Your project is almost ready, your sweat and toil has paid off and you've narrowed down on your stock photos. Now the most important question on your mind is "What Size Image Should I Download for My Project?".You do not want the results to look blurry when it prints, or unnecessarily slow down your web pages while spending credits when you needn't!To print or not to print: Does your project involve printing out on paper? Is it a presentation to a group of people... continue reading
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Wondering why your clients do not come back with recommendations or more work? Are you unknowingly making the mistakes you shouldn't? Most new or intermediate designers often overstate and under deliver, not being clear about the goals or going overboard with the design. Being inline with client needs, using the right tools, being on time and following up with clients may win you repeat business and reputation, read on to know why.Overpromising and under delivering to your client:Ask any good... continue reading
Hello, everybody! The majority of my editorial stock photos are about the people that I have found interesting for some reason. I'm specialised in candid photography, which means that I photograph people when they don't know that I'm doing it. I always portray them in public places where photography is allowed. However, sometimes I think that I would portray somebody at his/her best only if he/she knows that I'm photographing him/her.In this case, my main rules are three:1)... continue reading
Let’s assume you are a simple propane salesman and you desperately need a picture of a hot dog. You go to your favorite stock site, dreamstime.com, and find an image of a tasty looking hot dog. You are then given a bunch of options for download: A JPEG, PNG and a TIFF. Why are there so many different options? Before talking about specific file types, let’s talk about compression. Bandwidth isn’t free, so transmitting huge bitmap files isn’t very efficient. Most image files employ some form... continue reading
In my last article, “Documenting History and Amplifying Voices" I reflected on the excitement of documenting and disseminating current events through editorial photography. Yet, as I was choosing the photos to accompany the article I started to ask myself, "Am I putting myself in danger when seeking those supercharged, raw and real emotions?"As I said before, maybe it's the actress in me, but what I most love about editorial photography is capturing heightened, uncensored emotions.... continue reading
I apologize in advance for mistakes in English. I am self-taught.If we talk about models - people, it was always the first choice for me to reach for someone in the family. As the mother of five children, I have to choose from. I'm just a casual photographer and I do not have much experience, but one thing I know for sure - if you shoot a family, you will save yourself a lot of worries. You do not have to deal with personal information if you can work with your children. You do not have to worry... continue reading
Once, in the distant 2011, I accidentally read on the Internet that there is a salary without absolutely no investment. Earnings are associated with a photo that has long been my hobby. I photographed mostly my family, also nature, animals, I really www.dreamstime.com liked the macro, well, in general, everything interesting around. I began to look for information on the Internet on the topic of earning on the sale of photographs. I realized that the photos that I have can even be sold... continue reading
This is an Internet old question. Should you just right click and download an image, use it in a project and never worry about it? Or maybe you shouldn't.The shortest answer is: maybe.The long and comprehensive answer is, however, more complex. So let's decipher it.Let's say you're working on a newsletter for a travel company for the sake of a tangible example. This newsletter involves tropical vacations, cocktails, waterfront resorts, the whole tropical dream in one package.... continue reading
You made all the plans. Packed your computer bag with all the equipment you would need. Scoped out the perfect spot. Set up the shot taking into consideration the correct ISO, shutter speed, aperture, filters, remotes, tripod, etc., etc., etc.You get home to download your shoot to your computer with baited breath, sure you have “that one picture”, and discover the image was an epic fail. So you move it to the trash and carry on. Right?Not so fast. Stop a minute and look at your failed images.... continue reading
Discover a brand new world of colors and shapes.To dive into that adventure, best solution is to get a macro lens with reverse ring. With macro extensions as alternative solution you can’t get such great results. Besides that, macro lenses can be used as remarkable portrait lenses with amazing sharpness. They allow taking photos from low distance so that distance should be only few centimeters.Macro photographs are ones with enlargement of subject in proportion 1:1, or higher 2:1, 3:1 and so on.... continue reading
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