We will be doing a round-up of the changes in the microstock photo industry over the last year in the next month. As equipment continues to get better and cheaper competition has increased and of course we have seen consolidation in the marketplace. Stay tuned for an update in the near future from us!
The trick to grabbing great shots in winter is finding the plants that open up gratefully on a warm day after a chilly set of mornings. These plants are moistured up and ready to release all their full tones for the birds and the bees, so to speak. Make sure the highest point of light is toplit and background infills keep foreground subject focus sharp.
The editing decisions you make when using photo editing software like Photoshop can only work as well as the basic picture that was taken. It’s my view that most people who own even high grade cameras don’t know how to use the basic settings or what they mean. It’s also my view that since about 15 minutes of training would clear all this up, micro stockers in particular need to master the electronic CCD settings on their digital camera.
California cooking and cuisine and home design and architecture are hot image markets. Recipes and serving ideas, especially those with Mexican flair, are going to be featured. With the holidays coming up, turkey recipes and cookery will be hot. Tex-Mex burritos, turkey burritos with hot sauce, and chipotle turkey will be on the menu.
I am writing today to share some notes on some editing I have had to do on portrait photography. Often the pictures taken in a given photo shoot are merely fodder for later retouching. This means whatever photo grab takes place on a given day is what the photo editors for the rest of creation have to work with. The stylists and makeup artists should keep in mind the end sum is not just that day’s effects. But all too often people forget that.