• E-330
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2011:08:21 14:27:09
  • 1.000 s (1/1)
  • f/5.6
  • 100
  • 2009:10:31 21:30:53
  • No
  • 42.00 (42/1)

Shot Notes

This lucky shot was taken on the way home from the Ferry Meadows firework display. The only reason the four figures are not blurred in this 1 second exposure was that they stopped for a moment while their friend in the centre took a shot. Anyone in the right place at the right time with the perfect light has the chance to capture a great shot. As you learn more about photography you can increase the frequency of capturing these images. If you are an amateur photographer you could benefit from selling your work online. It is no coincidence the rise of micro stock agencies has coincided with the increase of the photography hobbyist. I can understand why professional photographers would be concerned with current changes to the stock industry. Crowd sourcing images has inherent advantages. Stock photography sites never reject images without a reason and suggestions to improve your photography. If you can take criticism it can be an invaluable learning tool. Professional photographers would probably find rejection far harder to stomach especially if they had been used to selling their work for much more at traditional stock agencies. The image below greets you when you login to shutterstock as a submitter. It shows where your latest sales have come from. Interestingly none of them have sold in the countries they were taken in.

3 Responses to “Amateur Advantage”

  1. 1

    Nice shot, very X-Files….

  2. 2

    Very cool! I like the mysterious atmosphere in this image. Well done!

  3. 3
    Claus Petersen:

    Cool mood here, this is a frame straight out of The X-files ;-)

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