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  • 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 every day. New... 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
  • My first focus stacked image

    by Risto40 | 6th of March, 2012

    Sometimes, especially in macro world, we want to take a picture of something so that the background is soft or blurry but the main subject is completely in focus. Then we use wide apertures to get that effect. But with wide aperture, the depth of field becomes very shallow... More
  • New Collection - Northern Italy

    by Laroach | 20th of February, 2012

    Just created the collection "Northern Italy" based on images from the Trentino - Alto Adige region of Italy. I visited this beautiful area of the Italian Alps in Oct. and loved it! Do you have any images from this region? Let me know and I will consider adding them to my... More
  • Shooting tethered

    by Dark3y3s | 16th of February, 2012

    Hello guys! Have you ever thought your camera's tiny screen was not enough to preview your images? Or felt a bit disappointed after seeing the pictures on your computer? Well, I certainly did. And I recently found out there's a solution to this and it's quite a popular... More
  • Sticks Night Shoot

    by Junpinzon | 2nd of February, 2012

    I've said it quite a lot in the past that I am thankful to be blessed with a job that has literally taken me to a lot of places, and has given me unique opportunities to meet very interesting people....I still am thankful and will continue to be. One such magazine assignment... More
  • Increasing Acceptance Level

    by Peanutroaster | 30th of January, 2012

    I started with Dreamstime in July 2011. After years of putting serious photography on the back burner as we raised our son, the purchase of my first serious digital camera lead me to micro-stock and the possibilities of turning a passion into income. At first my acceptance... More
  • New Uploads Newbie

    by Artalis | 23rd of January, 2012

    This is about six weeks into starting with Dreamstime as an artist/illustrator/photographer. I am so pleased and excited that all of the submitted artistic images have been received as uploads this month-5 in total so far. Thanks Dreamstime.Now I just need to sell them If... More
  • Tip - One Key to Success is Diversification

    by Peanutroaster | 19th of December, 2011

    "Don't put all of your eggs in one basket" is an old saying that rings true with micro stock photography. At least in my limited experience. Basically there are two schools of thought when it comes to your portfolio: One is that you should concentrate on what you like... More

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