My stock photos - what do you think?

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  1. Chode

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    Hi, I am a noob in this area of photography, but I'm learning...

    I started my gallery on fotolia, so here it is:

    http://www.fotolia.com/p/252422

    What do you think? :)

    Any critic is welcome! :)
     
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    I'm not going to be a critic. I have been looking at stock and sitting on my hands. Good for you, because you are out there doing it. I hope you make a load of sales.

    But I do have a question about the USB plug in the pink condom? I thought it was my eyes or the monitor. Then I clicked on it for a larger view. What's the message? :mrgreen:
     
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    hehe, the message is: IT Security; antivirus; stop viruses; firewall... etc... :)
     
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    Most of them are over exposed from what i can see.
    And selling them for just a few pence/cents is as good as giving them away.
     
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    Nice work! I love the nuts and bolt series. Stock photography is a tough racket. Good luck!!!

    Love & Bass
     
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    They should be a little overexposed, how else can you achive perfect white background?
     
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    I'm sure a white background could be achieved without the subject being over exposed. Even if it means some photoshop work afterwards.
    I'll be honest and say I can't offer any advice on doing it though because I've never tried it.
    I do feel that the pills and tablets are too bright though.
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Short of applying more light to the background, you can use the white eyedropper in Photoshop levels.
     
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    tnx for the advice. :)

    there are about 300 new photos in my portfolio...
     
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    can you explain it a liitle more, because I am not PS expert. :)
     
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    new photos added to my portfolio! almost 600 now...
     
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    Image>Adjustments>Levels. At the bottom of the adjustment block are three eyedroppers, black, gray and white from left to right. They are used primarily for making color balance adjustments. What they do is make whatever you touch one to on your image black, gray or white. So if you have some gray areas in the background, just touch the darkest one with the white eyedropper and, bingo, you have a pure white background. It is fairly difficult to get a pure white background in a studio. It takes an awful lot of light. Most of us get close and then finish it with the magic eyedroppers.
     

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