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  • Extracting from a scene a stock photograph

    by Fertographer | 2nd of October, 2007

    I am not sure how many people out there belong to the same boat as I do. I don't have strobe lights, models, studio to work with. My main source of stock photograph are plucked off the street during my street shoots. Namely landscape, street abstracts and maybe some macro... More
  • New in stock

    by Oculo | 1st of October, 2007

    I have over a month in stock photo market, in DT I sold 3 pictures, I think "it´s not bad for the beginning". This week I grow up my stock I have 50 pics I will shot other 50 I hope sold more :) My first sold picture See Article
  • Stock minded - boon or bane

    by Fertographer | 30th of September, 2007

    Since I started to contribute photographs to dreamstime, I see a change in my shooting style. Sometimes I wonder if I am deviating from a passion to one that is becoming a slight liability that I keep thinking that I shoot for what can sell. My 'deleting' habit continues... More
  • The beauty of this Trend

    by Mailthepic | 30th of September, 2007

    When stock images started its a heaven to Editor and Art Director. Everything are no further away from the click of a button. On the other hand for commercial photographers like us, its a bit more like nightmare .Drop in business are certainly a Yes. This Trend are moving,... More
  • The Friday blog: what's the difference between pictures and photographs

    by Nikitu | 28th of September, 2007

    Did this question ever come to your mind? What is the difference between a picture and a photograph? I consider pictures to be all those images we take out on vacations, family reunions, meetings with friends, snapshots that don't require us to think of the composition,... More
  • Street photography as stock photography

    by Fertographer | 27th of September, 2007

    Like mentioned under my profile, I'm a street person by nature. The things I shoot, the subjects I have, are usually picked off from the streets where I shot. From a small country like mine, landscapes and breathtaking sceneries hardly ever appear or come by. Sometimes... More
  • Your Camera, RF & RM

    by Thefinalmiracle | 27th of September, 2007

    NOTICE : The fact remains that better the camera, the more approval ratio you have and more sales as well, but I am writing this blog from my experience and analysis. When I hit the stock concept on google, it wasn’t microstock. It was about RM (Rights Managed) Stock... More
  • Flowers, puppies and babies

    by Astargirl | 26th of September, 2007

    I have to keep reminding myself that art photography is not the same as stock photography. The two do overlap sometimes, but often a photo that sells well here, would get torn apart as a work of art. I'll never forget the one major rule in my photography classes in college.... More
  • Composing photos

    by Dcwcreations | 23rd of September, 2007

    I am new to stock photography and am really enjoying all there is to learn. I started to compose some objects to make the scene rather than take a photo of what's there. This of course opens up a whole world only limited by our imagination. Yes the whole point is to... More
  • Brightqube - see David fighting Goliaths!

    by Achilles | 20th of September, 2007

    The David fighting Goliaths! Power to the people! A news leaked out yesterday. A beta site was revealed, you can see it here, before the official press release. It is called BrightQube. I must confess I don't know why, but I can guess: it has a clever navigation and a... More
  • New stock fashion word or soon to be reality: Midstock

    by Dnf-style | 19th of September, 2007

    Midstock or better said stock photo's sold for between 10 to 100 dollars instead of 1 to 5. The word midstock is so fashionable new that they did not even yet decide on the proper definition yet. It comes, very rudely spoken to this: The big expensive stocks will realize... More
  • The Empty Picture

    by Espion | 19th of September, 2007

    I find taking pictures for stock images a rather different discipline from what I was used to. For instance I would never have taken this picture, if at all I call it a picture. It says something for sure, but it is not something that is substantial or significant,... More
  • List

    by Sophiesourit | 19th of September, 2007

    In order to have few organization concerning the year coming I was thinking about the different events running along the years. From now : - halloween - christmas - new year - winter holyday - valentines day - saint patrick - mother day, father day, grandmother day... More
  • Spot on images that I like from Dreamstime - 16

    by Saniphoto | 16th of September, 2007

    I love minimalism and this splendid image with simplicity express the feeling of winter. It is just wonderful. I do not need too many word, it speaks for itself. See Article
  • Photography inside your home.

    by Pirate59 | 15th of September, 2007

    Many people find going outside into the big wide world a requirement for decent photography. Travel photos, landscapes, sunsets waterfalls. As brilliant as these genres of photography is, there is also a strong creative element to be found within the home. There is... More
  • When I get some time free

    by Sophiesourit | 12th of September, 2007

    When I have some time to spend I like to surf through the microstock to see image from the other. I pretend it is for inspiration, but in fact that is also to travel... I'm amazed by the quantity and variety of images that I can see. Concept, countrie, fields, city,... More
  • Spot on images that I like from Dreamstime - 11

    by Saniphoto | 11th of September, 2007

    I am a photographer but also a creative and visual artist so I can appreciate and enjoy doing from time to time 'illustration's kind of images. This one I like so much because of the simple but effective contrast between gray and orange and the highly dynamic angle. Excellent.... 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
  • How I view my stock customers...

    by Photoboykane | 7th of September, 2007

    My favorite art director always started a project with a detailed description of our target audience. We never talked about lighting, backgrounds, models, or even budgets until it was very clear to the entire creative team who we were aiming to reach. Although I'm presently... More
  • Spot on photos that I like from Dreamstime - 10

    by Saniphoto | 7th of September, 2007

    This is one of the most convincing images I have seen lately. Wonderful representation of our dependence on oil. Again I want to underline the simplicity. Two elements (earth and oil pump) and a good composition-concept. A kind of image that I keep in my folder, for inspiration.... More

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