People see a lot of ads and billboards every day. Internet banners, street billboards, ads in magazines invite us to imaginary worlds of happiness, luckiness, beauty and success. All we need is just to spend some money and buy what they offer.What makes us stop and look more carefully at some ads? Why some pictures catch our eyes and make us thinking that we want that dress or suit for us, or those toys for our children, or maybe online educational course on interiors design for mother? In other words,... continue reading
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Banner images, also known as panoramic or panorama, can be a difficult segment of the stock industry to figure out. But if you can come up with a winning concept, they can be a significant impact on your overall sales.The first thing you need to know about banner images is how to make them. Most photo editing software packages have the functions required for stitching multiple pictures together. It's extremely simple to do but most photographers never think of creating banner images. If you... continue reading
Uncover the 5 essential elements that every photo or illustration must have to get cast in the lead role of "hero image" on a website.As I was downloading an image for one of my niche websites, Dreamstime prompted me to answer the question, "What's the look you most go for when looking for hero illustrations?" My first knee jerk response was, "I like it when the artist realistically captures my good side."All joking aside, the question made me give deeper thought to the... continue reading
How many times did you get a rejection because you forgot to remove a license plate, an iPhone button or a tiny artwork on a wall behind you main subject?When shooting people, the protocol is simple (have a model release printed, make sure it's a good general MR or a Dreamstime one, have it completed by the model and signed, have a witness, check it again for all details and click submit).However, the ice becomes a lot thinner when it comes to objects, art and buildings. All photographers go... continue reading
Left a few days of winter, and spring seems quite close. It's time for spring photos on photobanks. What do you need to create a successful drain photo?1. Shoot at noon, when the bright spring sun will emphasize fresh, green grass against the blue sky. Such photos are always popular on photobanks.2. Spring - a time of dense fog, use them to create a mystical atmosphere, and emphasize individual objects.3. Take pictures in... continue reading
In the old days, you would purchase a package of film and inside the film box was an instruction sheet that described the concept of sunny 16, shooting your images with the sun at your back and other such general information.The makers of the film knew that shooting your images with the sun behind your back would be the easiest technique for those with little photographic experience.In this edition of my blog articles, let’s discuss lighting.During full sun, there are three basic types... continue reading
When we think of wildlife photography, we generally think of someone walking aimlessly in search of animals or sitting in a hide or blind for hours on end waiting for an animal to make its appearance.In part, both of those are true but there are locations that the wildlife are plentiful and you have wider choices.On these occasions it is good to have a concept or plan for your photographic outing.I get my ideas of photographing wildlife from everyday life.One day, I was standing in line... continue reading
Would you like to know some of the secrets of the stock industry that will make you stand out amongst the rest? Do you want to have a reputaion with the Reviewers? Are you looking for a certain kind of success with your images? Do you want to make a huge impact on your earnings? Well, look no further, this blog will tell you everything you need to know.Stock is all about the image. Therefore, who you are in stock is defined by what you submit. And that's the question: What kinds of images should... continue reading
Links are a huge component of SEO.Most people know that inbound links coming to your site are a great way to increase your traffic and SEO, but what people often overlook is the links on their site.Whether you are linking to other pages within your site (internal links) or pages on a different site (external links) it is important to build them semantically.Link Text, Link Titles and SEOWhen creating links, it’s always important to use relevant link text rather than something generic... continue reading
Wildlife photography presents many challenges.Most folks think one must have $10,000 dollar lenses but at times, this is just not the case.This image was completed with a $200 lens that came with my digital camera.Wildlife photography is about catching an interesting photo of an animal or bird in pleasing light.Most wildlife photos are taken in the early morning or late afternoon light, what is termed the golden hours.I like many of my photos to show implied action.Some times this... continue reading
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