The right images can improve your content significantly. But what does “right images” mean? It means to be able to create a connection between the copy and the visuals you use on a page or in an ad, landing page, poster… you name it. In such cases, the message and the images must complete each other, so you can avoid the disaster of a confusing project (no matter its nature).Check for high-quality resolution alternativesThe first feature to look in when... continue reading
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Three weeks ago I drove down to the beach for a shot at some sunset photos, the clouds were just right and the sky was full of color. I was pressed for time so I got there right when the sun was hitting the horizon. I hopped out of the car, threw the camera on the tripod, set the release for Quick Remote and start clicking away glancing at the screen occasionally to make sure I was getting the compositions I wanted. I was pumped, it was a beautiful sunset. I rushed home and popped the memory card... continue reading
One of the more helpful (and non technical) tips I have been given is to keep a list of shots that I want to take.This helps me ensure that I am able to get the shots that are important to me when it comes time for a specific shoot (be it a family photo walk or a paid event).Organizing Lists of ShotsSimply having a list of shots is not enough.The list should be organized in such a way that it is easy to only look at shots relevant to a particular shoot.To help with this,have a "list... continue reading
....Exposure? Check.Rule of thirds? Check.Noise? Check.Focus? Check.White balance? Check.Boring? For sure.Im a photo newbie, so the above checklist is usually quite time consuming to get past. And getting the photo technically correct is important... but for me, I usually end up with very dull shots when trying to do things "right". Hopefully this will change with experience, but at the moment its making me miss good photo opportunities.A good example for me occurred just a few... continue reading
Should I wear a bright colored suit? What color shoes shall I get along with it? What about jewelry? And makeup, Hairstyling?Props? Oh so many questions are asked by models, matrimonial aspirants. But they forget to ask the most basic question.What kind of attitude to wear? What is the best time to shoot? How do I prepare for the shoot?Hey these questions were never asked of me before. I just posed in front of the camera and click click click. We got some good pictures. Good, but not great... continue reading
The Practical Keyworder - A Checklist ManifestoMany beautiful photos are missed in searches because of lack of consistency in keywording. With millions of images now available, it is crucial to be both comprehensive and consistent in how you keyword your images. Checklists are a great way to do this.In order to develop an effective system, or checklist, for what to include in your keywords, it helps to ask the question - who is searching for images? Who is my ultimate end-user? Users and buyers... continue reading
HiI do not intend to abuse of this blog to make announces for my own blog, but because is a brand new personal blog (about microstock and Dreamstime in particular) and I have just posted two new articles, let me make this last one. I promise, this will be really the last announcement!'Top five to do list for microstockers'and'My last year and half in microstock - a recapitulation'I intend to update my blog at least weekly, but sometimes more than just one time a week.Thanks for... continue reading
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