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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Darn, my photo got refused. Never mind, I will make another one and submit it when I catch some time.STOP.That is not a good thing to do. Have you at least checked the email you received based on refusal or you've just deleted it after reading the subject line?Well, let’s start this way. I am an editor on Dreamstime, one of largest stock photo sites in the world. You know what I love to do with photos and illustrations users submit? I love to APPROVE them. Yes I do, really. I am just an... continue reading
Dear community,We'd love to read your photo adventures, but before starting, please keep in mind that blogs are for sharing photography experiences meant to help our community with useful tips and tricks.Our blog section is monitored and reviewed by our admins and your posts will not go live until approved by admin staff. Some of the posts might not meet our rules, be out-of-topic, or address matters that cannot be answered publicly.In order to avoid your posts being refused, here are some guidelines... continue reading
Hi all,Recently I was doing some urban night photography and really got happy with the results. I can't believe there will be here some new findings for the veteran photographers among you but it's a nice reminder for all of us so I decided to share :)1. Gear - for starter a good tripod and tripod head is a must. I have a Manfrotto tripod and I use a good quality Chinese tripod ball head which does a great job.2.Know your lens - every lens has its sweet spot. Generally speaking your... continue reading
I´d like to investigate with the user community, the contributor community and the admininistrative community, the ideas / confusion that surround the concept of similars.I can only reflect on my own confusion, as a creator on concepts and images, at the ambiguity that exists.To try and illustrate, from my own perspective again, I will offer and example:BIG EARS splitSTRIKEThis is a series about ten pin bowling. There is an ample community of ten pin... continue reading
When a person starts to do something new, he or she always thinks that success comes at once. Let me suggest several advices for everyone who has just started and especially who continues to put soul and craft in stock illustrations.Advice №1 Be patientIt means: don’t give up if your sells are not as high as you expected. It is all about trading. If you ask any shop assistant whether his sales are the same during the year or even month or week you’ll discover there are peaks and downswings... continue reading
There are a few important points to be considered for editorial submissions although they seem to be overlooked most of the times:Specific descriptions – increased editorial valueThe first thing one should keep in mind when submitting such images is that they are not meant to be generic images as regular RF ones are. I am talking here especially about those images related to events – be they sport, social or high life. Therefore, the text added as description for these type of images... continue reading
Well, I finally got started in stock photography! It seems like a whole new world to me and I have a huge learning curve... to come up to speed on what's important, what images sell and which ones don't.One thing has struck me already: LEAVE HEAD ROOM and Lots of It!Seems like some of the better images could be considered to be incomplete and most are not cropped.It appears that they leave plenty of room on images for advertisers to use to add their customization (tag lines, other image... continue reading
Guidelines to create a concept for your IllustrationsOnce you have selected the name for the illustration the next important part is to get the concept for the illustration. The process is similar to selecting the name for the illustration and is done as follows•Determine the content and nature of your Illustrations1.what your illustration should say about your company.2.how to represent your company- There are many ways to do thisoYou may come up with an image related to a business... continue reading
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