Archive | April 2012

Taking advantage of your computer keyboard

Like stock photographers, and actually as  almost every man in the modern world, we are using something on a daily basis – our computers 🙂

And guess what – all those handy machines have some nice keyboards! Concepts conveyed via computer keyboard is quite crowded stock photography topic but still… why not taking advantage of the fact that you already have one for sure and try to experiment a little bit?

I decided to do so with my laptop keyboard and here is the result – eight new images in most of my stock portfolios (123RF, DepositPhotos and BigStock accepted all images, ShutterStock and iStockPhoto accepted different subsets, and Fotolia and Dreamstime approval status is still pending as of writing this blog post).

Here are the shots. The first couple of images contains some additional objects that help to visualize different concepts:

Pen, notepad and laptop on the desk stock image

Pen, notepad and laptop on the desk

Credits cards on a computer keyboard stock image

Credits cards on a computer keyboard

The second couple of shots features a nice glass globe along the keyboard and some text and icons that help to define the topic (and acutally the text and the icons are the only differences between the two shots):

Web Search Concept stock image

Web Search Concept

E-Commerce Concept stock image

E-Commerce Concept

And here is the final batch of four images – frontal (top) view of the central part of the keyboard. The essence of  these images is acutally in the added text and icons:

Tech Support Keyboard Concept stock image

Tech Support Keyboard Concept

Black laptop keyboard with white e-mail buttons stock images

Black laptop keyboard with white e-mail buttons

Laptop keyboard with web search buttons stock image

Laptop keyboard with web search buttons

Laptop keyboard with online shopping buttons stock image

Laptop keyboard with online shopping buttons

The last four were accepted in most of the stock agencies, including the picky ShutterStock, but iStockPhoto judged they are mainly photoshopping and are not acceptable as such. Anyway, some (I hope nice :)) keyboard shots are now a part of my still small portfolios.

Have you tried to create some stock with your keyboard or other gadgets you have at home? You are invited to share them here!

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