Ellen Boughn

All We Want for Christmas Are Great Stock Photos!

Posted Wednesday, 24 November 2010 by Ellen Boughn in Ellen Boughn, Photography
All We Want for Christmas Are Great Stock Photos!
There are many celebrations around the world that coincide with the winter season. Christmas is most common in the major stock photo buying countries of North America, the UK and Europe. Now is the time to catch the tail end of the holiday image-buying season and prepare for next year. One thing to remember is that vector images are verrrrrry seriously downloaded if they depict Christmas and winter holiday themes.
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Avoid Image Rejections Part III - Snow Day

Posted Wednesday, 17 November 2010 by Ellen Boughn in Ellen Boughn, Photography
Avoid Image Rejections Part III - Snow Day
What is the best way to avoid rejection of your work? Quick answer? TAKE GREAT PHOTOS and make certain that you follow all submission and technical requirements to the letter.
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Crestock at PhotoPlus Expo - THE place for photos

Posted Wednesday, 10 November 2010 by Ellen Boughn in Ellen Boughn, Photography
PhotoPlus Expo (PPE) at the Javits is THE place to be in New York City in the fall. It's where new cameras and lens are touted. Photographers meet with friends and colleagues for dinner, at parties and in the seminars/panels. The trade show is packed with free goodies and information. PPE offers seminars and panel discussions about all aspects of commercial photography away from the hustle of the trade show floor in lecture halls beneath the booths.
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Technically speaking - More reasons images are rejected

Posted Wednesday, 3 November 2010 by Ellen Boughn in Ellen Boughn, Photography
Last week I posted about why images are rejected due to subject, composition or cropping issues. This week, hold on to your Photoshop hat as we go over the common technical mistakes that cause photos to be refused by inspectors and reviewers.
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Rejected!

Posted Wednesday, 27 October 2010 by Ellen Boughn in Ellen Boughn, Photography
No one likes to have his or her photos rejected. It's painful but can be fruitful: rejection can provide an opportunity to learn how to improve your photos. In this and the two subsequent posts, I'll discuss some of the major reasons that images are turned away. 
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The Key(word) to Success

Posted Wednesday, 20 October 2010 by Ellen Boughn in Ellen Boughn, Photography
Keywording skills are as important to your success in microstock as your skills with your camera. Attaching the correct words to an image may be a bit tedious, but it’s an essential investment in the images that you worked so hard to create.
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What do you know about Copyright?

Posted Wednesday, 13 October 2010 by Ellen Boughn in Ellen Boughn, Photography
Ellen Boughn explains the ins and outs (and the importance) of copyright as it relates to photographers.
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Welcome Ellen Boughn, author of Microstock Money Shots

Posted Monday, 11 October 2010 by Ellen Boughn in Ellen Boughn, Photography
Editor's Note: Ellen Boughn will be guest blogging on Cretalk, the Crestock blog, every Wednesday. Come back to read her first post later this week!
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