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Acceptance percentage

I have just got my acceptance percentage up to 80% from a low of 57% the first month or two of uploading to Dreamstime. So for anyone new my tip would be check your images carefully for blemishes and noise as a starting point and be a little selective. Now if I have any doubts about the quality I don't upload it. I'll add a couple of images from my latest uploads. Happy snapping :)   continue reading

Photo Diary 56/365 • Selective Coloring • Sin Or Useful Tool

While reading different articles and opinions about selective coloring in photography sites and forums, this super famous song came to my mind, "It's a sin" by Pet Shop Boys. Is selective coloring a 'photographic sin'? Then I'm definitely a 'sinner', since I've used it many times in the past and I will use it again in the future!  If you take a small survey on the internet, you will find two main categories; the one that presents stunning examples of this effect, trying to convince us optically... continue reading

Shallow DOF for stock

One of my latest images just sold, and it occured to me that I have very few images with shallow depth of field as a key feature.In some closeups it is enevitable, but I rarely use it as a 'focus' of my stock images.There are a few reasons for this:1. Lens are a little less than optimal at wide apertures, leading to potential rejections.Macro lenses (such as used in my cookie shot) are exceptions, but most fast lenses will introduce color fringing in out of focus areas.2. Maximum flexibility,... continue reading

Selective Black and White

One fast and simple way to make your photos more interesting before turning them into black and white, is to use so called Selective black and white. In other words, some object will retain its colors on black and white surrounding that brings it more out / makes more noticeable.1. Open your color photo in Photoshop.2. Use one of those many selection tools to select object(s) that you do not want to turn into black and white.3. Press Ctrl+Shift+i (in Windows OS) to invert selection.... continue reading

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