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Common illustration mistakes that you can avoid

  During an illustration editor's review some mistakes are noticeably common, so here's a list of those ones which might help illustration contributors in their submissions.  Copyright - When creating any drawing, the contributor must keep in mind not to include any logo or any brand in their illustration. There are already tons of illustrations out there so there are chances that your work might also look alike ones that are already online.Jaggies - Jagged lines or edges, usually this... continue reading

School Attendance

It’s the time of year when I traditionally use my photography to help local schools to achieve their targets. The dragonflies and butterflies are starting to hide away for another year, so I am turning my macro lens towards the ground in search of photogenic fungus. Luckily, Southampton Common has lots of wooded areas for me to scramble through in my quest for all things mushroom. This generally requires me to wander along muddy tracks and duck under low branches, seeking out that magical... continue reading

Communal activities are common in China

 While walking on the City Wall of Xi'an I noticed that there were quite a few groups doing communal activities. Such as gymnastic exercises as you can see above. However, playing music and singing is also very popular. In the evening, on the squares of Xi'an, you will find a large number of groups dancing. I have been told that to join a group you have to come every evening. And each group comes early to make sure that have a nice spot on the square. It was shame that it was too dark... continue reading

How to deal with common rejections?

What do every contributors hates about stock photography? Yes that's right being your image rejected.I have been on dreamstime as a contributors for about 3 years and during this period I have learned a lot about microstock, So I would like to share my experience with you about how do I deal with my rejections with the help of some examples?First of all let me tell you never get disappointed with any rejection, mostly it proves to be helpful for you, (at least it does for me).Lets start... continue reading

Common misspellings. Words ending with "-ment"

I've been observing an increasing number of images with particular keywords misspelled. I wouldn't bother to write a blog entry about it, but this case is special. Why? Because all these mistakes come from many different users, and are of one, specific type. The keywords ending with "-ment"" syllable are more and more often spelled as "-mant".Please note, the correct spellings are:ENJOYMENTEQUIPMENTRETIREMENTMOVEMENTTREATMENTMANAGEMENTENVIRONMENTetc.NOT enjoyMANT,... continue reading

New Collection - People of Afghanistan

Hello,if interested, check my new (and first:) collection, dedicated to collect photos of common people from Afghanistan. Its not supposed to collect photos of any soldiers, armies and other green/camo things.. just villagers and workers.If you have any photo you consider to be fitting to this collection, please let me know, I will be more than glad to add it.People of Afghanistan continue reading

Anything common ?

See anything common in the pictures above?I don’t see anything common, but these are the pictures that are thrown up when I was searching for a picture with the keyword Bracket.There were many more funny pictures which has nothing to do with a Bracket, but I have not listed out all.Applying the right keyword is very important not only for your picture, but it also helps in avoiding other’s picture getting lost in these maze of improper keywording.How does these wrong keywords come... continue reading

Joe's blog on mistakes

If you are a beginner or just looking for a reminder of the basics, yesterday's post on Joe McNally's blog is a great look at some common mistakes:Joe McNally blogJoe's blog and books are full of interesting anecdotes about getting the shot... continue reading

Side by side with lizards

After the purchase of a macro lens at the beginning of this summer, I needed "models" to picture at. As spending much time in countryside I noticed a small family of lizards living in a flowerbed. Often I saw them having sunbath at a yellow-green bush. Then I decided to pick up my camera and try to get nearer to them for photography purpose. As you see, I succeeded. Actually it was easier to get close to them as I thought. They did not seem to be afraid of me at all, if you move very slowly. I took... continue reading

How to appear at the top of a search?

(confused)It’s fairly obvious that if your image is on page 1 it has a better chance of being downloaded than if it appears on page 1527.So, what to do if, like me, you’re working with limited tools and even more limited skills, not exclusive and with no track record?Answer; choose subject matter that’s not so popular.Downside is that it may not be popular because nobody wants it but, when they do, you’re there and ready.(elephant ball)All the images here are on the first... continue reading

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