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About brewedallday

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    Photography...duh. Hiking, Adrenaline Junkie, Podcasts, Energy, Business Consulting


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  1. Thanks for the info and advice all. I will start other threads to continue some of these side conversations. What I learned... - RAW vs JPEG - How to ensure there is no blurring in a photo - Professional Quality vs Vacation Photos (see pics above) - Importance of tagging and identifying pictures - Editing vs Uploading Photos - What's Hot vs What's Available is key for $$$ - What editing software to learn and invest time in - Basic understanding of how the ranking system works for Alamy For a first post, I am very impressed with the community here. While you all are clearly very protective of your craft, it is fun to see the vastly differing approaches to "helping a newbie" through the process. Above is what I gained from this post and I look forward to continuing the learning process. Good luck to everyone out there helping and I will see you on the next post.
  2. Love the enthusiasm Phillips. As I said before this is a process for me that in 20 years I hope to look back on and laugh at those first few photos. I understand what you are saying with the market being inundated. And if my work is basic, you are correct, it probably wont be purchased. But what I can say, is the next photos I post will be basic +1 new learned trick...thanks to all the kindness of these posts I am receiving. So while some might see this as a waste because it takes me time to make money, this is one of my many different hobbies I live for and will continue to learn and grow in. Best of luck to you.
  3. Betty, You and Jill are awesome and I love the help. Your pictures are amazing and the editing is what I'm looking for. I'm going to put some more effort into editing and see what this next round of pics might look like. In a year or so, it will be fun to watch the growth! I have definitely been shooting a mix of both, so from now on, RAW it is.
  4. Good Sir you have clearly mastered your craft! I would love to be on your level in the years to come. I will absolutely look into what is selling vs the pictures I love to take. I am signing up for these sites to make a few dollars here and there; however the bigger goal is to help build my brand. I love having the portfolios and learning more from all of you. Thanks for the comments on it all coming together the way it should, I am a big believer.
  5. Hey Jill, It is 100% crop image. Thank you for the information and I will take this advice before posting more pictures. This is a passion project, leading to a much bigger goal, for me and your replies and optimism have been very helpful. Cheers!
  6. Hey Betty, Thanks for the solid info and advice. I will 100% start adding much more general and scientific keywords to help with matching. When you say shoot in RAW, will you help me understand what that is? As for what is being used currently, I see what you are saying. I will start focusing on a more interactive shot to express emotion. Good looking out, hope you have a great day!
  7. https://500px.com/photo/217629771/ocean-picnic-by-danbrue?from=following&user_id=22664341 - Sorry for the different site. It is the only link I had for some of these pictures. A lot of my pictures are this quality without editing. From the naked eye they look ok to me but I am a certified newbie and they might be full of problems. I am using a Sony NEX5 to take the pictures. I love it but I know I am not using it to the full capability it has to offer. As for the software you are speaking of. I have Adobe Creative Suite, is this a part of the PS, ACR, Bridge, and LR; or will I need to purchase a separate software. I keep hearing about CA, Color Noise, and Focus. I will have to do some research on YouTube to find out first how to identify these pieces and know if my photos have these problem areas. Thanks for all the input!
  8. Thanks for all the great advice! I found this information here. Seems to be a good start for multiple sites available. https://www.theworkathomewoman.com/selling-photos/
  9. Whats up everyone! I have been running through my photography and realized I have over 20,000 photos offline. And in my completely unbiased viewpoint, some of them seem to be worth selling. I have pulled up a site that walked through the top 10 sites to use for this type and Alamy came up high in the rankings. Heres the thing, I have very little idea what I am doing. I learn fast though and I don't want to waste a ton of time. Is there a top tricks and tips forum to help me get started on this process of getting my pictures past Quality? Also, editing, how important is this? Would you recommend I spend a lot of time editing photos or should I just place them out as is and hope for the best. Any of your advice would be awesome. Thanks and look forward to speaking with you all!
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