Good morning DT, in this short blog I am going to talk about my personal experience as a photographer and offer some tips for people that are starting or thinking about starting a career in photography. Now if you are a pro, it is very probable that you already know this stuff, so you could skip the article, but if you are a newbie, it is possible that you could find something useful. So let's not hesitate and begin with the first tip: 1.Appearances: So to say that it is very important... continue reading
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Did you know that September 5th is (was?) “National Be Late for Something Day”?As a person who is impossibly early in a fashionably late-running world, I thought I would embrace the holiday to see if I could find the advantage that the rest of the populated planet seems to have found but that I just haven’t yet uncovered. So, here it goes.After a day of exhaustive research, I can attest that the benefits to being late are …………Who am I kidding?I just can’t do it.... continue reading
This concept of finishing a project daily and rendering it out without over thinking or over judging yourself is by far the best idea I've seen since first day I started interesting in digital art. "One render a day keeps the artist block away" will not be a bold statement since its ease your way out to focus on creating something new everyday without getting bored or overwhelmed too much. It gives you freedom to move on, saves you from the fear of being criticized, gets you... continue reading
My previous blog post was about testing the waters and deciding to start selling more seriously... well it has worked. It is slow but it is moving. I am grateful to those who have supported me and given the the encouragement to carry on pushing forward and sell more images and get more ready to sell.Thank you also to all those that put up such great images that inspire and create the need to want to develop more and learn more to achieve greater things.Lets see how it goes from here.It's been... continue reading
I'd like to say hello to all photographers and of course the users of these photos! The purpose of my reporting is that I would like to share with you the joy of my new goal that has been achieved, 7000 online images.I am very happy to advance in the stock photography, of course, sales can always be better but I'm satisfied because selling is getting better month by month. The will, perseverance and goalThese three things are very important if you want to progress, they are especially... continue reading
Another contest? should I enter? should I even bother?Contests are very interesting... they are created for a lot of different reasons, the biggest most likely being that they give manufacturers a wonderful data base of names and addresses and data about you, which is worth it's weight for marketing. it also makes giving away something like a trip or a car worth more then the prize might actually cost.There are small contests that give away a book or a movie pass, larger contests that offer prizes... continue reading
" I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by."-Douglas Adams"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."-Jim Henson"Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away."-Paul Terry"The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits."-Albert Einstein"I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together... continue reading
‘Good afternoon, Miss Lee. You’ll be eager to be free.’‘Yes, I have deadlines.’‘I see.’My latest crush turns my hand this way and that. Skilled fingers make gentle assessment.‘I’ll refer to you to physiotherapy.’‘Thank you.’‘Nurse Pringle, fetch the necessary paperwork, please. Soft balls to squeeze periodically for a matter of months,’ he continues after the nurse’s departure.My healing hand trembles and I smile.‘You look lovely today, Miss Lee, Galway... continue reading
Roberto1977, this week's featured contributor, is a self-taught illustrator in love with photography who likes to draw the world happy. His favorite and main subjects are children and seasonal holidays which he turns into successful stock with a few inexpensive resources but with a lot of passion. His microstock trajectory falls into the classic pattern of read, learn, try-it-yourself, grow and this is exactly what he advises new comers to do. Roberto1977' style is happy and serene, as he confesses... continue reading
In life, things can go up and down. Just like any market, sales in microstock comes and goes too. Over time, I think you can see patterns and trends here and there. Those that are here from the beginning will have a lot more insights. This article is to offer some bit of cheer if you are experiencing a bit of a slum or just feeling down.Portfolio Diversity and VolumeIn the long run, this will certainly helps in maintaining continuous sales. There are many people here who's portfolio I am simply... continue reading
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