A note from our Creative Director, Cora Reed:
Spring has arrived, and everyone is eager to get outside and take pictures of all the fresh blooming flowers. Some stock sites aren’t even taking flowers any more, but I must admit I love them.
Here are some hints for flowers:
Compose! I know it’s tempting to take shots from top down, or even just at random. A fat bumble bee on a perfect flower is nice, but a random bug on a flower, not so much. Keep those for your personal collections. Think outside the box! Look for different angles, make sure your flowers look perfect. Macros are wonderful, bokeh works great for background compositions. Send only your very best flower pictures. Really look at them carefully, and submit the pictures that make you say “WOW!”
Download these images here:
That said, a word of warning for you spring and summer time shots. Here is a short list of easy shots that we really don’t want to see:
1) Common ducks, geese, and sea gulls. (Give me a nickel for every duck photo I see and I could pay down most of the US’s national deficit. Well almost.) If you must submit ducks, find the interesting pictures of ducks like this:
And as with any animals, be sure to keyword with common and scientific names of animals.
2) For those close to a beach and taking pictures of the beach, keep those WOW concepts in mind. Remember that Cutcaster does NOT accept pictures of children you don’t know and can’t get a model release for, so please do not upload them, even as editorial photos. In addition, we will not accept the backends of beachgoers without their consent or knowledge.
We are extremely excited to see your latest pictures of spring’s bounty! Get out, shoot as much as you can and keep your most exciting and best work coming!
Download the above images below at Cutcaster using these links.