New to Portraits? Here's a Book Just for You!


posted on 16th of may, 2008
Portraits... I'm confident that as long as there is a shutter button it will be clicked for the sake of recording the moment of a person's life and yet another new portrait will be born. People simply love looking at people. :)

It comes to no surprise that the majority of best seller stock images are also of people. Yet, what do you do if people just aren't your thing, but you'd love to learn how to photograph them in a way which they will love, you will like, and others will remember for a long time...? Well, call me old-minded, but I'd go to the bookstore. I've written blogs on two landscape books, which have been very helpful (and still are - even after the n-th reading). This time it's about a portrait book, which is called The Portrait Photographer's Guide to Posing, by Bill...

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Posted by Bradcalkins on May 27, 2008
Thanks for the review. One of my favourite books is the Michael Grecco book Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait. It is organized with examples from his portoflio and some of the back story. Great review on the strobist website: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/12/taking-chances-classic-lighting-and.html
Posted by Lymeng on May 19, 2008
Thangk you for your advice!
Posted by Mikoo on May 19, 2008
good job~!!!!!



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First Sales and Their Importance


posted on 27th of may, 2008
No, this brief article is not about the first sales altogether and how they make you jump up to the ceiling and blow the windows out with screaming... ;) My goal is to point your attention to one of the statistic numbers which, as it seems, is often being neglected.

The Number. The number I'm talking about you can find on the Earnings page (http://www.dreamstime.com/earnings) right above the table with downloaded images - at the right corner. It's the one which states how many of your on-line images actually make up for the number of sales you've had.

Why is it important? Well, when I think of this number I am always reminded of the Pareto Principle (click here for Wikipedia explanation...

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Posted by Cleaper on June 17, 2008
Really useful and interesting thanks! I will dig deeper!!
Posted by Achilles on May 29, 2008
Relating the files that actually sell with the number of files online is a very good tip. Some are new downloads, some are popular files already but their number and connection to the portfolio says a lot about the diversity and selectivity of the photographer. Submitting something just in hope it sells is a BAD strategy. All popular portfolios have a very high number of different files being downloaded. Trying to increase the parameter made by total online files divided by different files sold monthly is definitely the recipe to success. VERY good article, useful!
Posted by Complexdesignpl on May 28, 2008
First step is almost always the most important.



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