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  • New studio lighting kits just right for microstock

    by Litifeta | 30th of July, 2008

    See the construction lights on the left here, they are a thing of the past for those new to microstock. Hey they are cheap, A set at Bunnings or Home Depot is probably just under $25. A warning though, they get damn hot. And change the bulbs to quality bulbs. But no matter... More
  • First attempt with light tent...

    by Cleaper | 19th of June, 2008

    Hi there, Well I've had a couple of images accepted from my first attempt with a light tent so I am quite pleased. I mostly take shots of landscapes and nature but I thought I would give something new a try. I bought a very cheap light tent and lights so I wasn't sure... More
  • Acupuncture Shoot Explained

    by Yanc | 9th of June, 2008

    Hi guys! I recently did an acupuncture stock photo shoot and I thought I would share with you how I set it all up! You can check it out HERE. Enjoy! :) Yanik See Article
  • My second picture rejected, fixed then approved.

    by Sstedman | 25th of April, 2008

    As I learn more about having my pictures approved, I am forced to improve my photography skills, which is a good thing. Here is my 2nd approved photo. When I first submitted it the picture was too dark and it was rejected. I then went to the local hardware store and... More
  • Food Photography... Subjects that don't require model release ;)

    by Retina2020 | 11th of April, 2008

    When you look at food photos, they may seemingly seem simple. But there is a lot of work and thought behind each photo. See the video below, and you'll know what I mean. You Tube video on the art of food photography Seems like there are more lights and reflectors... More
  • Exposure and Tonal Contrast

    by Aryanimagery | 12th of February, 2008

    Correct Exposure is combination of Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO and a creatively correct exposure is combination of all of above and the photographer’s creative mind. I believe there is nothing can be termed as bad or good light for my exposure, it should be appropriate... More
  • Need help with lighting...

    by Torie508 | 13th of September, 2007

    I have a very small studio, about 8x10 ft., and I use halogen shop lights for my lighting. I have 2 of the double lights with tripods and 2 single lights that sit on the floor. It seems that I do not have enough lighting still to take a good picture. Does anyone have any... More
  • Isolation and the use of white space.

    by Pirate59 | 9th of September, 2007

    Hi everyone. Ive noticed a fair few of the really great isolated images (objects by them selves) have something in common. They all have a really strong white area. Background at times can as important to perfecting an image, as the other criteria. ie composition,... More
  • Everything for a reason!

    by Photoboykane | 7th of September, 2007

    I just blogged about something a talented art director always drilled into my head when we worked together. That got me thinking, and I remembered something else he insisted on, "Everything you DO to your photograph, do for a reason." The first time he told me that was... More
  • Photographing Shiny Objects

    by Photojay | 7th of September, 2007

    If you haven't read "Light: Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting" by Fil Hunter, Steven Biver, and Paul Fugua, then you are missing out. This book is quite amazing. OK, there were alot of things I probably already knew. But, there were a few... More
  • Beginner looking for advice and tips

    by Frontdoormedia | 30th of August, 2007

    I'd like to start off by giving a little bit of background on myself. Feel free to skip ahead 2 paragraphs to get to the main point of this post. I've just started to get into stock photo photography, something I just started to think about two weeks ago after reading... More
  • Enough about Photography...It's NOT funny!

    by Photojay | 27th of August, 2007

    I have tried, on several occasions, to put together some very well thought out and intuitive blogs about photographic technique. Problem is that I am more suited to tell astronauts how to put their space suit on than I am to tell photographers here at DT how to shoot great... More
  • Getting it ambient

    by Fertographer | 25th of August, 2007

    Ambient light as it is, is the light available in an indoor setting or an environment. Many a times, the ambient lighting is sufficient enough for us to handle it due to its low intensity which indefinitely leads to slow shutter speed and hand shake. Of course there is... More

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