Articles by Phyllis D. Peterson

The Top 3 tips for choosing a photo location

My first consideration in choosing a location is finding a place with light. If I want my subject to be well-lit, I will photograph outside if possible. I look for a location that has shade or diffuse light, such as under tree canopy or an overhang from a porch; something to make the light diffuse.I live in a place with very strong light from the sun almost every day and it will create harsh shadows on the subject. In certain instances, that might be the look you want, for... continue reading

Travels to Kauai

I love to travel and recently I had the opportunity to visit Kauai in Hawaii. I read as much as I could about what to see there. Kauai is one of the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean. One of the places that is mentioned as a good destination is Waimea Canyon. It is said that it is the "Grand Canyon" of Hawaii because of the deep canyons and the walls have many colors.Whenever I travel I like to photograph the flowers and plants. In Hawaii, they are very tropical and exotic. Because... continue reading

Another Milestone Met - Over 200 images

 I have surpassed another goal that I set for myself - post over 200 images on Dreamtime. And I have sold another image. It is so gratifying to be able to create an image that others like.My next goal will also be attainable; I want to double the number of images and sell another couple of images.I want to thank those of you in the Dreamtime community who came to my blog and made a welcoming comment. Those comments mean so much to me.Since I like to give back to other Dreamtime contributors... continue reading

Finally - A Sale

I have about 160 photo files on Dreamstime now and I'm happy to report that I have made a sale. Not just one sale but 2 sales of the same photo. The amount of money is very small but I am happy.The image that sold was of a child in a music class. My next goal is to make it to 200 photo files on DT and to sell 10 images. Looking forward to it. Would love to have feedback.Phyllis continue reading

A New Stock Photographer

Hi everyone,I'm a new stock photography contributor and would like to reach out to other contributors, designers and users of stock photography. I enjoy traveling and photographing as I go. I never really had any idea that I could make money on my photos. It's exciting to think I could sell and I have read as much as I can to learn more about stock.My current goal is to upload my photos but also to keep learning as I go. I now have about 100 photos in Dreamstime and I hope to contribute more.... continue reading

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