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Your Turn

I've been churning out blogs at a furious pace. Now it's your turn. Here are a few of my favorite images from the Dreamstime collection.I'll tell you why I responded to them and then I hope you'll suggest subjects you would like to see in future blogs. Post suggestions to the forum. Remember my expertise is in what to shoot and why and not in techniques.A few of the images have been posted to the blog already. If one of your images isn't included here, don't feel overlooked.I'... continue reading

Sexy!

Youth and sex have forever been used to promote and sell products and services.And sexy pixs are especially important to the calendar sector that isn't dominated by kittens (the more feline type) and gardens. I'm not an expert on what is sexy; that is gender specific and tied to sexual orientation, age, culture and personality.But I can give you some tips on how to make pictures that will have sex appeal AND still useful for some mainstream buyers.... continue reading

Global Warming

April 22 is Earth Day.The tipping point has been reached. Politicians and corporations have joined the rest of us in sharing concern for what human activity is doing to the earth. As a consequence there is an increasing demand for images that illustrate these major issues.Everyone from the UN Committee on Climate Change to an academy award winning former US Vice President have played a part in shifting public opinion to the side of the... continue reading

Shots That Take Off. Shooting Air Travel

In the next two months I'll be traveling across the US more than once, going to Alaska and to several destinations in Europe.Travel destination images are plentiful but what about images of travel itself?If you have money to burn and can show that you are a professional with liability insurance, you are free to make arrangements to bring models and crew into the Seattle airport, for example. Also bring $500 for a location fee.... continue reading

Keywords that Work (Part III)

Keywording is both a science and an art. No matter what you call it, it can be the best cure for insomnia available outside of a bottle of sleeping pills. But without relevant keywords, images will be lost in remote territories and never be found.Here's a checklist that might help you stay on track and not miss good keywords. Try for 25 words (10 is the minimum) but stay away from extraneous words just to make a quota. It is highly... continue reading

Doctor in the House

With an explosion of medical advertising and health care issues often in the news in print and on the web, there is an increased demand for images of medical professionals. To produce images of doctors and nurses, it's not necessary to have access to a hospital.It's been my experience that the most popular image in the genre is a simple testimonial or spokesperson image:The addition of a white lab coat and a stethoscope are all the props... continue reading

The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models.Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice by offering four different means of adding information. These are the Image Name, Description, Categories and Keywords.Here are some tips to entering information that will give you the best success:Overall Impression. First, get a general overall... continue reading

Springtime

A few Christmas images have been downloaded in the last few days. Seasonal images are often put into play many months prior to the actual time of year. The conundrum is that the best time to shoot seasonal images is after the images have reached their peak download period. Now IS the time to create images emblematic of Easter and springtime.
(Still need iconic photos and illustrations for the current season? Please see more images in my collection Spring.)
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Shooting Small

The current Dreamstime assignment is to create images of the owners and customers of smaller businesses. Companies with less than 500 employees generate a sizeable percentage of world wide annual revenue. And they purchase more goods and services from large national and multinational firms than any sector except local and national governments.Companies, both large and small, need images that speak to small business owners, entrepreneurs... continue reading

Not Just a Pretty Face

Facial expressions send strong messages about what an image is trying to say...what the image is about.Unfortunately, a model's lack of expression can sometimes cause the photo to say next to nothing. One expression to avoid is the pouty-pouty runway model blank look that many people assume when being photographed. Both models below are engaged with the camera with strong facial or body language.If you are shooting something "fashiony"... continue reading

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