Articles by James Harbal

New approach to figurines

So just came up with this idea for a figurine out of the blue.Had a role of copper wire lying around and this little guy was made with one long strand wrapped around a bottle a few times and then wrapped some more.              continue reading

Important Question

So there are lots of question marks on dreamstime images.But here's a different take on the question mark.Remember that old gameshow "The $64000 Question". An American game show broadcast from 1955-1958 continue reading

Tax Time - Details

Tax time is rapidly approaching, so make sure to pay attention to details, dot your i's and cross your t's so to speak so the auditors don't come a knocking.This year we get until April 18th because of observance of a D.C. Holiday. continue reading

Stick with what works.

So when there is a lot of lightning coming my way, with little rain and if the time of week is right, I love to go out and take bulb exposures of the lightning.Because there is a glut of lightning pics on dreamstime I tried unsuccessfully to submit some standard lightning pics to dreamstime.Initially, however, i submitted some lightning pics that where edited down to basic colors like these.These have been selling relatively well compared to my whole portfolio.So... continue reading

Wedding Days

Found some accessories and prop rings from my own Wedding and decided to make them useful again.So I uploaded a bunch of shots that varied somewhat from shot to shot, however I guess they didn't vary enough for dreamstime to accept all of them.Not sure how they determine which ones to choose and not to choose based on duplicate content.Well they picked these anyways continue reading

Get some Props and have at it!

I recently purchased a bunch of medical laboratory props and have shot some pictures for my stock portfolio here on dreamstime.So without further ado here they are.For these I added some fake blood that I got last halloweenAnd these are some USA patriotic themed lab shots. continue reading

Past and Future of 3D viewing

Retro 3D glasses used to view 3D images and videos on TV aren't used too much anymore.They are being replaced by newer technology glasses.However,the symbolism of them is still in. continue reading

My first Tiff Sale

So I have only been at this for a few months and with only a few downloads and not even a single level 2 image.I just got my first Tiff download of a heavily modified image of a lightning picture I took in 2009.I took the picture while sitting in the back of ford explorer with my camera pointing towards an incoming lightning storm, taking bulb exposures nearly the entire time to get as many lighting strikes as possible.I processed the image and decided to make it a secondary color (Green)... continue reading

Eco Friendly Option is my First Download

Hello Again from Minnesota.So yesterday I was online and happened to look at my sales, not expecting to see any downloads.Low and behold i got my first sale on my Macro shot of some bamboo flooring that I shot specifically as a stock image to upload to dreamstime just a few weeks ago.This flooring is great, I installed it in my own house and it looks great.It's a little difficult to install because it's so hard the nails don't like to go through all the way sometimes.But all in all... continue reading

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