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First post: missed pictures and life lesson
posted by oliena - 15th of march, 2014
Hello! It’s my first post here, so sorry if something is not so interesting and useful, as it could be! It was very warm day today and I felt essentially that all people should take the cameras with them EVERY time they go... More...
Tripods, the one accessory every microstock photographer must have
posted by mike2focus - 19th of august, 2013
This subject has been touched on a few times here in the forum. But the importance of this subject warrants a refresher article on this important subject… One of the most important photography accessories, if not THE most important,... More...
Im loving this.
posted by beyo1980 - 14th of june, 2013
The last day of 2012. I still remember the day like it was yesterday. The time was ten in the morning, and I was cuddling my (at that moment) 6 month old son, while trying to get pictures with my Nikon 9100. I failed, and the compact... More...
Teaching Photography
posted by angelaostafichuk - 30th of january, 2013
It's that time of year again. Christmas has come and gone and many people that got a digital camera for a present have given up in frustration, their dreams of being the next Ansel Adams or Steve McCurry gone out the door. Just... More...
Viewfinder or LCD screen? Bet Cartier-Bresson would've gone LCD!
posted by alamourus - 15th of december, 2012
Just got the new Canon M shipped in from Hong Kong (no shipping, tax or duty charges!) and it has no viewfinder. For a lot of people, that is a big omission and it weighed heavily on my mind before I decided to purchase it. I've... More...
Oh no, he's back!
posted by shadow69 - 31st of august, 2012
I haven’t written a blog for a while now. Things have been rather hectic for the last month or so. The sad thing is that I haven’t had that much time to pursue any of my interests that actually make me feel alive. The days just... More...
Lesson number 1: how to buy a camera body
posted by kimdeadman - 21st of june, 2012
When I bought my first SLR camera, I had absolutely no idea how it really worked and what to do with it. I soon worked out that just pointing an expensive lens at something and pressing a button did not automatically generate a work... More...
Cup of tea and Henri-Cartier Bresson
posted by shadow69 - 9th of may, 2012
Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again. Any photographer’s supreme ambition is to capturing the precise millisecond... More...
Mr. Henry Wessel says...
posted by shadow69 - 1st of march, 2012
Welcome to the latest installment of my uneducated ramblings on the thoughts of accomplished and successful photographers. Maybe I should start compiling a collection of my own sayings, one never knows maybe in ten years’ time some... More...
My Epic Failure in Stock
posted by wisconsinart - 5th of january, 2012
I spent the other day shooting stock images. I didn't accomplish much. There's this one image in my head I've been wanting to do for a long time, a kind of modern techno-background. The plan was to shoot an electronic circuit board... More...
Lessons from a Newbie
posted by kringstad - 28th of december, 2011
Last weekend I was lucky enough to get ahold of some tickets to a Minnesota Timberwolves games (professional basketball). Our group was sitting in the third row which was only a could of feet/meters away from the action. I only brought... More...
Waiting for the Sun to Set
posted by mlhead - 2nd of october, 2011
Last evening I went to a friend's massage business to shoot their first anniversary party. It was a great time with lots of nice people, great food and beer. On the way home I decided to stop by a beach and shoot the sunset for a... More...
Photoshop
posted by markosloizou - 11th of may, 2011
I'm new to photoshop and i need a way to learn photoshop to a good extent. I have thought of going to lessons but i neither have the time nor the money for that kind of activity. My other option is books and DVDs. I,ve found three... More...
New motivation and ideas...
posted by llareggub - 6th of may, 2011
It has been a tough couple of weeks for me in terms of taking photographs, we had visitors over easter and it is a busy time down on t'farm and I have found it tough to find time, motivation or inspiration to take pictures...... More...
My collection of fashion...
posted by fabioconcetta - 2nd of december, 2010
Hello, what do you think of my images of fashion and accessories just made? You can maybe give me some tips to improve? A hug to all my friends! More...
Rejection
posted by annaskahill - 11th of november, 2010
After some hard work getting new shots and uploading them to the site, I was rejected, every single one. Any advice on what I could do to make my work more successful? Here are some admitted images to give u an idea of what i like to... More...
Eureka : lessons learned in reaching $1000 today.
posted 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... More...
vector silhouettes tutorial
posted by alionaz - 24th of september, 2010
Hi everyone! Today I will discover the secret "how to make vector silhouettes". Let's start: 1.Open your image on photoshop. 2. With quick mask or other tool select the object or silhouette. 3. Create new layer without diselect... More...
The Centurion
posted by laffin - 6th of september, 2010
I have reached a big milestone for myself. I just sold my 100th image. I would like to celebrate by sharing with you some of the things I have learned while reaching this milestone. 1) Upload, upload, upload. When people post... More...
Wedding Days
posted by morphers82 - 12th of august, 2010
Found some accessories and prop rings from my own Wedding and decided to make them useful again. So I uploaded a bunch of shots that varied somewhat from shot to shot, however I guess they didn't vary enough for dreamstime to accept... More...
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