First Photo Shoot with a model:Well, I’m certainly glad to get my very first people shoot out of the way, but I did make a few mistakes ...AND it was quite a learning experience.I’m hoping that this blog will reinforce (to myself) what I need to do to elevate my second shoot to a more productive and professional level.I’m also hoping to pass on valuable information to anyone else wanting to venture into the “people shoots” business...This first photo shoot consisted of a 9 year... continue reading
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Last year I wrote a short entry on how to use creative projects to train your eyes and stay creative. I also mentioned in that entry, that I had plans on taking part in a 52 week creative project where one had to create one image each week for a theme. This entry then is to review this challenge, to tell you what I liked about it and what I became increasingly sceptical about - and why, in consequence I won't do a 52 week challenge this year.Background:I had consciously already decided against... continue reading
Don't have a DSLR that produces very high quality images? Read on!Modern DSLR cameras are highly flexible, fast and produce RAW format images which contain all the data produced by the image sensor. That means none of your data is lost and most of the adjustments can be done later to achieve impressive results. But what if you only have highly compressed JPEG images only? What if you shot a photo at 14MP and it is hardly 2MB in size?That simply means you lost a LOT of color information because... continue reading
Hello,I don't know if you had already did this (most certainly, yes), but I'm started to reworked some accepted pictures on DT, specially those who didn't had the look that I want now.So, I make the retouching of the pictures, I upload it as usual, I am writing a comment to the editor by saying what picture ID I want to replace and after the submission, I disable the original picture.What it's your method?and what is the result (in views, dwds, comments)... continue reading
Image review takes FOREVER!!! ???7 days pending and from yesterday went twice for hours under review and back again with ETR!!!and back again to review!!!!!:( and there are more on pending queue and more on my computer's workflow!!!And im just thinking, start looking for other agency or just start cooking my dinner and be patiente??????some thoughts from a wannabe ( i redraw ALL my photos from other agencies !!! ) DREAMSTIME EXCLUSIVE photographer BUT... :|saap585 continue reading
How do you keep your creativity flowing? How do you train your eyes to see photographically? I have creative projects that help me with that. I have a few projects going, most of them are long term projects.One project is the "Project Green" where I try to find images where green is the dominant color or the subject. What I found helpful in this project is that I look at the things around me, trying to notice things that are green. There are so many things that are green. While plant images seem... continue reading
I think this is a good subject to blog about. Capturing a photo these days is very cheap, all it takes is to press the button and a new photo is born. Due to this ease and low cost, the amount of files just keeps piling up.Having your files safe and well organized is very important. Not being able to find a file in short time means not having it when you need it. You practically lost it even if it is there hiding in some directory.Here is what I do:I have a separate disk 1 TB connected... continue reading
Trying to find the best workflow in an image's lifecycle, is not always as easy as it seems!The phases from capture to archive can be a struggle. The more files the larger demand for structure and organization.I have spend quite some hours on this site Digital Photography best Practices and Workflow, and I must say that all I "will ever need" is described in there.Besides from very good articles about structure and organization in digital workflow, then there a lots of interesting articles... continue reading
Before I submit any image to Dreamstime these are the steps I take:1. First I select the best photograph of each subject series based on composition, lighting and sharpness. If it is not sharp already I don’t consider submitting it.2. Next I straighten and crop it in Photoshop to fit the rule of thirds.3. I then slightly reduce the shadows, if necessary using the Photoshop Shadows/Highlights function and a Shadows Amount of around 5-8.4. Next I enhance the lighting and colours... continue reading
In the absence of much time to develop my shooting style of late I have been conscientiously trying to not make basic mistakes!Basic things that I have been trying NOT to do include:Arriving somewhere with no battery (now check the battery indicator before heading out)A full CF card (no a preview and check available shots before heading out)Fumbling around looking for my lens cap (always put it in my left front pocket)Forgetting to pack my tripod head or entire tripod (general awareness)... continue reading
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