THE 8 WORST HABITS OF BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHERS


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A habit is something one does regularly without thinking. There are good habits, such as looking both ways before crossing a street, more or less benign habits, such as biting the ends of pencils, and bad habits, such as being persistently late. Photographers fall prey to all sorts of bad habits, and becoming aware of them is the first step in breaking yourself of them. From lecturing on photography, exchanging critiques with fellow members of three photography clubs, and so on, I have compiled a list of the worst of a photographer’s habits. These are the habits that beginners often find the most difficult to break and that even experienced photographers drift into more or less randomly without being conscious of them….

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Branding – Quote of the week


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From the collection of over 3 million Indian & International Stock Images, we will share inspiring Quotes in this section.
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Shared a good read for the day. The link below gives you a wonderful insight. Please click to proceed to read.

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I hope You enjoy reading this as much as I did.

3 Tips to make your image more commercially viable !


At StockImageBank.com India, we are constantly asking ourselves. ” What would this picture be used for? and again, more importantly,Will this image make money? The answer lies in the conceptual value of the image and its ability to be used by different clients multiple times for multiple purpose. An image of a dockyard even if it has property release may have limited use.

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However, an image of adventure sport ( rock climbing/ para sailing/ bungee jumping .. ) could be used many more times. Reasons ? More conceptual depicting growth, courage, future, direction, independence, fitness, Getting the wiff ?

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Some tips to maximise your shots !

Tip No. 1.
75% of the images selected by our clients are SMILING.
 There is always a place for serious expressions, but those that have concern or gestures that communicate seriousness.

Tip No. 2                                                                                                               Play with different kinds of lighting . Though clean flat lighting is ok for cutouts interesting lighting always engages a creative person and attracts selection.

Tip No. 3.                                                                                                                     Stretch your concepts creatively : you must ask yourself, After doing the base shots, how can I add value by adding others elements? objects like pencils, newspaper, coins, currency, small plants, locks, watches, clocks, flags. How can you add and Indian contemporary flavour to it ? 

Photography is an art and commercial photography is the art of creating images that make brands make money. India is still evolving when it comes to commercial stock photography. I will keep posting my insights to help those who want to explore and monetize their works.

Posted by Sugandha Dubey

Telephone Sheep Exhibit by Artist Jean Luc Cornec


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Each one of these sheep is made from telephones and cords …… check out their feet! 

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Jean Luc’s sheep were constructed of older model rotary telephones and their accompanying cords wrapped around sheep formed under structures. The phone on the cradle strikingly resembles a head in this context with the melted and bent hand piece creating great hooves. In this new environment the out of date phones have taken on an entirely new life due to our shift in perspective. The ability to see materials outside of their traditional roles is key to reducing the mass of products our society currently consumes and reusing that which surrounds us everyday to its maximum potential.

Postured in all the ways you would see sheep on a typical farm Jean Luc has evoked a surreal representation of life using otherwise lifeless forms.

While on the one hand art can be seen as a form of entertainment and pleasure, which may seem trivial to some, there can be a much more functional element to it as well. Art and design occur from the need to express, communicate, and question the human experience. An exhibit may probe into society’s values and practices. Quality art should in the very least make us think.

This may seem like heavy conversation while looking at these playful sheep, but Cornec’s piece is a perfect gateway into thought provoking art that makes us shift our view on the function of material. The prevalence of upcycling, repurposing, green design, engineering, and architecture addressing global climate change that we are seeing on a daily basis is the fruit of creative thinking. Work like the Telephone Sheep force us to see new uses and value to otherwise expired products. The importance of art can stretch far beyond entertaining some web surfers or museum patrons. It can spawn in any of us the ability to think with a more malleable mind. Perhaps in even a simple way on a daily basis we can look at common refuse and see further life, another form, continuing function…less waste.

Artists and designers will play an immensely important role in our world as we move forward towards more sustainable ideology. Creativity, along with technology and ethical growth, can produce astounding results towards a more eco-friendly means of existence.

Credit : GreenUpgrader(dot)com

The intention to share this non-commercial and to showcase the exceptional work done by the artist.

Silver Nitrate Art – New Beginnings !!


We promote vibrant upcoming and very talented amateurs. We were honoured by the  invitation to inaugurate an exhibition, by wonderful group of professionals from various walks of life, showcasing their works for the first time at India Habitat Centre New Delhi. We were absolutely thrilled to see the amount of talent pool that existed !!

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Silver Nitrate Art ‘s First Group Show : Curator :Mohit Gupta — with Mohit AhujaMani Agrawal,Karan SinghKamal JaitelyDeepti BhatiaLatika Nath RanaMohit GuptaVinamra KumarAnil BudhrajaSugandha Dubey and Geeticka Chauhan.

553010_10151524241783376_873307448_nWe enjoyed looking at some fresh perspectives and what was most enjoyable was that each one of the artist was engaged in an otherwise routine job. Bankers, Finance professionals, advertising agency owners, investors, students, sales professionals homemakers… it was an utter delight !

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The turnout to this exhibition was fabulous ! The interactions with the guests present were interesting, insights drawn and overall a very satisfying experience.

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We would like to give a special mention to Mr. Mohit Gupta, the curator of this exhibition on this initiative. He hold a full time job in a well known organisation and it is his passion in photography that drives him to encourage and bring together a group of likeminded people on this platform. He shares the proceeds of exhibition with NGO’s he is working with and this is commendable.

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This group of young photography enthusiasts are to watch for !! We certainly look forward to some exceptional work. During our interactions with them we spoke about various aspects. Licensing, copyrights and the correct channels of monetizing their works. We as StockImageBank.com certainly look forward to representing them and assisting them in all ways to help them in their Pursuit of Happiness the theme of this exhibition !

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Please accept our Best Wishes in all the future endeavours Nitrates !! We certainly are eagerly waiting for your next !!

to know more about them please visit the FB page of Silver Nitrate Art at https://www.facebook.com/SNo3Art?fref=ts

Bicycle inspired advertising !


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Inspired by the Gurgaon Cycle club, while driving to work ( ugh ! yes, been wanting to bicycle to work for a bit.. yet to execute :/)  I, actually got wondering on the use of bicycle in the print ad segment, for communication. Yes, bicycle companies would use them but I was curious to know how have the creatives been adapted keeping cycle centre stage. I have collected a few for you and posting. It is a mix of very recent to vintage, from minimalistic  to direct copy.

Hope you enjoy looking at them ! Get inspired ! Have a good week !

SugandhaDubey

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“The Switch Background Innovation”


Friends, I am extremely pleased to share with you the “The Switch Background Innovation”

Its been a dilemma ever since we started out in 2008. We chose dark background for Version 1 of http://www.stockimagebank.com. We loved it, but we also loved white.

So then started a feedback survey, and each time we spoke to our clients we asked them if they preferred a dark or a white site background when looking for images. At the end of 2 years we were at the same spot where we started and realised that the votes were divided in a 50: 50 split !

We realised it was subjective and a matter of choice. So we decided to bring in “Freedom to choose” for all our buyers. We have been working very hard and are finally out with the Version 2 of our site.
We created a Switch Background Option to the entire site ! !

http://www.stockimagebank.com/index.aspx

The first to do so for a stock image site in the world are extremely proud !

Its just been a week and we have got a tremendous response so far from the industry.
There are a few tweaks and minor issues that we are aligning with the previous database and site with, but I would love to get a response from my friends here !

Its a labour of Love, and I’d be really grateful if you could visit the site, register so that I get to know that you visited, and share your thoughts here or write to me privately at sugandha@stockimagebank.com.

Look forward to your feedback and thank you for sparing the time.
Sugandha

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