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  • My 1st one dozen upload accept wait for reach 50 now

    by Bhabotoshchakraborty | 4th of August, 2014

    Hi @ all user from Dreamstime i want to thanks DT cause my 1st dozen photo accept and now online with 0 sale.Wating for next milestone 50 online. I invite all of you please check my portfolio and share your views ,please suggest me how to improve my portfolio how to... More
  • White Stuff - Shooting tips & tricks for lots of white (or black)

    by Edosaodaro | 7th of April, 2014

    Hi Guys! Does any know any tips and tricks for taking pictures with lots of white (or black) in the frame? Here are a couple of tips that I use: 1. Metering off blue skies - this invloves point the camera up towards the sky to set my exposure and then (with exposure... More
  • Snow Photos-How to shoot so the snow is white!

    by Nansaidh | 14th of December, 2013

    I love shooting in the snow but found often my camera would want to make everything mid-toned creating images of gray snow, yuck! Here's is what I do to solve that. First, I frame my shot and focus. Then I zoom into a bright area of snow in the scene. Using my exposure... More
  • Good Exposure for Landscape Photography

    by Illuminativisual | 3rd of June, 2013

    The traditional triad of ISO, aperture and shutter speed is the determinant of exposure. Appropriate selection of these three parameters will ensure the optimum exposure to record a scene as desired. Selecting exposure settings that allow less light to be recorded by the... More
  • How To Gain "Exposure" and It's Not What You Think!

    by Wisconsinart | 25th of May, 2013

    I've learned a few things about "Exposure" over the years. When you first start, the thinking is you need to get your name out there. You want to maximize the options for people being able to find your work and generate sales. All you have to do is be discovered for the genius... More
  • Gray cards are NOT interchangeable!

    by Alvera | 17th of November, 2012

    Gray cards are NOT interchangeable Good to know: Gray cards are NOT interchangeable! So, accordingly to video below, "18 % gray cards" (grey cards) are used to measure exposure AND "white balance gray cards" are for custom white balance. They are not interchangeable.... More
  • Lesson 4: shutter speed, and how it works alongside aperture

    by Kimdeadman | 19th of October, 2012

    It’s time for another blog post following on from my previous discussions on photography basics. As always, this is to celebrate having another handful of photos accepted on Dreamstime. I have now made a massive 42 accepted images, my latest one taken on a worldwide photo... More
  • At last... 50th image is up!

    by Acosmin | 28th of August, 2012

    After almost a year of inactivity and driven by a few sales I decided to start uploading new images on Dreamstime. This month i doubled my portfolio and eventually reached image no 50 but I'm still wondering should I become a Dreamstime exclusive or should I try to promote... More
  • Dealing with the sky in landscapes

    by Gmargittai | 25th of July, 2012

    When photographing landscapes with big portions of the image being the sky, correct exposure is not trivial. Usually the sky is much brighter than the rest of the image. If leaving the camera on automatic exposure, what usually happens is the land gets a correct exposure... More
  • Final Exposure

    by Elianehaykal | 17th of June, 2012

    This is a self-marketing blog in the hopes of bringing a last-chance exposure to a few of my old files. I really like them but they're not selling and already got or will soon get the notice of 1 month before becoming free/re-keyworded/disabled. I'm leaning towards re-... More
  • Basic Exposure in Photography

    by Parkinsonsniper | 4th of June, 2012

    This is the triangle of exposure, informing about the basic rules of exposure in photography. Shutter speed (time value), aperture value and ISO effects the exposure of the photograph, they also have some side effects. I draw this diagram a couple of years ago for myself.... More
  • To be free or not

    by Miraclemoments | 20th of March, 2012

    Well being a newbie with stock I have often wondered why on earth would you want to make some images available as free when you are to make money. Let's be honest, you travel to a spot to get that specific landscape shot that you just know will work. It is travelling costs... More
  • FB Repeating Uploads

    by Lostarts | 2nd of February, 2012

    I may have been the last to get the memo about Facebook repeating recently uploaded sales. Last week, I noticed what I thought was another FB quirk. I told Admin that if I had 1 new sale, the other 3 slots were filled in with most recent sales; if I had 2 new sales, the... More
  • RAW file format and program I use to work with it

    by Yellowind | 10th of January, 2012

    Taking pictures in RAW file format has huge benefits. First of all you can better correct the exposure parameter. This is important because a) if you shoot a picture and went home with the exposure not as you was expected (too light or too dark), you can easily correct... More
  • How to add pics to collections?

    by Sindorei | 14th of December, 2011

    Hello, I have a number of architectural shots in my portfolio, however, they lack views. Therefore the obvious thought was to have them included in various themed collections for better exposure. Yet I still have to discover how exactly I can add them to a certain collection?... More
  • 10 stop ND Filter, My Experience...

    by Llareggub | 6th of October, 2011

    Black Glass, 10stop filter, ND1000, ND3.0 call it what you will but I have been out shooting with a BW110 10 stop filter that I purchased recently and thought I would share my experiences a little more closely than in my ast blog where I mentioned it briefly. I had been... More
  • Silhouette photography

    by Pal1989 | 28th of September, 2011

    I always like photography with back lighting, Silhouette is one of the popular output of it.It mainly depends upon framing sense and a proper exposure control.Different type of human expression, dramatic act, activity, shape, structure, modern art can be easily depicted with... More
  • A favour to ask

    by Shadow69 | 22nd of September, 2011

    Hello all, I have just created a Facebook page for my photography in an attempt to get some more exposure and publicize Dreamstime at the same time. I would like to ask you to have a look and if you have any suggestions please do let me know. At the same time if you would... More
  • Last Exposure

    by Elianehaykal | 4th of August, 2011

    The following photos of mine received or will shortly receive a notice of 1 month before getting re-keyworded, moved to the free section, or disabled. My decision has been & will be to disable such photos. However, I wondered if they're worth it but are lost in the... More
  • Exposure Blending

    by Llareggub | 11th of April, 2011

    I took a trip to Budapest last week with a view to taking some architectural pictures, I do not take photographs like this very often and when I do I usually struggle greatly with the management of dynamic range. I decided to bracket off all of my architectural shots with... More

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