year emailing. She could not miss the chance of her life – she headed for her dream come true. Their love seed has been already planted, they were unaware of it though. Months of web messages and no live chatting scared their longing souls who were left alone in the ocean of every day routine. Each one kept the non-lit love flame deep inside. And today finally she landed on his continent on the way home. Eleven hours between flights turned his weekend laundry time topsy-turvy – he needed to see her, he could not let this idea go. A million typical romantic airport scenes played out in his head. He was starving to hear her voice, and to see her blue eyes. The missing emptiness honeycombed his broken heart – he was feverish. The same hotel rooms were his only shelter from loneliness. An unknown feeling settled in his wounded heart, he did not give it a name, neither a meaning yet. There was no time to sort him out – life and work sucked up almost all his energy. However, today everything was different. A man of action after a lot of sleeping awoke in him. The last day of June presented him a date with that lovely girl who was sitting and waiting for him in the transit zone.
A cute blonde with misty light blue eyes could not believe she would see HIM today. That was a spontaneous gesture of him, which might mean something, yet she did not dare to wish more. He outsmarted to police, his administrative experience came in handy. For the first time in his entire life he left himself as a hero – a knight in his shiny armors. Girls do love fairy tales and always fall in love with that handsome knight who is ready for any deed. His imagination directed the best film scenes and then….time stood still, his hazel eyes were laid on her. For some endless moment silence in the air was so thick that they could hear only the beats of their hearts.
Not mine, but based on true facts, story!
Love and be loved, and stay away of transit zones!
Love you all,
Hello, my dear Friends,
October is the most challenging period for every photographer, there are so many fabulous moments to capture. Sometimes we, photographers, can be even confused where to start.
Topics and occasions are of great variety. For example, many are looking forward to celebrating Halloween and I shooted cute and not too scaring decoration. Let us sweet away all evils from our houses.
Colorful October leaves are everywhere and they take perfect positions to be noticed by your searching eyes.
All my creative shots are available for your company or business, they can be edited complying with your purposes: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/anrostudio?language=en
Find your photo and enjoy it! In case you need something that is not listed at my portfolio, please let me know!!!!!
Have a great October week!
Love you all,