Residual Income Stock Photography Step #5: WORKFLOW! – Lets start shooting!

Residual Income Stock Photography Step #5: WORKFLOW! – Lets start shooting!

Step #5a — Work Flow
Now that you’ve set your camera properly and taken some pictures, what do you do with your images now? You are probably going to need to store them somewhere and back them up! You should store and backup your images on two separate drives either on a CD, DVD, USB flash drive, a hard drive, or even on a cloud service.
Getting your camera setup is a pretty important task! One really important thing to do is set your white balance for a proper exposure. On your camera there will be the letters WB which stand for white balance. This tells your camera what kind of light in entering the lens. The good folks over at WikiHow wrote a great article about the specific how to’s for setting your white balance.
After you’ve got your white balance set, you want to make sure you have a clean sensor. If your sensor is not clean your images will contain sensor spots, which means extra work in post. There are several safe methods for cleaning your sensor. I usually use a compressed air can or a Rocket Air Blaster to remove dust from the sensor.
Once you have cleaned your sensor, it’s time to get your ISO correct. For microstock, you want your ISO as low as possible for a properly exposed image.



Ben Kepka says:

This is crazy…there is literally nothing here about stock photography. Its about cleaning sensors. Sorry mate I have no idea what I am supposed to be watching but that had nothing to do a stock photography workflow….


interesting..  but what about the shooting? you've only gone over the setttngs and technical stuff, what about shooting the pics?  the categories?  too simplified, there's so much missing here!

Matija Kolarić says:

I know it has been a while, but the correct tip wpuld be to shoot at the base ISO, thich is tee lowest NATIVE ISO value.

Кристиян Кацаров says:

Dude you only talk … show something …

Nick Williamson says:

Great advice – I'm loving this series of tutorials. The one thing I would add – and I'm sorry if you have covered this in another video that I haven't seen yet – is to get into the habit of checking focus at 10x magnification in live view on the LCD as the stock library reviewers are such sharpness nazis! I have less and less faith in auto-focus as time goes by…

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