Customers aren't just looking for high fashion models. Many customers are looking for real people doing real things. I would consider myself more of a real life photographer. I don't pay my models usually, except for a few which I'll talk about later. This article is about how I get models and how I work with them and what seems to be selling. I have much to learn, but will share what I have learned as a newer photographer with Dreamstime.For this photo of the police officer woman,... continue reading
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As a mother of 2 small children (at present, son - 4 years, daughter - 8 months) and the photographer, it is logical that my portfolio on 90% consist of the children's photos. I will share with you my observation.1. The easiest way – shooting children in usual conditions, for example, at home. There you can take natural emotions and children will be more relaxed. However, as early as 3 years of a child is attempting to work like a real model, he makes posing, changing facial expressions, body... continue reading
I have always thought that summer is my favorite season. I love the warmth and long days. This year, however, the emergence of spring is a long-awaited event.Our extremely cold long winter has made me feel like I live in the arctic tundra. Just over 1 week ago we had wind chills of -20 degrees and now 40's and 50's.What a change in such a short period, but a very welcome change.Signs of spring are beginning to pop up all around. The snow is almost gone, little bits of green can be seen in... continue reading
The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a surrogate father to start their family. On the day the proxy father was to arrive, Mr. Smith kissed his wife goodbye and said, 'Well, I'm off now. The man should be here soon.'Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door baby photographer happened to ring the doorbell, hoping to make a sale. 'Good morning, Ma'am', he said, 'I've come to...''Oh, no need to explain,' Mrs. Smith cut in, embarrassed, 'I've been expecting... continue reading
Good day everyone,I'm currently wondering if submitting my baby's pictures here is a good idea since I have seen many other babies images posted.I was asking my self if it was safe .I would like for anyone who has already posted their baby's images to tell me a little of their experience if at all possible and also what type of model release to fill out.I know there was one that DT was using but could not find the link.Your comments are appreciated.Here are a few images which... continue reading
It's been exactly five months since I wrote a blog ( Adventures in baby photography part 1 ) about my newly found interest in the art of photographing newborn babies. My hopes were that maybe I hadfound my niche as a photographer. However at that time, almost half a year ago, I had yet to photograph a single newborn! Through word of mouth, facebook, family and friends, I found my first little model quickly and I have photographed over a dozen babies since then.I would like to share with... continue reading
I have my first series of portraits scheduled tomorrow with a baby client.Obviously, the baby didn't schedule it but you know what I mean!I've not shot babies before, simply because I didn't have any available to me.This is a portrait session and not really for stock unless I have some good shots.Primarily, I'm concerned about lighting, which will be mostly natural.Does anyone have any good tips for me that will help me make the most of my session tomorrow?Any input will be gratefully... continue reading
As photographers we've all been told we need to find our "niche". I've been trying very hard to find that "niche" for quite some time now.For a while I thought it was food, then I went through what I call my "puppy phase". (I wrote a couple of articles on that, here on the Dreamstime blog) That was a certainly a fun and profitable adventure.Then three months ago, I was asked to photograph a three month old boy. I'll be honest and say I really wasn't prepared.... continue reading
The Practical Keyworder - Babies and Baby TomatoesFirst let me say one thing - there is no such thing as "bad" keywording or bad keywords. Keywords are only bad if they do not optimize your search results for the unique search engine that is retrieving your images for customers.Keywords are the "key" that fits the lock of a particular search engine - they are "good" if the keywords are applied with an understanding of how the search engine works, and they are "bad" if they are applied without... continue reading
This post is dedicated to my newborn Michael, who was born yesterday on 22/11/09.I haven't signed him on model release yet, but his sister has bunch of photos on DT.From Ultrasound to first moments alive, through growing up, babies create endless opportunities to stock photography.and guess what, these photos sell.Well, here are couple of tips about this exciting topic:1.The easiest subject is to shoot your own child- Leaving privacy issues aside.2. always seek eyes level, if it means... continue reading
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