Articles by Reeddaigle

Over 1 Year and 50 Uploads

Well, I’ve been with DT for 1 year and 3 months, and I’ve finally passed the 50 uploads mark.Now, I can finally participate in the Assignments.I’m looking forward to trying my hand at the next assignment.Here are two of the photos that put me over the 50 mark:It’s taken me quite a while to get to this point.As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m back in the US and back in the movie business.I recently worked on a French movie production that was filming in New Orleans... continue reading

Back in Busy-ness

And again it’s been a long time with no activity here for me.As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I’ve returned to America, just outside of New Orleans.I’ve now been back for 2 months and in that time have only managed 2 uploads.I’m not sure if the pace will be much quicker than that in the coming months.Although I’m somewhat settled back in, I’m back in the movie business.And that means anywhere from 12 to 14 hours per day.Sometimes more.That doesn’t leave too much... continue reading

Back to the West

As you may or may not have noticed, there hasn’t been too much activity on my account for some time.I’ve uploaded 1 photo since May.This photo counts as my quickest sale.It was approved on July 7 and sold on July 10.Anyway, the reason for such little activity is my return to the US.I’ve been living in Japan for nearly 3 years now, teaching English as part of the JET Program in junior high school and elementary schools.In about a month, I will return to my home, New Orleans.It... continue reading

A Friend Who Could Stand Still and Avoiding an Incident

I had my first people photos accepted at DT and a few other sites.These are not the first people photos I’ve shot, but the first I’ve submitted.A few weeks ago, I did this photo shoot with a friend of mine that agreed to be a model for my stock photography.The idea was for someone to look calm in the midst of a busy city at night.I was primarily thinking of a shot on a moving escalator and a shot with car lights zooming behind.At first, we found a busy enough intersection, but not too... continue reading

Joining the Revolution

About a month and a half ago, I finally joined the digital photography revolution. I’ve been a film hold out, waiting for the right balance of price and quality in a DSLR. Finally, the time came to sign up for the revolution.My weapon of choice in this revolution is a Canon EOS 450D. My version, here in Japan, is called the Canon Kiss X2.My version was the double lens kit. One is an 18~55mm, and the other is a 55~250mm, providing great versatility and decent image quality. And with my16GB... continue reading

25th image accepted - shot on a Fuji FinePix point and shoot

My 25th image was shot on my wife's point and shoot 5MP Fuji FinePix Z series camera.I was a bit surprised, because I've been shooting on a film SLR for so long.I have taken many shots with the FinePix camera, and now I am rooting through those images to find the ones that are clear enough to upload.In any case, I will soon (in the next couple weeks) purchase a DSLR.I have decided on the Canon EOS 450D (named Kiss X2 here in Japan).I am excited about that and plan to shoot much more and... continue reading

My Film Scanning Workflow

As of this blog entry, my portfolio contains 23 images.All were shot on film using a Canon AE-1 camera as old as I am.As I wrote in my first blog entry, I'm not anti-digital.In fact, I'm soon to have my very own Canon DSLR.In any case, I'd like to share my scanning process and hope that it helps someone with a collection of negatives and/or slides who's looking to put them to use.For starters, it helps to use the lowest ISO film possible, with very low grain.The following 2 images... continue reading

First Sales and First Blog Entry

Hello, I'm Reed Daigle,First of all, I'd like to thank my first customers on Dreamstime.During the past week and a half, I've had 4 sales.I appreciate your using my photos.If you don't mind and are able, please message me with links to where I can see the photos used.And thank you Dreamstime for a great way to get my photography to customers.I really like the site design and usability of Dreamstime.The only problem I have is the one at a time uploading.Then again, maybe I should... continue reading

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