Probably, the most common question asked by a bird photographer is how to post-process images and what method to follow on Photoshop.I’m using Photoshop CC 2018 while processing my bird photographs and follow almost always the same method which I will share with you in this article.My Workflow to Post-process Bird Images on Photoshop CCAs I always shoot RAW, I start with double clicking the CR2 file which is the RAW file format for Canon cameras (yes, I’m a dedicated Canon user)... continue reading
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Resolving to be more productive at work perhaps ranks next to developing an exercise habit and eating more healthy food as resolutions that are easiest to declare but most difficult to actually achieve. Sure, there can be special snowflakes that always manage to get the job done without any distractions. But there is also the rest of us---the easily-distracted, unmotivated, and selectively lazy bunch. Worse, these traits are often associated with those who have desk jobs (i.e. web designers,... continue reading
We don't get paid for micro stock photography by the hour so being efficient with your time is the most important thing of all.One of the important things to consider as you dedicate more time to stock photography is the workflow you use to do it. There are no right or wrong answers - a workflow will either work for you or it won't.All you need to worry about is what works for you, but here are some things that work for me, and may help you out; 1. Stay busy all year round. Shoot as... continue reading
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
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
I have been working with Inkscape and Gimp on Linux and MacOS X for several years now and have developed a basic work flow that works well for me and creates images suitable for submission to DT.There may be other ways to achieve the same results but this is what works for me.I hope this helps anyone trying to get into use Inkscape and Gimp for creating vector illustrations for DT submission.While I do both photography and vector illustrations I find that I prefer to spend most of my time creating... 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
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