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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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6 Photographic Guilty Pleasures, from FAIL to War Photography

Posted Monday, 31 August 2009 by Peter Alexander in Photography, Entertainment
6 Photographic Guilty Pleasures, from FAIL to War Photography
Great photography can change the world. But who cares? These photographic guilty pleasures will make you laugh, make you gag and even turn you on. And let's just admit it; we all look, and then hate ourselves in the morning.
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6 Colors That Changed The World

Posted Thursday, 13 August 2009 by Peter Alexander in Design, Photography
6 Colors That Changed The World
From humankind's first Picasso and a teen's failure that launches a new industry, to unlocking the origin of the universe, we take a look at the history of color. Read on to learn why there are bugs in your yogurt and how this changed the world...
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Yuri Arcurs on Studio Essentials

Posted Tuesday, 7 July 2009 by Sverre Bech-Sjøthun in Photography, Inspiration, Interviews
Yuri Arcurs on Studio Essentials
Second part of the guided tour in Yuri Arcurs' studio at Aarhus in Denmark deals with studio essentials - tools and things you absolutely need to have in your studio.
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A Guided Tour in Yuri Arcurs' Photo Studio

Posted Monday, 18 May 2009 by Sverre Sjøthun in Photography, Interviews
A Guided Tour in Yuri Arcurs' Photo Studio
A guided tour in Yuri Arcurs' studio at Aarhus in Denmark - see how he works and organizes his sets and get a unique look behind the scenes at one of the most successful and productive stock photography studios in the world!
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