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  • Why you should choose a mirrorless for your microstock activity?

    by Andreamangoni | 11th of August, 2015

    As many people, I have been skeptical of the mirrorless camera, but now I had to think again on this issue. But because today those who work in microstock photography should buy a mirrorless?     Many photographers have told me that the best camera is the one... More
  • Gear Isn't Everything: Creating Art with the Camera You Have, Not....

    by Gracelife | 20th of June, 2015

        Creating Art with the Camera You Have, Not the Camera You Want Photographers often feel as if they’re caught in something of a rat race – the race to get the best camera, the perfect optics and thousands of dollars of accessories, equipment and editing software... More
  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6

    by Matthewcuda | 18th of June, 2015

    Most of my work is in the wildlife realm, but I also enjoy shooting landscapes from time to time as well. Since I bought a Canon 7D last fall I have needed an APS-C wide angle and so I decided to pick up the Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens. As do many of you, I went to many of... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part 3)

    by Matthewcuda | 1st of June, 2015

    Welcome to part three of bird photography on a budget. In part one and part two I discussed what lens and camera body to purchase to get you started on this awesome journey to better bird photographs. In this blog entry I am going to show you how to keep your camera steady... More
  • New Camera New Capabilities New Motivation!

    by Sebastian423 | 23rd of May, 2015

    After 10 months with my first digital camera Lumix FZ200 I've reached the point where i am not satisfy with it's technical capabilities anymore. Any photos above ISO 200 contain a lot of noise which is limiting me to a tripod or good light conditions :) Before joining DT... More
  • Mobile phone photography

    by Sebastian423 | 6th of April, 2015

    Hello Ladies and Gents. I guess i wanted to mention how handy mobile phones are now days. Being able to keep it in the pocket and shoot decent photo when there is occasion is pretty valuable thing. As an amateur photographer with low budget camera i try to use as many... More
  • How I'm Using My Budget Lenses

    by Keremgo | 4th of March, 2015

    I'm a Nikon D90 owner and I bought my camera with a typical kit that very much available in my country. D90 body, an 18-55mm VR plus a 55-200mm VR and a nifty fifty (50mm f/1.8 non AFS version). I added a battery grip and Flash to it later. When first time I joined here,... More
  • 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 very... 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, but... 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. The... 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

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