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  • Jweston
    Getting the most out of a photo shoot

    by Jweston | 7th of March, 2016

    Hi DT'ers I, like many others have recently been making a significant effort to improve my downloads. There doesn't seem to be an one size fits all answer, but effort in does equal reward out, as with most things in life that are worth doing. A friend and I often plan... More
  • Angelaostafichuk
    New Years Goals For 2016 (Part One)

    by Angelaostafichuk | 30th of December, 2015

    Photography Resolutions For 2016 (Part One) As the year draws to a close, we’re reminded that as photographers it’s time to evaluate ourselves. Whether we do photography as a hobby or as an actual job it’s always good to set goals and reflect back upon the work we'... More
  • Cgardinerphotos
    The Benefits of Winging a Trip

    by Cgardinerphotos | 16th of December, 2015

    I want to talk to you about the benefits of just 'winging' your next big travel trip. I've come to really enjoy traveling this way, and will show you how a road trip through the national parks of the United States looked in about 29 days. I had built up a list of places... More
  • Fotografieschnabel
    Finally 150 items online!!

    by Fotografieschnabel | 29th of November, 2015

    Today is the day I finally got 150 images online. That makes me happy and hungry to upload more, but it took me a couple of months to get this far. As said before, mostly because of my fathers medical problems, but also because of a lot of refusals (most of them because... More
  • Vcarmstrong
    Stock Photos Are Created, Not Taken

    by Vcarmstrong | 24th of July, 2013

    If you have been around stock photography for any amount of time and paid attention to forums and blogs you undoubtedly have seen the phrase "Stock photos are created, not taken". Does this mean that you have to set up every situation and spend a ton of money of props and... More
  • Mudplucker
    My First Photo Shoot With a Model

    by Mudplucker | 28th of March, 2013

    First Photo Shoot with a model: Well, I’m certainly glad to get my very first people shoot out of the way, but I did make a few mistakes ...AND it was quite a learning experience. I’m hoping that this blog will reinforce (to myself) what I need to do to elevate my... More
  • Mike2focus
    A Pre-Shoot Checklist

    by Mike2focus | 11th of November, 2012

    Three weeks ago I drove down to the beach for a shot at some sunset photos, the clouds were just right and the sky was full of color. I was pressed for time so I got there right when the sun was hitting the horizon. I hopped out of the car, threw the camera on the tripod,... More
  • Justmeyo
    What i was and what i got

    by Justmeyo | 2nd of November, 2011

    Today for some reason i said to look through my portfolio and search to see what photos i've sold more and which not .But doesn't matter that to much because i saw something that i liked more ...i saw sold photos from each session shot i did till now and that thing make... More
  • Wisconsinart
    How Can a Model Be Both Sexy and Ugly?

    by Wisconsinart | 12th of June, 2011

    I had some recent sales lately with two images, each using the same model. They keyword search for one was UGLY and the other was SEXY. In looking at the images, it's obvious as to which one and why. While this may be amusing, there is a lesson to be learned here. Many... More
  • Visceralimage
    Wildlife Photography: Planning Your Strategy

    by Visceralimage | 27th of January, 2011

    As a wildlife photographer, we typically take pictures of the same animals everyday. It is important to have a plan or strategy for your photographic outings. Let’s assume you have a cooperative bird or animal that you can spend a fair amount of time taking images. Let... More
  • Bradcalkins
    Long time coming

    by Bradcalkins | 21st of January, 2011

    One of my recent shots was a very long time in the making. I started making waffles for breakfast when I was 8. I'd get up in the morning and mix up the batter, put it on the waffles iron and then wake my parents up with 'the waffles are going to burn if you don't get up'... More
  • Fotosmurf02
    Planning a stockshoot...

    by Fotosmurf02 | 6th of October, 2010

    I can still remember that very first time I had an official "stockshoot". It must have been close to 6 years ago and I had just discovered the existence of microstock. I seriously did not have a clue what stockphotography was at the time, so I got a model in my living room... More
  • Photoshow
    Question of Creative Exposure

    by Photoshow | 25th of August, 2010

    Recently one of my workshop attendees reguritated an often overused and frequently misunderstood cliché “See the light shoot the light” Many photographers both professional and hobbyist alike have been led to believe that this quote means that the light is everything... More
  • Ferguswang
    I'm planning to do DT exclusive.

    by Ferguswang | 26th of April, 2010

    I'm planning to do DT exclusive. Delete my photo in other site .Remove image is a very painful thing.But I can do. To it. My latest pictures here. Release before three minutes See Article
  • Alexh
    Get serious!

    by Alexh | 8th of October, 2009

    Does your stock production need a check up? I've been thinking a bit more about my microstock efforts recently. I have a modest to middling portfolio here that I've built up somewhat haphazardly over time. It performs ok, I get downloads but certainly not great returns. There... More
  • smartview27
    Planning

    by smartview27 | 27th of September, 2009

    …today…it is night actually, I am working to some new projects: autumn season, Christmas stuff…concepts, ideas, research. What I want to tell you is I really like stock photography! Why? Because it gives me freedom and also the great opportunity to organize myself... More
  • Melonstone
    Planning, Preparation, Patience: The Key to Successful Wildlife Photography

    by Melonstone | 15th of August, 2009

    Earlier this year, whilst visiting Utah, I had my first real opportunity to photograph small-scale wildlife such as birds and squirrels. I thought I just had to pick a good spot, be unobtrusive and be patient, but after failing miserably the first time out I realised that... More
  • Tanyae
    My personal agenda in July

    by Tanyae | 1st of July, 2009

    June was the second month of my uploading on DT, and I discovered some important things, which will help me (as I hope) to improve my presence here. First of all (and actually the most important) - there was a sharp reduction of my photos' views from the same beginning... More
  • Petarneychev
    The Art of Planning Your Photo Shoots

    by Petarneychev | 15th of June, 2009

    Have you ever wondered how long it takes for a pro (team) to produce a series of stunning shots (and why)? If not, then I'm sure you've at least wondered why your shots aren't (always?) as good looking as they are in your head. The key to answering both questions is as simple... More
  • Teekaygee
    Planning ahead

    by Teekaygee | 20th of January, 2009

    Some days it seems as though I can't come up with a single idea. When that happens, I end up just sitting around feeling frustrated because I really want to be taking photos and uploading. I browse the forums and check my stats a zillion times...which adds to the frustration... More

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