Design Feast

posted on 3rd of march, 2009

Periodically, I like to go back and study design basics. I find that this helps my work no matter what medium I'm working in at the moment. There are basic principles of design that apply to both illustration and photography. With this end in mind, I did a web search for graphic design bibliographies. The first site that I have explored from the search results is "Design Feast." This site has so many links to interesting design related web sites that it will probably keep me learning and entertained for months if not years. It is one of those sites that I will keep going back to over and over to glean the knowledge the skills for specific projects. Design Feast should be extremely helpful for the designers, photographers, and illustrators who use Dreamstime.


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Posted by Creativei on March 03, 2009
Thanks for the share
Posted by Fultonsphoto on March 03, 2009
Thanks Patricia, will be sure to check this site out.

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Twitter, Face Book, My Space, Learn More Photography, Learn More Digital Imaging, Stay Creative

posted on 22nd of march, 2009

© Patballard (Help) The flood of information and tools needed to have successful microstock sales has been overwhelming me at the moment. Add into all of that the need to keep learning more about photography and digital imaging, plus the need to keep progressing as an illustrator, and you have one frustrated microstocker. It's important to keep up with the publicity and networking side of microstock as it is a business. But, the creative side is just as important as without new creative input, the images start to get a stale repetitive look. I'm finding it hard to do everything and keep progressing in all areas. The flood of technology information available is particularly daunting. It multiplies daily.

How much time do all of you who are a one person business spend keeping up with the avalanche of...

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Posted by Patballard on March 22, 2009
Yes, I think little by little is the key. Sometimes I just get overwhelmed with all of the information.
Posted by Patballard on March 22, 2009
But it's a wonderful reply. Thank you so much!
Posted by Fultonsphoto on March 22, 2009
I do see this as a compromise; this being how much time are you willing or able to spend or sacrifice in order to become successful in this business. It’s the old scenario of opportunity cost, where the input must be rewarded by the output, financially and time wise i.e. do you get paid according to the time spent from start to finish taking stock images. That said, if one takes all factors into account and decides to make this a business opportunity (which it is) then as with any other business sacrifices need to be made in order to be successful, one of these being trying to keep abreast of current market trends and the plethora of information that comes along with the majority of business opportunities that exist today, and learning what it is that sells and adapting at all levels in order to supply this demand. But I am also of the belief that what sells today is not necessarily what has to sell tomorrow, rather than be a trend follower, with creativity be a trend setter and become...(More)

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Smithsonian Magazine 6th Annual Photo Contest

posted on 31st of march, 2009

© Patballard (Help) The finalists for the 6th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photography Contest are in. There is still voting going on for the winner. This is a chance to see some amazing photography. Also, the page for the 7th annual contest is up. For everyone who is a travel photographer, this is a wonderful way to get some great exposure and win a nice prize. They're accepting entries now. Take a look! It's a wonderful competition.

Pat Ballard

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