When I think of portraits, I don't visualize the standard, studio shot of a family or a high school grad oreven a scion of the business world. I think in stock pictures, so I see an image of a person or animal or an illustratedcharacter that looks like he/she/it is asking me to buy something. The portrait is probably the single most popular imagein stock photography used for marketing, promotions and advertising.For these spokesperson or testimonial portraits,the face needs... continue reading
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The Dreamstime Team is in Florence, Italyfor the annual CEPIC(Coordination of European Picture Agencies) Congress. Serban Enache,Dragos Jianu and I were among the 900 delegates from 500 companiesfrom 50 countries to attend the four day Congress. We met in a trulyglobal picture summit covering all aspects of the picture businesswith the most important up-dates and picture business specialists fromall over the world. Among those honored specialists was Dreamstime'sCEO, Serban Enache,... continue reading
Everybody loves a baby...unless they are screaming in the seat next to you on a cross-country flight. And almost everyone has a baby around the house at one time or another. But beware...babies and children can be like little flowers: way too many images of them to compete with unless the image is exceptional. There is much more to getting great shots of kids than cute smiles. For starters: if you are taking photos of your own children, try to review the resulting images with a non-biased eye. You... continue reading
The older folks are most definitely not hanging around the rocking chairs these days. Life expectancy has been extended greatly over the last 30 years.Those that are living longer are enjoying it more. This is a generation that started going to the gym in their 20's and have been on diets for forty years. They know about their hearts and blood pressure and what to do to stay healthy.These are the boomers. People born after the late 1940's.The knees are a little weak... continue reading
Many times a business deal has been concluded over a pricey meal or in a coffee shop. Hundreds, if not thousands of cookbooks, are published every year.Entire magazines and web sites are devoted to recipes and cooking tips.Many charities and non-profit organizations self-publish cookbooks as fundraisers. There are so many different kinds of food preparation and cooking gadgets that entire mail order and retail stores are exclusively devoted to gadgets for the gourmet.... continue reading
A growing awareness of environmental issues has created a parallel change in personal values for many people. Instead of the conspicuous consumption of years past and the over indulgent styles of the 90's, more and more seek a quieter lifestyle.Instead of leaving a big footprint on the earth and its resources, young and old are seeking simplicity, privacy and inner peace. These trends are reflected in images used in today's advertising and media... continue reading
June is just around the corner and all over the world, brides are lining up for their big day, panic setting in. Some Dreamstime photographers are accomplished wedding shooters. Sooner or later, though, most of you will be asked to take photos for someone's event. Here are some tips for wedding and event photography. I've also added suggestions to ensure that some of your wedding photos will be useful as stock photography.... continue reading
I've been churning out blogs at a furious pace. Now it's your turn. Here are a few of my favorite images from the Dreamstime collection.I'll tell you why I responded to them and then I hope you'll suggest subjects you would like to see in future blogs. Post suggestions to the forum. Remember my expertise is in what to shoot and why and not in techniques.A few of the images have been posted to the blog already. If one of your images isn't included here, don't feel overlooked.I'... continue reading
Youth and sex have forever been used to promote and sell products and services.And sexy pixs are especially important to the calendar sector that isn't dominated by kittens (the more feline type) and gardens. I'm not an expert on what is sexy; that is gender specific and tied to sexual orientation, age, culture and personality.But I can give you some tips on how to make pictures that will have sex appeal AND still useful for some mainstream buyers.... continue reading
Keywording is both a science and an art. No matter what you call it, it can be the best cure for insomnia available outside of a bottle of sleeping pills. But without relevant keywords, images will be lost in remote territories and never be found.Here's a checklist that might help you stay on track and not miss good keywords. Try for 25 words (10 is the minimum) but stay away from extraneous words just to make a quota. It is highly... continue reading
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