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Okay, I am sick and tired of stock providers that re-size their stock photos, desaturate them, do all sorts of stuff to them. That's not stock in my book. If you find this tutorial helpful, let me know. ;)
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HeartlessInu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You, ma'am, are a genius. This was actually a very helpful rantage.
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sammigurl61190 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
Why, thank you.
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HeartlessInu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome.
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taeliac-stock Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This tutorial is actually a really good guide for pictures - I, for one (being a very novice photographer at best), did not know that I shouldn't do anything to the colors - I always tried to adjust them to make them as close to realistic as possible, but, from now on, I definitely won't do that :D

And, good point on people photography - I plan on doing a lot of that this summer, and now I know what I should be trying for!
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Stars-Go-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist
Oh for goodness sake :( I can't read it!!!
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sammigurl61190 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Professional Photographer
Why not?
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Stars-Go-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist
When I make it big to read it, it doesn't show up !!
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sammigurl61190 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
DeviantART has been screwy with that lately, methinks. I keep it on full view automatically, so I don't have that problem, but I'm sorry. :(
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Stars-Go-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Hobbyist
Ah it's okay :( not your fault.
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OsorrisStock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
very very helpful. Thank you for providing these great tutorials
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XenoBunny Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
I AM A DA NOOB! WHERE THE HELL ARE THE "M'CAY" STOCK PHOTOS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!?
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Gwathiell Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Usefull, thank you for submitting. :)
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Creative-Model-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
Hello!

Thank you very much for this useful tutorial! :+favlove:

It has been featured here; [link]

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The Creative Model Stock Team
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lazy-stock Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006   Photographer
Very wonderful! Your tips are so precise and very accurate. I love how you add a bit of humour to it with your wonderful tones and way of writing the ways of why that piece is a great piece of stock.

You've helped many people out, I'm sure. And you just helped another. Thank you!!

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Teresa2845 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
Well I just learned about something I know nothing about, so yeah to me its helpful. I am an old dog trying to learn new tricks... The mind is a sponge and mine is starting to dry up and with alot of effort I can get a few things to soak in with it. Because I really want to do this. And they say if you want something bad enough you should go for it! So a big thank you to you and all those like you who help those of us with the thirst for knowledge :)
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ClearBlueWater Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
thank you, i will keep all of these things in mind!
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f-e-r-n Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Thanks for this. I've just opened a stock acc ~fernstock and this is very helpful. I don't understand how my five images got faved in the time I posted them. That felt strange especially as the person didn't comment! Guess I need to look into licenceing - Is there a forum for requests for stock? Is there a source of info - I couldn't get FAQ satisfaction. ;)
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f-e-r-n Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Thanks for this. I've just opened a stock acc ~fernstock and this is very helpful. I don't understand how my five images got faved in the time I posted them. That felt strange especially as the person didn't comment! Guess I need to look into licenceing - Is there a forum for requests for stock? Is there a source of info - I couldn't get FAQ satisfaction. ;)
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maryofmagdala Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
YEA! Someone finally said what I've been wanting to rant about for a LONG time (and did in my journal). One thing that should have been told to stock photographers, tho: leave the light effects to us, Ok?
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Broken-Doll Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006
*applauds... though her stock account has busy backgrounds.. mainly for lack of anything else to use... was outside... stranly enough was in the sun* heh... please don't beat me for my bad stock >.< *will be sure to remember this for her coming up stock shoot in mississippi, any more suggestions will be welcome!* ^-^
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SaraEJ Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006
Very useful :) I'm thinking of have a stockaccount myself.. You made me realize some things I hadn't thought about. Thanks :)
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Gracies-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
Thansk for the help! :D
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darkdino Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
yes! 100% right!
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tsemalon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
and what if you dont change anything about it, and upload ultra way too large pictures, and still nut used?
I think Ill need to comment more with my stock account ~sunsetstock I think if I need a sunset once, Ill search in my own good sunsetstock gallery. okay, I made up my mind. more commenting while using ~sunsetstockaccount =D
maybe you can give some advice I can use. like.. with the wather, or without.. horizontally or vertically.. that kind of things.. would be greatly appreciated^^
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sammigurl61190 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Professional Photographer
Then you need to expose your account more, if it's still not being used. :)

If I made a tutorial on every type of stock there is, I would have no time to do anything else. o_o;; But usually, I take the same shots twice--horizontally, then vertically. You'll find that if someone needs something and it's the wrong...oh, what's the word I'm--format, they're less likely to come back, just because they'll get deterred. :)
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tsemalon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
thats a good tip =)
thanks.
I did that once, but now I keep staring at them in my gallerie: why did I submit the same diation twice?
-> one is horizontally, other vertically!
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so, do I have to do that with all my pics? I usually switch it.. first horizontally, than vertically, just whats nicest^^
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sammigurl61190 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2006  Professional Photographer
Just, when you're taking a photo of a sunset, shoot one with your camera horizontal, and one with your camera vertical. Then post them both. :)
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kimichan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
Any hints for people with curly hair? I'm so sick of using other peoples straight-haired/boring stock and I'm intent on using my own. I'll be damned if I'm going to use straight-haired girls for my work!
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sammigurl61190 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006  Professional Photographer
Hmm...Try your best not to have it be frizzy, and do your best to have it be on a solid background, and well-lit! That way, it'll be easier to mask. :)
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kimichan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
Heh, I swear my hair is a curse...Thanks!
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OnlySuicidal Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006   Writer
People who make stock of only their face all the time should be either shot, or slapped really really hard. You definately spoke of every manipulator's dream.

vVv
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isis Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006
Very Helpful :D! When I get the chance I will get some good full body shots out there for my stock account:D
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RavensTear Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006  Student General Artist
Oh i am so faving this. This is exactly what i need. I find so many partial body shots and it makes me furious. Only a few of my ideas take a partial. Excellent piece. Now i hope some people will actually see this and follow it. Thank you.
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pyerflystock Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
good job on narrowing down to the specifics for people based stocks. love it. :)
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defunct-muse Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Hmm, the image appears broken to me. Hopefully when I come by later I'll be able to see it.
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SamSeddon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
lol my camera has indeed done that and made it perfect in good lighting ^^ I <3 my camera .. anyways great suggestions!
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SamSeddon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
lol my camera has indeed done that and made it perfect in good lighting ^^ I <3 my camera .. anyways great suggestions!
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SamSeddon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
lol my camera has indeed done that and made it perfect in good lighting ^^ I <3 my camera .. anyways great suggestions!
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SamSeddon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
lol my camera has indeed done that and made it perfect in good lighting ^^ I <3 my camera .. anyways great suggestions!
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SamSeddon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
lol my camera has indeed done that and made it perfect in good lighting ^^ I <3 my camera .. anyways great suggestions!
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art-paperfox Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap: Agree totally! Even for traditional artists like me who only use the photos as a ref, a full body shot is the best! and there are not enough on dA!!
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sweetx666 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Student General Artist
Well said. :clap: I hope stockists find this useful. :)
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LossofHope Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006   Photographer
I never edit my pictures. i like things as they are not how a computer can make them
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closemyeyes-stock Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006
i think every stocker ever should be forcefed this tutorial! its great help :) thanks
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livingthedream Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006
Definite God Bless you! I can't tell you how many great stock images that had been ruined by all thee above *sighs*
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starkreality Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
finally, someone who knows what theyre talking about!
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xgreymousex-stock Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
i agree...i mean, what's the point in subbmitting photos for other to manipulate if you have already done it...amen!
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Talutah-Nukpana Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005   Digital Artist
thank you thank you for telling stock photographers not to mess with the image
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Hellwolve Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
If only all stock providers would follow this 'little' tutorial...

Ah, well. Every single one of them that does follow it, brings me one step closer to nirvana ;)
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alienkabalien Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
YES!! Full body stock pictures...Oh!! *loves this tutorial*
This is the holy bible! Hopefully more stock photos will be like thoes then I'll be in heaven!
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