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
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During an illustration editor's review some mistakes are noticeably common, so here's a list of those ones which might help illustration contributors in their submissions. Copyright - When creating any drawing, the contributor must keep in mind not to include any logo or any brand in their illustration. There are already tons of illustrations out there so there are chances that your work might also look alike ones that are already online.Jaggies - Jagged lines or edges, usually this... continue reading
What makes a famous photographer famous? It’s not the gear he uses, and it’s normally not a single image, either. Most of the greatest photographers have a certain style that makes their images immediately recognizable. Style is the reason why you can pick an Ansel Adams landscape out from a thousand others. Style makes you unique, it’s an extension of your personality and it’s what sets you apart from everyone else.What Style is NotThere are many misconceptions about... continue reading
Time and time again I see articles about tips and/or advice for newbies, written by... well, newbies. When I read a blog that might contain new, useful info, I check the source. I look at the author's profile page, his online files/sales ratio but most importantly at the quality of his work. And in many cases I find that they have a small portfolio, very few sales and not so great images.Which doesn't necessarily mean they're wrong about what they have to say, but after four years in the business... continue reading
One day Jelena ran into the studio with an idea to make a photo with a couple of oranges like this one. So i made this shot. And another couple of hundreds.Sometimes this happens to me. And I don't really know how to deal with it. I work through the whole photosession up to the end and only then I realize that the camera was set on iso400. Who could have thought? However, Dreamstime accepted all of the photos despite the disastrous noises. continue reading
Like all in life, we meet different kind of friends, those that are the friends we know in a moment or an occasion, by coincidence or friends of friends, other kind that we like to meet when it’s about fun & good moments, because we don’t have enough trust to share them more than that (We might call them friends of a drink)!Some friends are from the heart, those who might drop honest tears of happiness or sadness for us! But never go further for some reason!But the most important friends are... 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
In the absence of much time to develop my shooting style of late I have been conscientiously trying to not make basic mistakes!Basic things that I have been trying NOT to do include:Arriving somewhere with no battery (now check the battery indicator before heading out)A full CF card (no a preview and check available shots before heading out)Fumbling around looking for my lens cap (always put it in my left front pocket)Forgetting to pack my tripod head or entire tripod (general awareness)... continue reading
If you are a beginner or just looking for a reminder of the basics, yesterday's post on Joe McNally's blog is a great look at some common mistakes:Joe McNally blogJoe's blog and books are full of interesting anecdotes about getting the shot... 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
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