Monday, 31 December 2012
Enough about the world! Time for what you are really here about - Photography!
I have been slacking slightly over the past few months and havn't really posted anything up here. I have thought about it, I just never got around to it. I am going to change that over the next few days.
Monday, 19 November 2012
I am not a part of this competition I am just relaying the information through to anyone that reads my blog.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Most of these images were meant to appear on my stock photography profiles but after I did some closer inspections of the images I noticed a lot of dust on some of the electrical components... BUMMER! Sometime ill have to redo these photos.
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
So I've done a few uploads of my images and well out of 4 uploads 1 was selected. Fotolia accepted my stapler image but Dreamstime complained about exposure and contrast. At least they give more details as to what is wrong with your image when compared to Fotolia.
Saturday, 20 October 2012
This morning i woke up to see an email i have been waiting for all week
Fotolia has approved photo 45863874. The image is now available for sale. It may take up to 24 hours before our search engine incorporates your image into the keyword database.
Monday, 15 October 2012
I have done some more reading into Microstock photography and many Stock photographers in South Africa say by far the easiest way to go is through Moneybookers. Paypal is definitely a good way to go but the high withdraw fees (Paypal + reserve bank + your bank + FNB) turn people away not to mention the monopoly of FNB being the bank that controls withdraws in our country.
Saturday, 13 October 2012
I've been putting a lot of research into this blog (spent most of last night and this morning on it: small tweaks etc.) I decided to help out those interested in starting photography or need help with lighting since this is what has been my biggest interest ever since I saw David Hobbies blog. Definitely worth checking it out by clicking the picture below
Friday, 12 October 2012
I have started the great venture into the world of stock photography! I've gone through a couple of books and I am currently improving my knowledge on Lightroom and Photoshop processing.
I have seen the need to start making a couple bucks off of my photography as a lot of time and money has been invested in equipment and knowledge. I do not really charge people around my small town for photographs since there is a lot of competition and I am still new to it all. However I have a few tricks up my sleeve. If I offer people photo shoots for close to nothing but then tell them in return all they need to do a couple photos for myself (ok not those exact words but I'm sure you get the idea). This would mean the model / client is happy since they pay a very decent amount for their shoot and I am happy because I earn a little money off the shoot and possibly more off the long lasting stock. Win-win situation!
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
So my yungunuo yn468II had to be returned.... pretty sad about that. There could be a number of things that caused it... bad connection and maybe even slight overheating (running in slave mode with other people taking photos will lead to an overheated flash...) but hopefully it will be back in a week or so... next in the pipeline is a new YN560 (1st gen) if I can get it on auction for under R600. Otherwise ill be investing in a set of yungunuo 301p triggers ( I think that was the model number but I'm not really sure) anyway its a set of 2 receivers and one transmitter. It has the hotshoe mount on the top with a pc sync port on the side (I'm hoping both can be used symitaniously. ) an up side to these little tirggers is they will mount ontop of a tripod (they have the thread underneath) which is awesome if you can't afford a lightstand and umbrella mount ... shall post an update soon. In the mean time here is a link to my flickker.. couple shots on there and more to come
Monday, 23 July 2012
Saturday, 21 July 2012
|new flash + cardboard snoot = awesome selective light|