Articles by Steve Stedman

Another milestone, my 100th image approved.

Just today I hit the 100 uploads point, I actually went over at 105.Here are a couple of my latest images.Any feedback would be appreciated.There are 2 things that have made a difference for getting more pictures approved and increasing my approval ratio.1.Learning how to shoot stock photography.Reading the blogs and tutorials online, and learning what makes a good stock photo.2.Upgrading my camera.I sold my older Sony DSC-F828 8.1 megapixel camera and replaced... continue reading

Where I Live

I live in Northwest Washington State, in the United States of America.I am just a few miles south of the US/Canada border.There are many beautiful areas to shoot photos.This first one was shot on Patos Island in the San Juan Islands, just west of where I live.This is Mt Shuksan in the Mount Baker Ski Area, just east of where I live.....And there are some that are not so beautiful, but still make great photos.I hope that someone can use these refinery photos.... continue reading

Latest Pictures Approved.

My latest photos were approved.Here they are.I had fun shooting these. continue reading

Acceptance Ratio Improving

I have to admit that my acceptance ratio hit a low of 40%.It was around that point that I decided to purchase a new camera.I am happy to report that since I started shooting with the new Canon 40d that my acceptance ratio has been improving nicely.Now up to 46% and rising on every image that I submit.Here is my latest accepted image.Over the years, every time that I upgrade to a new camera, I realize how much of an improvement the new camera was.Here is a short... continue reading

First Ten Dollars....

With my most recent sale, and my commissions from the referral program, my Dreamstime earnings has hit the $10.00 mark.I am just getting started, with my most recent uploads I plan to get to $100 soon.Here is one of my recent uploads. continue reading

My favorite photo with the new camera.

I have had my new Canon 40d camera for just over a month now.This replaced the Sony DSC-F828 that I was shooting with previously.The upgrade from the Sony to the Canon was like moving from a toy camera to a real camera.Here is my favorite photo that I have shot with the new camera over the last 4 weeks.When you zoom in to 100% or view it in raw (CR2) format there is so much detail.I was never able to shoot anything this sharp with the old Sony camera.Thanks to everyone on the... continue reading

My latest Old West photos.

Here are some of my latest photos from Winthrop WA, a town in Eastern Washington State, USA.The whole town has a fake western look to it, but there are some great things there to photograph.There were many more photos that I shot, but I was still getting used to a new camera, my first Canon camera. continue reading

Back from vacation to Winthrop Washington.

I just returned from a 9 day vacation in Winthrop in the North Cascade Mountains in Washington state.It was a busy week with mountain biking, fishing, wakeboarding, swimming and boating, but I did have some time to shootphotos.Winthrop is an interesting town,once my recently submitted photos are approved you will be able to see this.The town is an old west setting, everything in the city limits has the old west theme.The town is very busy during the day, but if you go there at the crack... continue reading

Sold my old camera and upgraded to a better camera.

I have been using a Sony DSC-F828 for the last 3 years.I have finally had it with too many photos being rejected due to the the purple fringing, and the chromatic aberrations.So I decided to sell it on eBay for it went for more than I expected ($385 US).My new camera is a Canon EOS 40D.I have had it for only a couple days, but I am so happy with it.It is great to have a real SLR again.Plus the live view feature is great when your camera is hooked up to a computer.I hope that this... continue reading

My latest macro in the light box.

Here is an example of my latest macro work using my home-made light box.Lego Blocks.Keychain.More blocks.More to come soon.Let me know what you think! continue reading

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