Traditional stock photo agencies are heavily vested in ‘creative research’. This is the stuff that informs expensive stock productions and drives editing guidelines. The biggest stock producers look for sociological and economic trends that will impact general image needs in the near future.The on-salary staff that seeks out trends are called creative researchers. Their job is seeking out ‘cool’. They hire outside trend researchers or troll the internet looking for the next big thing.... continue reading
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It is always good to have an image which sells well, such as this banana bread picture which has now reached level 4 But it is also good when a new image sells which widens the exposure of your image portfolio, such as this raw salmon picture, This image was taken nearly a year ago, with some images it is just a case of patients, if it is a good picture someone will want to use it eventually. continue reading
Horezu is a beautiful town located in Valcea County, Romania. It attested in a Hristov belonging to Prince Vlad the Monk in 1487, which mentionedthe village “Hurez”. The name is taken from a bard named “ciuhurez” (like an owl), bird that inhabit the surrounding forest.Since ancient times, the main occupation of the inhabitants is pottery.The first time I was there I saw only shops selling pottery at roadside, but I said to myself that certainly are beautiful things to see behind these... continue reading
Spotlight Bucharest international light festival 2016 was the second edition of this event , which was held from 5 to 8 May in Bucharest, capital of Romania.For four evenings Victory Avenue, a major avenue in center of the city, was transformed into an exhibition full of light and magic. Interactive installations , performances of light and sound , video mapping sessions and colorful projections enchanted the eyes of the visitors. The map of this event counted 23 attractions that... continue reading
I was asked, once, "how do you get your dog to sit so nicely for a picture?" It is really quite simple...I go into the house and walk over to the silverware drawer..I pull out a tablespoon size spoon...I walk over to the cabinet, where the new, unopened jar ofpeanut butter is stored..I pull out said butter..I call the dog to desired location...tell him, " Now Monty, sit very pretty and I will give you a treat.."..he sits pretty..I take the shot....I take out a large spoon of gooey peanut... continue reading
Hello. My name is Ioan Oprea. I presented myself in a previous blog article. Recently I became an exclusive photographer with Dreamstime and I was a bit surprised about the fees. Before being exclusive with Dreamstime I got 1 sale which was calculated 2 ways - as an exclusive sale which counted 1.44 $ and it's potential price if I become exclusive with Dreamstime which was something around 2.4-2.5 $ (I don't remember the exact price). My submission was accepted so I became exclusive photographer with... continue reading
I wish when I started here as a newbie that I understood the answer to this question. I didn't know for a long timeabout Editorial pictures. It certainly slowed me down trying to avoid getting people in my images.Clearly you cannot run after the Queen or Prime Minister and ask , ' please sign here ' on a contract form !At events like agricultural shows, highland games, lectures by VIPs you can take pictures which need no model release. You aren't allowed to manipulate the images obtained at... continue reading
No doubt that spotting your photos being used is something very exciting and proud of. One of my client sent me a message to invite me to his website which he put my picture on the front page. it was my first time to see my work appear on other site. continue reading
Photos of the past, I find some of the feel-good photo.I believe they have the potential to be downloaded.Some feel pretty good, I hope someone will like and download.Good photo of the standard is very bad definition.But no matter how different it must adhere to when you press the shutter, the finder screen must be moved to their own.The theme is very messy, hope you like. continue reading
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