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Cora Reed
Worked at Cutcaster.com
Attended The Art Institutes
Lives in Denver, CO
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Cranky curator comment of the moment:  If you can't be bothered to mark and image Editorial (or adult content) we probably can't be bothered to review your image.    Just sayin.  
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Hi Cora, how's the weather in Denver?

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You know what I never want to see, ever again?  A picture of a common north american duck, sea gull, or swan.

Just sayin.
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I am starting a new series called "Tips for Stock Photographers"!  I hope you will find it useful.  I have no intention of being like super nice and holding photographers little artistic hands.  So here is your first tip:

TIP 1:  When shooting submitting stock photography compose, don't shoot.  

What I really mean:  Photo editors hate similar's, especially when you have put zero effort into them.  NO, I do not want to see your plant shot 150 time at fractional angles.  It's not art or stock and it kind of makes us angry.  We mostly want to smite your plant from afar.  Oh little reject key, I love you so.  

The big tip:  If you think your multiples or similars have real sale-ability, go ahead with your bad old self and shoot and edit 150 shots of the same plant, but upload them in separate batches, and don't get hurt and indignant when you get rejections.

....that's what she said...."But Cora, someone might NEED angle 136."  NO.  Someone needs a great, well thought out shot, and statistics show most people don't search past the first 75 images in a topic and 96% of people never go past 250 images in a search.  Suck it up butter cup!  Make great pictures, not more of the same to puff up your portfolio.  Be your own best critic and you will get more sales all the time.

Until next rant, see ya!
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I look forward to reading your tips. Every year I want to put the first step into stock photography but I still haven't submitted my first images. 
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I'm not sure If there are any APS film cameras. An obvious one would be something like the original Canon Ixus. These cameras were not that interesting but we are talking about APS-C and APS-H sensors.
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We have a Pinterest board now!!!  Come check us out.  I promise to post pretty and/or informative pins.
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Of course I would add:  Make stock photography part of your business....
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Stock photo tip of the day:  When photographing plants or animals always title, describe, and keyword with the scientific name.  For instance:  What sells better and can be found by the average buyer and a text book buyer?  

 1) Title:  Red Flower or  2)  The Poppy is an angiosperm or flowering plant of the family Papaveraceae.  This goes the same for "A majestic mountain"  vs The Matterhorn.    

Have a great day and keep submitting to Cutcaster.com
#stockphotography   #keywording
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Today I have seen a lot of images that need just a little help.  Here's some help:  
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    Creative Director, 2010 - 2013
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I love photography.  I consume photography for 8-15 hours a day.  I comment, help, and learn from other photographers.  

This is my WORK G+.  I will be sharing info on stock photography, photography in general, and copyright.  



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13 Years in stock photography
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  • The Art Institutes
    Photography
  • Rhode Island College
    Art History
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