“If I have seen further (than other men), it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants,” is a quote attributed to Isaac Newton in reference to his dependency on Galileo’s and Kepler’s work in physics and astronomy. There is certain nobility in giving credit to the great thinkers that went before to clear the mental pathways enabling clearer reflections in science or math. But there is no nobility in COPYING work. I often suggest photographer websites to illustrate how top professionals have... continue reading
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As a new contributor here, when I was in the first 50 uploads on DT, I was uploading stuff I should not have. I had always considered a beautiful red rose photo I had shot as my best ever shot. I uploaded among the very first uploads only to find it rejected.Guess the reason?We already have similar images in our database and your submission doesn't exceed existing images in quality or composition. Or something like that.A brutal punch in the face, a sky high contributor with a castle in the... continue reading
Hello to everybodyI need an information.One of the photos that I have uploaded have been refused beacuse I have uploade too many photos on the same subject or from the same series.And DT suggested me to create sets of similars (several shots included within the same image).But I don't know how can I do it. Somebody can help me or give me an advice?Thank for your adviceAndrea continue reading
So, did you know that if you click on the tilte of a photo, it will let you find similar photos based on the title? Is it public knowledge or did I just discover yet another thing in DT?I can't decide whether it's better (with examples):a- for the title to be so specific that no other competing photos can be found when a buyer clicks the title of the photo:b- to put a general title so that if the buyer clicks the title of a similar photo, you get more chances... continue reading
It is a fun and glorious time of year for me, our first crop of the year is coming into fruition and we are over run with strawberries.I tend to take the approach of not checking the DT catalogue to see if what I am already photographing exists already and just try and produce technically the best photographs that I can and rely on trying to play with ideas everyday subjects.My sales would indicate that this is not the best approach but unless I find a niche then I am certain that... continue reading
I´d like to investigate with the user community, the contributor community and the admininistrative community, the ideas / confusion that surround the concept of similars.I can only reflect on my own confusion, as a creator on concepts and images, at the ambiguity that exists.To try and illustrate, from my own perspective again, I will offer and example:BIG EARS splitSTRIKEThis is a series about ten pin bowling. There is an ample community of ten pin... continue reading
Just my two cents in the whole similarity discussion: not a proposal, just a reflection about it and some possible practical ways out of it. It's just that lately I noticed 2 batches of similar images can be very different regarding their similarity ;-)The hardest thing won’t be applying this to future submissions, but to get rid of the ‘historic’ similar uploads…Here we go ;-)1.Are there duplicates in this batch of “similar images”?YES → limit number of duplicates to... continue reading
Those of you who has followed my blog will know that most recently I have attained my first Level 3 image . This is the one shown here aside .I also noticed that as the Level increases, the earning for each download increases accordingly. An XS which used to be 1 credit, jumps to 3 , then to 5 ,etc..This may seem unimportant to those who are selling a lot here and there via quantity portfolio. But for someone like myself, who is unable to mass produce stock photos, due to the lack of time... continue reading
I found a picture that was very similar to my picture. Same angle and the only different isMy picture was taken on summer(day time) and other's picture was taken on winter(I guess)(night time)Have a look:I noticed that pictures of europe countries are quite popular.especially Budapest and Prague. These cities are so beautiful.europe countriesHope I can visit these places once again. :) continue reading
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