Articles by Stan Shillingburg

incorrect white balance values assigned??

HELP!I have an image that was rejected because of " incorrect white balance value assigned", what does this mean and how can I make sure 1. that I have the correct white balance assigned, and 2. how can I prevent this from happening in the future? I have seven days to resubmit the image with this correction made, not sure at all how to do it to get it right. can anyone help?Thanks in advance for your kindness, knowledge and support!Stan continue reading

Thailand trip and newbie nerves on travel photography

I am travelling to Thailand and will be in and around Bangkok. As I have never experienced the culture of this beautiful city, can anyone provide me with a few suggestions?One question is about locations: I understand that some areas are open to photography while others are not open to anyone taking photographs. So how about the climate of the people. Is it customary to tip or pay Thai people for allowing me to photograph them? Overall I am hoping to do my best not to offend anyone while I am there... continue reading

Editing advice needed!

How many of us worry constantly not of our composition, subject matter, or ideas. but rather, we worry about "did I apply too much color saturation? Not enough saturation? or the dreaded "Image over filtered" rejection? poor lighting set up, etc... Does anyone out there have any tips for us novice types on a proper way to remove blemishes, logos, unwanted elements in a photo, etc that will not get us rejected? I mainly us "auto" buttons to hopefully fall within the contrast and levels criteria for... continue reading

8 BIT or 16 BIT COLOR?

I have to ask, is anyone using 16bit color in their submissions? I use Adobe Lightroom for my workflow and have to reduce the image to 8bit color to work in one of my photoshop programs. Overall, is 16bit color recommended for stock images or is this reserved for printing? I seem to be doing okay with 8bit color, but I am sure looking at every little thing that can help me get an edge in this industry!Thanks to all that respond,Stan continue reading

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