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  • My FIRST SALE on DT

    by Eureka89 | 3rd of August, 2015

    Goodmorning everyone. July ended recently was a month "very profitable" since I have reached two important milestones for me. Despite having just started this "career" I managed to create a portfolio of around 40 photos despite being very heterogeneous; the second goal... More
  • People on stage

    by Chanevy | 27th of July, 2015

    I have set a goal of getting pictures of as many presidential contenders as I can before the Iowa caucus. I started with Donald Trump. Looking at the stage lighting, I wasn't sure what to do as it was fairly dark and I have a hard time hand holding my camera for long exposures.... More
  • Some simple tips to photographing fireworks!

    by Andreamangoni | 4th of July, 2015

    The fireworks are beautiful, they are fun and spectacular. To photograph it takes only little attention and a bit of patience.   1) have a tripod! A good tripod is essential, given the long shutter speeds. Choose a solid model, well balanced with respect to the weight... More
  • How and why to manage a collection?

    by Tempestz | 17th of April, 2015

    As you will find on the dreamstime website, managed collections are groups of pictures with a similar theme. They can be something simple as Food or Editorials or Backgrounds, textures. Or can be very specific as Recognizable Landmarks. The choice of what to... More
  • 3 tips for good tweeting

    by Juanpfotografia | 11th of March, 2015

    On one of my previous articles, I explained to you how my first sale came from tweeting Formula E driver Bruno Senna editorial image. What I didn't explain to you at that time was why that tweet was effective and what I missed on that tweet which may have done it even MORE... 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
  • Blue Hour Photography: Tips and Tricks

    by Bavdekar | 26th of January, 2015

    The "blue hour" of the day is a beautiful time for shooting cityscapes. The sky has a deep blue shade and the lights in the city are just coming on. It brings out an amazing contrast of colours in an image. This is an image of the Alberta Legislature building that I shot... More
  • Increasing exposure to your images

    by Tempestz | 14th of November, 2014

    I will give my perspective on social media sites and increasing visibility to your images. While we all know that more views does not actually lead to more sales, using social media will get your images out on the web. Take for example, Twitter, if you tweet your image... More
  • Long exposure at night

    by Radoimihay | 29th of October, 2014

      As I realized this picture: first time I looked really good scene behind a photograph after I chose very carefully the place where I am aplasia surpirnde stage tripod-for pictures with long exposure primarily we need a tripod solid-then I set the camera to M mode,... More
  • Image with over 1000 Views

    by Amdizdarevic | 14th of October, 2014

    I understand that views are only views and not sales, but at least I feel that these images are getting a lot of exposure. Here is my image with most views, this image is also ranked highest by downloads in my portfolio. Other 4 images are other images with highest... More
  • 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... 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

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