Always Carry a Camera (Part 2)

posted on 3rd of september, 2014

Some time ago I wrote a blog (here) about always carrying a camera with you, just so you don't miss any great photo opportunities .

Everything I said then is true today. Maybe more so. There are over 25,000,000 stock images on Dreamstime as I write this. That staggering number could easily deflate any contributor from shooting or uploading anything new. However, I'm convinced that for those who are prepared, and who carry a camera with them always, there are an abundance, even an infinite variety of great stock shots that can be captured that are unique and that sell.

I always carry either a Canon S110 or a Nikon D5100 with me at all times. They are compact, have full manual control and can capture great quality...

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Comments (4)

Posted by Artproject27 on September 04, 2014
Yes, it's true, not once I had suddenly occasions for a good picture, and every time my little Nikon is with me
Posted by Wxh6763 on September 04, 2014
Agree with you! What you said is very practical and reasonable!
Posted by Digikhmer on September 04, 2014
Yes, I am absolutely agree with you. I have my G1X or 60D hanging on my neck or on my shoulder.

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Creative Light (part 2)

posted on 4th of september, 2014

I just re-read my original article about creative light (here). Given that there are over 25,000,000 stock images here at Dreamstime as I write this, using creative light has never been more important.

Creative light in your photos helps your images stand out in a crowd of similar photos. More importantly, taking photos using creative light is waaaay more fun than just shooting everything on a isolated white background!

Not sure how...

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Comments (3)

Posted by FabioConcetta on September 05, 2014
Amazing images, congrats!
Posted by Lenutaidi on September 05, 2014
Very creative and very beautiful images! Many congratulations!
Posted by Jackbluee on September 04, 2014
good ideas! You are indeed very creative! Your images are very beautiful! I will pay more attention to lighting too.

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Close to 4000 Images Online!

posted on 10th of september, 2014

After 8 years on Dreamstime (I joined August 2006), I am close to having 4000 images online. I have about 70 uploaded and waiting for review and plan on uploading another 40-50 before the month is over. My goal is to reach 4000 before the end of September. Wish me luck.

In the meantime, here are some of my more recent uploads that are fresh and new (and waiting to be downloaded!)





Good luck to the rest of you!

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Posted by Egomezta on October 10, 2014
COngratulations, you're doing great, I wish I can get to 1000 uploaded images by the end of this year.
Posted by Wxh6763 on October 09, 2014
Congratulations! A great achievement you have! I like your pictures.
Posted by Martynelson on October 06, 2014
Beautiful, creative photographs. I'm sure you'll reach your goal soon.

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The ART of Motion

posted on 26th of september, 2014

I love living an active life! Mountaineering, running, mountain biking and everyday life are interesting to me. The enjoyment comes from living and doing rather than just sitting back and watching.

I try to convey the ART of Motion in many of my photographs. Some of these have become good sellers of stock. To me they are much more fun to create than just shooting static images.

Here are a few of my images that convey the ART of Motion:







In a sea of static photos or isolated items, images that illustrate the ART of motion stand out. They seem to command a closer look and invite the viewer to "feel" the action rather than...

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Comments (7)

Posted by Eric1513 on October 01, 2014
Thank you everyone for your kind comments!
Posted by Egomezta on October 01, 2014
Great images, congratulations.
Posted by Coffeehuman on September 30, 2014
congratulations.Thanks for sharing.

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The Color Red (Part 2)

posted on 27th of september, 2014

My very first blog on Dreamstime was about using the color red in stock photos (here). I've gone back through my portfolio and can see that some of my best selling older images have the color red in them.




I can also see a trend in many of the photos that I've shot more recently that are just beginning to sell and that have the color red in them.




It is the color of blood, and is often used to symbolize passion, love, or anger. In some cultures, the color red also represents luck and prosperity. Red occurs often in nature and we attempt to harness its...

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Comments (3)

Posted by Egomezta on October 01, 2014
Your portfolio is amazing, congratulations.
Posted by Inyrdreams on September 29, 2014
red is my favorite color. when i was young I had a book called Ann likes red. my mother said i made her read it over and over and over... lol love your images!

Posted by Clearvista on September 28, 2014
Very interesting Eric. Yes red definitely makes me look twice. Great portfolio you have. This is interesting re colours, somebody shared it here some time ago, you may have already seen it.

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