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Stuff Happens
posted by ellenboughn - 25th of june, 2008
What does leaving my wallet at the bookstore yesterday, a flashing warning light on the car dashboard as I pulled out to drive back to the bookstore and an error in posting a payment to a bill have to do with stock photography? Typical... More...
Bird Photography
posted by robinstockphotos - 6th of january, 2013
I've always been interested a lot in observing birds. Sitting with a pair of field glasses or binoculars and watching out for a single little bird for hours and hours...that was when I was 12 years old. Now after 6 years I can combine... More...
Taking pictures in the Best Amusement Park in the World
posted by grisho - 9th of july, 2012
In 2009 I signed up for a 4 month student work-and-travel program in the United States. There was a list of places I could chose from and I was more than thrilled to see that Cedar Point, the amusement park, which has been awarded for... More...
Beyond the Rule of Thirds; Vanishing Points
posted by chanevy - 30th of june, 2012
The rule of thirds is an indispensable guideline for composing commercial images, but there are other options out there! Have you tried using vanishing points to create perspective in your photographs? This is a concept that is... More...
Those Elusive Sales...
posted by racheld32 - 9th of may, 2012
So I have been uploading pictures to my portfolio, and in the last month and a half of uploading, I am up to 17 pictures, which is decent for a VERY part time photographer. I have still not had any sales which is disappointing, but... More...
Great Shots Are Possible with Point and Shoots
posted by peanutroaster - 9th of april, 2012
While I wouldn't rely solely on a point and shoot to capture stock images, it is possible as long has you have a quality point and shoot with a good lens. I originally settled on a mirrorless compact camera (Panasonic Lumix G2) because... More...
Point and Shoot Fun
posted by junpinzon - 28th of december, 2011
While some (or most) photographers would prefer to lug their DSLR's around all the time, others would rather have a compact cam always tucked into their pockets for some quick snaps where ever they go. These days, technology has already... More...
Fuji X10 - good compact for stock?
posted by bradcalkins - 18th of november, 2011
I must confess that I'm on an endless quest - in search of a compact camera that has a few key requirements: 1. Portable. I want a zoom for unexpected situations, and it must fit in a pocket or purse when needed. I find cameras... More...
Just when I was discouraged... the thrill of selling!
posted by edonalds - 5th of august, 2011
I recently listed three Illustrator files, my first. All were rejected because simple Illustrator files were now only accepted in sets. My Polka Dots would have to be consolidated into one file, which I will do. Just when I felt... More...
My first sale!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by anastasiap83 - 28th of july, 2011
23.07.2011 I had my first sale. I was so excited about it. I love this site because it inspires me to improve my pictures’ quality. All rejects are explained and it is a real help. Now I understand how useful rejects are. They are... More...
Don't ditch those point-and-shoots
posted by vogonify - 13th of july, 2011
I have a Canon 60D. Expensive camera. 18 mega pixels. Super features. With a Canon 50mm f1.8, it is tack sharp. Worth every unit of currency. Yet, my last eight approvals on DT have come from images shot with my old, faithful Panasonic... More...
Get High to Change Your Point of View!
posted by deniskelly - 14th of june, 2011
Want to see the world from a different point of view? Then get high! I'm not referring to using psychoactive substances, but to the simple act of climbing to somewhere high so that you can look down on the world. To get these pictures... More...
Picture sharpness
posted by petin - 30th of march, 2011
The sharpness is one of basic factors of a good picture. Factors, which affect it are generally well known – exposure time equal to the inverse amount of the focal length, continuous release control, stable position of the photographer... More...
Houses falling over
posted by demonike - 14th of november, 2010
The title of this blog could collectively describe the majority of architectural photographic experiments that we receive every day. And the problem can be clearly understood by any of us, who has ever tried to get a building into the... More...
How to determine your camera's ISO tipping point
posted by dmccale - 11th of june, 2010
Here is another great link for all who are still learning. (Like myself).This one talks about ISO... Mine is 400 also, anything over that is BAD! Hope this helps. All cameras are different. Happy shooting Debbie More...
The rule of thirds
posted by imaengine - 8th of june, 2010
The rule of thirds in photographic composition is one of the very basic rules and taught to budding photographers and entry level aspirants in the stream. The rule of thirds is a fundamental rule in photographic composition. Basically... More...
the point of view
posted by yuritz - 20th of october, 2009
After the arrived of digital cameras everyone gets to take lots of pictures of the subjects and then checks out what's great and worth to be saved and what no,so it's coming difficult to see a nice work at the first shot and all the... More...
disapointment
posted by markantonydavid - 3rd of may, 2009
having uploaded a number of pictures recently i was at first over the moon to have two of them downloaded within the first month, but that feeling was short lived when i realised that all i made from these two sales at maximum resolution... More...
25th image accepted - shot on a Fuji FinePix point and shoot
posted by reeddaigle - 4th of january, 2009
My 25th image was shot on my wife's point and shoot 5MP Fuji FinePix Z series camera. I was a bit surprised, because I've been shooting on a film SLR for so long. I have taken many shots with the FinePix camera, and now I am rooting... More...
An Editor point of view... Too many flowers!
posted by demonike - 18th of may, 2008
As the image editors (not entirely correct a statement - we're more like... well, reviewers only) review up to a couple of thousand images per day - each - then they most likely see the big picture, when it comes to balancing the various... More...
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