What does leaving my wallet at the bookstore yesterday, a flashing warning light on the car dashboard as I pulled out to drive back to the bookstore and an error in posting a payment to a bill have to do with stock photography?Typical everyday annoyances and frustrations make for great concept shots for editorial uses dealing with stress related issues and to illustrate products and services that supply solutions to common business problems.Many of the ideas on the shot list below will have... continue reading
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When you license stock photo images from Dreamstime, you are offered a choice of image sizes and resolutions at different price points. There are two separate measurements associated with the image.The first measurement is the image size in pixels. You should see two numbers… height and width. A 640x800 image is made up of 640 pixels in the vertical direction and 800 pixels in the horizontal direction. Notice that this does NOT correspond to any specific size in inches. A 640x800 picture would fill... continue reading
I recently reviewed an image made few months ago. The picture was good but not enough to me, so according to the message of this photograph I decided to make the sky black and white to reinforce it.Dear fellows I encourage you to try different ways to get outstanding images because small changes can make great results. This photo was uploaded only three days ago today help me reach one hundred dollars in 25 days. continue reading
I joined Dreamstime in 2009 and submitted many photos for approval.Only 16 were ever accepted as the quality of my photos was never up to standard.So my percentage rating is pretty low as you can imagine.Disappointment after disappointment followed ... but I persisted.I changed cameras on several occasions but still it made no difference.Last month I decided to invest in a new Nikon DSLR which I have to say I am still learning how to use BUT .... having had the opportunity to visit... continue reading
Point and shoot digital cameras can be wonderfully easy to use.They are relatively inexpensive, depending on the features you require.And they are usually small, making them easily portable.Most models have auto-focus and built in light meters that automatically set themselves for proper exposure.But even as simple as they can be to use there are a few things one must remember to get good images.Most point and shoot digital cameras no longer have a viewfinder that you look through.The... continue reading
I've always been interested a lot in observing birds. Sitting with a pair of field glasses or binoculars and watching out for a single little bird for hours and hours...that was when I was 12 years old. Now after 6 years I can combine it with photography and get some decent shots out of my hobby. Birds are wonderful. Camera can capture them in such astounding detail that you'd be surprised you saw the birds every day but failed to notice the true beauty of their eyes.I'd like to share some of... continue reading
In 2009 I signed up for a 4 month student work-and-travel program in the United States. There was a list of places I could chose from and I was more than thrilled to see that Cedar Point, the amusement park, which has been awarded for "Best Amusement Park in the World" for the past 14 years, was one of the options. A hardcore roller coaster fan, I spent exactly 5 seconds to make my desicion. I spent an amazing summer in the park, I got the best job (in my opinion), working at the steam train that... continue reading
The rule of thirds is an indispensable guideline for composing commercial images, but there are other options out there!Have you tried using vanishing points to create perspective in your photographs?This is a concept that is used frequently in drawings and illustrations, but seems to receive less attention from photographers.A vanishing point is a point in an image where lines that are parallel in the 3D world converge in a 2D image.This adds perspective and the appearance of distance... continue reading
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