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June 16, 2006
Guide to Stock - Part I by =AttempteStock gives stock photographers that extra bit of technical knowledge they need to produce more usable resources for the artists of deviantART, with an emphasis on high resolution stock for use in prints.
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Suggested by nichtgraveyet
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Guide to Stock - Part I

full title: "A Guide to Taking Good Quality, High Resolution Stock photographs - Part I - All About Cameras"
In this tutorial I'll explain tons of stuff. Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, focus, mega pixels, self-timers, etc.

(This is made for figure stock artists, but all sorts of stockers and beginning photographers can learn from this)

Full-view (zoom in) to see the actual tutorial. WARNING: Very large image! There's a somewhat printable version here: [link]

edit: Oh gods! I just signed on quick before I had to go to work and wasn't able to say thanks (no time), but now I'm back.. and wow! :faint: Another DD! Thanks so so much to `thespook for suggesting and ^bleedsopretty for featuring it.. :blushes:

And thanks to you for looking. :glomp:

I have used camera symbols belonging to well... I've seen a few companies use them (Canon, Nikon, Pentax). But I've used them for educational purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended. Please oh please don't report me, I certainly don't make any money off of this.
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comicscomixcomikz's avatar
Rubiconia's avatar
This is an amazing tutorial. Thank you so much for posting it! It's really helped me understand what I'm doing a lot better.
PumpkinPhotography's avatar

I featured this tutorial in my journal here [link]
smurlin's avatar
OMG thank you. I've been trying to use my new camera for stock, but it's impossible to find a simple guide to f-stop and aperture and all the other settings my old point and shoot never had.
If you ever have the time to make another tutorial, a lighting one would be greatly appreciated!
StateOfKaos's avatar
Thank you, that will help me a lot. Very hard work, thanks for sharing :)
WolfehMaster's avatar
Is there any reason why we should avoid manual zoom?

This tutorial was soooo helpful o/ I took a graphics class and dabbled in ISO and aperture and stuff in that class, but with my digital camera I've stuck with more automated modes... But this tutorial is very good at explaining all the terms I had trouble learning before :D
BloodPigs's avatar
GREAT tutorial. :clap:
jendeelinn's avatar
Thank you for this wonderful, useful tutorial!
Im have had my camera for 4 years, and Im just now starting to really get into stock and art photography.
thanks again!
This is awesome, i have been looking for just this information for a long time. Thanx so much for your submission. I can now play with the manual settings on my camera and experiment with more shots in the future.
QuietlyDreaming's avatar
That was helpful to read, thanks!
RKGrafixx's avatar
Oh dear, we will see what happens with this new feature and if it is useful. When I remember on publishing my new artworks, within a few seconds dozen of other arts in the same category are published and my work is lost in nirvana.

I think, the same will happen with this. Every person will try to earn money with this feature and we will have a lot of crap among really useful stuff (which will be hard to find then).

Best option is to have some guys sorting out ununseful crap and choose the really good stuff.
RKGrafixx's avatar
In between: great tutorial, really helpful
mxgirl199's avatar
I don't do stock photography, but a lot of the Shutter Speed, mega pixels, etc. is really helpful as a beginner photographer.
LittleRavenStock's avatar
thank so much! I've just started doing stock, and want to take pictures with stock in mind. this will be a big help :)
Peristrophe's avatar
I had already adedd this to my favs so that more people get to know about this tutorial and improve their stocks


If you don't mind, I have a technical question: how did you manage to submit an image and make a PREVIEW using another image?
Thanks in advance :*
theArconian's avatar
Unbelievable job on this tutorial and a big thank-you!!!
Ruki-momo's avatar
Now this IS great <3 Thank you!
Singarl's avatar
thanks for uploading! it's so much help! ^^
rguitarboi2's avatar
haha wow i think this is really usefull :) thank you author!
desinspiration's avatar
Thank you so much for posting this up! (:
TheWalrusChild's avatar
Well fml... i guess i dont need to do my photography 2year a-level nex year.. *sigh* oh well... i need the qualification anyhow..
thanks this guid was great!
Onthoudbaarst's avatar
Really helpful!
I love it!
Melody-Hikari's avatar
This is awesome. A friend and I are thinking of opening a joint stock account, and I just learned how shitty my camera is for stock. xD [2.0 or 2.4 MP Canon A20.]
Now I know what my goal is. XD
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