Archive for May 2011

25 May, 2011 | Posted by: st

PHOTOS OF TEENY TINY THINGS -- Macro photography never gets old.
PHOTO: Tom Wood

COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT -- CW: “ After you choose the jurisdiction where you are going to proceed, you then have to file certain documents and pay some money to initiate your copyright infringement lawsuit." SOURCE: Carolyn E. Wright, Esq.; :

AVOIDING BURNOUT – Five Tips For Unmotivated Photographers. Scott Bourne: “It happened more often to pros than amateurs, but at some point, there’s a ‘been there done that’ mentality that creeps in and people get discouraged. My aim here is to help you overcome this problem if you’re unmotivated. SOURCE: Scott Bourne;

18 May, 2011 | Posted by: st

Fourteen Ways Photographers Can Screw Up an Email – GS: “There are certain things you should never do when communicating via email with photo editors and creative directors. The PhotoShelter Research Team uncovered 14 of their biggest pet peeves recently, and the list initially appeared in the free downloadable 40-page report titled "What Buyers Want From Photographers.” SOURCE: Grover Sanschagrin;

11 May, 2011 | Posted by: st

GET NOTICED -- How We Hire Photographers: New York Magazine - Allen Murabayashi: “Ashley Macknica has worked as a freelance photo editor at Jane Magazine and New York Magazine. In part two of our webinar series entitled How We Hire Photographers, Ashley discusses the importance of persistence and "repetitive exposure" in getting a photo editor's attention.”

COOL BACKGROUNDS -- Adam Dachis “Make a DIY Texture Projector to Give Your Photos Cool Backgrounds on the Cheap. If you take portraits, or would like to, one of the problems you'll often need to solve is getting yourself some good and interesting backgrounds. Here's a neat DIY project that uses a cardboard box and a few other items to solve the problem on the

PRECISION -- Capturing action. LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER Henri Cartier-Bresson coined the phrase 'the decisive moment' where all the elements come together for a split second, at which time the image must be made. In sports photography there is a moment where all the elements line up for maximum impact, and in people photography, even in travel photography, the same principles apply. SOURCE: Nick Rains

BETTER FISHING PHOTOS -- Benbow: “O'Keefe provided a good seminar on making better photographs at the recent Federation of Fly Fishers fair in Ellensburg. SOURCE: Mike Benbow

VIBRANT STILL LIFE -- 27 Creative Examples of Still Life photography. Still life photography is an opposite concept of the action photography... SOURCE: Radwa;

04 May, 2011 | Posted by: st

GEOCACHING -- A Creative Tip for Finding New Photography Locations – Jim Harmer: “Sometimes it can disappointing when you have a free morning but you can’t think of anywhere new to shoot. Try geocaching, you can find the locations near you by going to the Geocaching website. I discovered some incredible little spots in the city that I would never have found otherwise.

RSS - keeping up.

Here's a good explanation of RSS
and how you can follow new posts
of your favortite websites
(like PhotoStockNOTES).
Once you set up a "Reader"
the latest post(s) will come to
you, rather that you having to
search for the post.

SOURCE: Lee Lefever --

Free Photography Tutorials –Two videos, Ten Ways to Use One Light Source and Ten Ways to Work with Natual Light.. SOURCE: Matthew Jordan Smith

ALWAYS USE A LENS HOOD -- Four Reasons: Scott Bourne : “I know this might seem to be a really basic post, but that’s what people tend to miss the most, the basics! We all do it. We take short cuts thinking we’re speeding things up, then we spend twice the time we should, fixing our mistakes."
PHOTO: Scott Bourne