Articles by Katn1999

So close, yet so far...

I often read about people reaching their milestones (which I love because you can hear the excitement in their blogs), but I thought I would shake that up a bit by talking about a personal milestone that I haven't met:a Level 3 image.The illusive Level 3 image has managed to escape me, and although I have a few which are close, as they say, close only counts in horseshoes.:-)So, I thought I would share with you the pictures who are one download away from reaching a Level 3:and those... continue reading

Found another photo!!!

Hi everyone!I just wanted to share a quick story with you.I often peruse the pictures recently downloaded, Editor's Choice, and newly added just to see what's going on out there.One of these times I saw a picture of a beautiful model, and I clicked to see her other pictures because she looked so familiar.I couldn't figure it out.Well, last Friday I went to Kmart (here in Chicago), and on the way back to the bus stop, I saw the model's picture on a bus stop bench!THAT is why she looked... continue reading

BME (Best Month Ever)

Hi everyone!March was an incredible month for me!I uploaded more photos in one month than ever before, I had the highest revenue of any previous month (although I only tied the previous month for highest sales), I increased my acceptance rate an entire level (allowing for more uploads), I had my first images added to other photographer's collections (thank you for thinking of me!), and I have all of YOU to thank for it.You guys even inspired me to think a little more creatively and add concepts... continue reading

Stock photographing Ourselves???

Hi everyone!I hope this finds you all with LOTS of sales....I have a question about photographing ourselves.I, personally, look better behind the camera rather than in front of it.However, I was wondering if it is possible for a photographer to photograph himself/herself for DT.If so, would we sign our own model releases?How would that work?I currently have one really good model:my husband.But I was just wondering how it would work if we wanted to photograph ourselves.Is... continue reading

The "curse" of Level 2???

Hi everyone!I recently added a picture to my portfolio.Here is the picture.I sold the picture FIVE times in less than a week, which is common for some photographers but it has NEVER happened for me before.I was really excited!However, now that my image is a Level 2, I have not had a single download, and it has been nearly a week.The only difference I can think of is the purchase price difference between 1 credit with Level 1 and 3 credits with Level 2.Has anyone else experienced... continue reading

Gay Pride

Hi Everyone!I am trying to create a diverse portfolio that includes gay pride images representing love and unity.This elephant, for example, represents Gay Republicans.I have several images currently available, as you can see here.It is my hope that, if you are looking for a gay pride image, you will either find it on my site or contact me and let me know what you need specifically.These are my two latest uploads for this area.I hope you find something that need.... continue reading

Editorial Image Question

Hi everyone!I do not have any editorial images online, but I have a question for those of you who do.Do the editorial images allow you to upload pictures with the faces of people you don't have releases for?For example, if you take a picture of the people in the stands at a football game, you are going to inevitably have people's faces in the photograph.Is that acceptable as an editorial image?Clearly it is not as a regular stock image.Anyway, if someone who has editorial images could... continue reading

The mysterious "n/a" searches

How do you suppose that an image is found and purchased by someone who doesn't appear to have searched for any key word?How can someone find a picture of yours and purchase it if they never searched for a key word to begin with?Many, many of my pictures have been downloaded with nothing in the search column.It simply says "n/a".For example, here is a picture that was downloaded recently but had an "n/a" listed under.So, how are people finding these images?Is there a way to capitalize... continue reading

Nikon D80 lens issue

Hi everyone!This is officially my first blog.I own a Nikon D80 and have had it for about three years now.I just recently purchased a used Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8D lens for sharper pictures.However, I noticed that as great of reviews as this lens received, the lens is not focusing well under auto focus with the D80.I purchased this lens because I wasn't getting sharp enough pictures with my other lens, and I thought it was just the lens.Now I am wondering if it is the camera body that needs... continue reading

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