We usually have a spare battery, spare memory card, spare camera body, spare flash on hand - just in case something fails... But what if the failure hits our eyes? Unfortunately there is nothing like spare set of eyeballs... Hope this little experience of mine will help you avoid stupid mistakes...Last 10 years I was feeling, that my eyes don't see so sharp as before, so years ago I visited ophthalmologist to get glasses... but the strange thing - non of the correction lenses we tried that day... continue reading
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While browsing the Internet, I came across an article from February 2011 about a company that made a costly mistake when they used an image without permission on their website, and that image was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. This mistake ended up costing the company $4000. According to their story (which you can read here), most of their images come from stock photography sites, but this one slipped through the cracks.The company is now trying to educate others about image copyright... continue reading
I've been observing an increasing number of images with particular keywords misspelled. I wouldn't bother to write a blog entry about it, but this case is special. Why? Because all these mistakes come from many different users, and are of one, specific type. The keywords ending with "-ment"" syllable are more and more often spelled as "-mant".Please note, the correct spellings are:ENJOYMENTEQUIPMENTRETIREMENTMOVEMENTTREATMENTMANAGEMENTENVIRONMENTetc.NOT enjoyMANT,... continue reading
hi my friends what's up?some days ago I was looking in my fridge for something can be shot... when I've saw my delicious pumpkin soup!I've prepared carefully my table, placing ingredients in empty spaces of my pictures to make it more interesting, every time i came behind my camera I saw something was missing and added new items. when i was satisfied I've checked white balance and started shooting...As you see my pictures as been accepted, I really like them and I've already... continue reading
Hopefully my experience will help others here on Dreamstime not make the same mistakes I have made during the past month.This is not a critique about DT, it is to help others not make same mistakes.Prior to this month, I had submitted roughly 500 images with an acceptance rate above 85%.Most of my images were wildlife related.This month, I decided to expand my portfolio with other types of images.My first mistake was uploading about 20 butterfly and insect images.All were rejected;... continue reading
Not long ago I had hit a brick wall when it came to thinking of what I could photograph.I was stuck at 94 uploads.I studied the portfolios of others and it was like learning the "abc's" all over again.Some photographers here are geniuses.Last week I was on vacation so I planned to get up early and head out with the camera to find my perfect photo.After driving around for quite awhile I found my shot.I pulled the car over and set up the camera on... continue reading
Did you ever deleted your images from your memory-card before uploading them to your computer?I made this huge mistake last weekend as my mind was all over the place.The images lost were from a shoot done that afternoon. I was extremely frustrated when I came to realize that this happened to me. I was already thinking about a re-shoot and how to confront my model with the bad news.After cooling down from my stress, I came to realize that there might be hope......I remembered that in the... continue reading
All this talk of keywording made me have a look at mine and OH MAN what a silly fool I've been the past year - I'm going through my images one by one and checking my keywords .... they are rubbish!!!example: this open book with the title "open empty book"; before I corrected it, it didn't even have the words "open, empty and paper" rubbish! :sssso I'm taking this new aproach and have jotted down a couple of questions before submitting to help find the keywords in my head:1 - is there... continue reading
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