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Creating Professional Stock Photos with Amateur Models

I’ve shot micro-stock with both professional and amateur models; there are pros and cons with both.Theoretically the professionals hit the ground running; they know how to pose, aren’t shy and understand the photo shoot dynamic. But there are also disadvantages. You tend to hire pro models on the strength of their online portfolios which are sometimes misleading with older photos. I’ve had my fair share of ‘surprises,’ shall I say.But I’m making the case here for shooting with amateurs,... continue reading

New to photography

I am rather new to the world of photography, which has always interested me, only recent i have taken up the challenge to learn to take proper pictures, which i find very hard, but still very interesting work of art, i love taking pictures of everything in nature, animals, insects, trees, meadows, forests, green fields and so on, i may very doll, but in nature you a variety of challenges, and you find many exiting ways to learn the use of the camera, to set the right shuttertime, the right aperture,... continue reading

Make your amateur photos more professional with Photoshop

Hi everybodyI am learning to use photoshop, this is my new project.Powerful lessons I´ve learned from Photoshop:•Almays remove distracting objects ruining the photo, or put a black background on a picture•Try to Put a plain background photoand clone the person onto it.•Make your picture POP•Filter the background•Change the brightness, contrast, or blurriness of the picture•add an artistic effect, for example shadows, reflections, and glows, or just adjust the... continue reading

One month of Dreamstime

Dear members, dear contributors,I greet all of you.I have almost one month of Dreamstime as contributor and... with no results yet :). In this month my total stock photos accepted are 36 with an acceptance ratio of 48%.I want to ask you how was your first month online and after what period did you registered your first results?About me, I can tell you that I'm not a professional photographer, I do not use a professional camera, only a more evolved compact, super zoom camera, but I like... continue reading

No Flowers!

If there's one subject that we're told not to photograph for stock photography, it's flowers. And yet many of us take great joy in practicing our art and technique on a subject that does not require a model or property release. Moreover, flowers are ubiquitous: they are everywhere. How dull would life be without the beauty of flowers? My first ever sale in stock photography (albeit not on DT) was of flowers. In fact most of my stock sales have been of flowers and plants. Maybe it's because... continue reading

4/62 photos were online. It is a great milestone of me.

I am an amateur (newbe). I just join to dreamstime.com from May 2015. When I upload my photos, I think it can not be approve. Because it has many mistake. But last morning, I get up and check my account status. There are 4 photos are approved and online. With me, it is great news. So I hope in near future, I have more and more approval photos.   continue reading

ArtJAM 2015 Santa Rosa California, Sonoma County

What is ArtJAM 2015?ArtJAM 2015 is an art show and festival designed to create a caring, supportive environment for all artists to display their work. There will be as many as 100 Artists accompanied by music, food, and drink. The proceeds of the event will go to the Mia Betsill NON-Profit Organization to be formed in January 2015. This organization will create a voucher system for school registered homeless children to receive shoes, coats and supplies for school.ArtJAM2015.comWhen:June... continue reading

First set of photos uploaded

Today I was really pleased to see the notification that my first set of photos had been accepted and uploaded on DreamsTime.I had been going through the site and looking at some of the popular pics. I was amazed at the quality and realized I have long way to go before I can call myself a good photographer.My interests in photography are landscapes, travel destinations and cuisines from all over the world, so I will start with adding more and more along those areas.Reading several posts from... continue reading

300 photos online

Hey guys! Today I got accepted my 300sphoto online. I suppose, not too bad for someone, who is working full time job, dedicating just some of evening time to what I really enjoy - to Ms Photography!During these 7 months of being a part do DT family I learnt a lot about difference between art and stock photography... And still learning every day: from blog articles, from refusal reasons, from other amateur and professional photographers.Hope this, together with being persistent, will bring... continue reading

7 sales...so far

Probably not very impressive to all of the professionals who use this website but for someone who just developed an interested in photography one year ago I am pretty pleased to have made any sales at all.I'd like to one day post a blog about 100 sales and then one about 300 sales and maybe even someday a large number like 1,000 or 5,000.But, for now, 7 sales is better than 0 sales and I am getting ready to deploy for the next several months so hopefully I will be able to obtain several new... continue reading

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