Thursday, December 10, 2009
Chanukah is the Jewish festival of light similar to Christmas in that as aspect and that they both stem from pagan mid winter festivals
With have a large selection of Jewish stock photography, Judaism images and Jewish life, customs, heritage and ceremonies
Chanukah stock photography - Images by photostock-israel .
Jewish Stock photos - Images by photostock-israel .
Friday, November 20, 2009
In recent decades, the Dead Sea has been rapidly shrinking because of diversion of incoming water from the
Dead-Sea Stock Photography - Images by photostock-israel .
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Eilat is Israel's southernmost city, a busy port as well as a popular resort, located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Eilat. The city is part of the Southern Negev Desert, at the southern end of the Arava. The city is adjacent to the Egyptian village of Taba to the south, the Jordanian port city of Aqaba to the east, and within sight of Saudi Arabia to the south-east, across the gulf.
Eilat's arid desert climate is moderated by proximity to a warm sea. Temperatures often exceed 40 °C (104 °F) in summer, and 18 °C (64 °F) in winter, while water temperatures range between 20 and 26 °C (68 and 79 °F). The city's beaches, nightlife and desert landscapes make it a popular destination for domestic and international tourism.
Eilat is well known for it's underwater marine life
Timna - Solomon's mines are close
Eilat stock photographs - Images by photostock-israel .
Enjoy your winter vacation
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Based in Israel allows us access to many of the most important location of Christianity. We have a vast collection of Christian stock photography from all over the Holyland
Following are some images All available as prints as well at www.PhotoStock-Israel.com
And just for some fun, an image that is based on the Christmas themes but not exactly
And a short slide show of Christianity Faith
Practicing faith - Christianity - Images by photostock-israel .
Till next time
Friday, November 6, 2009
A lot of my personal work is based on the Participating Observer principle. Working a lot with our local subcultures This could be an interesting future post
We are now in the process of collecting anthropology stock images from around the world. we currently have a good coverage of stock images Africa and some coverage of stock images of Asia and Central America
A slide show of some of out anthropology images
Anthropology stock photography - Images by photostock-israel .
Some images from our archive
Hamer Tribe Ethiopia
Tanzania, Datoga tribe
Hadza AKA Hadzabe Tribe
Padaung Karen woman
Well, we have so many more, I will have to continue in a future post
So, To Be Continued.......
Have a great weekend
Thursday, October 29, 2009
First of all thank you all for your emails and comments much appreciated
Secondly, I was planning a post about copyright abuse but as it is raining today I changed the topic to be winter and rain stock photography
You may not be aware of the fact but Israel isn't very rich in water (a large portion is desert). For the past 5 years our annual average rainfall was below average bringing on droughts and water rationing - the rationing by a levy on the price of water is imposed on households only. Farmers can still waste as much water as they want and pay very little - much less than the price paid by households. To be honest some farmers use very hi-tech efficient irrigation methods such as drip irrigation
The most spectacular result are desert flash floods
Some conceptional drought images
The dreaded Dead Sea Sink Holes
And now to some positive images of rain
Wishing us all a rainy winter
All The Best
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Captioning is quite a lot of fun
We sit with various resources; books, dictionaries, on line resources and research each topic. The fun part is learning. We try to answer the relevant W questions in this part
Keywords on the other hand is more of an art than a task. When is enough enough?
Some keywording tips:
- Remember to use both American and UK spelling - Harbour / Harbor
- Remember to add words from American and UK English Trunk and boot spring to mind
- Plurals are needed at some outlets others do this automatically
- Various forms of the verbs used such as: run running
- Don't get carried away some words are more commonly is other meanings
- Spell check. This is probably the most important tip. I have seen way too many images ith incorrect spelling including images I got back from a keywording company - Never used that company again
Summary: We don't use any bells and whistles software we use our brain. In one word THINK And we try to think as a buyer / researcher may think. For each relevant keyword we ask ourselves: Would this image be used for to represent that word or phrase. If there is a chair in the background would this be a good keyword to use? Probably not as the image will never be licensed for it's chair quality. That's the easy example, It becomes much more difficult with concept keywords
so here is the image to lead you down the right path
Hope this helps you all
Thursday, October 15, 2009
good coffee and watching city life go by Wish I could spend all my days like this but I have work to do
Back on Topic Science and technology stock photography
there are many types of Scientific stock images:
Conceptual science images
Objects, tools and equipment
Science in Action - the implementation of scientific tools in research
and some pretty affects
View our Scientific image slide show for an idia of what more we have
Science, Technology and medicine stock photography - Images by photostock-israel .
See you all again soon
Friday, October 9, 2009
The three major religions have their roots deeply embedded in the holyland
We at photostock-Israel have a vast collection of stock images of historic and archaeological sites and religious sites
But no worry, we have stock images from historic sites from around the world as well
Archaeology Stock Photography - Images by photostock-israel .
Saturday, October 3, 2009
As religion stock photography was covered in a previous post And military stock photography will be covered in a future post with an emphasis on unique stock images of The Israeli Air Force IAF. In this post I wold like to talk a bit about Agriculture technology, methods, pest control, and more
We have quite an extensive collection of stock images of modern agriculture photography in our archives including
Dessert Farming stock photography
We also have images from other countries mainly Midwest USA and from primitive agricultural methods from Asia and Africa
As always, your comments are most welcome
following is a slide show of a small selection of our agriculture images
Feel free to copy the slideshow code and embed in your own website
Agriculture - Images by photostock-israel .
Saturday, September 26, 2009
is a Jewish Holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three biblical pilgrim festivals when it was traditional for Jews to visit the Temple in Jerusalem.
The holiday lasts seven days. The word Sukkot is the plural of the Hebrew word sukkah, meaning booth or hut. The sukka is reminiscent of the type of the fragile dwellings in which the ancient Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of wandering in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt. Throughout the holiday the sukkah becomes the living area of the house, and all meals are eaten in it. Some believers even sleep in the sukkah On each day of the holiday, members of the household recite a blessing over the Four Spices
all this are inspected closely the verify the quality
a slide show of a selection of our Sukkot stock images to follow
Sukkoth stock photograpjy - Images by photostock-israel .
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
We cover all four: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the too often forgotten Bahai
The Jewish New Year Ended on last Sunday while the Muslim Ramadan is soon to end. In a couple of days some of the Jews will be fasting and praying on Yom Kippur. As there is no car traffic other Jews will be riding bicycles in the streets This is the quietest day of the year.
5 Days after Yom Kippur The Jews celebrate Sukkoth
But that will be covered in another post
Have a Happy New year
Monday, September 21, 2009
Being my first post I am actually trying this out for size
I have a few ideas I would like to share on this blog in future posts but for now I am just checking it out
I am a stock photographer or personal site but my main source of income is from managing the Israeli stock Agency PhotoStock-Israel.com based in Tel Aviv, Israel
We started off with 4 photographers 5 years ago now we represent 60 local talent and our archive has grown to 27,000 images
Slideshow 0906 Summer vacation - Images by photostock-israel .
For my next posts I plan to talk about some of the images or topics we have on file. Some photography business related issues. And other topics that hit my fancy at the time. Also I am open to suggestions from readers and would love to answer any question you may that I CAN
Have a great year 5770