Thoughts upon reaching 1000 images on line.

Three weeks ago I received my Dreamstime check for $1000 but was 50 images short of 1000 so thinking about it I decided to invest in hiring a model. I wanted to capture images of the quality of these four which I envy.

© Kurhan

© Dana

So I visited a web site of a local studio and found the e-mail address of a well experienced model....... she had a lot more experience than I required !! I bought in flowers and a red umbrella and couldn't wait for the appointed day. I even bought high power cool lights and studio umbrellas. Unfortunately the model had an accident and went into hospital, sad for her, and disappointment for me.

However improvise is a favourite word of mine so I got a male colleague to pose for a few images in my ' studio '.

The working from home image is in reality working at my desk.

So I began thinking how to manage without a paid model and recalled that in principle one can become one's own model. Some contributors here have done it.

But its not so easy even with a tripod and time delay of 10 seconds.

You have to focus just where your going to sit and of course on the eyes......... but 9 times out of 10 you get it wrong. Add to that rushing to be in position and relaxed in 10 seconds and you'll understand the difficulty.

So my next stop was a trip to the local Jessops Camera shop where I bought a radio remote control.

The beauty of it is that when you half press the remote button the camera focuses and you can make sure your eyes are along the camera's ( lens) central axis. Here are three of my attempts using the remote.

So now I was heading for 1000 images but these two images entitled 'miss you ' and ' love you ' were rejected. I mention this because after a message to the Editor they were approved and now in the data base.

If you have something not criticized technically a kindly request to the Editorial team may bring a favorable result. If I have said anything at all useful please kindly press the useful button ! Good shooting everybody.

Photo credits: Andres Rodriguez, Daniela Spyropoulou, David Watmough, Kurhan, Yuri_arcurs.

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December 07, 2010


Useful article!!!

December 05, 2010


William I offered £100 for a whole day and hoped to end up with at least 50 usable images. I offered her the train fare as well. David.

December 05, 2010


[imgl]http://www.17082813[/imgl]17082813 congratulations on all your good work. How much, may I ask, were you going to pay the model?

December 05, 2010


Congratulations for your achievement!

December 04, 2010


Thank you for sharing! Please tell me what prices are in your local area for hiring a model for stock. Thanks again.

December 03, 2010


Very good pictures, good experience.

December 01, 2010


Great job, good picture, good blog! Comliments!!!

November 30, 2010


Great job.

November 29, 2010


great wotk! wish you many sales!

November 29, 2010


The portraits are beautiful, but the picture of the smile is excellent, well done indeed!


November 28, 2010


very nice. thanks for sharing

November 28, 2010



November 28, 2010


Thank you Ebamo......... but I cannot compare with a young stunning 25 year old. I should have said that in the post. David.

November 28, 2010


Self portraits are not easy, you've done really very well here. Nice shots!

November 28, 2010


Picstudio how did you manage 5000 images............... is it your all day job ? I'd be very interested to learn how you've done it . David.

November 28, 2010


Yep Photo ID - 8327213 model looks great!

November 28, 2010



November 27, 2010


Great achievement... Congratulations...

November 27, 2010


great job.I like you model.very nice photos

November 27, 2010


1000 images in 1,5 year - not bad. Congratulations!

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