3 Things You Must Get Right to Get Your Photos Online

posted on 9th of june, 2012

This photo uses the line of cheese wheels to draw the viewer's eye into the image.

It may not be easy, but it is simple. The three most important things to nail down if you want to get your photos accepted at this, or any, stock site are focus, lighting and composition. Subject matter and creativity go along way towards getting sales, but if these three elements are not in order, your image won't pass the initial screen by the reviewers. If it isn't online, it can't sell. It's that simple. Let's look briefly at each.

Focus-Remember to check focus at 100%. I struggle with this on my little monitor and sometimes I would miss areas of poor focus, so I'll share a tip that I use. After reviewing the entire image, select the areas that are critical to your image. For...

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Posted by Chanevy on June 29, 2012
Thank you for your kind words :-)
Posted by Rolmat on June 28, 2012
Very good tips, in deed.
Posted by Vcarmstrong on June 28, 2012
Nice blog. I love your greedy squirrel photo. I think that one will be quite successful over time.

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Beyond the Rule of Thirds; Vanishing Points

posted on 30th of june, 2012

The rule of thirds is an indispensable guideline for composing commercial images, but there are other options out there! Have you tried using vanishing points to create perspective in your photographs? This is a concept that is used frequently in drawings and illustrations, but seems to receive less attention from photographers.

A vanishing point is a point in an image where lines that are parallel in the 3D world converge in a 2D image. This adds perspective and the appearance of distance to an image. Take a look at images below and see how they have applied this concept to great advantage.

In the first mage, the photog has used the converging lines of the skyscrapers to give an increased sense of height and size to the...

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Posted by Chanevy on July 04, 2012
Thank you everyone. It's nice to know that somebody emjoys reading my ramblings :-)
Posted by Kikkerdirk on July 02, 2012
Interesting blog!
Posted by Laurasinelle on July 02, 2012
Nice blog! Thanks for sharing!

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I have had a camera in my hand ever since I can remember. I was always the kid that wanted to trot down to the scene of the crime, or truck accident, or whatever, and get the images that would document that event for posterity. I guess its no surprise that I am naturally drawn to editorial and journalistic photography!

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