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11 Ways to Get Started Creating Concept Pieces

 (This is the #1 result for "big fish in a small pond." But it's a shark. How could you benefit from creating concepts?)Can I let you in on a dirty little secret?A lot of designers out there don't want to admit it, but, well...There are a lot of us who have "concept" lightboxes.We don't like to talk about it because it's almost as bad as having "miscellaneous" lightboxes in which to dump all sorts of weird stuff that doesn't make sense to a more specific category.I think the... continue reading

Forcing myself to "shoot stock"

Stock photography is supposed to be serious business, right? Where you have bring well dressed businessmen in dark suit sporting spotless neckties, a finger hovering around in the air drawing an increasing bar graph? Or maybe pressing a button on a touch screen that strikes a deal? Or maybe shaking hands?Not really! I decided to dedicate today to some research and searched some random words and looking into the most downloaded photo, I found strange things.Yeah, business persons with a hand... continue reading

Concepts rule our lives...

They say that so called "conceptual" images are more in demand, and seems it is ever so true..I celebrate today my first level 2 image!....and it is a new challenge ahead to see if anyone buys it now at increased level 2 price...Greetings! continue reading

Saturation, Invention, and a new old direction

So here we all are, slavishly adding new images to an ever increasing pile of creativity and opportunity. But how many times now is the same subject being captured from all perspectives, and how long will it be before we can't add a truly "new" image any more?As a 3D artist working with ever more powerful (open-source) software it is rapidly coming to the point where realism can be created. particularly for inorganic subjects and with less effort and time than ever before. Much more capable artists... continue reading

The Challenge of Conceptual Photos

I am a newbie in stock photography, so naturally I have a lot to learn and for me it is a very challenging and at the same time inspiring process…I read lots of articles about what sells best in stock photography, how to take better pictures and so on, but I guess what really intrigues me and inspires me to keep trying is not only the financial side of the issue, but even more the creative one.And talking about creativity I think that concepts are the best example. In my opinion conceptual... continue reading

Creative images must be planned

In my blogsaniphoto.blogspot.com I posted an article in two parts, about the process of creating a couple ideas on social networking. Here I want instead to tell you the preliminary procedures I usually apply before getting the idea done.Basically, if an idea spring to mind, be it during reading, sleeping, a conversation or whatever, what I usually do is a simple search in the agency database and with Picniche, to see if that kind of subject/keyword may be good. Good means that there are few... continue reading

Creative and funny

I was trying to brainstorm recently around some ideas that would convey a humorous or funny visual effect.The idea of 'head into the cloud' was one of these and I made it with great pleasure and fun. Grabbed the material from my personal archive of 'stock images' (photo that I took and keep for usage in such situations) I started to realize these two conceptual photo montages.You can see them here below.Seeing these kind of conceptual ideas, in fact, you can say that I'm more acting... continue reading

Making progress

One of my goals in a previous Blog was to try to move towards something conceptual in my photography.I had some success yesterday!!!I managed to combine 2 images taken over the last week in photoshop and I am very chuffed that the 2 files I submitted were accepted.Not only is this my first attempt at a concept, but it is the first time I have been successful in submitting photoshopped images.It's funny, the harder I tried to think of an original concept, the less inspiration I felt.These... continue reading

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conceptual images - sometimes accidental

I was in NYC walking down canal street (chinatown) back when I was about 20 years old, with a bunch of my friends one afternoon.My friend Paul is a crazy guy, and I told him to go and chase the pigeon down the street.When he took off running, I snapped the shot with my Vivitar point and shoot, and this was the result :)Sometimes you get a conceptual image by accident...this one could portray escape, stress, moving away, luncacy - you be the judge!Feel free to share your "accidental conceptual"... continue reading

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