I have just passed the 800 images online milestone! I have enjoyed taking photo's over the last 11 months I've actively been uploading to Dreamstime and trying to improve my abilities whilst trying to add some inventiveness to some images. If you look through other site members portfolio's there are some fantastic photographs and also great inventiveness with illustrations etc.Taking photographs is enjoyable, disappointing when an image is technically not great but worth the time when an image... continue reading
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Thanks to a recent blog I read, I have been reviewing my portfolio to analyze selling trends for my images.My best selling images all seem to have the same quality.....Simplicity.The images are uncluttered and simple ideas expressed in a simple way.The first image is an office door entrance. Notice there is nothing distracting in the image, no reflection in the window that draws attention (the angle had to be changed to avoid my portrait in the image), nothing surrounding the doorway,... continue reading
This is China shooting scenes in Yunnan. In today's prosperous city, this simple design style is to make people like, in the river and placed on a set of simple furniture, in people's vacation time to let people feel like the warmth of home. It caters to the modern mind. This picture, I reduce the brightness of regional exposure, because the sky is very bright, so I reduced the intensity of blue, this can let the whole picture looks brightness are the same. continue reading
“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.” – Steve JobsNo, this is not going to be a blog about sayings by the late Steve Jobs.It just happens to reflect very well the reaction I had (eventually) upon seeing a sample of photographs taken by Paul Caponigro.The pictures I was looking at were mostly still life or landscapes, and I am ashamed to say that upon a superficial glance, I was inclined to dismiss them as simple shots... continue reading
One of my favorite concept is: SIMPLICITY. Keep it- stupidly - simple. Of course, such photos will never get an award nor will be accepted for assignment. They are neither first class nor fine art nor really charming. But they are useful.Here are a few - very simple - photos which all got sales, even my rusty railway track and my snow powdered roof: continue reading
Wherever I have information available about the terms used by buyers to select an image they have invariably used one of the simplest terms in my keywords list.Recent sales for me that highlight this include the terms 'gravel path' and 'headphones' as well as 'inhaler' and 'Egypt'.What this makes clear is that all of the time and effort I put in during my early days in stock photography researching complex keywords such as 'giraffa camelopardalis' (Latin for Giraffe) and the many similar keywords... continue reading
I'm currently reading a few books, including one called the 'Paradox of choice'.One of the themes is that too much choice brings negative side effects.People seem to want choice, and to exercise their freedom to choose - yet when choices are more limited they are better able to make a decision and happier with the result.I got to thinking that this kind of applied to how I use my lenses.While I wish I could bring and have access to all my gear when I leave the house, I often find I use my... continue reading
One of the things that has always struck me about the famous brands is their extraordinary simplicity.They are never complex, not too much sophistication and I think this is one of their secrets of success.It's enough a prancing horse to make a fast car?Certainly not! But it certainly helps to make a legendary car,as only two letters are enough to put a maison at the top.What do you think about famous brands? continue reading
Photographers and designers have the same goal: to create and/or utilize powerful images that make money.One thing that sets successful photographers apart is that they know that a simple image is almost always the most powerful image.To illustrate, imagine that you are a designer that wants a photo to use in an internet ad that illustrates taking a vacation on a beach.There are literally millions of images of beaches to choose from.Which one is the best?Not everyone will agree but the... continue reading
Hi DT'sI landed up in the Highlands of Scotland in January in the worst winter in 30 years. It was really a climate shock coming from the hot South Africa. But the opportunities for snow photography was numerous. This old farmstead is just one example. I shot it on the way to Altnahara which is the coldest place in the UK. Temperatures of minus 23 was measured there!Best of luck with your shots. continue reading
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