Headroom on Images

posted on 17th of december, 2008

Well, I finally got started in stock photography! It seems like a whole new world to me and I have a huge learning curve... to come up to speed on what's important, what images sell and which ones don't.

One thing has struck me already: LEAVE HEAD ROOM and Lots of It!

Seems like some of the better images could be considered to be incomplete and most are not cropped. It appears that they leave plenty of room on images for advertisers to use to add their customization (tag lines, other image layers, etc.)

It appears that I may not have applied this guideline on the image above but it does appear to have some "headroom" on the right.

Well, I am looking forward to a long, rewarding and profitable relationship with Dreamstime!

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Photo credits: Karl Davis.

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I am a semi-professional photographer with a passion for capturing images of the world around us that we sometimes miss because we are often distracted and too busy. Over 20 years ago, I decided to pursue my hobby seriously and got started in studio photography. I developed my own style for portraits: capturing more than just the face in front of the camera but rather, capture the personality behind the face. Once I transitioned from 35mm to digital, everything changed! I developed a love for landscapes and began to take on a variety of projects: sports, events and cityscapes. Karl... [Read more]

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