Photography

Photo resources, techniques, gear and imaging tools. New books, websites and exhibitions by established and up-and-coming photographers. Photo history, as well as predictions on the future of photography.

15 Amazing Free, High Resolution Wallpaper Images

Posted Tuesday, 15 January 2008 in Photography, Inspiration, Technology
15 Amazing Free, High Resolution Wallpaper Images
After the incredible response to our first and second high res wallpaper posts, we now follow up with this third offering. Take this opportunity to spruce up your desktop with high resolution wallpapers courtesy of some of Crestock's finest contributing photographers and designers.
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13 Awesomely Weird, Scary & Creepy Halloween Photos

Posted Thursday, 18 October 2007 by Eric Hebert in Design, Inspiration, Photography
13 Awesomely Weird, Scary & Creepy Halloween Photos
With Halloween about to creep up on us from behind brandishing an over-sized kitchen knife, we've put together a fine selection of dark and unsettlling images that are perfect for any Halloween related design project. You might get some fresh ideas for this year's Halloween costume too.
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The Evolution of Stock Photography - Crestock Ver 3.0

Posted Tuesday, 16 October 2007 in Design, Photography, Technology
The Evolution of Stock Photography - Crestock Ver 3.0
Today marks a major day in the history of stock photography. This morning, after months of conceptualization, design, re-design, usability testing and development, Crestock Ver 3.0 is now live. The user interface is completely different and so much more intuitive that the GUI you find on at least 90% of the other big guns in the stock photography industry, with a plethora of new features.
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Another 17 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images

Posted Tuesday, 16 October 2007 by gudmund in Photography, Design, Inspiration
Another 17 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images
Following on from our incredibly popular 13 Fantastic Free High Res Wallpapers published earlier in the year, we are now pleased to offer another 17 fantastic hi-res wallpaper images, courtesy of some of our most talented contributors.
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Crestock’s Top Ten Bestselling Images

Posted Monday, 17 September 2007 by Lars Hasvoll Bakke in Photography, Trends
Crestock’s Top Ten Bestselling Images
Creating the large, consistantly high quality portfolio required to become an overall top selling stock artist takes hard work and dedication. The creation of individual, high quality images is not restricted to this group, many hobbyists have all the skills, passion and equipment required, and only need a great idea to get there.
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Eight Secrets from the World’s Top Selling Photographer

Posted Thursday, 13 September 2007 by Yuri Arcurs in Photography, Inspiration
Eight Secrets from the World’s Top Selling Photographer
You don't have to be a pro to take photos like a pro – we here at Crestock.com convinced the world’s top selling stock photographer, Yuri Arcurs, to share with us his top 8 secrets – a clear-cut guide to being successful as a photographer
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In Defence of Blur

Posted Monday, 13 August 2007 by Chris Garrett in Design, Photography
In Defence of Blur
Read enough photography forum critiques and you will start to believe that blur is bad. In fact there seems to be a cult of sharpness ...
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Does Equipment Give You An Edge In Stock Photography?

Posted Friday, 3 August 2007 by Chris Garrett in Photography
Does Equipment Give You An Edge In Stock Photography?
One phrase that often irritates me when I show people my photographs is "You must have a great camera" This implies the camera did all the work, I hardly even needed to turn up!
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Top 5 Must-Read Photography Blogs

Posted Thursday, 26 July 2007 by Chris Garrett in Design, Entertainment, Inspiration, Photography
Top 5 Must-Read Photography Blogs
Two trends you will have noticed over the last couple of years. The first, every other person you meet now has a digital camera. As a consequence, the second trend is at least half of these people want to learn more about their new-found photography passion.

Hundreds of websites and blogs are out there hoping to satisfy this demand but some stand out as shining beacons amongst the seas of recycled claptrap and copy and paste mediocrity.

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10 Reasons Why Your Stock Photographs Are Rejected

Posted Wednesday, 18 July 2007 by Chris Garrett in Photography
10 Reasons Why Your Stock Photographs Are Rejected
As we saw in my last post, the first part of becoming a stock photographer is getting some pictures approved and available for sale. It can be frustrating but if you follow these simple tips you can have a much easier time of it. Today I will show you some of the common problems stopping your pictures getting approved and what you can do to avoid them.
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