geogphotos Posted October 22, 2020 Share Posted October 22, 2020 (edited) You do have to supply your email address and name. It is quite long but it does move along quickly and you could also dip in and out. 1 hour 10 minutes with questions. I did not find it at all slow moving. I think that there is something for everyone here from beginner to those very experienced professionals amongst us - even if that is just to look at a variety of pictures and see what you think. As you'd expect the images range in quality a lot and also in style. https://resources.photoshelter.com/the-power-of-a-strong-portfolio-on-demand/?&utm_source=essdrasmsuarez&utm_medium=PS_Webinar&utm_content=ondemand&utm_campaign= He makes some very good points about what the eye and brain find in a photo and I found it interesting to think through how I feel it relates to stock. Also how 'tricks' of composition ( rule of thirds, anchor point, framing etc) can make a routine subject interesting, and how with a subject that on its own is a really powerful makes composition and other factors almost unimportant. I liked the way he made it relate to the way our eye and brain work together when faced with a still image. He talks about some images are just like eye blinks, routine, and nothing more. In other words some of the advice does and some doesn't relate to stock ( !) Because in editorial stock what the buyer finds interesting is what they want to illustrate a story or not necessarily something that might make a great photograph just on its own. So, a straightforward eye level shot ( he really does not like these) which clearly illustrates a subject and keeps out distraction can be perfect for stock even if in a portfolio review like this, taken out of context, it could well look like a complete boring failure. Edited October 22, 2020 by geogphotos 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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