From the monthly archives: June 2012

Portrait Lens

On June 25, 2012 By

Occasionally (actually, frequently), on iStockphoto, or various other photography forums, people will ask “What’s the best lens for ______”.  Fill in the blank with your choice of “weddings”, “landscapes”, “portraits”, etc.  Most of the time, I don’t think these questions are easily answered as it depends on all kinds of other things – what kind [...]

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The Pinterest Latest

On June 21, 2012 By

I haven’t been keeping a strong eye on the Pinterest copyright infringement situation lately, having a bunch of stock shoots and other work to do.  However, yesterday, it popped back up on my radar when one of my earlier comments was quoted on Mashable.com:

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I’m really excited about this week’s portfolio update series.  The theme is “Girl’s Youth Organization”.  The series revolves around a multi-ethnic group of girls, in a casual uniform, being friends, doing crafts, getting awards, and other activities that would happen at a youth meeting.  These images can be used to represent leadership, volunteerism, creativity, or [...]

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It’s great when you find your work being used, but to find an example just a week or two after unveiling a new series is a double thrill.   Last week I posted about my new summer backyard camping series at iStockphoto.

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Oh, happy coincidences…  When I was planning out my new “Backyard Camping” stock photo series for licensing on iStockphoto, I had no idea that there was a national “Great American Backyard Campout” day sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation!

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