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  • Be zen, zen and zen !

    by Digikhmer | 10th of May, 2011

    I think that "Zen" is a keyword for all contributors of the dreamstime community. Because, whatever you think about your picture, you have to accept the judgment and go beyond the frustration. And this is the picture that I am really proud of. This is the first time that... More
  • Top 10 Composition Tips

    by Egomezta | 24th of March, 2011

    I'm sharing some composition tips to get better images, although I know most of the time you can't apply these tips for microstock photography, but they should help you to get better images. 1.- Rule of the Thirds: Some say it is the most important rule of composition,... More
  • Composition: subject in center ?

    by Indianeye | 10th of March, 2011

    Every beginner in photography does one mistake which professionals don't like i.e. keeping subject in the center of the frame. He must have been bombarded of advice for not doing that mistake again by senior colleagues. Centered place in the frame is considered having... More
  • YEH! I HIT THE 324 UPLOAD MARK!

    by Groovychick69 | 20th of January, 2011

    YEH! I HIT THE 324 UPLOAD MARK! Yes, it did take a little longer than expected but I work full time as a Graphic Designer so my job is my first priority. My goal this year is to start creating more creative images. I'm so inspired by other people's conceptual work. You can... More
  • Eureka : lessons learned in reaching $1000 today.

    by Davidwatmough | 2nd of November, 2010

    This is not a boast although naturally I am pleased that today I reached earnings of $1000 and I haven't withdrawn a cent yet. I joined Dreamstime in the Spring of 2009 and it took a while to get the first image accepted. Then I believed wrongly that scenic images would sell... More
  • On using ultra-wide-angle lens

    by Nikmd | 21st of October, 2010

    Among the most difficult to use are the ultra-wideangle lens as most of you would agree on that. I love my wideangles and I am sure you love yours too. Compositions on a ultra-wide-angle lens would require one to be as close as possible to a subject and not for staying back... More
  • Canon 50mm 1.8 II Lens - The Best Lens....

    by Junpinzon | 26th of September, 2010

    Let me start off with a disclaimer, I am not in any way endorsing Canon or any of its products. This is just my personal opinion based on my personal experience with their product, particularly the humble 50mm 1.8II lens. The Canon 50mm 1.8II is not made up of any expensive... More
  • About SUBJECT and OBJECT/BACKGROUND

    by Mikefoto | 30th of July, 2010

    In essence as photographer you must separate image subject from the overall image and the context in which the subject is put or found (object/background). The following is just a guidline to achiving this, and also for ensuring useful and commercially viable visuals.... More
  • The rule of thirds

    by Imaengine | 8th of June, 2010

    The rule of thirds in photographic composition is one of the very basic rules and taught to budding photographers and entry level aspirants in the stream. The rule of thirds is a fundamental rule in photographic composition. Basically you align the areas of interest in... More
  • Breaking the rules of photography: before you break the rules!

    by Imaengine | 8th of June, 2010

    I was having a casual conversation with a renowned photographer. And he proudly said that it was all about breaking the rules – he never follows any rules. He said he does that because if he followed the rules he would never have grown beyond those rules. Though breaking... More
  • get noticed through quality

    by Kikkerdirk | 2nd of May, 2010

    The best way to draw attention to your port is buy uploading high quality pictures. There are several way to draw attention to your port, high quality is only one but its the most important! - exclusivity : exclusive pictures end up higher in stock searches and therefore... More
  • Inspired by the featured photographer

    by Mstycoon | 5th of February, 2010

    Have you clicked on foodmaniac's featured photos? If you haven't yet please do that. That beautiful food photo we see is just part of a larger photo. It is amazing that such a great shot is actually only part of another. My portfolio is sickly in comparison to the ricness... More
  • To crop or not ?

    by Indianeye | 19th of January, 2010

    In practical condition while shooting many times it is not possible to frame your subject as one is visualizing the shot. There may be number of reasons like the situation doesn't permit, limitation of lens zoom, the shortage of time to frame properly etc. My best advice... More
  • Too many shots : part two

    by Kikkerdirk | 4th of January, 2010

    It really takes time to take good pictures, it only takes seconds to take a snapshot! There are a lot of considerations to take, making beautiful pictures. If you don't want to depend on a 'lucky shot', take your time, and you will notice results quickly. Everybody has... More
  • Essay of Landmarks Shot

    by Toneimage | 10th of November, 2009

    Pictures of Landmarks I’ve taken a lot and I noticed the most favorable & popular ones almost follow below criteria: 1.Normally the object should be quite clear & with good light or background. 2.The whole effect of the picture will look better with a balance conposition,... More
  • Cool Shots

    by Whit722 | 27th of October, 2009

    I like it when an image has a lot to say, but it really doesn't have to do much to bring about that impression. Maybe it's edgy stuff, maybe it's an old concept renewed, or a brilliant composition... it's just magnificent when you come up with something that stirs up some... More
  • Fundamental Rules to Compose a Photo

    by G2studio | 2nd of July, 2009

    The Rules These rules allow the photographer to gradually gain the sense of composition and own the skills to produce a beautiful image. Once you’ll have a certain experience, rules can be simply considered as guide-lines and be broken too if the situation permits. This... More
  • What about composition?

    by Alexhor | 11th of May, 2009

    Hi to all! Here is your amateur adviser again:) I was encouraged with fact that my last article about shooting objects on white came up on "Useful articles" section. I don't know how those lists work but I think enough of you clicked on small "useful" button :) I guess... More
  • Subject matter composition vs Success levels

    by Ratmandude | 24th of April, 2009

    Today I am wondering what others are thinking … I don't usually approach my photography from a point of view of "will it sell" … I usually am more concerned out getting the composition that I am trying to get … for ME. But I wonder if i should not be so precious... More
  • Composition

    by Lazar_x | 24th of November, 2008

    Thirds The most frequently quoted rule of composition is of use of thirds. Imagine your picture being divided equally into nine rectangles, three across by three up. The main features of your image should be placed not in the center of the frame, but on this dividing lines.... More

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