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Combining Photos and History

   I am often interested in the history of the location that I am photographing. By providing some context to the age of the building being photographed I can hopefully address the needs of some image purchasers that want a colorful image of a building over 150 years old. Simply showing the building without the context would not be as strong a download opportunity. continue reading

Keep it handy

Your camera will take no photos while it is stored in its bag!Having your camera at an easy to reach spot is an important key to making the most of quickly passing photo opportunities. It is also wise to make sure the card is in and the battery at least somewhat charged.I keep my camera on a small table where I can grab it with just a few seconds notice. A butterfly flitting past the kitchen window or a raccoon waddling across my porch are good reasons to spend a few minutes outdoors with... continue reading

Photographic time update

Just a follow-up for those of you who read my blog on photography time.I have started to carry my camera with me more often.This photo of my best friend Brady came from the weekly trip to the dog park.this seems to be a model rich environment and the puppies don't mind if you don't have a model release!I have found several opportunities since starting this.Unfortunately I can not get the weather in my part of the country to cooperate.have started making notes in a small notebook to... continue reading

Photography time

I have been amazed by the fact that there are photographers with over 100,000 images on line. As a retired professional photographer who had a camera in his hand a minimum of 10 hours a day, I have avoided carrying it with me.This has led to a small amount of time in the field photographing.My new career has taken up most of my time.Put that together with unacceptable lighting conditions for most of my available time to photograph and it has given me a low total of images in review.I have... continue reading

I just made 50 sales

At the recommendation of a friend, I did Dreamstime account. The first 3 months I did not loading photos. Now I try to upload at least 50 pictures per month. Yesterday I just made 50 sales. Special thanks those who bought those images, and Dreamstime for this opportunity!    continue reading

Good luck for everybody

 Hey there,thank you DT for giving an opportunity to develop my skills. I am here during a long time but was not active, now I see this is not only the way to earn some money this is also good way to develop photographer's skills.Good luck for everybodyOlga continue reading

And the 2014 Word of the Year is .....

I'm a list maker.It's what I do.It's how I keep myself organized.I'm such an extreme list maker that my husband jokes that I need to keep lists of all the lists that I keep!Sometimes I write things on a list, just so I can cross them back off.It's a sickness - I can't help it.So you can imagine what a New Year means for me.Yup, New Year - New Lists!For years I have started the New Year by listing.....all the things that I... continue reading

Stock Photos Are Created, Not Taken

If you have been around stock photography for any amount of time and paid attention to forums and blogs you undoubtedly have seen the phrase "Stock photos are created, not taken". Does this mean that you have to set up every situation and spend a ton of money of props and models? If you are like me, you don't have a large budget for creating amazing sets and hiring teams of models.Here are some ways you can get some stuff accomplished on little or no budget!1) There are generally local models... continue reading

Shoot it or lose it

I just came back from one of my favorite shooting spots for flowers and critters, Flamingo Gardens I went to shoot some video of two of the waterfalls on the property and get some more shots of the various critters that roam the gardens. I hadn't been there in 4 months or so.Imagine my disappointment when I went inside only to find that the lush vegetation had completely overgrown the falls. You could hear them, but you couldn't see them, so, no video.I did the same thing to myself on a recent... continue reading

The Road to 3,000 Sales

When I first started on this road to Stock Photography I thought it would be an easy transition from Wedding Photography to Stock Photography, but it wasn't as easy as I anticipated. What makes a great Wedding Photograph doesn't necessarily make great Stock Photography.While I started this as a hobby I also wanted to make it a successful adventure. So I wanted to find a balance between what I love to photograph and what sells good as Stock. And what I found is that I could photograph things... continue reading

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