So where to start, been here for a few years now and looking to expand my stock porfiolio. I have been good at photography for a while but trying to find what stock photos are poplular is a tricky challenege.Over the course of this blog I plan to expand my portfolio, gain more of an understanding of stock photos and of course achieve more sales.I welcome any comments along the way.So happy blogging hopefully.If you care to have a look at my blog the link is here: http://www.dreamstime.... continue reading
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The term “Straight Out of Camera” is often being used in the photography community but it’s also a subject of debate, something that’s totally uncalled for.Straight Out of Camera (SOOC) means exactly what you understood it as. It just means the result (photo) was as it is, straight from the camera.Why “Straight Out of Camera”?With RAW files you can adjust pictures any way you like. With presets, you can apply to all your photos. Why bother SOOC?Trainers, workshop conductors,... continue reading
I’d like to thank everyone who following and commenting to my work. I sincerely and genuinely appreciate for your unconditional support and encouragement. I keep upload my best work from 3D rendering, illustrations and photography here. Quality of this community raising the bar of my standards also.Thank you all especially for your warm welcome. I never posted forums here before, because I thought it would be better to mind my own business but when I did I got many kind and supportive messages.... continue reading
Hi everyone,This is my first blog. I have been unable to do one up until now, but I am excited to join the Dreamstime community. I have been a photographer with Dreamstime now since August last year and I am continually inspired by the amazing photography uploaded to this site and the high standard of work.For sometime now I have been conflicted over what is the most important in photography, the technical aspect, composition or mood.This seems to be a common question and debate amongst photographers,... continue reading
It's that time of year again. Christmas has come and gone and many peoplethat got a digital camera for a present have given up in frustration, their dreamsof being the next Ansel Adams or Steve McCurry gone out the door.Just because Santa dropped a camera in their stocking didn't mean he dropped a load of talent in as well.So as seasoned photographers, this is where you can step in to help the community. Here are some great (but brief) ideasto supplement your income as a photographer... continue reading
But Dreamstime has got enough flowers to fill up the Mariana trench and drown the Everest.I still don't know what would be a good strategy here. Of course I have to upload flower photos and I will. But what sells and what doesn't?After thinking about it all I decided to pick out one flower photo here:And another generic background:I have a million flower photos on my disk and most have been declared "awesome", "extraordinary" and "classic!" by family and friends. That, obviously... continue reading
Well I missed my whole featured photographer week on Dreamstime because I was on vacation. Darn it, I usually check things most days... but I was just plain relaxing, trying to recharge the batteries.I had big plans to photograph "stuff" but did not get very far at all... But did manage to have a grand holiday. Thanks DT for featuring me in January. These are a few of the things I'll be trying to remember in 20131) Try to shoot images that sell - Easier said than done, one day I might get... continue reading
Stock photography and kids have one thing in common - they make you more aware of your surroundings.Some people talk about seeing the world through your children's eyes, but I actually find I'm pretty darn interested in the world all on my own - kids just add to that by having some else around who is amazed as well.On the weekend two of my sons and I were at their cross country ski lessons and they noticed some big snowflakes on their jackets.I grabbed my (super handy and compact) Olympus... continue reading
In this particular article I'd write only about the non-venomous reptiles and some tips or tricks for photographing them. The venomous reptiles would be covered in a future article after I've completed studying their behavior. I've had a lot of interest in reptiles and earlier I used to observe them a lot. Right now, I'm trying to photograph some common species around. It doesn't look like a hard experience after having observed them for years. But they are impossible subjects if you're not ready... continue reading
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