The winter snow is finally releasing its tough grip through the rural mid west of America, which means its time to plant fruits and vegetables in the ground so it can grow through the summer, not only does vegetables taste great from the garden what many people don't know is that they make great for great stock photos.The stock photography market is flooded with food images and many photographers would suggest to stay away from taking food photos, however every stock photographer should... continue reading
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I live in Canada and was shocked to find the weirdest vegetables that actually look like art pieces from elementary school!Who else has weird vegtables or fruit to share?The following shown are actually part of the squash or pumpkin family and are totally hilarious to look at but are a favorite at Thanksgiving time and are used mostly for decoration purposes however people do eat this vegetable to!Who else has found weird fruit or vegetables that look like art from your childhood ha ha.... continue reading
Some two months ago I noticed a rather slow rhythm in the work of our editors, I used to wonder if it was coz of an unusual high amount of submitted photos , some editors being on holidays (hopefully) or not feeling well (hopefully not) or both reasons together. During this last weeks however the acceptance of my pics has gone much faster than average: 48 or less hours.The pic I am presenting to you here is an example, it was uploaded on the 8th of December and on the 11th it was already here to... continue reading
Spring is coming to the northern hemisphere, and with it, the farmer's markets will soon return in abundance. I'm so excited to be able to go out wander the markets, and the farms, and the roadside stands in the sunshine again collecting a rainbow of tempting and delicious fruits and vegetables, and to plan my meals around the fresh, locally grown produce in the prettiest and most vibrant colors that catch my eye and inspire the appetite. The lively shapes and textures and aromas are so... continue reading
If you're a gardener or have a friend at work who is one, then just about this time of year you are most likely up to your knees in summer squash.We've been trying all kinds of recipes lately to use up the bounty.This one was really tasty and healthy - give it a try!Barley with Grilled Summer Squash and Herb Vinaigrette2 cups of water1/3 teaspoon of salt1 1/4 cups quick-cooking pearl barley1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise1 medium yellow summer squash,... continue reading
It's time for the Farmer's Market. One of my favorite places to photograph, I always look for a local outdoor market when I'm traveling. And when I'm home - you'll find me at the Santa Fe Farmer's Market from the end of May through the end of October. With artfully displayed local produce, lively conversation and wandering musicians, the market is a great place to capture microstock images ... and people watch!Quotes of the day:"Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste... continue reading
What do you think of this very controversial blog post uncovered by quarrygirl.com: RANT: VegNews is putting Meat into vegan issues.She poses an interesting concept - should there be a "Vegi food" microstock agency specifically for vegitarian publications? I just searched under Dreamstime Collections for "vegetarian" and "vegan" and did find a fairly good variety of images. What are your thoughts? Why is VegNews having so many problems finding true vegi food photos? continue reading
I told you some time ago that being inspired by Alek Kringstad (Kringstad) who wrote an excellent blog on handmade cheap lightbox (you can read it here), I made my own one.After first accepted images taken with this equipment I continued to play with it. This time my subject was food and here are the first uploads: continue reading
This weekend marks my one year anniversary with Dreamstime! It's been a tough learning curve for me, but I'm beginning to get the hang of it. My approval ratio, after months of disheartening depths from near endless rejections, is finally beginning to creep up and up. I've obviously begun to learn more about what is acceptable and what is not. Though I still mess up sometimes :) I am finally getting some downloads, which will all know makes us work harder and upload more.Hear is my top downloaded... continue reading
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