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Doctor in the House

With an explosion of medical advertising and health care issues often in the news in print and on the web, there is an increased demand for images of medical professionals. To produce images of doctors and nurses, it's not necessary to have access to a hospital.It's been my experience that the most popular image in the genre is a simple testimonial or spokesperson image:The addition of a white lab coat and a stethoscope are all the props... continue reading

The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models.Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice by offering four different means of adding information. These are the Image Name, Description, Categories and Keywords.Here are some tips to entering information that will give you the best success:Overall Impression. First, get a general overall... continue reading

The Do Nots of Successful Keywords

Over the next week or so, I'll continue a short course in keywording the Dreamstime way. I can't promise that our guide will take all the tedium out of the job but if you follow it, the time you spend in adding data to your images should improve your downloads and the process made smoother.Ok, let's admit it. You don't love photography because you love keywording. Keywording can be a dull task and the rewards for good work elusive to... continue reading

Not Just a Pretty Face

Facial expressions send strong messages about what an image is trying to say...what the image is about.Unfortunately, a model's lack of expression can sometimes cause the photo to say next to nothing. One expression to avoid is the pouty-pouty runway model blank look that many people assume when being photographed. Both models below are engaged with the camera with strong facial or body language.If you are shooting something "fashiony"... continue reading

Wild Models

Yesterday I found myself on a long pier stretching far out into the Atlantic Ocean. An aggressive group of large pelicans were hanging around the end of the pier to snatch leftover fresh bait.These birds were fairly unafraid of the bystanders but to get close-up images of wild birds or animals without an expensive long lens, can be a challenge.The images above illustrate two different styles of photographing animals. I especially... continue reading

A Sense of Place (Part II)

Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how the light will be at different times in the day in different locations. If your shooting location is near the tidal zones, look up the tide charts. Read as much as you can about the place not just in guidebooks but go to the web archives of travel magazines to learn what's new.... continue reading

Erin Go Bragh!

Erin Go Bragh translates to "Ireland Forever" and in the US where everyone claims to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day, it is often heard.
In parts of the world, March 17th is all about beer. Specifically, green beer. Very green beer tends to look like dish soap even under the best conditions. Better to concentrate on other Irish symbols that are more easily photographed or on only slightly tinted ale.... continue reading

What is She Wearing?

Wardrobe is key to a professional looking image. And the type of clothing that a model is wearing can enhance the salability of an image in more ways than one.Here is a terrific image of a teen writing on the board in her classroom. The model's top gives a clue to the season: it is clothing that would only be worn in very warm weather.And since school is usually associated with the cooler seasons in most parts of the Northern hemisphere at least, the image usage could be limited if... continue reading

Introduction

Dreamstime has asked me to write a blog to share my knowledge of the stock photo business. First a bit about me.Before I found myself in the business of editing, marketing and producing images, I was a schoolteacher. Thus the art above. I hope to both teach and learn in this effort.I studied zoology and that informs some of the imagery that I personally favor.One of the first images that caught my eye is the one on the... continue reading

Communication Lines!!

Yesterday? Are you sure? Cross, verify.... Please describe. Exactly, attempts were made several times to respond accordingly, AND.......The Canvass was marked! Explain.....Every canvass is deemed to originate from this enclave, FULL STOP!!! Nothing FURTHER.....Emergency, WE REQUIRE urgent........Repeat...Emergency...Contingency, THIS WAY, thank you.......Ring tone???? Mute? Answers!! Where's the glassed note? Location unknown, endeavouring......Any windows? There are many, apparently, but... continue reading

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