Exclusivity; the end or the beginning


posted on 1st of february, 2011


Those of you all that follow my blogs know that I went exclusive on DT six months ago. At the time, I was traveling, super busy and had limited internet connection. I wanted to see the effect of my income by being exclusive with DT.

I have canceled my exclusive contract but not because of anything that DT has done wrong or any radical change in the microstock industry. MY situation has changed and now I must increase my income over what I can bring in using DT exclusively. I now have a bit better internet connection so can upload to other agencies. I have also become engaged and will soon be married. My home base will be Khabarovsk, Far East Russia but most of my time...

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Posted by Suebmtl on February 07, 2011
Thanks and all the best of luck with lots of sales.
Posted by Visceralimage on February 03, 2011
Thanks for all comments

Brad; you are correct, in past I had 11 sites that did not preform for the two months i was part of them. In past, I only had few images on IS and none on SS; these seem to be two top selling sites and the other sites did not have wide portfolio and not long time. I need to be more patient with smaller sites. I also need to sell my images to other types of outlets like signs, business cards, t-shirts, cards, etc.
Posted by Saraizzo on February 03, 2011
hi, I think that i learn
quite a lot things from you, thanks and a regard
and sorry for a not good english



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Wildlife Photography: Getting Close


posted on 4th of february, 2011

Have you ever wondered how wildlife photographers get images that have the animal large in the frame? Most would say, you must have a really long lens. Well, yes I do have a 600mm and both a 1.4X and 1.7X teleconverter; but a long lens is useless over a long distance because of heat, atmospheric haze and general junk in the air.

Really, to get good images of wildlife, you must get close to the wildlife, Problem is, most wildlife do not like or trust humans. If we are clearly visible, they will usually not be so visible.

One solution is your car; most wildlife are fairly tolerant of cars and will allow a closer approach than if a person is on foot. It is important that you do not make quick moves in the car and that you turn off the engine before taking any images (reduces...

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Posted by Matijakeber on February 21, 2011
Probably a great experience with the bear ha? :)
Posted by Meryll on February 09, 2011
who-hooo, two feet of bear and no iron bars between you? Terrific!
Posted by smartview27 on February 09, 2011
Great stories and images!



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Wildlife Photography: Virtual Amputation


posted on 6th of february, 2011












Occasionally, folks ask me to critique their images; one of the most common problems I encounter is Virtual Amputation.

When we photograph people, unless we are specifically looking to achieve a certain focus, it is generally a poor idea to cut off the person in the middle of their limbs. We have all seen the wedding photos taken by amateurs that have everyone's face in the middle of the image but the lower legs are cut off at the knees.

Pretty much, the same unwritten rules apply to animals. If you are doing a full body shot, it is usually best not to cut them off at the knees. So, what is virtual amputation? Virtual amputation is cutting off limbs that you do not see.

Many animals like to feed in the water. Long leg birds...

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Posted by Visceralimage on August 29, 2013
Createco;

Yes, the wolverine pics on my site are from North America (USA and Canada). Best of luck with your project.
Posted by Createco on August 28, 2013
Are your wolverine photos taken in North America? I am looking for New World Wolverine photos for a book I am working on and most of the wolverines I have found are Old World. Thanks!
Posted by Createco on August 28, 2013
Are your wolverine photos taken in North America? I am looking for New World Wolverine photos for a book I am working on and most of the wolverines I have found are Old World. Thanks!



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