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Stock Photography Resources, Utilities, and Tutorials

A collection of useful photography resources to help you increase the quality of your work.


Model Releases and Other Documents


Photography and design tutorials

Members can post here their tutorials or guides about photography shooting or design, explanations, etc. You can host the tutorials or contact us to post them on our servers. Please note that you should own all copyrights on the content provided.

How to fill in releases
author: Demonike
Instructions on how to fill in your release forms correctly

How to start in stock photography
author: Dudau

Keywording Tips from a DT Keymaster
author: Red
The power of words
author: Dreamstime Blogs!
Blog articles that will help you understand the importance of accurate and efficient keywording. As good or bad keywording can dramatically affect your sales, these articles represent a MUST READ for all our contributors.
Reasons for refusals
author: Photodesign
Explanations of the most frequent problems encountered on refused submissions.
The sky in stock photography
author: Photodesign
Tips about how to enhance the sky in your photos.
Photoshop
author: Inspireme
Tutorial on selections/isolation in Adobe Photoshop
 
 


Photography books



Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Digital Photography: 107 Lessons on Taking, Making, Editing, Storing, Printing, and Sharing Better Digital Images
Rick Sammon's Complete Guide to Digital Photography
Idea to Image in Photoshop CS2 : Rick Sammon's Guide to
Idea to Image in Photoshop CS2 : Rick Sammon's Guide to
Legal Handbook for Photographers: The Rights and Liabilities of Making Images
Legal Handbook for Photographers: The Rights and Liabilities of Making Images
Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera (Updated Edition)
Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera (Updated Edition)
Fall: Photographs
Fall: Photographs

The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers
The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers
Professional Model Portfolios: A Step-by-Step Guide for Photographers
Professional Model Portfolios: A Step-by-Step Guide for Photographers
Posing for Portrait Photography: A Head-to-Toe Guide
Posing for Portrait Photography: A Head-to-Toe Guide
Spirit of Place: The Art of the Traveling Photographer
Spirit of Place: The Art of the Traveling Photographer
Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers
Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers

The A-Z of Creative Photography: Over 70 Techniques Explained in Full
The A-Z of Creative Photography: Over 70 Techniques Explained in Full
Photographer's Guide to Filters
Photographer's Guide to Filters