I am an author of Children’s Story Books. My books consist of mainly photo illustrations of which I shoot myself and/or use royalty free illustrations supplied by Dreamstime.com. As a Children’s Book author, I develop most of my stories over time with many thought provoking spurts throughout a day, week, or month. These thought provoking spurts include deciding what illustrations I may need for the story line.These thoughts may or may not be part of the final book, but I need a process of... continue reading
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Hello again everyone,As I promised in my first blog that I would next write something about equipment for newbies in stock photography, here I am. I have to say that I was very surprised how many people actually read my first blog and I am very happy that most of them found it interesting. This is all new to me, but very exciting.So, let's begin... For those who read my writing for the first time, I'm also newbie in stock, but I spent so many hours looking for right equipment and at the end... continue reading
Each workday morning I have a ritual.Arrive at work, turn on my computer and let it boot-up.Being the ever-so-efficient fellow that I am, I prepare a morning cup of java during this wait time.Once booted, I check my personal email, my work email, my facebook and of course...my Dreamstime account.I've learned that the latter absorbs the most time during my morning ritual.With baited breath and nerves tingling, I await the Dreamstime page to load, all the while staring at the upper right... continue reading
There's been a lot of discussion about Pinterest lately here on the DT blogs and forums.Some feel its a great social networking promotion tool while others think its the spawn of the devil and yet another example of rampant copyright infringement on the Internet.Others simply don't know what to make of it yet.Personally I'm kind of on the fence about Pinterest.When I first checked out Pinterest I thought - whoa boy this site is just full of copyright infringements.Unwatermarked images... continue reading
I recently bought a new 80x80cm light cube.Before I tried different sizes, but 150x150cm was too big for my room and 60x60cm - too small for most of objects I planned to shoot. 80x80 is perfect size!I also tried to build light cubes from tripods and paper, but the construction wasn't too stable, occupied much space and took forever to be removed and placed back. The real light cube can be folded and unfolded in seconds - another advantage.I'm so happy now! Isolation is no more a problem,... continue reading
I love to photography the landscape and cityscape. Unfortunately, it seems that it is not quite high demand. Most of the time, they are not considered as "stock oriented" picture when I tried some creative or so called artistic point of view.After more that 250 uploads of 370 submissions picture, I come with the fact that isolated items picture are more demanded and some more for the daily used items.So I decided to try to do some "stock-oriented" picture ;) I bought a cheap lightbox tent.... continue reading
Hello, I've got a lightbox with coffee and tea pictures, and not much sales of any pictures from it. There are thousands pictures of that kind and it's really hard to sell this kind of imagery. Anyone has got an idea how to improve sales of such popular topics? Maybe It's good idea to publish some pictures from collection in free section?Coffee And Tea Lightbox continue reading
I told you some time ago that being inspired by Alek Kringstad (Kringstad) who wrote an excellent blog on handmade cheap lightbox (you can read it here), I made my own one.After first accepted images taken with this equipment I continued to play with it. This time my subject was food and here are the first uploads: continue reading
So, finally I have made cardboard lightbox with walls and "ceiling" of tracing paper. Also I bought 3 cheep lamps and 3 x 6450K bulbs. Toytal price for all the equipment is $30. And here are my first lightbox images accepted: continue reading
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