My 5,000th Stock Image Upload to iStockphoto

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Yesterday afternoon I reached a milestone in my stock photography business – I uploaded the 5,000th image to my portfolio on iStockphoto.com. The 5K image was one from last week’s Dentist Office photoshoot of 3 year old Saylor being a great model in the dentist chair.

Here’s to the next 5,000 images.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/100 second, f/5.0, ISO 100

May 29, 2009 at 8:12 am by | Categories: Post

Adorama’s TechTock Podcast Interview

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I was honored last week to be a guest on two separate podcasts. The first of these has been published and is available to download and/or listen to. The host of Adorama’s TechTock, Jack Howard, interviewed me about my stock photography business and my involvement in groups such as Photowalking Utah. If you’ve got a half hour of your life that you’re willing to give up to my ramblings, then click below to give it a listen. And since Jack puts together a pretty good photography show, why not considering subscribing to the podcast?

May 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm by | Categories: Post

Stock Photography: A Note to Good Morning America Fans

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Note: Today’s post was originally posted by one of iStockphoto’s top contributors, Sean Locke, on his blog on 05.26.09. It is being reprinted here with his permission.
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Making the rounds today through various forums, is this nugget of an editorial piece from ABC’s Good Morning America show: Make Money in May- Selling Stock Photos. Apparently, by snapping random things about your office, as detailed in the piece, you can make thousands of dollars to put your kids through school.

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Advisory to anyone who has viewed this piece and has stars in their eyes: it is not as easy as turning your logo’d coffee cup away from your point and shoot camera.

Please note, I am a top contributor to the mentioned site, iStockphoto.com . So, I know what I am talking about, when I say to take this editorial news piece with a few grains of salt.

You are not going to make $10,000 from… (keep reading at Sean Locke Digital Imagery)

May 26, 2009 at 10:03 pm by | Categories: Post

Payback

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Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/30 second, f/4, ISO 800

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Image in use: About.com

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Here’s a sample showing a fairly typical use of one of my stock images. This shot of Alyssa as a fast food worker came from a series I did last year in a local eatery.

While an image used in this context isn’t nearly as exciting as some of my higher-profile usages, it is this type of bread & butter sale that pays the bills.

May 25, 2009 at 9:03 am by | Categories: Post

Black and White Friday

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Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/80 second, f/5.6, ISO 100

May 22, 2009 at 12:36 pm by | Categories: Post

Save the Date: World Wide Photowalk – 07.18.09

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I’m pleased to announce that I will be leading one of the groups on this summer’s World Wide Photowalk. The goal of the event is to coordinate simultaneous photowalks throughout the world on July 18th. Scott Kelby came up with the idea last summer and had great participation. This year’s event will surely surpass that.

The group I’m leading will be taking an evening walk on the Jordan River Parkway in West Jordan, Utah. Unlike our normal Photowalking Utah outings, this one will require pre-registration and have a cap of 50 participants. Since the registration has already filled up nearly halfway in less than 24 hours, I would recommend grabbing a spot early if you would like to ‘officially’ participate. To save your space, visit the registration page at worldwidephotowalk.com/west-jordan-ut-usa.

For all the info on the event and to find one in your area (if you’re not in Northern Utah), drop by the website at www.worldwidephotowalk.com.

May 21, 2009 at 9:08 am by | Categories: Post

Mr. Zombie

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Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/30 second, f/4, ISO 800

May 20, 2009 at 9:17 am by | Categories: Post

Chiropractic Photo Shoot

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Here’s a quick sample composite from last week’s photo shoot I did for a local chiropractic office. The doctors posed the model to demonstrate four stages of spinal degeneration.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/7.1, ISO 100

Update:

I was contacted by a nice chiropractor, Dr. Smith, that had previously created a poster similar to the above photograph showing the many stages of spinal degeneration.  His was drawn up by an artist and shows in much more detail (both text and illustration) how our bodies can “de-evolve” over time.

While my image is not for sale, Dr. Smith sells his illustration in poster form for a very reasonable amount.  To purchase this poster and/or to learn more about his products, visit his website at TotalActionTools.com.

May 19, 2009 at 5:08 pm by | Categories: Post

Save the Date: Basics of Exposure Mini-Clinic

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"Share-a-Link Saturday", The Results

It’s time again for one of my Photography Mini-Clinics at the Salt Lake City Library. These clinics are presented as an additional event of Photowalking Utah. On Thursday June 4th I will be hosting the session. The subject of this clinic is The Basics of Exposure. Understanding the relationship between shutter speed and aperture and how to use it to better one’s photography is a question I frequently get asked. In the session I will explain the basics of exposure and teach how to use the manual and semi-manual settings on a camera. As always, there will be plenty of time for Q&A as well.

Here are the details:

Date: Thursday June 4th
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Salt Lake City Main Library – 210 E 400 South, Conf. room #4, 4th floor
Cost: Zero, zilch, nada – FREE!

These classes are open to anyone who has a desire to expand their photography knowledge. There will be info useful to photographers of any skill level.

For those who plan on attending, please head over to the Photowalking Utah Flickr Group to put down your RSVP.

May 18, 2009 at 3:44 pm by | Categories: Post