An Editor point of view... Too many flowers!

posted on 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 subjects and categories within Dreamstime's database. I'd like to start this blog series - aimed at pointing out various pitfalls many of the images have, that we review each day - with discussing the term "too many" and why "we have reviewed your file, but it is not what we are looking for". So take a seat...

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This is a very well covered subject in our database or the subject of your image is too specific. We are looking for images that exceed the technical quality...

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Posted by Themalni on September 13, 2010
Now I know why........ ha-ha! ;D Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Markogt on June 17, 2008
Good article and good recommendations! I agree with you in 85%. It is true that there are many flower pictures up in many stock sites. So is true that if you are trying to find some specific species from one flower the search can result zero images.

I would like to believe that you do not mean that it is a waist of time for photographers trying to upload and shoot flower photos. Maybe we should be more specific with keywords and avoid species that are well covered?
Posted by 7a on June 12, 2008

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Too many...insects, and more generally about Macro photography

posted on 24th of may, 2008

Pursuing the objects in the "macro world" is among the first attempts to enter the amateur photography craft. As soon as people discover the power of magnification the macro-modes the point-and-shoot cameras provide them, they usually are so appalled by the new possibilities and viewpoint of the environment around us, that they more often than not tend to forget all good guidelines of successful photography that they would otherwise abide to. "Newbies" often fall for the sheer ability to capture detail not visible so well to the naked eye. They forget about composition, usable depth of field, adequate lighting and so forth. All...

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Posted by Jiajianzheng on June 09, 2008
wonderful macro world,learning
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on May 24, 2008
great article, lots of good advice for marco shooting and what amazing images too!! very talented artists on here!!

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I am a graphic designer, webmaster, photographer. Live in Estonia. 3 kids. Mac-person. Nikon-person. Initially gave my images for free back in 2003. Then discovered that some people would actually be willing to pay for my random photo experiments. Found Dreamstime, had lots to say in the forums and Serban invited me into their family :) • I am totally self taught. Through trial and error. Mostly latter :) • What makes an ideal microstock photo? I think it is broad usability. Solely. • I have studio experience, but am not so active lately. Mostly shoot events, family, object... [Read more]

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