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Thinking like a Stock Photographer : Thoughts from the Edge

 I've been thinking about my content and photo projects a lot recently. I'm usually pretty busy... I have a full time day job, a girlfriend, I shoot bands, and like everyone else, I'm swamped with a million little things.This is NOT a complaint. It just means I have to really work hard to make the effort for all the stock photo stuff in my life. You have to really want to do stock photography. It's rarely glamourous. It's often tedious. There's keywording, editing, time in lightroom, time spent... continue reading

Edge of Paradise

Hey Dreamstimers........Anyone out there interested in off the beaten track locations? Then do I have a spot for you! Most of you have heard of Bikini Atoll - where the USA detonated numerous atomic weapons at the end of WWII. And I am here to report that the island of Bikini is still uninhabitable due to the radioactive dust that permeates the island.Anyway, we're talking about the Marshall Islands which is mid-pacific & on the equator halfway between Hawaii & Australia. Majuro is the capitol... continue reading

Social Media: Are we on the Edge of a New Market for Images?

All this debate about Pinterest made me wonder about what this new social networks mean to our image marketing.Meanwhile we are terrified with the escalation of piracy and finding tons of cooyrights inflingements around the web, we wonder if this industry has a future or if we are on a sinking boat.I will start first analysing us compared to the audio and movie industry.The first major diference is the market. Our images are mainly sold to the corporate market, they use it for advertising,... continue reading

8 BIT or 16 BIT COLOR?

I have to ask, is anyone using 16bit color in their submissions? I use Adobe Lightroom for my workflow and have to reduce the image to 8bit color to work in one of my photoshop programs. Overall, is 16bit color recommended for stock images or is this reserved for printing? I seem to be doing okay with 8bit color, but I am sure looking at every little thing that can help me get an edge in this industry!Thanks to all that respond,Stan continue reading

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