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  • Little Collection Experiment

    by ClaireCphotography | 31st of January, 2014

    Hi Everybody! Not so long ago I've reached the milestone of 50 up-loads, which also was the beginning of this blog. The nice and encouraging comments on my first blog article gave me extra motivation and drive to understand stock photography. Thank you all for that! So... More
  • Experiments

    by Shmeljov | 28th of October, 2012

    Picking up the lights for this photo session took a lot of time. Eventually settled on a single softbox, hanging from the ceiling. This is not the first time when I realize that just a randomly settled light source can be more effective than a bunch of them installed "with... More
  • Photo session: Elena S

    by Shmeljov | 9th of October, 2012

    As far as I remember, one of my photo shoots was canceled at the last moment. I was lucky to meet Lena, who was always bored and never said "no" and at the time was checking her facebook. We've decided to experiment a bit with the light. Here's the result.... More
  • Merging Interests to Accomplish More - Zucchini Muffins Recipe

    by Cmoulton | 27th of July, 2011

    So, the other week my parents were coming up to visit and I really needed to get the house a little cleaner, bake some muffins, make some ice tea, etc. Basically I needed to organize some things, and generally run around spastically, doing random frantic things in the usual... More
  • Growing Your Portfolio

    by Instinia | 19th of June, 2011

    These are the thoughts of a new photographer at Dreamstime. I have been with Dreamstime for nearly two years and would like to share from my own experiences establishing my portfolio. When I started to build my portfolio at Dreamstime I found it often difficult to... More
  • First illustration sale

    by Mvogel | 4th of April, 2011

    After months of waiting and experimenting, I finally got my first illustration sale. I can not wait to do some more. See Article
  • Experiments in darkroom

    by Sarkao | 17th of March, 2011

    I like to try new techniques in my darkroom sometimes. This pictures was made without camera, by magnification of some organic structure. I used rest of expired multigrade photo papers and contrast developing liquid. More
  • First experience with shooting fireworks...

    by Igordabari | 11th of March, 2011

    I always dremt to take photograpy of a firework. And finally I managed to do this. Unfortunately, fireworks are very short events and it is not possible to change spot adjusting for the best view. One does not know EXACTLY where it will happen. Noway to set composition before... More
  • Experimenting with out of focus subjects

    by Annaskahill | 27th of October, 2010

    I tried this photo the other day when i brought a container of fresh blackberries from a farm stand. They were the sweetest, juiciest, most mouthwatering little pockets of goodness that i had ever tasted. They were so beautiful that I had to whip out my camera for a few snapshots.... More
  • Stick at it!

    by Scotshot | 23rd of October, 2010

    Well just over a year ago I said I would give this Micro stock thing a fair shot, and if I liked it I would stick around. It was also an experiment in photography. Could I produce images that would sell? Micro stock for me was all about setting targets. The first image online,... More
  • Experimenting

    by Theblackrhino | 21st of July, 2010

    I noticed some of the best selling illustrations have customizable labels or banners on them. I'm so new to stock illustration. So I tried taking a boring fly and make him a bit more marketable. Maybe it's good for comic relief. I'll keep dreaming and working on ideas that... More
  • Free image experiment

    by Amyemilia | 28th of April, 2009

    In the last couple weeks I have examined my portfolio and designated several images as free. They were all more than 1 year old, and had no downloads. I've been surprised at the result. For example, the image to the right had less than 50 views after having been in the... More
  • Try something new

    by Jinlide | 20th of December, 2008

    I have many gorilla pictures, some online and more in the archive. I always like their very expressive faces as well as their expressive postures. Since the pictures were taken in a zoo, the backgrounds were not always attractive. I captured a great look on a gorilla... More
  • Autumn

    by Southernstar71 | 22nd of October, 2008

    Autumn. A time of the year I'm not particularily fond of, except when the Sun is shining, revealing the wonderful colors of the trees preparing for the Winter ahead. Unfortunately, the Sun decided not to be around in the last days, and all we got was rain, fog, and uniform... More
  • Some may call me CRAZY - Experiments gone wild!

    by Pirate59 | 16th of May, 2008

    OK. First of all some explanation for the heading. I am currently testing the lengths of what my new toy (macro rails) can achieve. While none of the initial tests are stock worthy, i believed it would be of benefit to share my initial findings. Hence the reason... More
  • Contrasts

    by Charlesoutcalt | 8th of March, 2008

    Just returned from two amazing weeks in places that could not be more different from one another. The first week: as much sybaritic indulgence as one could imagine at an amazing resort in Mexico. The second week: utterly still desert in Joshua Tree, California, no... More
  • creating illustrations in photoshop

    by Taragolden | 5th of February, 2008

    im pretty new to PS, in case, you havent guessed, and ive been experimenting with turning in some simple images into illustrations. mostly with the cutout artistic filter.. how do you like my moon in a purple sky? i think its pretty cool, but then im rather a sucker for those... More
  • the learning curve continues...

    by Taragolden | 19th of January, 2008

    im still finding my way through the rejections and acceptances and by looking through everyone elses great work.. i feel kind of silly to be excited over a 60 cent sale but it is my first one.. i shot this barbeque pig the other night and had to clean it up a lot in PS,... More
  • Cool Experimental Shot

    by Dkstroke0512 | 28th of September, 2007

    Sometimes great image come from an experimental shot. One month ago when I was in a camp, I tried to take a picture of bale fire. The result looks so ordinary. An idea come out on my head, why I'm not try to do an experiment with using bulb shot and shaking the camera with... More

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