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  • A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of February, 2007

    A pioneer in the stock business once said, "A good stock photo is an incomplete photo". That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the... More
  • Getting Settings Right

    by Abl8zedezign | 25th of August, 2014

    I have always had a great passion for photography. I can still remember my first old 'point and shoot' camera my granddad gave me when I was six years old. I have recently bought myself the 'real deal' camera, complete with lenses, timer switches and the rest of the bells... More
  • Urban Art of Valparaiso

    by Jeremyrichards | 24th of May, 2014

    Valparaiso in Chile is colourful, moody, packed with history and overlaid with a raw edge. It is one of those places that is endlessly fascinating that can be visited time and time again, without ever feeling you have seen it all. The roots of this coastal city... More
  • Easy way to extract images from background

    by Nansaidh | 14th of February, 2014

    I found a great little filter for Photoshop that makes extracting images from the background that is quick and easy. It's called Re_Mask 3 from Topaz. ReMask gets the job done in a shockingly short amount of time, while requiring a bare minimum of your input. I use... More
  • Editing images on iPad

    by Moonbeamimages | 2nd of February, 2014

    Professional photographers might scorn this concept, but editing images on an iPad is not impossible. It is a great solution if you want to perfect images on the go, in situations when you do not have access to a computer, etc. NOTE ON CAMERAS It is not advisable to use... More
  • More sharp, less noise.

    by Maxsp | 6th of January, 2014

    LONG STORY SHORT! So you want sharpen images without noise with a good quality like a PRO. Okay, let's go. 1st - Accept the limitations of your camera, it means you need as much light as cheaper your camera and lens are. 2nd - Reduce ISO? As much as you don&... More
  • Frames

    by Akvileja | 12th of July, 2013

    I have uploaded a several frames during last week. But still I have 0 sales and 0 views, could you help me out and tell whats wrong with my frames ? See Article
  • Poor background removal - is this refusal bugging you?

    by Tamarabauer | 13th of February, 2013

    "Poor background removal" - if this is a refusal reason that you commonly receive when your images are reviewed, especially on subjects that have a plain (often white) background, here are a few tips that I hope you will find helpful. If you intend... More
  • Isolate while shooting!

    by Ilposeidone | 9th of October, 2012

    hi my friends I was thinkin' about my last images, some isolated pictures of different things and subjects I've taken to test my new lighting equipment. I've realized that i have not processed them with photoshop beacuse they don't need it... i've tried two simple tricks... More
  • Ideas with fruits and how not to take photographs

    by Shmeljov | 14th of September, 2012

    One day Jelena ran into the studio with an idea to make a photo with a couple of oranges like this one. So i made this shot. And another couple of hundreds. Sometimes this happens to me. And I don't really know how to deal with it. I work through... More
  • Basic Exposure in Photography

    by Parkinsonsniper | 4th of June, 2012

    This is the triangle of exposure, informing about the basic rules of exposure in photography. Shutter speed (time value), aperture value and ISO effects the exposure of the photograph, they also have some side effects. I draw this diagram a couple of years ago for myself.... More
  • Canon 5DMKII - ISO 50

    by BCritchley | 16th of May, 2012

    So today I feel incredibly stupid. Whilst looking at some stunning long exposure black and white shots in a UK photography competition I see something that catches my eye. In the info for one particular shot it shows the photog has a Canon 5D MKII ( which I have... More
  • How to isolate a picture in 5 minutes! (Including hair)

    by Parkinsonsniper | 4th of May, 2012

    Hi everyone, Ok I accept that I have a little exagerration in the title but believe me or not, I isolated the image on right in 2 minutes! so this is worth to read :) Ok here we go... We are going to use: - BW dialog box or adjustment layer - layers panel... More
  • My 200th image sale!!

    by Madajimmy | 30th of April, 2012

    With my small portofolio (85 images online), today I reached 200 sales. Of course, this jurney is still far away to get bigger and bigger milestones. This is the 200th sale image. I love to make some isolated images because they are just from simple objects that... More
  • Cars Clipart Collections

    by Nesan7 | 15th of April, 2012

    Hello everybody! ;) My name is Anton! Yesterday I did two my first collections of isolated cars clipart, on white and black backgrounds: Black Background White Background Enjoy, I'll be glad if you like it! More
  • Perfect High Key Images

    by Photoshow | 24th of December, 2011

    I have put up a New Article on my Personal Blog Lighting The Pixel Perfect Isolation about how to set up and control your lighting in the studio to obtain a perfect white background. It is not a light read but if you are interested in creating images such as these for... More
  • Post Your Tomato Pics!

    by Ejkrouse | 4th of October, 2011

    The lowly Isolated Tomato catches a lot of flak around here. Why not celebrate it's dullness and unoriginality? Post yours and the story behind it! Here's mine: I threw it up on my portfolio almost as a joke after reading all the "white isolated girl cutting tomato while... More
  • My first "isolated on white" image uploaded and accepted

    by M4rio1979 | 4th of October, 2011

    A few days ago, I wanted to give myself a try on my first isolated image. I've been using some youtube examples on how to take and postprocess "isolated on white" images and finally I have done it. First I needed to do is to create some sort of low budget lightning... More
  • Beautiful to watch, too poisonous to eat

    by Risto40 | 23rd of September, 2011

    Did you know summer end today? That's right, it's autumn now. But guess what, autumn is a mushroom season in many areas. I don't eat mushrooms, but I can help others to pick them and of course these are great object to photograph too. So, I'd like to show you some of what... More
  • DIY II - SIMPLE LIGHT BOX

    by Akulamatiau | 23rd of September, 2011

    To take pictures of small items, I constructed a simple light box using white A4 papers. The crude sample of the box links here Next put it on a glass coffee table. I used two flashes, one aiming the lights from below to eliminate shadows and illuminate the object/... More

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