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  • Tips for novice tripod users

    by Chanevy | 9th of September, 2012

    I never used a tripod until I started shooting stock. I made some silly mistakes when I started shooting with one, and some of the tips I have read for my photo class include silly things that I managed to get right. This is a compilation of tips for novice tripod users... More
  • Another adventure

    by Cristalloid | 24th of August, 2012

    Recently I made a hike through the high mountains of Valais near Zermatt, a small town in the Swiss Alps. It was breathtaking to watch all these 4000-meter-peaks with glittering glaciers and famous names, crossing the Gorner Glacier and ascending to the New Monte Rosa... More
  • (A Little) Advice For Microstock Newbies

    by Angelaostafichuk | 19th of August, 2012

    After reading over the message boards I realized there is a lot of frustration coming from new photographers who are dipping their toes into the stock pond. Take heart and make note, we all (or most of us) have been there before. Here are a few tips to make life easier.... More
  • New Images

    by Cristalloid | 15th of August, 2012

    I just put some new images to my Mountaineering Collection. Have fun with them! More
  • Chance to win a new Nikon D3200

    by Chanevy | 29th of July, 2012

    I was looking for cool stuff to share on my Fun Photography Facebook page and came across a sweepstakes offer from Amazon. They are promoting two FB pages. You can like each page, leave your info and sign up to win a D3200, lens, tripod and more. If you win and the kit... More
  • A simple trick for Hummingbird Photography

    by Physi28 | 26th of July, 2012

    Those among us who have been trying to get decent pictures of Hummingbirds in flight, know about the difficulties involved: some species exhibit a rather (relatively) slow flight between their stops in the air, allowing you to focus and shoot before they resume their move... More
  • Tips for shooting on windy days

    by Psmpics | 28th of June, 2012

    Taking photographs on blustery days presents a number of challenges, including: - Getting a sharp image - Getting a clean image - Protecting your gear - Protecting yourself Getting a sharp image Here are a few tips to reduce the effects of camera... More
  • Bird Photography: Approaching

    by Silasfirth | 25th of June, 2012

    I know it's been a while since my last blog articles on bird photography. I've been really busy and haven't been able to spend as much time working with my photos as I'd like. I still manage to get out, though, and hopefully this information will help you get the next shot... More
  • Finding "Real" Models All Around You

    by Peanutroaster | 13th of June, 2012

    I had to chuckle when I ran across a stock photograph with the title "Real Man on the Phone". Real man? Like in the tongue in cheek book from a few years back "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche?" All models are real human beings right? Well, guess the point of the term... More
  • How to make black and white pictures with color details

    by Sarkao | 12th of June, 2012

    Making picture like this two in photoshop is really simple. The first one with multi-colored bubble was made by this way 1. open your picture 2. convert to black and white by layers (you can use "hue and saturation" or "black and white conversion" ) 3. click to mask... More
  • 3 Things You Must Get Right to Get Your Photos Online

    by Chanevy | 9th of June, 2012

    This photo uses the line of cheese wheels to draw the viewer's eye into the image. It may not be easy, but it is simple. The three most important things to nail down if you want to get your photos accepted at this, or any, stock site are focus, lighting and composition.... More
  • Abstract light background

    by Sarkao | 8th of June, 2012

    This is way how to make pictures like this one. You will need photo of person on the white background and picture of lights. 1. Open both pictures in photoshop. 2. Press shift and move abstract background to picture with person. It will make a new layer with abstract... More
  • Simple color efects in photoshop

    by Sarkao | 7th of June, 2012

    I made this pictures in bad weather, and I didn't liked sky without clouds and colors and I didn't want to make in black and white. So I tried play with photoshop. Here is way how to make simple color efects like this. 1. open picture and make... More
  • Prague tips

    by Sarkao | 6th of June, 2012

    If you have been there, I am sure that you had seen Prague castle, Charles Bridge, Olt town square and National museum. But Prague isn't just this most famous sights. I live in Prague for five years now, and I explore new interesting places... More
  • 3 Quick Tips to Market for More Downloads

    by Chanevy | 28th of May, 2012

    Just like some people think that anyone with a decent camera can point, shoot, and create a great image, some photographers seem to think that great images should somehow sell themselves. It's true that sites like DT take a lot of the burden of marketing off our shoulders,... More
  • Pinterest - How to promote your portfolio

    by Celiaak | 17th of May, 2012

    Pinterest, not being new, is generating tons and tons of visits to other websites. It is a social network very well oriented to image impact. You can find a very useful blog post by Enigmacypher here. Once you create your boards on Pinterest and share your images,... More
  • 10 Tips for Beginners (Like Me)

    by Asakalaskas | 16th of May, 2012

    These are just a few tips I've found have been very helpful for me over the last year as I learned and continue to learn, what drastically helps me get the end result I want. 1. Don't go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away. I used a mediocre DSLR... More
  • Two Stock Tricks That Utilize Larger Megapixel Cameras

    by Wisconsinart | 6th of May, 2012

    We amateurs struggle to find time to work on stock, especially when you can upload only a small number of images every month. Every rejection hurts. Trying to grow the portfolio a handful of images at a time is a daunting task for making any real progress. I am the proud... More
  • Pinterest and Stock Photography

    by Enigmacypher | 26th of April, 2012

    Pinterest is a social networking site that has been gaining a lot of following in recent months. For those of you not familiar with the site, it is basically a place where people share things they have found online with others. It's kind of like bookmarking a page... More
  • Creating the IR colour effect using photoshop

    by Bitesize | 6th of April, 2012

    I recently posted about IR photography. After some searching on the net I found a tutorial that can create the Infrared colour photo effect using Photoshop. But it uses Channel Mixer, which Photoshop Elements 9 does not have. This technique doesn't produce the same effect... More

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