Thoughts upon reaching 1000 images on line.

posted on 27th of november, 2010

Three weeks ago I received my Dreamstime check for $1000 but was 50 images short of 1000 so thinking about it I decided to invest in hiring a model. I wanted to capture images of the quality of these four which I envy.

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So I visited a web site of a local studio and found the e-mail address of a well experienced model....... she had a lot more experience than I required !! I bought in flowers and a red umbrella and couldn't wait for the appointed day. I even bought high power cool lights and studio umbrellas. Unfortunately the model had an accident and went into hospital, sad for her, and disappointment for me.

However improvise is a favourite word of mine so I got a male colleague to pose for a few images in my ' studio '.

The working from home image is in reality working at my desk.
So I began thinking how to manage without a paid model and recalled that in principle one can become one's own model. Some contributors here have done it.
But its not so easy even with a tripod and time delay of 10 seconds.
You have to focus just where your going to sit and of course on the eyes......... but 9 times out of 10 you get it wrong. Add to that rushing to be in position and relaxed in 10 seconds and you'll understand the difficulty.
So my next stop was a trip to the local Jessops Camera shop where I bought a radio remote control.
The beauty of it is that when you half press the remote button the camera focuses and you can make sure your eyes are along the camera's ( lens) central axis. Here are three of my attempts using the remote.

So now I was heading for 1000 images but these two images entitled 'miss you ' and ' love you ' were rejected. I mention this because after a message to the Editor they were approved and now in the data base.
If you have something not criticized technically a kindly request to the Editorial team may bring a favorable result. If I have said anything at all useful please kindly press the useful button ! Good shooting everybody.

Comments (24)

Posted by Linqong on December 07, 2010
Useful article!!!
Posted by smartview27 on December 05, 2010
Posted by Davidwatmough on December 05, 2010
William I offered £100 for a whole day and hoped to end up with at least 50 usable images. I offered her the train fare as well. David.
Posted by Williamardrey on December 05, 2010
[imgl]http://www.17082813[/imgl]17082813 congratulations on all your good work. How much, may I ask, were you going to pay the model?
Posted by Onime on December 05, 2010
Congratulations for your achievement!
Posted by Alvera on December 04, 2010
Thank you for sharing! Please tell me what prices are in your local area for hiring a model for stock. Thanks again.
Posted by Anhong on December 03, 2010
Very good pictures, good experience.
Posted by Anhong on December 03, 2010
Very good pictures, good experience.
Posted by Anhong on December 03, 2010
Very good pictures, good experience.
Posted by Gennaro86 on December 01, 2010
Great job, good picture, good blog! Comliments!!!
Posted by Scottysally2 on December 01, 2010
Congratulations, well done, great images. :)
Posted by Hustgh on November 30, 2010
Great job.
Posted by Laurasinelle on November 29, 2010
great wotk! wish you many sales!
Posted by FabioConcetta on November 29, 2010
The portraits are beautiful, but the picture of the smile is excellent, well done indeed!

Posted by Ziprashantzi on November 28, 2010
very nice. thanks for sharing
Posted by Youths on November 28, 2010
Posted by Davidwatmough on November 28, 2010
Thank you Ebamo......... but I cannot compare with a young stunning 25 year old. I should have said that in the post. David.
Posted by Ebamo on November 28, 2010
Self portraits are not easy, you've done really very well here. Nice shots!
Posted by Davidwatmough on November 28, 2010
Picstudio how did you manage 5000 images............... is it your all day job ? I'd be very interested to learn how you've done it . David.
Posted by Unteroffizier on November 28, 2010
Yep Photo ID - 8327213 model looks great!
Posted by Picstudio on November 28, 2010
Posted by Egomezta on November 27, 2010
Great achievement... Congratulations...
Posted by Dmccale on November 27, 2010
great job.I like you model.very nice photos
Posted by Szczepko on November 27, 2010

1000 images in 1,5 year - not bad. Congratulations!

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