Re Stock 1st December 2018

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Shot Notes

This is the Superpit in KalgoorlieWestern Australia. My brother once showed me google reverse image search. It is a useful tool for the stock photographer who wants to find out where their images get used. I did it for my top stock image a few years ago and one of the results had been cropped, flipped and spot coloured but google still recognised it as mine. These are all basic Photoshop techniques and I liked the result from this fellow photoshopper. So I dug out my original image and processed it in a similar way and re-submitted it to Shutterstock. The new version has not diminished sales of the original and now both images get downloaded every day. My previous best seller was an orange firework. It did so well I created red, green and blue versions which all did well too. This is something I like about digital photography. The digital negative is only the starting point. There is no limit to the number of pieces of art you can quickly make by experimenting with Photoshop. When I get too old for tramping around the bush I hope to have enough of an archive of digital negatives to keep me creating new images from old content during retirement.

I am in the Blue Mountains for a few weeks while I upload stock photos from the last 8 months of travel and plan the next stage of Australian exploration.

This image has been accepted by Shutterstock for Stock Photography and is available for download here and original here.

3 Responses to “Re Stock”

  1. 1
    Benz World Blog » Sheep Clone:

    […] giving it an automatic place on my home page. That was until today when it was overtaken by this image which my brother […]

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    muonman:

    I agree totally. What else is there to do with retirement but to utilize the skills that one has honed over a lifetime and still enjoy.

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    Jason Benz:

    Thank you very much for the comment, Dad. I think this is the closest you have come to condoning my creative career. Makes me very happy.

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