It is very rare to have sales at the week-end days since I started to upload pictures on Dreamstime.
But, this Saturday 2th is a special day for my daughter.
She had her picture which won the third place of the last month contest.
And this Saturday is her birthday and there is three sales on the raw.
However you are, dear buyer, thanks for this present !
After three month of intense uploads, I must admit that this is my first and will be my last picture of composition of flowers. Because, I think that the flowers topics are over represented. And the requirements are so high that I can't compete with. It is not worth for me to spent time to find/make my composition to end up with more that one hand can count as issues to solve. The unsolvable issue for me is "no way to resubmit".
It seems that the isolated items are more populars in terms of sales and representation on DT. I started to build my mobile studio light tent and shoot some pictures. I am impatient to see what will get out from this hard work before going further. I keep my finger crossed!
I love to photography the landscape and cityscape. Unfortunately, it seems that it is not quite high demand. Most of the time, they are not considered as "stock oriented" picture when I tried some creative or so called artistic point of view.
After more that 250 uploads of 370 submissions picture, I come with the fact that isolated items picture are more demanded and some more for the daily used items.
So I decided to try to do some "stock-oriented" picture ;) I bought a cheap lightbox tent. I mount it with two daylight (daylight color) electric bulb low energy consumption on each side of the tent.
I did captured seven items that I can grab at that moment when I finished to mount the tent. I isolated and submitted them... Oh surprise! 6/7 submissions was accepted. No PR. No MR. No "protected...
@Cbomers @Zenpix I might say that I was impossible for me to get the item isolated on white out of the box/camera. I tried some isolation with the "PS/Magic Tools" but the isolation was not smooth enough for, again, the "Stock Oriented" picture so they were rejected with right reason. As my skill in PS wasn't that hight specially with the "plumb tool". I read and read posts on Internet and finish to catch out the key tricks which are the "Ctrl and Alt". The isolation becomes a pleasure now. Of course, I did it for the simple object first. To answer to how I do that, in fact, I use the lightbox tent to have an omni direction light only.
As I wrote on the previous article, I tried to upload some isolated pictures.
I has been very fast to have a first sale. I got a 6 credits sale with the laser meter nine days after the upload. It doesn't reimbursed yet my investment for the tent but I have intention to upload more later.
This sale encourages me to browse again the database of DT. I think I found something which can have hundred and hundred sales ... guess what it is?
1) It is quite simple to capture.
2) No need to make have a complicated composition
3) No need to have a sophisticated lightning.
4) Every editor need it for their composition.
For me the answer is "BACKGROUND/TEXTURE" I started last week-end with three pictures of nylon, compressed chipboard and leather skin texture.
Nice post and I'm sorry with your AR ratio.
I'm learning with backgrounds too. At first i was using my 28-135 lens but the corner to corner sharpness is terrible and then i was using 100mm macro lens and it has a good corner to corner sharpness. Some images were got accepted, some don't :(
Here are two backgrounds that just accepted.
#1 I love this image. It is unusual and you did a great job.
I get a lot of rejections on my backgrounds but I think it is worth the effort. Even if just to master something new. Keep at it. I fine oddly, that the ones I get accepted are the random things I find out in nature rather than the ones I try and capture in the studio.
I shoot in giant RAW files and then I cut away everything corner to corner that isn't perfect. Sometimes I end up with a smaller file than I would like, especially if it was a hand held image,but if it is acceptable it is better than rejection!
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