Those of you all that follow my blogs know that I went exclusive on DT six months ago. At the time, I was traveling, super busy and had limited internet connection. I wanted to see the effect of my income by being exclusive with DT.
I have canceled my exclusive contract but not because of anything that DT has done wrong or any radical change in the microstock industry. MY situation has changed and now I must increase my income over what I can bring in using DT exclusively. I now have a bit better internet connection so can upload to other agencies. I have also become engaged and will soon be married. My home base will be Khabarovsk, Far East Russia but most of my time...
Brad; you are correct, in past I had 11 sites that did not preform for the two months i was part of them. In past, I only had few images on IS and none on SS; these seem to be two top selling sites and the other sites did not have wide portfolio and not long time. I need to be more patient with smaller sites. I also need to sell my images to other types of outlets like signs, business cards, t-shirts, cards, etc.
Have you ever wondered how wildlife photographers get images that have the animal large in the frame? Most would say, you must have a really long lens. Well, yes I do have a 600mm and both a 1.4X and 1.7X teleconverter; but a long lens is useless over a long distance because of heat, atmospheric haze and general junk in the air.
Really, to get good images of wildlife, you must get close to the wildlife, Problem is, most wildlife do not like or trust humans. If we are clearly visible, they will usually not be so visible.
One solution is your car; most wildlife are fairly tolerant of cars and will allow a closer approach than if a person is on foot. It is important that you do not make quick moves in the car and that you turn off the engine before taking any images (reduces...
Occasionally, folks ask me to critique their images; one of the most common problems I encounter is Virtual Amputation.
When we photograph people, unless we are specifically looking to achieve a certain focus, it is generally a poor idea to cut off the person in the middle of their limbs. We have all seen the wedding photos taken by amateurs that have everyone's face in the middle of the image but the lower legs are cut off at the knees.
Pretty much, the same unwritten rules apply to animals. If you are doing a full body shot, it is usually best not to cut them off at the knees. So, what is virtual amputation? Virtual amputation is cutting off limbs that you do not see.
Many animals like to feed in the water. Long leg birds...
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