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Stocking Away

Last week I got old faithful friend...and model-on-call, Ridge, in again. To date I must've used him for 10 different shoots. Those included a campaign for Indalo (Swartland Wines), Getty Images, Swartland Wines (some more lifestyle), Cellar Door Pass (Australia), REAL Mag, nelimages.com and a number of other small ones. Now I needed some microstock imagery and I called him again, along with Cliffdene, another friend from church.

Here are some of the results and where they are available:

ist2_9847608-man-showing-thumbs-up http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=9847608

ist2_9846788-surprised-girl http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=9846788

Surprised Girl has since been added to the "GEMS - istock's SUPER PORTFOLIO" Lightbox. See it here: http://www.istockphoto.com/file_search.php?action=file&lightboxID=52554

ist2_9846654-bass-man-getting-the-groove http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=9846654

This image stands out as one of my favs, maybe because Ridge and I have come some way with music as well, as we've served in the music ministry together for a couple of years, and myself and his wife, even longer and even played and composed in a band together!

Some althernatives of these istock'd images are available at FOTOLIA and very soon Shutterstock as well. View the FOTOLIA collection here: http://www.fotolia.com/p/201210081/partner/201210081

Hayley Coxall, who I've been working with for about 5 years on different shoots, did the make-up.

Generic images of South African locals are in short supply, although the gap is being filled steadily, but I believe there is always space for more. Our online industry is growing at rapid speeds, and with the advent of agencies like istock and Fotolia, absolutely no one can claim not to be able to afford great imagery. Even some of you reading this have a use for these images.

Go and see my stock collections at:

Fotolia

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View My Portfolio

or

nelimages logo web

or

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Since this shoot I've also covered the following topics:

Transport, smoking and health issues, mobile phones and communication, soccer supporters and a whole host of others. Our food image collection is growing daily, so watch these spaces!

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