Why You Might Consider Becoming an Adobe Stock Contributor

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I know lots of photographers and except for a few, they are all trying to figure out more ways of making money from their craft. Cameras and smartphone cameras keep getting better and better and therefore the market has become more crowded. Skill will usually win in the end, but the jobs are becoming fewer and fewer in between. One source of revenue you might consider is selling your images via Adobe Stock. This is NOT a “Get rich quick” scheme. As with most things in life you will only get out of it what you put into it. With that said, Adobe Stock can provide a way of making additional money from the images you’ve already taken or the ones you could take while out on assignment.

What’s in it for you?

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My Iceland Photographic Adventure

Terry White in Iceland

I just spent a week in Iceland on a photographic adventure

Many of you know that I started my Adobe 20th Anniversary sabbatical on August 1st and if you would have asked me on August 1st did I have any big trips planned I would have said no. This was going to be more of a staycation. However, I got the chance to go to Iceland at the last minute. It was AMAZING! There’s just no way that I can do this story justice by posting the images and text here, so I decided to the next best thing and that is to tell my story with Adobe Spark Page which you can view below (just click and start scrolling):

I would say that this was a once in a lifetime trip, but I won’t because I have a feeling that I’ll go back and shoot some more. Iceland is amazing. If you get the chance to go there, take it! Special shoutout to Scott Kelby, Einar Eriendsson and Ragnar Og Ásdís for making this the perfect trip. I hope to do a workshop soon in Iceland with Einar.

About the gear I took to Iceland

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This was a photographic trip, so the gear was important. I didn’t really call it out in the Spark Page above, so I’ll do so here as an added bonus to my blog readers:

I did a LOT on the go with Adobe Mobile Apps, you should definitely check out this new book to see what’s possible:

Nikon D810

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens

Nikon 28-300mm lens

Nikon 10.5 mm Fisheye lens

Nikon Cable Release

Dawn di-GPS Pro for Nikon

WD Wireless Hard Drive

Mevo Live Event Camera

SanDisk 64GB SD Cards

Ricoh Theta S 360° Camera

DJI Phantom 2 Vision + Quadcopter (drone) I have the older model, go for the Phantom 4.

Gitzo Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod

Anker Powercore 20100 backup battery

Arkon Mini Tripod

Arkon TW Broadcaster Pro for dual live Streaming

Platypod Pro Max

MacBook Pro 15″ Retina

iPad Pro 12.9″ w/ Apple Pencil

Kirk BH-3 Ballhead

Thinktank Streetwalker Backpack

I couldn’t have done this without Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC.



Dealing With The Death of a Loved One in This Digital Age

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No matter how much you try to prepare yourself for the death of a loved one, you’re never truly prepared for it. This past weekend my 86 year old father passed away. He lived a long and good life and of course I never thought that he would live forever. I knew that one day I would get “that call.” That call came Friday evening from my sister…

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How to Get Started with Lightroom CC – 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do

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I couldn’t imagine life without Lightroom CC. It’s the one Application that I have open all day long 7 days a week. In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV I do a remake of my How to Get Started with Lightroom 5 – 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do and create a brand NEW video affectionately called How to Get Started with Lightroom CC – 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do…

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10 Photographers to Follow on Instagram

 

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When I read my buddy Scott Kelby’s post yesterday on “7 Reasons Why Photographers Need to Be on Instagram” I was reminded why I like this platform so much. I’ve been active on Instagram since January 2012. At first I looked at it as “oh boy, one more thing to have to post to.” That was before I realized that I could use Instagram as my starting point any time I want to share a photo. Unlike most other sites, Instagram allows me to simultaneously share to my Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare (check-ins), Email and Flickr. If for no other reason I’d use Instagram for this feature alone. However, Instagram actually became the social media site that I visit the most. For some reason (maybe it’s because I’m a visual person), I’m way more likely to scroll my Instagram feed to see all the posts from the people that I follow than I am on Facebook and Twitter. Even when I don’t post, I will still scroll through my Instagram feed checking out posts of others all the way down until I get to the post I saw last. To make the sharing experience even better to Twitter and my Facebook Fan Page, I created an IFTTT script that if I tag my Instagram post with #f it will post it directly to my Facebook Fan Page (as opposed to my personal Facebook page) and #t to post it as a NATIVE Twitter pic instead of just a link to the Instagram post.

Instagram is no longer just for squares. Probably one of the biggest reasons for photographers to rejoice and start using Instagram more is that Instagram now supports landscape and portrait images/videos directly in the Instagram app. I no longer have to use the Squaready Pro app to get the full image into a square format.

Here are 10 Photographers to Follow on Instagram

They each have a unique style and often post pics that make me pause when I’m scrolling my feed:

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Here’s the recap of the people to follow above with links: @dr_brown, @felix_ireland, @glyndewis, @gregsimages, @michielbuijse, @rich_hart_photography, @scottkelby, @squidgallery @victoriapavlov @whyiloveatl

And since you’re in such a good mood to follow people, be sure to follow me too @TerryLeeWhite on Instagram! Thanks in advance.

 

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See more of my photography on my photography site: terrywhitephotography.com



What I’m Teaching Next Week At Photoshop World

It’s that time once again! Next week I’m headed to my favorite conference (Photoshop World) to teach and I’m excited about my new classes! I’ll be teaching the regular favorites on Lightroom and Adobe Muse CC and my popular Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Photographers class. However, this year I’m adding a 2nd Lightroom Class as well as a NEW class on “Using Type to Make Your Designs Pop”. I’ll also be at the Adobe Booth doing sessions on “Adding Effects to Images”, “New Tools for Design” and I’m doing a session on the show floor in the Kelby Theater on “Creating a Successful Stock Photography Business”

You should come to my next class

I’m looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Be sure to follow me on Periscope as I will be doing LIVE broadcasts from the conference!

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@TerryLWhite

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If so you can SAVE $50 by registering here with the Discount Code: TerryWhite50

Join me tomorrow for a FREE Webinar

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