Use your GPS to tell your photo where it is and more ... (free tools)

posted on 1st of september, 2010

If you have a GPS why not log your location in a track file. Then when you get back to your computer, you can pull the coordinate into your image from your track and the location description (metadata) from those coordinates. Once you have a coordinate in the "GPS Latitude" and "GPS Longitude" EXIF metadata fields you can make use of the free “Microsoft Pro Photo Tools” (PPT) which will use the coordinate to extract Location, City, State/Region and Country. These fields are populated through a web service that makes use of Windows Live Local. If the GPS coordinate is not quite right, for example the photo is plotting in the middle of a lake you can drag you image marker to the edge where...

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Posted by Sobek85 on September 02, 2010
Aperture 3 does this well
Posted by Swelsh1 on September 02, 2010
I try to do this with most my photos, I find it very handy on the road if I pull over and don't really know the location.

I bought a gps logger that I keep in my camera bag and use the locr software to add the gps location to the metafile. It does crash now and then for me during manual geotagging though. But it is good in the respect that it creates backups of the photo before adding the data so you will not get any corrupt files. I haven't had any corruption yet.
Posted by Cristalloid on September 02, 2010

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100 DT Sales ... some statistics and keyword ponderings

posted on 7th of september, 2010

I have reached the milestone of 100 sales and thought it was worth telling the community. It has taken 462 days -not that I'm counting ;-)

The 100 sales is made up of:

50 individual images have sold
18 images sold multiple times

228 credits sold
42 subscription sales

45 sales through keyword search
55 through browsing

x1 level three image that makes up 5% of earnings
x5 level two images that makes up 35% of earnings
x44 level one images that makes up 60% of earnings

Of the 50 images sold the average time online is 312 days

The average number of views for a sales is 10 (maximum 50 and minimum 1)

With almost half my sales from keyword searches, it reinforces the need to effectively keyword to make sales.

Many of the searches resulting...

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Posted by Bevanward on December 12, 2010
Hi Miltonberger

Out of about 250 images at the time I wrote it.

Posted by Miltonberger on December 12, 2010
You sold 50 images ... out of how many?
Posted by Lisacarolsdreamshots on November 27, 2010
Congrats! When I first joined DT, my sales were so low after 6 months, , I nearly gave up (of course, I still do not have as many uploads as you do), so I quit uploading for well over a year, I believe, and then one day, I decided to check on it just for the heck of it and my sales had quadrupled, so I decided I would hang in a little longer. Since that has inspired me to continue on a while longer, I may get inspired to take and upload more pics now. If I figure out how to equate my statistics, I will let you know! Maybe, you could do a blog on that too! Thanks for sharing!

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Brazil Independence day in Brasilia ... travel photography

posted on 8th of september, 2010

I took the opportunity while in Brasilia on business to photograph some of the goings-on of the Independence Day celebrations. Here are the few keepers that made it and others that I have taken.

NOTE: If you have current event Editorial photographs to get onto the site use the Contact us link at the bottom of any Dreamstime page to request the “Type of Problem:*” as “Priority Review”. This results in getting the images up faster and more chance of sales while it is still topical.

If I had my time again I would have planned the locations I shot from better and known about some of the earlier events but as an amateur here on business I have to be pretty happy with the opportunity!...

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Posted by Scottysally2 on September 16, 2010
Congratulations, nice images :)
Posted by Jdanne on September 09, 2010
Nice photos! Congratulations!
Posted by Egomezta on September 08, 2010
Congratulations. great images.

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A laugh ...must have hurt though!

posted on 11th of september, 2010

Felt this one was too good not to share!

Video link

Feel sorry for her however, couldn't help laughing at the same time. Her friend did not seem very understanding/compassionate.

I think if it didn't explode around her chin she would have been in real trouble.

Comments (7)

Posted by Piscari on September 13, 2010
- She had to open his mouth wider ... then it would be delicious! )))
Posted by Cristalloid on September 12, 2010
Some people do have bad luck!
Posted by Youths on September 12, 2010
Thank you for using my picture in your blog! :-)

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Compact envy ... Canon G12 is coming

posted on 15th of september, 2010

If there is one thing worse than not having your camera when needed, it is only having a poor quality camera. You end up with an impression of what could have been so much more.... oh the pain and torment!

I look back to images from my first digital and wish that I was not such an early adopter. Having said that, my little S10 did go places that I would not take my current beast. Now with a digital SLR and not having the quality restriction I do have the bulk/weight anchor! I really do not mind the inconvenience of the extra DSLR appendage, however a high quality compact would be a breath of fresh of air for those "no real chance of a quality photo" outings - on balance a reasonable...

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Posted by Bevanward on September 26, 2010
Thanks for the additional comments everyone - need to start planning a purchase ;-)
Posted by Scottysally2 on September 20, 2010
I have a Canon G11, one of the problems I find is that it has no thumb hold, and the nearest button where your thumb would be is the delete button! Have only had it about a year, so have learnt to cope with it, but very frustrating at times. :)
Posted by Cristalloid on September 16, 2010
I would buy the Canon S95 because it uses the same electronics as the G12 but has better optics! And by the way: it is more compact
and lighter!

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TIF sale

posted on 30th of september, 2010

How grateful am I to have a TIF sale at the end of the month to drag my average sale price over 1 dollar ;-)

They don’t happen enough for me but they are exciting when they come!

Many TIF sales to you all ;-)

Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia

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Posted by Bevanward on October 01, 2010
Thanks for the congratulations - hope you all get many soon too!

Charlydamart it was my second TIF sale in 480 days
Posted by Egomezta on September 30, 2010
Congratulations... It feels great.
Posted by Laurasinelle on September 30, 2010
Congratulations! Nice photo!

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I moved to Adelaide, Australia in 1978 from Auckland, New Zealand, as a child. Raised in Townsville, North Queensland, I left home to work in Central Australia where I first became interested in photography as a field geologist. From there I took a role in Johannesburg, South Africa, returned to Australia to marry, moved to Santiago, spent five years there in the capital of Chile and since have moved back to Brisbane, Australia where I am now based. I live with my wife of eight years and our three year old son. I have spent the past 10 years travelling all over the world and as part of my trav... [Read more]

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