Most e-book authors are not rich and famous and need their covers to attract readers. A cover design must give a clue to the content without giving away something the author wants the readers to discover in the reading process. I avoid artsy-fartsy modeling poses. I pick key character traits of the hero and examine hundreds of pictures looking for one that will motivate a reader to buy because the photo depicts that core of the person the reader will find in the story. I want photos that show the... continue reading
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Hi all, I just was browsing aroud in search of "ideas" concept and found that being a stock photographer is like having an idea and willing to get it approved, just like being in office and trying to get rid of the chief to have a preferment...Well, and I personally speak to new like me here on Dreamstime... your passion is first your propeller. If you're not a native landscape photographer, your pictures never reach a satisfying quality to sell sufficiently if compared to an expert landscape... continue reading
What a pity! It was my first thought when I saw a small boy’s back appeared right in front of my camera. I was taking pictures of a musical band performing in a city park, and the show was really hot! A beautiful woman danced in latino-style, musicians played drums, guitars and other instruments. It’s obvious that nobody could resist and many people came to see them and to dance!A small boy was one of the viewers, and he decided to come as closer as possible and enjoy! There were many photographers,... continue reading
Finding the perfect gift is a never ending story. Instead of being one of the shopping's pleasant routines (for those of you for whom shopping itself is a pleasant thing), it's a headache, a burden, the most stressful activity. Pharma manufactures should produce a special medicine to take before going gift shopping.But here we are coming up with a list in order to ease your pain. Did you know that using stock photos you have all the chances to become the birthday boy's/girl... continue reading
Do you like to take picture but can't make high quality video ?have you got a good photo camera but not video camera ?Turn you knowledge in photography into video making !All you need is you camera, a tripod and a remote control:1) first find a good moving scene, something that may change a lot in about 20 / 30 minutes but not too quickly.For example: a sunset, a sunrise, or moving clouds2) place your tripod in a good and stable position and frame your scene in the best way,... continue reading
The average American work year is made up of 2080 hours. For someone who is in the workforce from the ages of 21 to 65, that’s… (Carry the one…) a lot of hours! That’s too many hours to spend doing something you don’t love. Is it time for you to turn your photography hobby into a career in photography?Becoming a professional photographer doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010 the median salary for professional photographer was $29,130.... continue reading
I was video taping a Flag Day Ceremony yesterday. It was a lovely ceremony presented by our Local Elks Club. There was a young lady with a beautiful voice singing Patriotic songs. There was a reading of the History of our flag from a local minister as the original Flags were carried by members of the military. A really beautiful presentation. When I examined the tape later that evening, it came out really well, except for one thing. The sound of people turning their cameras on and off. There were... continue reading
...and today it happened... the thing we afraid most in the digital age - when ones become zeros. In other words - losing data on your hard drive.What happened: i just uninstalled a small program that changed my desktop wallpapers automatically. A bit later when accessing my photos catalog that contained more than 6 month photos (jpg-s and not yet processed raw files) i discovered that all folders were totally empty. Well.. not only the photos catalog, THE WHOLE PARTITION OF THE DRIVE was erased,... continue reading
Haha...I got the first sale today. That is every newbie are waiting for. But I am still don't understand how I got the earning of $0.25 cent?This is a good start for me while I am still learning how to get better pictures. I only got 17 pictures loaded.Any suggestions or comments on my picture are welcome. So that your valuable suggestions will become my future reference. continue reading
Not too much time today and therefore only one tip.But it's a good one.When using your flash on location. (When I say flash I am NEVER talking about the built in flash. The built in flash stinks - Is alway pointed directly at you subject - Is always too hard of too weak - Is the first thing they should improve or remove from a DSLR)Where was I?Oh yes, when using your flash in a close environment and you have no good ceiling or wall to bounce from, try the following.Turn your flash about... continue reading
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