Stock photography has long been regarded as commercial-oriented content, intended for ads and all sort of advertising related materials. And it’s true, most of the buyers are using stock images in commercial purposes, meaning that, in order to comply with the laws, there are a number of limitations to what you can and what you can’t sell as stock. However, creativity and limitations don’t go really well together. Yes, you should avoid copyrighted elements and have a model release for each visible... continue reading
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We all know that design is a very strong way of communication. Clean design is about simplicity and minimalism, but there's a lot more to it than you think. There is no way to separate design and content. So if you already have a great concept it is very helpful to know the golden rules of clean and simple design:Less is BetterThat's the first rule! It's very important but also very difficult. Fussy and overdone is easy to produce, but clear and simple with a good concept just isn... continue reading
Darn, my photo got refused. Never mind, I will make another one and submit it when I catch some time.STOP.That is not a good thing to do. Have you at least checked the email you received based on refusal or you've just deleted it after reading the subject line?Well, let’s start this way. I am an editor on Dreamstime, one of largest stock photo sites in the world. You know what I love to do with photos and illustrations users submit? I love to APPROVE them. Yes I do, really. I am just an... continue reading
This article is not about supermarkets. It’s about stock photography and how to sell more images. But first, a few words about supermarkets: A century old business modelThe concept of supermarket, in its various forms, appeared about a hundred years ago. It generally consists in a self-service grocery store, where shelves are stocked at night, so the customers can choose the goods by themselves the following day, add them to a cart and pay for them at the exit. Seems familiar?The... continue reading
Dear community,We'd love to read your photo adventures, but before starting, please keep in mind that blogs are for sharing photography experiences meant to help our community with useful tips and tricks.Our blog section is monitored and reviewed by our admins and your posts will not go live until approved by admin staff. Some of the posts might not meet our rules, be out-of-topic, or address matters that cannot be answered publicly.In order to avoid your posts being refused, here are some guidelines... continue reading
In portrait photography there are two basic poses. The C pose and the S curve.The S curve pose in predominantly a female pose while the C curve can be used for both female and male model, while being predominantly a male pose.In this blog we will explore these poses.The S curve for the female is defined by drawing a line the top of the head and following the middle of the body to the knees.Please view these images in full, most of them are vertical and cropping them for this blog obscures... continue reading
Starting these short tips just so that in case you are making your own romance cover you can avoid these downfalls.RULE #001If it's Romance ( sweet or sexy or sizzling hot ) DO NOT put in a picture of the woods, a dog or other random image of nature or building.ALWAYS go for something romantic, kissing couple, holding hands or if you want it tame a romantic candle lit dinner table.NEXT... what color not to use in your TITLE. continue reading
These are the Chinese Sharpei property rules :)Because I like it, It's mineBecause it's in my mouth, It's mineBecause I had it a little while ago, It's mineBecause I can take it from you, It's mineBecause it's mine, it will never be yoursBecause it's just looks like mine, It's mineBecause I saw it first, It's mineBecause I am chewing it up, all of pieces are mineBecause it used to be yours, It's... continue reading
I shoot mainly landscapes. And there are a lot of blog postings and articles in the internet advising us hot to take landscape photos.I learned that we should always have a foreground, middle ground and background elements to give impressions of a 3 dimensional view in an already 2 dimensional piece of a photograph.I also learned to incorporate and use photography composition such as Rule of Third, Angles, Leading Lines, Curves and otherbasic rules to compose a good picture.My photography... continue reading
Could anyone tell me what the rules are when taking pictures of old cars?I see on DT everything, some with the name/kind of car and some without.What exactly should I be concerned with when submitting photos of cars, boats, etc.Thank you for your help.(this picture has nothing to do with my question) continue reading
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