Articles by Lifeontheside

Get Busy Living - Life Sells !!!

        I am asked these questions so often : So what are stock photos?What should I be shooting? What is most popular? What are designers looking for? What photos sell the best?Does it sound familiar, or maybe you too are asking the same questions.I did for a little while, but then I decided that rather than try and figure out what nobody seems to really know those answers to, I put the searching aside, grabbed my camera and just started living.Life sells folks. My portfolio... continue reading

Hint to get more model releases from strangers of street photography

Hi everyone,Thought I would share my hints with you about how I build up model releases for my photos , especially photos that I take on the street, beach or whereever of virtual strangers.Let's take the beach for a perfect setting. If I plan a day at the beach, when packing my camera bag, I always include at least half a dozen Dreamstime model release forms, as I know that while I am there, I am going to snap off some wonderful photos of strangers enjoying the day, as much as we are.So,... continue reading

SO EXCITED ONE OF MY PICS GOT EDITORS CHOICE

Well, I am just so thrilled and have to share.When I logged onto my account I was so excited to find that one of my photographs had received Editors Choice.What an honour to be included among some of the most truly amazing images in this section. I was not expecting it and I did a little happy dance , literally, when I found out.Even shared it on Facebook!I have been a member of Dreamstime now for 2 years, almost exactly, and what a wonderful time it has been.I would like to take this... continue reading

The joy of finding out where your images have been used

Hi everyone,I am so excited and just wanted to share with you all that I have just found out that one of my images, the one with myself and my pet Airedale Terrier dog Mordi on the beach,was used in the latest edition of the Dogs Victoria Magazine.The Dogs Vic Magazine is the Australian Canine Council organization and part of the Australian Kennel Club.The photo was on the first inside page on the Presidents page, in full color.I was amazed and only found out through a friend.I am a member... continue reading

Animal lovers spend the day with your pets, don't forget the camera!

Hi Everyone,It has been awhile since I have done a blog, so here goes.If you have been sitting around scratching your head for ideas of what stock photos to shoot, while around you your precious cat is doing somersaults trying to catch that butterfly that just flew in or you beloved dog is sitting bored and depressed because he wants more of your attention, then here is some advice.Kick off your shoes,go out and enjoy the day with your pets, your beloved crazy,fun furballs, have... continue reading

My Formula for FAST Keywording

Hi everyone,I thought I would share with you a formula that I have come up with that may help some who are struggling with keywording. When I first started with Dreamstime I found keywording to be quite a chore and seemed to take forever. But I then realized what I was doing wrong.I had no order to my keywording of my photographs, I was just typing in words as they came into my head and often ended up typing in the same word three times by the time I had finished. Wow, what a waste of time and... continue reading

Little Things Mean Alot!

'Vision is the art of seeing something that is invisible to others' Jonathan SwiftThis blog is about the little things that alot of people don't ever see when looking at a subject.When alot of people look at a subject and take a photograph they focus on getting the whole of that subject in the shot, whereas sometimes just a small detail of that subject can look absolutely amazing and say more than if they shot it the conventional way.I must admit, this happens to very much be a love of mine... continue reading

The hunt for mood in photography

Hi everyone,This is my first blog. I have been unable to do one up until now, but I am excited to join the Dreamstime community. I have been a photographer with Dreamstime now since August last year and I am continually inspired by the amazing photography uploaded to this site and the high standard of work.For sometime now I have been conflicted over what is the most important in photography, the technical aspect, composition or mood.This seems to be a common question and debate amongst photographers,... continue reading

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