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  • How Do Beginners - Like me - Get Models?

    by Edosaodaro | 9th of October, 2013

    Hi Guys! I decided to write this as I imagine I am not the only one to ever have had this dilemma. A lot of people have great shooting ideas but just don't know how to approach the tricky subject - of models and, of course, associated releases - required to implement such... More
  • How you can become copyright free - learn the industries secrets

    by Nikitu | 3rd of September, 2013

    How many times did you get a rejection because you forgot to remove a license plate, an iPhone button or a tiny artwork on a wall behind you main subject? When shooting people, the protocol is simple (have a model release printed, make sure it's a good general MR or a Dreamstime... More
  • Drawing Techniques

    by Vennys | 2nd of September, 2013

    Can someone give me a hand please..? I have a lot of ideas, but I´m missing knowledge for better techniques (mainly not hand-drawing). Are there any books for microstock - work..? (how to create stickers, backgrounds, ...) I know some websites, for example http://vector.... More
  • Concert photography

    by Costa007 | 13th of August, 2013

    Taking photos at a concert seems like a hard thing to do, so that is why I've decided to try and help by giving you a small technical advice set. Either you have a phone, a compact camera or a high end dslr, one creative person can take really good photos at a concert.... More
  • Dealing with noise the smarter way

    by Robinstockphotos | 3rd of July, 2013

    You noticed a bear inside a cave just before evening. You recall seeing a duplicate of this shot in the last National Geographic magazine. You bring your thousand dollar camera up with a proud telephoto lens sticking out a couple feet and set ISO to 200 only to find shutter... More
  • Capturing Candid Portraits-4 tips

    by Chanevy | 2nd of July, 2013

    Here are a few tips to capturing candid portraits. I thought I would share and post this favorite picture of my granddaughter at the park. 1) Go somewhere fun and interesting. You can't control candid photography, but you can control your setting and maximize... More
  • Understanding Camera Flash

    by Robinstockphotos | 27th of June, 2013

    From one of my recent articles for someone... Frequently wondered points about flash photography (basics and advanced): 1. They say pop-up flash ruins photos. It is true? Yes and no. Pop-up flash eliminates all shadows as seen from the camera as it is located right... More
  • Waiting for an outcome ...(the importance of EPS)

    by Gheburaseye | 19th of June, 2013

    I'm waiting to know if my eps file will be approved or not by dreamstime. Unfortunately, I know it takes a long time, because those files are to be tested to see that they are editable. The importance of eps is fundamental, I think, in dreamstime. Seeing the general demands... More
  • 50 credits sales

    by Henrymm | 6th of June, 2013

    Just a hobbyist, without tons of uploaded images, several images still being rejected by DT, earning a little more than usual make me jump, jump and jump. I don't have good sales in 2013. One of the reasons I believe is I quit as an exclusive contributor end of last... More
  • Photojournalism

    by Chanevy | 3rd of June, 2013

    You may have heard that we have had bad flooding in parts of Iowa this Spring. I am very fortunate, I only had a few puddles in my basement. Some neighbors have reported having several feet of water in their homes. I am a bit of a photojournalist at heart-so I had... More
  • Debriefing my first event shoot

    by Chanevy | 25th of May, 2013

    As a long time Toastmaster, I was honored to be asked to be the official photographer at a district convention. Totally unpaid, of course, but it sounded like fun and would be a great learning experience. And boy, did I learn. The good-What I did right: I brought... More
  • How to get loooong shutter speeds.

    by Honkamaa | 24th of May, 2013

    Hello guys! This post is for beginner photographers out there who are interested in getting started to experiment with long shutter speeds for landscape or any other photography. The question answered in this post is "How do I get long shutter speeds?". This... More
  • How to increase image views?

    by Teeimagination | 13th of May, 2013

    Increasing image views seems to be the hardest part about stock photography. I mean among millions and millions of images how does a photographer get their pictures to be viewed? I come from a Marketing background. I studied advertisement in school. I have years of experience... More
  • Starting off and eager to learn

    by Teeimagination | 11th of May, 2013

    I always loved taking photos and over the years I think I have created a great portfolio. The problem was that before this year all my photos were taken with a basic point and shot camera. I worked very hard and saved all my money to buy myself a DSLR and some important lenses.... More
  • Five years, and 20,000 sales later...

    by Bradcalkins | 7th of May, 2013

    I always had a thing for nice round numbers, so it is with some satisfaction that I hit 20,000 sales right around my 5 year anniversary! When I started out I never would have guessed I would get to this point, but I also completely underestimated how much effort would be... More
  • Weekend portfolio case study #1

    by Robinstockphotos | 5th of May, 2013

    I study a portfolio every weekend and I thought I'd share what I study. Not all of it, only some parts of it. I don't pick up images or artists from the editor's choice collection of featured photographers collection either....which means that the portfolios I pick are one... More
  • $200 in about 5 months

    by Robinstockphotos | 25th of April, 2013

    This is good news for the newbies who are trying to get paid for a hobby. I haven't really been putting in any efforts at conceptual stock photos and portraits, which are supposed to sell best. The main reason being I don't have proper gear yet. If I shot a portrait, I'd... More
  • Improving your landscape photography

    by Honkamaa | 21st of April, 2013

    Hello there. Here are my top tips if you are a happy amateur who is thinking about getting a little bit more serious with landscape photography. 1. Get out of bed – You need to be on the field when the light is the best which usually is around sunset and around sunrise.... More
  • HOW TO INCREASE DETAILS IN YOUR SHOT IN FIVE SIMPLE STEPS

    by Harshvardhan | 27th of March, 2013

    I know there are lots of photographers out there like me who worked very hard to take a shot and loved it the most. But when reviewed it on their laptop or PC before submission to the site, felt lack of DETAILS in that shot and went into frustration over the result of hard... More
  • Poor man's lighting!

    by Robinstockphotos | 23rd of March, 2013

    I don't know why I chose the title, but this method of lighting is quite nice and gives you studio quality shots. You could use a torch or candle for all I care. Use anything that produces light for around 15s. Rich man method: Get a couple speedlites and softboxes and... More

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