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Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid.Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts everyone's downloads.Keywording should start before you shoot an image. Think of the range of major keywords that might apply to images as you plan a shoot. This will help creatively as well as the process ensures that you plan for all possible scenes within a shoot.... continue reading

Common mistakes when keywording

I will continue with providing tips and examples from my hands-on experience with your images. Beware, here I come, I have my grades prepared and they rank from one to ten. I will proceed as announced also adding other experiences I came across in my ramblings through the site. Today – I feel over-teacherly here :P – we are going to discuss about: why does my image and the keywords attached have very little in common? Pay attention as this has serious consequences for your portfolios and accounts.... continue reading

Common illustration mistakes that you can avoid

  During an illustration editor's review some mistakes are noticeably common, so here's a list of those ones which might help illustration contributors in their submissions.  Copyright - When creating any drawing, the contributor must keep in mind not to include any logo or any brand in their illustration. There are already tons of illustrations out there so there are chances that your work might also look alike ones that are already online.Jaggies - Jagged lines or edges, usually this... continue reading

Developing Your Photographic Style

     What makes a famous photographer famous? It’s not the gear he uses, and it’s normally not a single image, either. Most of the greatest photographers have a certain style that makes their images immediately recognizable. Style is the reason why you can pick an Ansel Adams landscape out from a thousand others. Style makes you unique, it’s an extension of your personality and it’s what sets you apart from everyone else.What Style is NotThere are many misconceptions about... continue reading

No advice here!

Time and time again I see articles about tips and/or advice for newbies, written by... well, newbies. When I read a blog that might contain new, useful info, I check the source. I look at the author's profile page, his online files/sales ratio but most importantly at the quality of his work. And in many cases I find that they have a small portfolio, very few sales and not so great images.Which doesn't necessarily mean they're wrong about what they have to say, but after four years in the business... continue reading

Ideas with fruits and how not to take photographs

One day Jelena ran into the studio with an idea to make a photo with a couple of oranges like this one. So i made this shot. And another couple of hundreds.Sometimes this happens to me. And I don't really know how to deal with it. I work through the whole photosession up to the end and only then I realize that the camera was set on iso400. Who could have thought? However, Dreamstime accepted all of the photos despite the disastrous noises. continue reading

Chance to win a new Nikon D3200

I was looking for cool stuff to share on my Fun Photography Facebook page and came across a sweepstakes offer from Amazon.They are promoting two FB pages.You can like each page, leave your info and sign up to win a D3200,lens, tripod and more.If you win and the kit isn't quite what you want, use the $1000 included gift card to add more gear.The offer asks for your phone and email, which I wouldn't give to just anyone on FB, but I trust Amazon.You can find the link on my page at Fun... continue reading

What kind of friend you are?!

Like all in life, we meet different kind of friends, those that are the friends we know in a moment or an occasion, by coincidence or friends of friends, other kind that we like to meet when it’s about fun & good moments, because we don’t have enough trust to share them more than that (We might call them friends of a drink)!Some friends are from the heart, those who might drop honest tears of happiness or sadness for us! But never go further for some reason!But the most important friends are... continue reading

The most precious "piece of gear"

We usually have a spare battery, spare memory card, spare camera body, spare flash on hand - just in case something fails... But what if the failure hits our eyes? Unfortunately there is nothing like spare set of eyeballs... Hope this little experience of mine will help you avoid stupid mistakes...Last 10 years I was feeling, that my eyes don't see so sharp as before, so years ago I visited ophthalmologist to get glasses... but the strange thing - non of the correction lenses we tried that day... continue reading

Image misuse can be a very expensive mistake

While browsing the Internet, I came across an article from February 2011 about a company that made a costly mistake when they used an image without permission on their website, and that image was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. This mistake ended up costing the company $4000. According to their story (which you can read here), most of their images come from stock photography sites, but this one slipped through the cracks.The company is now trying to educate others about image copyright... continue reading

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