Last month and this month I have been playing around with some design ideas and came up with taking a few pictures of different rivers and editing them to look like something you would see out of a fairy tale, like bright pinks and purple colors that give the image an enchanted feel.Pictures out of the ordinary can sometimes be very appealing to a buyer or a designer because its one of a kind, for example its very easy to go out and take a picture of a plain old river, but taking a picture of a river... continue reading
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As a remote editor for Dreamstime, I often come across perfectly good images that we cannot accept as royalty free stock because they include copyright and/or people, without valid property and/or model release(s). More often than not, these are unintentional and minor features of images that can be removed very quickly and effectively with Photoshop, or similar software, dramatically improving image composition in the process. Obviously, I’ve chosen to demonstrate how I deal with these... continue reading
“You must have a really expensive camera—what kind is it?” This is the question I hear most frequently when friends admire my pictures. People, it seems, imagine that if they had the “right kind” of photographic equipment, they then could take pictures that look just like mine.My experience in photography, however, has taught me that the success of any given photo depends very little upon the kind of camera with which it was taken. Checking my Dreamstime home page right now, I see that nine... continue reading
I have many interests when it comes to photography.The first and foremost is my family.The next I always come back to which is flowers. As I have told my husband they make my heart smile. When taking pictures of Flowers try to get different views. I try to not have to edit most photos, I submit as is, but then there are some I just love fooling around with in photoshop elements or photodirector Do you have a favorite editor? If so what? ... continue reading
I have noticed with my photos that it seems the photos I have edited the least are the ones being accepted.Which makes me wonder, the beautiful photos that you know are photoshopped how are they getting accepted?Maybe it is just that I need to polish up on my editing skills, or am I just not tagging them correctly in the right area.IS this even a site you would sell your fine art?I don't know the answer so at this time I am just trying to be in focus and not edit that much any tips... continue reading
We don't get paid for micro stock photography by the hour so being efficient with your time is the most important thing of all.One of the important things to consider as you dedicate more time to stock photography is the workflow you use to do it. There are no right or wrong answers - a workflow will either work for you or it won't.All you need to worry about is what works for you, but here are some things that work for me, and may help you out; 1. Stay busy all year round. Shoot as... continue reading
Hi folks,This is just a quick post to thank the Dreamtimers who have started to follow my portfolio, it really is very much appreciated.When I look around other artist’s portfolios I very quickly realise how much I have to learn, but I’m loving every minute of my learning curve. Now I am slowly getting to grips with the mechanics of photography and editing and also Social Media I will enjoy the experience even more.What a wonderful way to spend my retirement. It keeps me busy, which suits... continue reading
The process of producing images for stock photography takes a long time.Plan and shoot followed by the editing process. The latter seems to take longer than anything else. Hours sat at the pc, staring at the screen, making small adjustments all to create our images.'Fat cat' comes and sits with me to keep me company. She is not our cat, she is super-freindly, she is very pretty, she loves cuddle and she is not fat. Here is her story in the time we've known her.Fat cat announced herself... continue reading
I went out of town today with my girlfriend and came back with 249 high res. photos! At the end of the day I ended up touching up and uploading 47 of them. Cant wait to see what gets accepted. It was a exciting trip!The photo in this post is a Red-Winged Blackbird. This was one of my very first practice photos. Boy I learned a lot from my first photos.I spend a lot of time making the images look just right. Rotating them to the perfect angle, clearing any noise and so on. Im really getting... continue reading
Shoot - bright or make - brightAs colours are the natures giftIt is photographer responsibility that picture is taken with right settings i.e. shutter speed, aperture, mode etc. But many of time it is not possible to take a perfect picture than comes the stage of post editing many professionaland also amateur photographers use adobe Photoshop for this purpose. let me tell you the basic things to play with in Photoshop* try to shoot in raw as raw file can be... continue reading
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