Category Archives: Techniques

Food Friday – Cherries in a Blue Bowl

Most fruit photographs exceptionally well.  The color and unique form of fresh produce is interesting and often luscious if nicely lit.  Cherries are particularly beautiful through the lens.  I’ve seen so many gorgeous photos of them, but had never photographed them myself, so … Continue reading

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Check Out Nicolesy Store

If you are a Photoshop or Lightroom user looking for a bit of inspiration or some new flavors for your images, check out my fellow iStockphoto contributor’s store: Nicolesy.… and if you get there this weekend, use the code JULY4SALE … Continue reading

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Photoshop Playtime

One of the disadvantages of editing for stock is that it doesn’t give you much liberty to play with your images.  At every image is inspected by one of a team of approximately 100 inspectors.  They look at each … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Photography Gear and Lighting for the New Stock Photographer…

I met with a new iStockphoto photographer this weekend; we had much to talk about.  Some of our discussion was iStock specific, but as is the norm when two photographers get together, the subject of gear came up often.  For … Continue reading

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Peachpit Offers Discounts on eBooks and Videos

This Labor Day weekend, Peachpit is offering a 40% to 50% discount on all their great eBooks and videos. Get 40% off the purchase of one, or 50% off the purchase of two with the offer code LABORDAY2011. The offer … Continue reading

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Word Cloud Accents for Your Photos

I love words, always have. I love quotations, and just label type words added to everything from walls to canisters to photos – whatever. I think words add a cool graphic element to nearly anything. That’s why I loved Matt … Continue reading

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