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  • Getting Settings Right

    by Abl8zedezign | 25th of August, 2014

    I have always had a great passion for photography. I can still remember my first old 'point and shoot' camera my granddad gave me when I was six years old. I have recently bought myself the 'real deal' camera, complete with lenses, timer switches and the rest of the bells... More
  • What is a T-Stop

    by Bradcalkins | 22nd of November, 2013

    If you been shooting images for any amount of time you are certainly familiar with f-stops and apertures. The f-stop is a ratio between the focal length of a lens and the size of the physical aperture opening in the lens. The longer the lens (telephoto) the larger the physical... More
  • A traveling foodie

    by Tempestz | 26th of October, 2013

    As mentioned in some of my other blogs, I have the unique opportunity to travel the world for my engineering day job. This has brought me to places throughout North America and Asia. During the course of my travels I have been exposed to a variety of unique foods, from... More
  • Lens big aperture photo!

    by Hanbaoluan | 22nd of November, 2012

    I use my Olympus 50/2 fixed-focus camera shot some chrysanthemum photos, the use of large aperture shooting, feeling the effects of grammaticalization background can also, don't know "DT" friends, do you feel? See Article
  • Lesson 4: shutter speed, and how it works alongside aperture

    by Kimdeadman | 19th of October, 2012

    It’s time for another blog post following on from my previous discussions on photography basics. As always, this is to celebrate having another handful of photos accepted on Dreamstime. I have now made a massive 42 accepted images, my latest one taken on a worldwide photo... More
  • Diffraction on smaller aperture values TEST

    by Alvera | 14th of August, 2012

    This post was continued with some tests: http://www.dreamstime.com/thread_29668 Test finished (at least, a preview). http://alveraphoto.blogspot.ro/2012/08/diffraction-on-smaller-aperture-values.html Test subject: a small part of acrylic on canvas covered with varnish... More
  • Lesson number 3: Aperture

    by Kimdeadman | 13th of August, 2012

    I’ve had a couple more photos accepted on dreamstime and this is always a cause for celebration, so following on from my previous blog posts on camera basics, here is my celebratory beginners guide to apertures. When trying to get to grips with apertures, I thought of... More
  • Basic Exposure in Photography

    by Parkinsonsniper | 4th of June, 2012

    This is the triangle of exposure, informing about the basic rules of exposure in photography. Shutter speed (time value), aperture value and ISO effects the exposure of the photograph, they also have some side effects. I draw this diagram a couple of years ago for myself.... More
  • The F 2.8 ( love it or hate it)

    by Nikmd | 19th of May, 2011

    When I started with photography a year ago, wide aperture lens ( f 2.8, f1.4) were all that I desired as I wanted to shoot in low light situations and also get the pleasing bokeh in almost all my shots by using the widest aperture. I enjoyed it very much. Then I joined dreamstime... More
  • Exposure strategry ... some thoughts (qualitty versus artistic)

    by Bevanward | 23rd of November, 2010

    I too often stuff up photo opportunities by not being prepared in the excitement of a chance to photograph something new, exciting or shiny! If you are quality obsessed then you will likely try and have the lowest ISO, and struggle to accept a hopelessly shallow aperture... More
  • Expensive lens - still soft images!?

    by Demonike | 29th of July, 2010

    Recently I have started to notice that we get an increasing number of product and people shots that are NOT out of focus, but are kind of soft anyway. As the review tool shows conveniently the EXIF of the photograph, a correlation started to emerge. Namely, the correlation... More
  • Learning about exposure

    by Imaengine | 7th of June, 2010

    If you’ve been wanting to venture out of the Auto mode on your digital camera and experiment with it’s manual settings there’s some tips that you might find useful. There are three main elements that need to be considered when playing around with exposure by calling... More
  • How aperture works

    by Bradcalkins | 29th of November, 2009

    Ever wonder why the marking on the aperture ring seem backwards, or why 1 stop doubles the light but not the aperture number? Then this blog is for you! I've found a number of people that can get a fairly intuitive feel for aperture and shutter, but still can't explain... More
  • Aperture And How It Will Effect Your Images

    by Rebeccaosborn | 30th of October, 2009

    Ok, so the last blog i posted, i wrote about how your exposure effects your image. There are 3 main things that will effect your exposure.. these are your Aperture, Shutter Speed and your ISO. To make this blog NOT be 10 pages long, i'm just gonna go into detail in... More
  • The tips of shoot indoor

    by Wayneliu | 4th of March, 2009

    Although this was my first time to join the photo studio, but I still got involved in the people who are so nice and warm-hearted. That was wonderful. Thanks for the guys who taught me much necessary experience in term of studio photography, the interior light and further... More
  • ISO aperture setting shutter

    by Lazar_x | 22nd of November, 2008

    For the exposure to be correct, there are three variables that must be balanced: ISO speed : This is sensitivity to light of the sensor array. It defines the total amount of light that required. It is sometimes referred to as the film speed equivalent. Aperture... More
  • Diffraction Limited?

    by Bradcalkins | 20th of November, 2008

    I've been looking into a new body and have decided not to go with the latest Canon 50D. I'm turned off by the high file size, but also because we seem to be getting into territory where more megapixels are making some things worse. While I haven't tried either the 50D or... More
  • How I Shoot RAW Images!

    by Aughty | 18th of November, 2008

     This is my biggest secret: I use a handheld light meter to see all the correct exposures I can use at once. Which is the correct one to use with over a hundred “correct” exposures to choose from? The creative one!  Set DSLR camera to manual. Sharpen, color space,... More
  • Keeping Sharp In A Digital World

    by Aughty | 6th of November, 2008

    I’m new to the stock world, still learning how to improve my acceptance rate of my images to DT. I was flagged for not having an image in focus. I got this message about the image: Image is out of focus or too much of the subject is out of focus (DOF too shallow or... More
  • Aperture for portrait

    by Alexpopikov | 2nd of September, 2008

    Hi, All! Let me share the aperture for portrait. It's f4. I was really surprise when i understood that. My portraits were changed dramatically :) They looks better absolutely. Thank you on-line books :) See Article

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