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« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2012, 02:35 »
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Nice guide thx man


Microstock Man

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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2012, 00:43 »
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Nice guide thx man

Hey Curve, no worries. Glad I could help. If you could take moment to +1 / facebook like the site or share it in some way that would be really appreciated.

Cheers

Tim (aka Microstock Man)

« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2012, 10:23 »
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Nice guide, thanks  :)

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« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2012, 18:50 »
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Nice guide, thanks  :)

Hey Leighh, glad it helped. You have some nice shots - the glowing boots is weirding me out! :)

« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2012, 19:14 »
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Nice guide, thanks  :)

Hey Leighh, glad it helped. You have some nice shots - the glowing boots is weirding me out! :)

it does look cool :D

I guess it is a flashlight going around the boots etc, many people do it drawing love you on the air and such around a person

ApertureFNumber: f/16.0
Model: Canon EOS 30D
ExposureTime: 30/1
ISOSpeedRatings: 100
FocalLength: 17/1

(from DT)

« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2013, 09:16 »
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Thank you, leaf

Ron

« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2013, 18:09 »
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For those who want to get some more details on microstock agencies I have written up some information

http://semmickphoto.com/2013/06/19/top-8-microstock-agencies-explained/

might be useful

« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2013, 18:14 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 12:50 by Audi 5000 »

Ron

« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2013, 18:45 »
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Cheers, the article is for photographers...as if that wasnt clear

« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2013, 21:35 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 12:50 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2013, 20:59 »
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another thanks for the post masta.
i just join  a minutes ago and learn many thing from this group  ;D

« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2013, 21:21 »
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Looks like another spam account.

« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2014, 13:39 »
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Hi,
I am also very new to all this, I find this website very helpful.
Any chance to get a beginners guide to the various letter combinations...Ss? El?...all of them  :)

Forgive me for any mistake with my English, not my native tongue.
Lior.

« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2014, 23:57 »
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I'm not sure I agree entirely with the advice to always shoot at the lowest ISO. I guess it's different for everyone but I've found that camera shake and too narrow a depth of field have been more of a problem for me than grain in my images. There were plenty that I thought were great until I starting routinely viewing at 100%, at which point I found out that they weren't sharp enough, for the reasons above.

I was an obsessive ISO100-no-matter-what guy up to that point. These days, I go for f/11 - f/16 and 1/1000 - 1/2000 in a lot of my daytime work whether it's fast-moving or not, and I let the camera set the ISO to match. This means I'm often at ISO640-800 but it's not a problem in decent light, and certainly not when I run the images through noise reduction software. Bottom line for me is, software can often remove noise to the point where it isn't visible at 100%, but nothing is going to fix a blurry or wobbly image.

« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2014, 01:44 »
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I'm not sure I agree entirely with the advice to always shoot at the lowest ISO. I guess it's different for everyone but I've found that camera shake and too narrow a depth of field have been more of a problem for me than grain in my images. There were plenty that I thought were great until I starting routinely viewing at 100%, at which point I found out that they weren't sharp enough, for the reasons above.

I was an obsessive ISO100-no-matter-what guy up to that point. These days, I go for f/11 - f/16 and 1/1000 - 1/2000 in a lot of my daytime work whether it's fast-moving or not, and I let the camera set the ISO to match. This means I'm often at ISO640-800 but it's not a problem in decent light, and certainly not when I run the images through noise reduction software. Bottom line for me is, software can often remove noise to the point where it isn't visible at 100%, but nothing is going to fix a blurry or wobbly image.

You certainly have a point.  Camera shake is probably one of the worst things to have in an image.  I like to stick to low apertures for how it looks but the shutter speed still needs to be reasonable.
Also remember that the first post was made in 2010.  4 years ago.  Camera tech has come a ways since thing and ISO performance improves a lot with every generation of camera.

« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2014, 06:25 »
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Microstock Man and Semmick photos both sites were very informative and helpful. Thank you very much for sharing!
« Last Edit: March 14, 2014, 06:33 by ehrlif »

« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2014, 00:39 »
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Yup, thats what I've started to feel too. Btw what software are you using for noise reduction?

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« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2014, 02:50 »
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> Yup, thats what I've started to feel too. Btw what software are you using for noise reduction?

I use Dfine (one of the Nik Software tools) most of the time. When that won't do it, if the noise is in some background object that doesn't matter too much then I'll blur it.

« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2014, 22:15 »
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I'm the newbie here! Thank you for the excellent guide! :)

FlowerPower

« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2015, 08:38 »
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Nice guide thx man

I'll come back and give Leaf a + when I can. Nice guide.

« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2015, 10:29 »
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Just joined Microstock today on a recommendation. As I have never sold any of my work this Beginners Guide will be very useful. I will no doubt have many questions to post on the forum.

« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2015, 18:24 »
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thx for the links. I have recently started in stock sites, mostly with editorial pictures. The site and topics are really helpful

« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2015, 22:06 »
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I've been here for some time and its now that I'm starting to realize how much the message of the photo matters. Stock seems to love pictures with a in your face kind of message. Do that well for an in demand topic and you will have sales pouring in

« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2015, 11:08 »
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Yep its not about Subtlety and its not about art! ;)

« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2015, 14:03 »
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This is helpful information... I have been wanting to get into stock photography for a while, but what I think I didn't realize as an inexperienced individual is just how much I really need to learn to be successful in this field. (It didn't take long to recognize that there is A LOT to learn!) I am hoping that I will be able to learn from those with more experience than me.


 

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