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  • Drabble: Read All About It

    by Secretnarrative | 8th of December, 2013

    I am pulp faction. Tomorrow, I will be discarded, pulped or worse. Today, I’m headed west, picked up for a few coins and carried with him, this hangover morning, tucked under his business-clad arm. Journeying, he rests me on my front and lingers on my back while his head... More
  • Drabble: Parting White

    by Secretnarrative | 24th of October, 2013

    He is oak, and I’m mistletoe, winding his trunk, I travel his limbs, curling the extent of him. I am the spur joined to his heel; we are a worthy pair, well matched in a renewal of magic. I creep along his frame in advance of his vanishing act, a final parting, blinding... More
  • Drabble: Saboteur

    by Secretnarrative | 21st of October, 2013

    Red fox flees in a rush of brush. Dun filly thunders pursuit, flying white socks, almost airborne, as if they do not bear the burden of the sure-seated, scarlet-clad rider. ‘Horses are at their best in paintings,’ he says, misting the early morning air. Pursed... More
  • What to do when it is raining or snowing.......

    by Kamell | 4th of August, 2013

    Poland is a country where fall and winter day is short, there is no sun, the weather is often very ugly. Because a day without photography is lost, I came up with what to do when I can't get out of the House. First I bought the table to take pictures without a shadow,... More
  • Understanding Camera Flash

    by Robinstockphotos | 27th of June, 2013

    From one of my recent articles for someone... Frequently wondered points about flash photography (basics and advanced): 1. They say pop-up flash ruins photos. It is true? Yes and no. Pop-up flash eliminates all shadows as seen from the camera as it is located right... More
  • power sources for flash ( AA size elements )

    by Drago76 | 13th of January, 2012

    Hello! Some time ago i try to get a small knowledge about rechargeable batteries ( because on many cases it is a far better and cheaper than alkaline and so on), and i want to share my small knowledge in this area. i reading a lots of forums and sites approx 2-3 months,... More
  • Tip - Cheap Flash Units for DIY Studios

    by Peanutroaster | 8th of December, 2011

    Lately I've been experimenting with a DIY home studio setup in the basement. I started with continuous lighting using large CFLs but moved on to trying out flash units. I picked up an inexpensive flash trigger systems for three units from iShoot off Ebay that consists... More
  • Lighting

    by HongChan001 | 3rd of December, 2011

    Hi everyone, today I like to share how I created the lighting for my this latest picture. Well we all know in short there are two kind of lighting, continuous light (which is sunlight, tungsen, torch or....... ) and strobe light (which is flash). In this picture I used... More
  • SD versus CF or simple SD and CF

    by Digikhmer | 9th of November, 2011

    I am using this for quite a long period already. It us such a big convenient thing to manage my pictures during holidays, long trip etc... It is a simple item which is a Secure Drive to Compact Flash converter commonly called SD/CF converter. The unit has the same size... More
  • Flashlight did the job

    by Risto40 | 29th of October, 2011

    It's just amazing what a single small pocket flashlight can do with images, instead of using onboard flash. One evening I was taking pictures in a dark room. My "model" was a small alcohol glass. When I shoot on tripod, I always use manual focus in liveview mode active.... More
  • Softbox Diffuser for Shoe Mount Flashes

    by Gmargittai | 23rd of September, 2011

    Don't know about other people but I really hated the electronic flashes. Especially the ones that come with the camera with their tiny area. The only thing they do is insert their harsh light, create strong shadows and kill the mood in any picture. There is not much improvement... More
  • Studio lighting for beginners

    by Nicku | 10th of June, 2011

    I read over time many threads regarding studio lights.... Many beginners in stock photography wonder what kind of lights others contributors use? some photographers use expensive lights and big studious other makeshift studios in the corner of their room. Not many contributors... More
  • How to recover images from corrupt card .... Essential tool

    by Bevanward | 8th of June, 2011

    I thought I should share another lesson I learnt this week past. I was helping shoot some stills around a friends commercial film from morning until lunch on Saturday. I then went to download what I had, around 400 images, when my laptop registered that the card was unreadable.... More
  • How to make interesting fruit backgrounds

    by Matijakeber | 21st of April, 2011

    I tried a new thing this afternoon and I thought i should share it. So the idea was to make close up of juicy, translucent fruit. So here's what I did: 1. I chopped a lemon, 2. put the pieces on a piece of glass, that was near the floor, 3. put some white papers on the... More
  • High speed photography

    by Diavata | 10th of March, 2011

    About one year ago, I came across a website with beautiful images of splashes. I immediately knew I wanted to do this too! However, I was a macro photographer, withy zero experience of studio and/or flash photography. So, I had no idea what I needed, to create these a... More
  • Studio Lights that are affordable

    by Visceralimage | 31st of December, 2010

    Most of us wish to have a studio to photograph products or people. A short visit to any photography store or even an online store will show you that a decent light system starts at about $1200 and goes sky high from there. Sure, there are some cheap systems for $300-500... More
  • Flash content

    by Eternalfour | 6th of December, 2010

    Dear all I was wondering if dreamstime.com will add flash based medium such as photo gallery templates created via flash and uploaded by photographers or designers does anyone or can Dreamstime.com staff enlighten me if such thing will happen anytime soon ? thank... More
  • Studio shooting

    by Dmitrytsvetkov | 23rd of November, 2010

    In my previous blog, when I wrote that start my studio life, somebody asked me to write blog about my studio set up. I really don't know what heshe wants to hear and want to write, but I'll try. First of all I can say that it's not as difficult as sonebody think and not... More
  • Flash illustrations

    by Alexhor | 2nd of November, 2010

    Although there are many tools for expressing creativity through illustration, I noticed that some people are most comfortable using Flash from Adobe Creative Suite collection. It is true that once you get used to Flash drawing tools it apears more simple then any other... More
  • one last joke

    by Imaengine | 2nd of September, 2010

    A journalist photographer was caught out in a rain shower when he saw a dark gloomy house. While he was drying off in the house he heard scary sounds and saw a ghost coming towards him. He grabbed his camera to take pictures. The ghost asked him what he was doing, he said... More

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