As a stock photographer, I am constantly asking myself if the photo im shooting has Commercial Value.With this in mind, I thought I'd share these links of Trends and Searches. Google TrendsBing Top SearchesYahoo Top 10 2014 SearchesInteresting to see what folks are searching for. continue reading
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Last week I went to my eye doctor for a check-up. As I was looking at the eye chart, I thought, "This would make a great theme for a "No! Texting While Driving" poster." I got home, sat down at my computer, and made this image in Photoshop. To my surprise, it was just downloaded this morning. continue reading
This simple tool will help to assist in the procedure of micro adjustments, and you can download it here here. It should be displayed on an LCD screen a 100% zoom setting, so at native size.It works by exploiting the interference patterns, or moiré, between the R/G/B LCD elements and the camera's LCD elements when directly viewed with Live View. With good optics and perfect focus, the moiré is maximized. Depending on shooting distance, choose the Live View zoom setting (full, 5x 10x) that shows... continue reading
Today I thought I would share a classic portrait technique with you. This is a quick and easy lighting setup that can be used for head shots and portraits. The gear required is minimal and the space needed is even less. This setup can be effectively utilized in a very small space.The lighting chart shows the setup with a beauty dish on the key light but you can easily substitute a small soft box, shoot through or reflective umbrella if you do not have a beauty dish. The quality of the light will... continue reading
Fellow DT'ers... I'm celebrating my 1000th sale. By many standards, my progress has been slow... a bit over 3 years.But - for all of you that are just getting start, I share this advice: keep taking great pictures. Persistence is a great method for refining your skills.Here's the photo that made the 1000th sale.... its a photo that I was never sure would even be approved and almost didn't submit. Wouldn't that have been a pity. To date it has racked up 44 sales.Let that be a lesson too.... continue reading
I was doing some research recently into the stock image market as I've been involved with it for a few years and I was interested to see if I could find any data to try and build up a picture of where it is going.One of the things I found out was the very clear downward trend on the number of searches in google for stock images. This chart (http://www.freestockimages.net/images/other/g_trends1.png) shows the negative pattern year on year.The trend for free stock images was showing a decline... continue reading
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