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The sky in stock photography

Sometimes, when taking a picture, the colour pallete of the sky does not help us to create a special, or at least an interesting image. I will be giving you some tips and tricks to help you escape this nightmare of a depolarized sky.You can also try to increase the intensity of the blue color of the sky with the help of Cokin filters, a more affordable and practical solution, but take into account the small risk of losing some quality when magnifying to considerably large dimensions (larger then... continue reading

How to Get That “Film” Look in Video

So you want to be a cinematographer. Why not? After all you have a DSLR, or cell phone, or GoPro capable of recording footage. How hard can it be to use that technology to capture video?You need spend no more than 10 or 15 minutes reviewing shaky, out of focus and uninspiring clips on Facebook and YouTube to realize that taking good video footage is about more than just having the prerequisite technology.Similar to stock photography, creating good stock footage is about quality and concept. The good... continue reading

Thoughts on the Getty Images deal with Google

Following the Google Images layout changes made a few years ago, changes that we addressedhere, the erosion of commercial photography has continued. In a nutshell, whenever someone clicked on 'View image,' this action would actually load the image rather than the page that used the image or the original source page. As immediate results, piracy has found an excuse and unintentional usage of unlicensed content has flourished, with more people downloading images found with Google image... continue reading

How I started in stock photography

Once, in the distant 2011, I accidentally read on the Internet that there is a salary without absolutely no investment. Earnings are associated with a photo that has long been my hobby. I photographed mostly my family, also nature, animals, I really www.dreamstime.com liked the macro, well, in general, everything interesting around. I began to look for information on the Internet on the topic of earning on the sale of photographs. I realized that the photos that I have can even be sold... continue reading

To Free or Not to Free? Are You Sure That “Free Stock Photo” You Downloaded is Safe To Use?

It’s been common knowledge for quite some time that photographs, illustrations and visual representations in general are simply must-haves for any web domain, social media account or promotional campaign.Using attractive visuals was already an important tactic for traditional, offline magazines, but it’s relevance has been magnified by the online environment. To point out just a hint, Facebook posts including images drive twice as much engagement as a simple text status, while tweets with photos... continue reading

My observations of being in stock photography about a year

A bit less than a year ago I decided to give stock photography a try as I have thousands and thousands photos sitting on my hard drive. Today I hit 1000 uploads and to celebrate that I decided to write a blog post on my observations. Why not, right?During this time I have realized that you have to submit much much more photos than that if you want to have decent sales provided you have started with stock photography recently. I have analysed some users and the ones that have high sales per image are... continue reading

How to Use Stock Photos on Facebook

Sharing images on Facebook is a practice as old as time itself, mastered from immemorial ages with fluffy cats and cute dogs, as far as 2004 actually, but it seems like forever, doesn't it?But not all images are made the same. Some are your own work, those can be shared at your discretion and you should also remember that you own the copyright on these images so if you see them used afterwards in anyway you didn't agree to you should take action. Free images can mostly be used for... continue reading

The Ultimate Checklist for Ensuring You Choose the Perfect Stock Images for Your Message

The right images can improve your content significantly. But what does “right images” mean? It means to be able to create a connection between the copy and the visuals you use on a page or in an ad, landing page, poster… you name it. In such cases, the message and the images must complete each other, so you can avoid the disaster of a confusing project (no matter its nature).Check for high-quality resolution alternativesThe first feature to look in when... continue reading

A work of art or a stock image?

My local council used to have an art competition every year, which was mainly painting, drawing and photography. I looked forward to it every year and everyone that submitted got in. It was a wonderful community event. The main criteria was to capture some aspect of the local area.This was the year I chose a local park where many people walk their dogs and which also happens to be a historical cemetery. Head stones and monuments are scattered about this park which makes it fairly unique. I used to... continue reading

Stock Art and a Little PhotoShop Can Make a Hero

There are so many resources for stock art available on the internet. They serve quality images that can be used by anyone to make their projects look professional and exciting. Stock art is as easy to find and use as cheesy clip art, but the difference is that stock art provides richer and more relatable imagery that enhance the message. Stock art is not low brow. There are many professionals out there who use stock houses as an additional means of revenue for their craft. This means that everyday... continue reading

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