Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Old Photos II

I was scrolling through my photo library and came across some of these older photos of my niece and nephew. I always enjoyed this one of my Niece Jade and my brother Travis from my other Brother's wedding in Vermont, however I wish there was a little more space on the side to adjust the crop, I haven't found a crop that sits well with me yet. This is the full frame image.
For a bit of contrast, this is Jade's brother Sage at my sister's wedding a few years later... I have been going back and forth between the wider crop showing the other kid and the tighter crop of just Sage.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Fickle world of Stock.

It has been hard to guess what is accepted at one stock agency versus another. The photo from the previous post with the empty Piggy Bank & coin jar juxtaposed across from the fat wallet, was rejected at half of the stock sites, yet I have had up for only a two days at another, and I have already sold a few, including today with an "On Demand" download (which means more $$$!) I guess it is just hard to predict, what one site feels is a lack of composition, another site seems to think it is just fine. I'm currently on 5 sites with Shutterstock being the best so far with 130 photos in my portfolio, BigStockPhoto is next with 48 photos in my portfolio, then Dreamstime with 42, Fotolia with 37, and iStock with 28. However different photos are selling on different sites, so I never know what is really going to sell...