Articles by Cynthi Kovach

Photographing Children - From a Child's Point of View

Not a day goes by that I don't hear something profound from the mouths of babes. Photographing children for as long as I have, has given me a good bit of expertise. But I still learn something new everyday. My tiny subjects add laughter and joy to my life - not to mention a big portion of my income.My last article was about observing your subject to capture the personality that you see before you - the mood that you see upon his arrival. (See my blog titled Photographing Children - Go With the... continue reading

Photographing Children - Go With the Flow

Photographing children can be rewarding and challenging. It is 10% technical ability and 90% psychology. If I knew that my job, for the remainder of my life, would depend exclusively on photographing children - and - I was given a choice between the very best camera equipment or a complete understanding of the psyche of children, I would choose a shoebox and a strip of film.There are a number of techniques that can be used to change the mood of a child. But why would you want to do that? You... continue reading

Benefits of Becoming Exclusive with Dreamstime

After researching many agencies, I joined Dreamstime on December 31st, 2007. I started with Dreamstime because of the ease of navigation and the attention and support they seem to give to their contributors. My intention, at the time, was to get to know Dreamstime and then submit to other agencies when I learned the ropes. I thought that by contributing to a number of them, I would make the most of my efforts. I would be able to put the same image on many sites. By giving my image more exposure, my... continue reading

Why Would I Want to Work in the Microstock Industry?

Not only am I a Newbie to Dreamstime, but also to the micro-stock world. I have worked in the portrait photography industry for many years. I really thought about the question "Why would I want to work in the micro-stock industry?" I dove in on December 31, 2007. Here is my reason.The photography industry has changed a lot since digital photography was introduced years ago. It was met with resistance by many in my field, with the thought that there would still be a great demand for film and the... continue reading

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