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The best equipment is not always needed
posted by flyingdolphin - 25th of january, 2014
I have just had my first image reach level four. The surprising thing about this is that is was not taken on a DSLR. It was taken on an old Minolta digital camera, when digital was still quite new and I was trying it out. There... More...
Upgrading equipment, is it necessary?
posted by hkrunning - 22nd of january, 2014
As a photography beginner, this question is always in my mind recently. Although a good photo depends mainly on your photographic skills, ideas and composition of a photo, etc., I find that a better lens and camera really help in many... More...
Upgraded Equipment
posted by doubleclick7 - 25th of october, 2013
Finally tired of fighting the camera and the far-too-often "out of focus" issues when an image is not accepted, I went ahead and ordered a Canon 7D (upgrading from a T2i.) I can't believe how much better my images are turning out!... More...
My New Camera
posted by peanutroaster - 16th of may, 2013
Ok after squeezing over 1,500 stock images out of my micro four thirds camera over the past two years, it was time to cash in some earnings and go pro. I started out this journey a few years ago after jumping into DLSRs in order... More...
600 accepted pictures in 4 years joining Dreamstime.
posted by egonzitter - 13th of december, 2012
600 accepted pictures till now joining DT since november 2008 .After a very slow start it became better by the time.Hope sales will improve too ! Saving money for new cameraequipment !!Wishing everybody a good ending of 2012 and many... More...
Is my statistics graphic reversed? Or...
posted by rosariomanzo - 3rd of september, 2012
…am I becoming a better photographer? It's a few months I see accepted photos are more than rejected ones, and the trend is going up. I still have a small portfolio and a few sales, but that was my main goal: learning and improving... More...
Nikkor 18-300mm Lens Field Test Results
posted by mike2focus - 11th of august, 2012
I purchased the new Nikkor 18-300 mm (f/3.5-5.6) lens today and ran it through a bunch of test in various condition and the results are in… this is a great lens for $1,000 (US)! It maintains excellent sharpness even with shots done... More...
Sad Day
posted by fultonsphoto - 27th of july, 2012
I am sad to say that recently I was robbed of some of my camera equipment. I was relieved of my recently acquired camera bag containing some of my lenses, my D80 camera all my chargers, flash unit and Sony handycam video camera, a loss... More...
New equipment
posted by williamardrey - 10th of july, 2012
I have finally decided to invest in better equipment, and today I went out to Best Buy and bought the Nikon D7000 SLR camera that seems to produce better quality images than my Olympus E-510 does. I have been playing with it and... More...
Travel insurance for photographers
posted by darwinsm81 - 14th of may, 2012
Hi guys, Am going on a trip next month in June and wanted to know if anyone knows how travel insurance for camera equipment works or what company offers competitive rates. Thanks in advance!! More...
Professional vs. Amateur Photographer
posted by crazydaizy99 - 11th of may, 2012
I have been scouring the blogs lately and I have seen a certain wall between professional photographers and amateur photographers. I have read the arguments that anyone with a digital camera can now snap a decent shot and upload "stock"... More...
Fisheye Fun in Florida
posted by peanutroaster - 23rd of april, 2012
Before leaving on our spring break vacation to Florida, on kind of a whim after some of the Micro 4/3 banter on the Dreamstime blog, I bought myself a fisheye lens to bring along. Doesn't every photographer have... More...
Making your own photographic equipment
posted by bitesize - 12th of april, 2012
If, like me, you're on a budget, any innovative ideas to create your own equipment for next to nothing is worthwhile looking at. Diyphotography.net has a huge resource of info on photography as well as DIY projects that can be made... More...
Choosing a good tripod
posted by shadow69 - 3rd of april, 2012
As I just bought a new tripod today I thought I would share with you a few tips on what to consider when choosing a tripod. You may have spent a significant amount of cash on buying the latest and greatest camera and the thought... More...
Taking pictures in harsh cold
posted by risto40 - 25th of february, 2012
I was recently taking pictures outside in a temperature about -30C. I noticed that at such temperature, when you repeatedly take off your lens cap or changing filters without gloves or thin cloves that are warm due to your own body... More...
How to buy equipment for Stock Photography Part I
posted by dacky - 17th of february, 2012
I have some tutorial videos on YouTube and I got an email from a guy about something that comes up very often in message boards, forums and so on so I hope I will be able to clear it out in the next two articles. The email said something... More...
Upgrade your equipment and save yourself some postprocessing time
posted by m4rio1979 - 17th of february, 2012
When I began with stock photography back in July 2011. I was using mostly kit lenses like my 18-55 and 75-300 kit lenses from Sony. I tought that this kit lenses will satisfy my needs in photography, since I was beginner at a time.... More...
Food for thought - I find it funny
posted by virgilxxn - 5th of february, 2012
Would like to share a story I come accross few days ago... A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered front door, the host said "I love your pictures, they are wonderfull, you must have a fantastic camera!... More...
I recently bought some equipment
posted by birksphotography - 19th of january, 2012
Yeah, it might be a little late for Christmas but new stuff is always a present. For many years, I've done my photography with an on camera flash, kit lens 18-55 mm, and for most of the time available light. Now that I'm shooting... More...
In 10 Days .......
posted by cafebeanzphoto - 1st of january, 2012
I will be traveling to .... Paris, France. Ooo, la la .... As a matter of fact, this will be my first ever visit to Europe. This adventure is so very exciting because I will be able to expand my photographic pallate and fill my collection... More...
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