What makes for an attractive and engaging image has as much to do with the background as it does with the main subject of the image. More often than not, the simpler the background is the better the composition. Studio based images of models and objects rarely incorporate complex backgrounds for this reason.That’s all very well and good, but we don’t all work in the controlled environment of a photography studio and even those who do, rarely take pictures exclusively there. So we need to think... continue reading
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Hello, Dreamstimers! :)I decide to share my experience in Dreamstime and how I do my best selling backgrounds.I joined in Dreamstime in July 26, 2009 and in the first year I really didn't know what I needed to do to create best selling images.First thing I understood in stock industry was to create somethinguseful that a lot of clients could use it for their needs.Okay, at this point I decided to create abstract backgrounds with:1) attention to detail2) keep large resolution... continue reading
I took this picture of a beautiful sunset last fall in 2017, the orange and blue colors caught my eyes and was a must have to share with everyone. Natural everyday images can be background abstracts without even the need of editing them, I left these pictures untouched and letting them be able to show there own realness and quality.This second picture is the same day as the fist just a little later in the day and has its own orange and blue abstract background feel to it as well.This third and... continue reading
Quality: the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something. It has taken a while for me to create quality in my images. All the usual elements that help achieve quality are education, experience, research, time, repetition, and a certain level of gear. Not necessary but extremely useful are tilt-shift lenses for still life photography.I guess this is obvious. If the quality of your image looks out of place when you... continue reading
Hi folks,I am at last getting back to work now with my photography and learning more about Photoshop.I must say it has given this 'old girl' a new lease of life.The last couple of weeks I've been trying to extend my creativity with Abstracts and Backgrounds with digital artwork, and I'm finding it fun, because I never know how something is going to turn out, or whether it could be useable for stock work.As they say 'you never know until you've tried'.I thought I would show one them here... continue reading
Hi everyone,I was thinking about some new ideas for backgrounds and textures, but also about images that can easily be incorporated into websites and magazines, and eve commercials. This time I took a more minimalistic approach, even artistic, to create those images.I came up with some interesting pictures of a tuna can from above, some office stuff and some coins. Since I'm still learning my here I have decided to share those ideas and see the reactions to them. I'm all for sharing and learning... continue reading
Importance of backgrounds cannot be underestimated. They make the impression (first impression is the last impression, you know! :-)), they highlight the text/images, they attract readers, and they create an environment related to the subject.Usually, backgrounds are 'soft' - so that they do not interfere with reading. Of course, a "background" has to be "back-ground" only and should not override the subject matter.Here are a couple of examples of 'soft' backgrounds: But, there... continue reading
Plaid patterns are still trendy and I know who is buying them.Buy in Scotland, which is incomprehensible to me, because they do have their own traditional and genuine. So what do the Scottish tartan patterns originating from a generator? It's a great vogue in Japan, and even in Asia. Can someone explain why Japanese schoolchildren wearing a plaid school uniform? I just do not understand. Around here where I live, it is customary to use a checkered tablecloths and curtains in... continue reading
Studies of user-behavior show, the upper right corner of a website is the area the human eye is least drawn to. This makes it a perfect spot for a contextual image, something users see, but don’t need to read. But who would shoot a picture like that?We Simply Read Left to Right and Top to BottomA majority of nations read left to right. We look to the upper left corner first, expecting key information such as the name of the website and the name of the individual page. We subsequently scan... continue reading
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