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  • 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
  • Photoshop - Mastering the Extreme

    by Robinstockphotos | 21st of March, 2013

    Most of you have Photoshop, don't you? If not Photoshop, at least GIMP? Both have capabilities that you cannot imagine. Many of us use Photoshop for retouching and post processing our photos, which is the most simplistic use of Photoshop. Brightness, contrast, hue-saturation.... More
  • Butterfly Photography

    by Robinstockphotos | 19th of February, 2013

    The very mention of butterfly photography creates an image of vivid attractive subjects fluttering in a dream garden. That happens if you are a buyer or end user of butterfly photos. What if you are a contributor? You begin to imagine heat, sitting in the sun, uncomfortable,... More
  • To upload flowers or not to?

    by Robinstockphotos | 21st of January, 2013

    But Dreamstime has got enough flowers to fill up the Mariana trench and drown the Everest. I still don't know what would be a good strategy here. Of course I have to upload flower photos and I will. But what sells and what doesn't? After thinking about it all I decided... More
  • Photographing reptiles

    by Robinstockphotos | 15th of January, 2013

    In this particular article I'd write only about the non-venomous reptiles and some tips or tricks for photographing them. The venomous reptiles would be covered in a future article after I've completed studying their behavior. I've had a lot of interest in reptiles and earlier... More
  • Bird Photography

    by Robinstockphotos | 6th of January, 2013

    I've always been interested a lot in observing birds. Sitting with a pair of field glasses or binoculars and watching out for a single little bird for hours and hours...that was when I was 12 years old. Now after 6 years I can combine it with photography and get some decent... More
  • Get your priorities right!

    by Robinstockphotos | 4th of January, 2013

    We often come across a great opportunity for that perfect shot but either miss it or capture it wrong if we are new to serious photography. Here's a little list of things I'd suggest. Most of these are already taken care of by your camera but just in case your camera isn'... More
  • I have 21 images online - Why ain't I a millionaire?

    by Peanutroaster | 18th of December, 2012

    As a contributor who has put a lot of effort into learning about stock photography, studying my craft, investing in equipment and building my portfolio over the past two years, I think there is nothing that gets under my skin more then a slacker, whiner complaining about... More
  • APOCALYPSE

    by Robinstockphotos | 18th of December, 2012

    Is it really that bad, this apocalypse theory? It did give me a little sale on the photo anyway. ;) The Mayans believed the world might end this way : But would it? Would we be THAT fortunate? I doubt it. Because the world would probably end this way--------------... More
  • Tips for safer photography sessions

    by Enigmacypher | 13th of December, 2012

    I just read a recent article about a woman who was killed by a train while photographing another train coming from the opposite direction. It is a tragic situation that could have been avoided, but this woman is certainly not the first photographer to put herself into a... More
  • Workflow for your compact camera photos

    by Robinstockphotos | 10th of December, 2012

    Don't have a DSLR that produces very high quality images? Read on! Modern DSLR cameras are highly flexible, fast and produce RAW format images which contain all the data produced by the image sensor. That means none of your data is lost and most of the adjustments... More
  • HDR Photography - Tips

    by Robinstockphotos | 7th of December, 2012

    Love HDR photography? I agree it is interesting. But are you doing it the "professional" way? It is not always easy to get HDR photos perfect because of little things we often ignore. Here is the quick list you must scan through mentally every time you're out for that perfect... More
  • My first collection

    by Perstock | 6th of December, 2012

    Thank you folks! After some good advice i finally could launch my first collection: http://www.dreamstime.com/tallships-squareriggers-and-windjammers-colld There´s a lot of nice pics on the subject. So far i have added some 25 contributors. So, let´s hope... More
  • collection of trekking pictures in Gran Paradiso National Park Italy

    by Andmorg | 28th of November, 2012

    Hi all! My new collection needs your input. Take a look and send your pics. collection of trekking pictures in the Alps Thanks to everybody! See Article
  • Italian's Mountain

    by Hotmax | 26th of November, 2012

    Another collection of the beautiful Italy. The Alps and Dolomites are really fantastic! Do you know? Click here for the entire collection More
  • Tips of the Trade

    by Afagundes | 24th of October, 2012

    Hi Folks, After all the response on my 10.000 sales blog, i decided to write down some tips of the trade, many things you already know, but its always good to emphasize, things I learned from my experience here, some you may know, but has long forgotten, some you may dont... More

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