A couple of days ago the picture below was sold. By now it has been sold 5 times. So, I started to wonder "who is interested in a picture like that?".As a contributor we know very little about the buyers (only via sales). At the same time the whole collection of searches done by buyers contains a lot of relevant information. There exist data mining algorithms that reveal that kind of information. It would be nice if contributors would know about this. It would create a win-win situation for the... continue reading
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Since I joined and became a exclusive photographer for Dreamstime, I have more and more surprise and achievement in my work. No matter what kind of different cultural, nation and history, we all are showing ourselves. Recently, I analyzed the information and data of my account briefly. I found some interesting conclusion about it. Perhaps this is a milestone to me. Because there are 1960 images online and 265 sales now. The first, I have plenty of natural scenery pictures which are... continue reading
Recently my family went on a week and a half trip to visit family and friends over the spring break and Easter.I drove back home with my two oldest boys.Probably one of the key definitions of 'distracted driving' is taking photographs out windows, so I had the boys try to take some photos of the Rockies and some other stock photo worthy subjects :)Not that I had any expectations, but if they are interested I like to encourage them to take photos.What I didn't expect... continue reading
From Pinterest's blog:"You can now find a Pinterest button in the Flickr share menu to easily pin everything that you can share via Flickr, including photo pages, favorites, and groups. If you pin frequently, the Pin It button will show as one of the two shortcuts directly on the photopage.Attribution appears below the pin’s description and provides a permanent link to the work, its author, and where they host their content. Because attribution cannot be edited, photographers can rest assured... continue reading
If a human eye was a lens what kind would it be. I did some research about this. So I find on the net that an average human eye would have:f/8,3-f/2,1from 17 to 24mmMinimal focus distance 7cm-infinityI find it interesting to know these. If you know more precise data please say it.And one more thing, our autofocus system focuses in 350ms. continue reading
I thought I should share another lesson I learnt this week past.I was helping shoot some stills around a friends commercial film from morning until lunch on Saturday. I then went to download what I had, around 400 images, when my laptop registered that the card was unreadable. I pulled the card reader and reinserted into the USB port and this time it could read. On navigating to the folder though it registered only two strangely named files and none of the CR2 raw Canon images I'd been shooting.... continue reading
Ever wanted to know more about what your CAMERA did to your photo? You know what YOU did but there was more?There is the basic metadata (EXIF-Exchangeable image file format, IPTC-International Press Telecommunications Council) exposed through tools like Lightroom but there is more that can be accessed.There is a free tool written by Phil Harvey that extracts a lot more detail than you would otherwise see. I have played with this tool over the past few years and it has kept up with new camera... continue reading
Are you taking advantage of all analytic tools what Dreamstime offers?Today I rediscovered a tool which existence I had forgot. On uploads area there's a little link Download excel archive. You can find it on statistics page as well. That Excel archive contains all your uploaded files and shows totals about downloads, views and revenue per image.It's a really great research tool. You can analyze which topics sell, which don't. Which images have not viewed, which might need new keywords.... continue reading
Did you ever deleted your images from your memory-card before uploading them to your computer?I made this huge mistake last weekend as my mind was all over the place.The images lost were from a shoot done that afternoon. I was extremely frustrated when I came to realize that this happened to me. I was already thinking about a re-shoot and how to confront my model with the bad news.After cooling down from my stress, I came to realize that there might be hope......I remembered that in the... continue reading
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