Articles by Darrinhenry

Creating Professional Stock Photos with Amateur Models

I’ve shot micro-stock with both professional and amateur models; there are pros and cons with both.Theoretically the professionals hit the ground running; they know how to pose, aren’t shy and understand the photo shoot dynamic. But there are also disadvantages. You tend to hire pro models on the strength of their online portfolios which are sometimes misleading with older photos. I’ve had my fair share of ‘surprises,’ shall I say.But I’m making the case here for shooting with amateurs,... continue reading

Featured contributer - wonderful surprise!

Logged on to DT as I do multiple times a day and completely gobsmacked to see one of my images on the Featured Contributer banner! Talk about made my day. I had always assumed this was just for the exclusive photographers so I'm over the moon. Have taken screen shots to preserve this happy ocassion.Sorry, embarrassed at how thrilled I am about this but just had to tell the DT world!!(I should add I had a crappy weekend, hence the excitment, so this has really perked me up again) continue reading

The secret of microstock and the 35c sale

Sexy, gorgeous young model soaked from head to toe, tropical ocean sunset, lighting stands weighed down in a rock pool and makeup artist/stylist warning me of large swells– what more could you ask for from life as a photographer? Well certainly more than 35 cents! Come on, 3 lots of heart and soul went into creating that stunning 21MP masterpiece!We’ve all been there I suspect and you wonder why we carry on? Then you catch yourself really chuffed with a $2.40 sale and a few moments later... continue reading

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