Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Stock Photography in South Africa - It's Not All That Easy

Hi all,

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

Photography Hints and Tips - Google and Its Usefulness

Some of you may have notice my blog has had some changes recently (moving up in the world as some would say). It has been tweaked and formed into something more pleasing to the eye over time and has been slightly monetized. This is not all though. Today i managed to link up my long dormant domain to my blog and you (yes you) can view my blog by typing www.wezphotography.co.za into your preferred browser. Don't worry you could still use the old link if you really wanted to but i don't see why you would.

Stock Photography in South Africa - First image accepted!

Hi all,

This morning i woke up to see an email i have been waiting for all week

Hello wezphotography,
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

Stock Photography in South Africa - Good news

This is a follow up from my previous post: Stock Photography in South Africa.. EISH!

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.

Exams around the corner

Hi all, My posts here may be less frequent over the next 7 weeks as I will be writing my final exams (yay school will be over!) but after that I should be back in full swing. When I return I will hopefully full this blog up with loads of guides, pictures and general information.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Lighting Diagrams

Hi all,

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

My plan for this blog is to post pictures that i take and also post the lighting diagrams and shot set-up for said image. I will also post some guides and general tips on the things I have learnt in my research. Hopefully ill inspire a few people and maybe get famous (don’t we all want that?)

Friday, 12 October 2012

1st High key shot

1st High key shot by wez1007
1st High key shot, a photo by wez1007 on Flickr.
my first High Key photo. still some fixing to be done to it but its not too bad. slight gradient on the top of the background. nothing a little Photoshop cant fix! next up is learning how to do clipping paths!

Stock Photography in South Africa.. EISH!

Hi all.

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!