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...
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!
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!)
Thank you everyone for your support on my goal and compliments about my photos. I am so excited because just this morning I reached my goal of 4000 images online! When I first started I would never have thought I could get this many uploaded and accepted. Now we'll target the next 4000 and will work to make it happen much faster.
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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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