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I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13
@ernestf-lloyd, when I went to become a contributor on Lightstock, I didn’t have a portfolio either. I asked them if I could email them some of my best work instead, and they were more than happy with that. 🙂
Multiple of us on the forums are contributors on Lightstock, so if you have any more questions, we may be able to help!
it seems to me photos taken on a shoot specifically for stock would sell better than just random photos from every-day shooting.
Yep, this is what I’ve found works best too, but was curious to hear what other people were experiencing. 🙂
Do you try to time your upload of photos ahead of upcoming seasons
I’ve often wondered if it makes a difference too. Last year I did specific shoots for Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. I uploaded them a bit prior to the actually days, but didn’t find that I sold that many. But then this year, I sold some of those…[Read more]
Thankyou so much, @blessingscaptured! Sounds like your experience has been pretty similar to mine. I’ve also found that actual stock shoots sell best. And scrabble/chalkboard words sell really well. I was pretty surprised as I hadn’t thought they’d be that much of a hit. (also really good when you’re lacking creative flair. 🙂 )
What I normally…
Good question…I don’t have one that fits a 55mm lens cap, so I’m not sure. Sorry I can’t be of any help! I do know that some of my lens caps seem to fit a bit more snuggly than others, but they all work. I guess you could always buy one and just hope for the best. 🙂
I love the idea behind this assignment! Well…it worked for me. 🙂 Looking back over this past years photos, I realised just how little time I’ve spent on photography this year. It has definitely inspired me to dedicate more time to photography next year to improve my photography skills and to actually end up with more…[Read more]
Oops… thought I’d already replied to you, @bennett-family. . . 🙂
Thanks for talking through what you do/don’t like about the image, Lydia!
My main thought compositionally is that the walkway on the pier essentially merges with the horizon
I see what you mean – shame I didn’t take a picture with my composition adjusted slightly.
Wow, @bennett-family! So exciting. 🙂
Hi @blessingscaptured! 🙂 Just curious… I’ve been following your Lighstock account and I’ve noticed that you’ve been uploading a ton of photos (well done!! very inspiring!) I noticed that you it looks like you take pictures of a lot of random, everyday life things (as well as doing photo shoots of specific things) If you don’t mind, I was…[Read more]
Thanks for your thoughts, @jamesstaddon! Love your photo!
I may have tried walking up closer to the water? Sometimes the waves coming in create interesting shapes and textures that could fill the foreground, even at hand-holdable shutter speeds.
Yes! That would’ve been better. Due to the beach being so occupied with tourists sitting watching…[Read more]
Thanks, @momparfitt! I forgot to say that the second photo is the original and the first one is the processed version. So the trash was in the original, but it’s edited out in the first one. 🙂
Thanks, @momparfitt, for sharing your thoughts! 🙂
I actually don’t understand why it is called flat if it is supposed to have different heights.
Hmm.. good point. Hadn’t thought of that! Well, according to Google it’s called flat lay because you lay everything on a flat surface. So, I thought that makes sense! 🙂
Thanks for the tips, @loganlamar! Hmm… can’t remember off the top of my head what aperture I was using. But since I was running out of natural light, it probably wasn’t as high as it should’ve been. 🙂 I’ll keep that in mind for next time! Yes, I’m definitely going to have to get a speedlite!
Do the pictures have to be landscape/nature scense or can they be of other things? ie. stock photos we’ve taken of people praying or other random things etc
I took this picture recently at the Glenelg Jetty in Adelaide. It really wasn’t the ideal photography scenario – partly due to the fact that the beach was crowded with tourists and peple swimming right in front of the sunset. But, also because we got there when the sun had already begun setting and I left my tripod in the car. . . lol 😂 Despite…[Read more]
Thanks, @jamesstaddon, for you critique!
Flat lay. That’s a great name for it.
Yes, only just discovered it myself!
I really think you should get a speedlite! Something like the Yongnuo YN560 would be cheap and would make a world of difference in the lighting!
Ok! So, I know nothing about speedlites. 🙂 Would this be an all purpose sort of o…[Read more]
Thanks for your thoughts, Lydia! 🙂
If you use a tripod rather than doing a hand-held shot…
Good idea! I’m all for using a tripod. But, I’m a bit confused as to how to use a tripod to shoot downwards? Would I need a tripod arm or something?
since it’s called “flat lay” photography that there should be a little less depth…
so here it is the original picture and then the edited version.
I don’t think my edits really helped…There just isn’t any subject to work with!
The edits definitely cleaned up the picture a lot, but now it almost looks too empty! 🙂 Enjoy shooting your next misty morning!
Well job with these pictures, @ernestf-lloyd! Shooting misty mornings can be challenging, but you’ve captured it well.
Picture #1 – It has potential, but doesn’t have the feel of being intentionally composed. It feels like more of a snapshot. Try to simplify the scene and get a main subject. There is a lot of things that are competing for…[Read more]
Gabbi! 🙂 Welcome to the forums! I was so delighted (and surprised!) to see one of my friends on here. 🙂
A canola field is a great place to take pictures. The canola is coming out near our place, too. I’m hoping to get a chance to do some landscape photography. 🙂
So, I’m by no means an expert in family portraits, but her…[Read more]
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