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  • EQUIPMENT FOR BEGINNERS in stock photography

    by Newnow | 1st of May, 2014

    Hello again everyone, As I promised in my first blog that I would next write something about equipment for newbies in stock photography, here I am. I have to say that I was very surprised how many people actually read my first blog and I am very happy that most of them... More
  • First level 5 image, keep it simple

    by Terhox | 24th of April, 2014

    This is my very first level 5 sold picture. I took the picture with Sony NEX-5 + kit lens. It is very simple and I think there are many kind of uses for it. So my message here is that simple pictures sell well on Stock photography. Also you would not always need the... More
  • The best equipment is not always needed

    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 is a lot of talk about equipment needed,... More
  • Upgrading equipment, is it necessary?

    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 occasions. While some top models... More
  • Upgraded Equipment

    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! And, I wondered why I had waited so long... More
  • My New Camera

    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 to photograph the model railroad layout... More
  • 600 accepted pictures in 4 years joining Dreamstime.

    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 nice pictures and happy feelings for the... More
  • Is my statistics graphic reversed? Or...

    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 my technique. I'm sure more sales will... More
  • Nikkor 18-300mm Lens Field Test Results

    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 fully extended at 300mm, there is practically... More
  • Sad Day

    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 of +- R50.000-00 in Rand currency. Even... More
  • New equipment

    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 the controls don't seem that difficult.... More
  • Travel insurance for photographers

    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!! See Article
  • Professional vs. Amateur Photographer

    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" photos and essentially dilute the stock... More
  • Fisheye Fun in Florida

    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 a secret wish to use a fisheye lens at... More
  • Making your own photographic equipment

    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 with everyday things. You can't replace... More
  • Choosing a good tripod

    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 of spending another few hundred bucks on... More
  • Taking pictures in harsh cold

    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 temperature, then it may happen that your... More
  • How to buy equipment for Stock Photography Part I

    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 like “I like the tutorial videos... More
  • Upgrade your equipment and save yourself some postprocessing time

    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. Well to be honest those lenses was pretty... More
  • Food for thought - I find it funny

    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! Photographer said nothing until the dinner... More

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