Finding Dreamstime Stock Images to use within my Graphical Designs

posted on 7th of march, 2011

For my first post here in my Dreamstime blog i wanted to mention the one thing that frustrates me the most about stock photos...

I would love it if Photographers would not zoom in so much upon their subject. As a raw image i can perform my own zooming in photoshop. And the issue is that when i am working on a clients project and they want, for example, an image of a business woman looking over a computer. What happens is i find strong images but all size are cut off but maybe one side. I would love it as a buyer of stock images if the photographers would back up and include (if possible) all areas - top, bottom, left and right. 4 sides are better than 3...and 3 sides are better than 2...etc :)

Example - only 1 side not cropped (top)
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Example - no cropping (viewable:...

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Posted by Dgphotographic on March 23, 2011
Thank you for the "view from your side of the fence" Richie ! I, for one tend to crop to make a "good photograph" rather than provide a good image that can be used to be part of a great advertising image.
After a few refusals, I am now taking photos and cropping to leave "space".
Many thanks, Dave.
Posted by Richie3001 on March 13, 2011
Thank you all for your comments. I did not know about the approval process from DT. It would be nice if they allow the photographers to submit a cropped and un-cropped version. Maybe a better example was a client who was in a rush for a design and wanted a particular image of a lady - but he wanted the 'whole' upper body. In this image 2 sides were visible. Top and Right. So i had to recreate her left arm from the right. Oh and the one comment about contacting the photographer to see if they have a raw versions - i thought of that before, but normally my turn around time is so fast that i have to find another image to suggest to the client. But i will do this next time if time is allowed. Again, Thanks for all the comments
Posted by Anhong on March 11, 2011
Good article.

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