'Now advances in technology ARE welcome, but the exaggerated claims that go along with it are not. And as photographers we should surely be questioning what we see and apply that to what we use and the options we are now presented with.. Do we really need this technology overload? Does it make us better photographers? Do we create better photographs? Does it hinder us or help us?Read More
The soundimageplus blog has been going since 2007 and to date has over 12 million page views. Written by David Taylor-Hughes, a professional stock photographer, it includes photographic articles dealing with a wide range of themes including film and digital photography.
'It isn't really surprising that I have returned to film. Firstly since I've been scanning my archive ever since I 'went digital' and secondly, given half a chance I'll edit a digital camera or smartphone image in Snapseed to simulate a 'film look'.Read More
'If you are a full time stock photographer then riches and fame will elude you. A life of anonymity awaits and you have to get used to the fact that your blandest images will sell the most and much of the time you won't even get a credit for your images that are buried underneath a pile of poorly written text in some junk mail brochure that people consign to the recycling bin as quickly as possible.'Read More
'I've been thinking about buying the new 'photographer friendly' iPhone 7 Plus for a while. I was interested in it when it was announced, but I've waited until some good picture and video samples appeared.'Read More
''So if you are contemplating having a go yourself you should be aware that very few photographers doing this become 'overnight sensations' but if you fancy shooting what you want, when you want and how you want and eventually end up making some money from it, then all I will say is give it a go. After all it's only money and time !!!'Read More
'Now with the sales curve of stand alone cameras looking like its falling off a cliff, there are now less of these about. Sites and blogs are closing down and some are changing their focus as enthusiast photography returns to something like the participation numbers it had when it was all about film.'Read More
'It doesn't happen too often, because I normally take a long while to get round to editing and uploading images, but occasionally I take a picture, caption, keyword and upload it to a stock library and achieve my first sale the same day. It was like this yesterday with the image above and the three below.'Read More