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  • Off Camera Flash for outstanding images!

    by Nansaidh | 9th of March, 2010

    Something I've added to my use with flash is OFC, or off camera flash. I learned about it from a great site called and the idea is very simple and easy to use with outstanding results! It allows me to shoot stright into the sun if I like creating a wonderful... More
  • They Say Pocket Digital Cameras Are No Good For Stock

    by Wisconsinart | 11th of February, 2010

    I've seen a post or two from people saying how difficult it is to get images accepted with low end cameras. Your ability with what you can do may be limited, but the truth is, low-end cameras take excellent pictures. There are a few of you out there where photography is in... More
  • The risk to get stolen the camera - what to do?

    by Lesnivila | 3rd of February, 2010

    Dear members, a lot of dreamstime members have very expensive cameras and the risk, that the e.g. Canon bag with camera will be cutted by someone is also high in some areas. My camera was not very expensive ca. 160 eur / ca. 220 dollars, but I am only using a normal bum... More
  • Photography In Extreme Cold

    by Secmaster | 3rd of February, 2010

    The weather here in St John's Newfoundland In Canada has been very unsettled and cold lately thus I have not had much chance to go climbing or take any pictures either. My question is this weather wise around here the windchills have averaged around minus 25 to minus 30 degrees... More
  • Kodak Vintage Find!

    by Kenneystudios | 2nd of February, 2010

    Feeling the itch to get out of the house, I went downtown to an antique and "stuff" store called Past and Present II. I like to go in here a few times a year because I find very unique props that I can use for my photography. I also keep an eye out for vintage camera equipment... More
  • Photography - work with what you have

    by Nikitu | 29th of January, 2010

    I was watching a make-up artist today telling people how to do the same make-up or even better with what they had at home and not buy ridiculously expensive products just to try and match his work. Sometimes people ask us, editors, if they should buy a better camera, a "... More
  • I DID IT...!!!

    by Ncn18 | 27th of January, 2010

    ...last Friday...I did it.... without thinking about it...I purchased a new cam...Nikon D3.... I`d never thought that is such a big, big step in quality to my Nikon D2x.... I always had the problem with high contrasts, much white in a pic or with ISO up to 200 with... More
  • Photography in the Veins?

    by Russelllinton | 23rd of January, 2010

    I'll try to avoid turning this into one of those ego-stroking bios some professionals go into. You know, those really "deep" "meaningful" pitches about how great an artist they are. Those blurbs peppered with artistic styles, names, favorite painters, their lifelong inspirations... More
  • Dear Camera

    by Astargirl | 20th of January, 2010

    Dear Camera, I'm sorry I've been neglecting you during these past months. I have plenty of excuses: the holidays were too busy, my day job has been to stressful, it's too hard to find subjects to shoot...but the truth is, I haven't been feeling that old spark lately.... More
  • First Canon 5D Mk II shots approved!

    by Nstanev | 6th of January, 2010

    This Christmas I decided to treat myself to a present - a new Canon 5D Mk II with 24-105mm f4 L IS lens! Ordered from Amazon via free 2-day shipping and received as advertised. The very next day I took a trip to Yosemite National Park to test it out. Something about Yosemite,... More
  • Tips for Better Photographs

    by Brooksinstitute | 3rd of December, 2009

    Have you been taking pictures that don’t turn out as you envision? Wondered how to use various camera techniques for that perfect snapshot? Since each camera is built differently, learning how to operate your camera can be essential for memorable photos. Following are... More
  • Dream Bag Challenge

    by Maigi | 2nd of November, 2009

    Do you feel your head is full of ideas, how a real photo bag should look like, but you have never found such one on the market, no matter how hard you have tried? Well, then maybe this is your opportunity. Israeli manufacturer of camera bags KATA has invited everybody to... 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 this... More
  • Venice marathon

    by Yuritz | 27th of October, 2009

    I told you all,or wrote a blog,around four days ago,about my new on Sunday I got the chance to go to Venice and try it some,maybe I should have taken some shots before going but couldn't loose the opportunity of having some pictures of the Venice More
  • Shooting in Dynamic Situations and Crowds

    by Wisconsinart | 25th of October, 2009

    If you look at the portfolios of contributors, you will notice that each individual gravitates toward certain subjects and styles. When I critique my own set of images, it's obvious that I am heavy into editorial type images. Apparently there is something about me that is... More
  • new camera

    by Yuritz | 24th of October, 2009

    ohh well,I asked last week your opinions about a new camera so I heard all of you,who wrote me back,and today finally went to buy it;so now I have a Nikon D3000,will see what I'll get to do with it...hoping for some good results! :-) see you soon with some new pictures... More
  • My Favorite Camera and Lens for Microstock Photography

    by Marekuliasz | 19th of October, 2009

    I started selling my pictures through microstock almost two years ago in November 2007. Today, I have about 1800 pictures in my stock portfolio. I am counting here all pictures created for microstock, not just pictures accepted by Dreamstime or any other specific agency.... More
  • Canon features

    by Bradcalkins | 19th of October, 2009

    I suspect that almost everyone who is serious about photography has had to decide among the major brands. Whether you ended up with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus or another brand (I'm talking DSLRs here) you probably entertained two of them seriously, and then took... More
  • Photog Sentiments

    by Jeniicorv8 | 8th of October, 2009

    I am grateful for my dSLR [and the person behind it—you see, my first and only (for now) dSLR is a gift from a dear friend who decided to upgrade from an older model dSLR, and thought of me--thus I got upgraded too]! This camera gave me a better vision and a deeper appreciation... More
  • what "entry level" camera?

    by Yuritz | 8th of October, 2009

    I was looking around and checking for a not too expensive camera but a good reflex one,so I found out some of those articles: a Canon 1000D,Canon 450D,Canon 500D (althoguh it's not a really "entry level"),Nikon D60,Nikon D90 even the Nikon D5000 (the new one) I read... More

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