Welcome to our new monthly blog contest! You can win $300 (first place), $200 (second place) and $100 (third place).Our new theme is How-To: LocationsChoosing the right location for a shooting is often difficult. We spend days of research to find the perfect place that fits the concept. So in our new theme, we're looking to see how you spot the right photography locations and how you make the best out of it. Share your tips for on-location shooting... continue reading
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Photographers who begin to dabble on online stock usually start with generic images from around where they live and vacation snapshots. Then they may begin to do simple commercial concepts such as photographing a calculator, pencil, and a piece of paper on their kitchen table. If they study the business they'll begin to realize the real money is with concise concepts with a strong focus on a specific theme.The problem is the advanced stock imagery requires a photography studio or access to various... continue reading
I spend a lot of time outdoors photographing. Sometimes driving for over an hour, then hiking deep into the forest to find that special image that every art director will want to buy (or at least that is my hope!).Lately, though, time and weather have not been cooperating with me.Because of this, I have found that I have been overlooking a treasure in my own backyard.Siting on my deck one evening I noticed all the activity on and around my deck.I grabbed my camera and started shooting.... continue reading
I'm a new comer to this world. I started a year ago just curious to see if some people would like my pictures. As everybody, I didn't know which platform to choose. I tried 2 to see if they accepted my work. Both did.I devoted until now to the other platform to reach an objective of 500 images uploaded. Now I'm doing the same with Dreamstime.I have only sold 2 times in DS (I have over 80 sells in the other platform). The same image sold twice. This is a picture of a New year's eve... continue reading
After have been an amateur photographer since I was 15, that is more than 30 years, I now have started my own photographer firm. Mostly I am doning portrait work such as weddings, business portraits and family portraits, but also I am selling good quality pictures in such different categories as landscape, macro, seascape, cityscape, wildlife, people and more to come. Now I have uploaded my first pictures to Dreamstime, with the aim of becoming an active supplier of stock photos. My plan is to use... continue reading
I returned to stock photography recently after a five year break. I have taken note of the images that continued to sell while others have gone dormant.Location photos seem to be eternally popular and generally don't have a 'time-stamp' on them visually as much as a photo containing a person will, due to changes in styles over the years.For instance, photos of this model taken around 2008 haven't sold since 2011 and are looking dated: While photos of Dallas, such... continue reading
Gotta love traveling!Visiting new places can be such an inspiration for your photography. No matter how often the hills of Tuscany or the St. Peter's Basilica have been photographed by other people, if it's new to you then it's your opportunity to capture them from your own perspective.I recently visited Rome and Tuscany, Italy and was in my glory with all the beauty and opportunity for my own photography interpretation. Sure I had seen a million photos of the small towns of Cinque Terra, but... continue reading
In this previous blog we've discussed how to find the right model for your future photoshoot so it's time we move to the next step, finding a good location, props and lights setup.At this point you have already established a contract with your models so you’re in search for the perfect location. Since you already know what you will be shooting and have discussed this with the people you’ll work with now all you need is a good place to make it happen.Depending on what you have in... continue reading
Well, my first on location photo shoot is over and I managed to get MUCH LESS than I expected of myself.The good news I guess is that I at least got something.Here is one of those somethings…To start the day off, the garden center owner had apparently forgotten to mention to the workers that we would be there on Sunday (during regular business hours) to do some indoor shooting.Not a big deal there, really.BUT, in addition, a coupon mailer had gone out earlier in the week, and what... continue reading
After last month’s disappointments, March has been rather good. Starting off with the Vicious Kittens calendar shoot in my studio. VK is web page set up by Pixie SuicideA group of Alternative female models handpicked for their beauty and individuality, I had worked with most of the models before, but also had assistance from Kim who is doing her degree in photography.The theme was “cyber”, so plenty of bright colours, I set up the “operating table” and the girls took turns in being the... continue reading
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