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Photo composition - the thoughts that went into taking a snapshot

What makes a photo intriguing and memorable? When you are starting out to create photos for sale, such as here on Dreamstime, it is tempting to think that the motive is all that matters: You think a city is worth travelling to and therefore you go and take pictures of the place in the city you like to look at the best. Or cars is what makes your photographer heartbeat just that little tick faster, and so you strive to find the ultimate and coolest car model for your next photo shoot.And in... continue reading

Lucky snapshot in time

I just reached 555 DT images online and had 2 sales today, which brought me to a total of 55 sales. Not sure how mystical that is, but I'm taking it as a good sign!I'm no where near the stratosphere (e.g., hundreds of thousands of online images) that the early contributors have, but I will keep at it. Good luck to us all.:)   continue reading

The Process of Creating a Stock Image on the Fly

A professional photographer, when doing commercial photography, will know in advance what the shot will be. He plans the shot either in his mind or with paper and pencil, figuring out the composition and lighting, along with any consideration for special techniques or effects. He then carries out the plan.We amateurs usually take what is essentially a snapshot, a photograph "of the moment." However, we still need to think through a concept as a situation develops.The photograph I am showing... continue reading

Stock Image -vs- Snapshot

For the past couple of weeks, I have been slowly editing and keywording several images before uploading them here. These were images from two different caverns, one in Virginia and one in West Virginia.I probably have about 100 photos between the two locations. Going through them, I found about 28 of which I deemed great! They were, to me, unique shots of interesting formations within the caverns. I thought to myself that these will definately be accepted! After uploading these images, I endured... continue reading

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