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The best equipment is not always needed
posted by flyingdolphin - 25th of january, 2014
I have just had my first image reach level four. The surprising thing about this is that is was not taken on a DSLR. It was taken on an old Minolta digital camera, when digital was still quite new and I was trying it out. There... More...
Upgrading equipment, is it necessary?
posted by hkrunning - 22nd of january, 2014
As a photography beginner, this question is always in my mind recently. Although a good photo depends mainly on your photographic skills, ideas and composition of a photo, etc., I find that a better lens and camera really help in many... More...
Advice on macro lenses!
posted by sindorei - 15th of september, 2013
Hello dreamstimers!! I am looking to buy myself a good macro lens for my Canon 700D body! I have read some info about the Tamron AF 60/2 Di-II LD lens which has a very good price and seems like a good lens, but I somehow, wouldn'... More...
Gear vs Eye
posted by mangalika - 9th of may, 2013
I often encounter a question. Well, I am so sure most of you must have answered such question. You upload a good shot in your public profile and the next question will be 'Which camera?' Might be the most irritating question for a true... More...
Uncertain about how best to upgrade camera
posted by sindorei - 28th of april, 2013
Hi, I've been shooting with a Canon EOS 400D since the model came out (6-7 years ago) and although I upgraded with lenses I am now finally going towards that already late body upgrade. I've been reading reviews of different models... More...
Please don't take my camera away
posted by chanevy - 3rd of august, 2012
I was searching for the perfect camera bag. One that would fit ALL my gear, be easy to carry, work as carry on luggage, and not advertise that I was carrying anything worth stealing. And I didn't want to spend a fortune. I didn'... More...
Chance to win a new Nikon D3200
posted by chanevy - 29th of july, 2012
I was looking for cool stuff to share on my Fun Photography Facebook page and came across a sweepstakes offer from Amazon. They are promoting two FB pages. You can like each page, leave your info and sign up to win a D3200, lens,... More...
Tips for shooting on windy days
posted by psmpics - 28th of june, 2012
Taking photographs on blustery days presents a number of challenges, including: - Getting a sharp image - Getting a clean image - Protecting your gear - Protecting yourself Getting a sharp image Here are... More...
My new DSLR is here!!
posted by esinel - 20th of september, 2011
Yesterday I just got my first DSLR, a Nikon D5100! I am really happy and today I hope I can spend the entire day testing out all of its features. Hopefully I manage to shoot new photos that will finally be approved on DT, since tons... More...
First year at DT and my first sale
posted by laurasibiu - 22nd of april, 2011
This month, I celebrate one year at DT. Photograhing iss for me a hobby and an obsession that started in november, 2008 when I bought my first camera - compact bridge Fujifilm S1000fd -, for a time, I was quite happy with it. Improving... More...
Camera security .. especially while travelling
posted by bevanward - 17th of august, 2010
Having travelled a lot in developing countries, I am always aware of camera security. I know of people who have been followed from the airport and had all their luggage stolen from them immediately before entering their hotel. I also... More...
Keep Your Camera Safe
posted by davewebbphoto - 21st of june, 2010
For outdoor and adventure photographers like myself, keeping digital gear safe and sound is always a priority. I take my equipment fishing, skiing, motorcycling - you name it. Here are some tips I've picked up along the way: 1. Keep... More...
(Pro) equipment is not a must... True. Not. And some more...
posted by petarneychev - 7th of april, 2010
You've heard it said (many times, mind you!) that you don't necessarily need to have professional equipment in order to have great photos. True. I might have said it a couple (tens) of times myself. But then why do so many photographers... More...
My First Tiff Format Sale
posted by indy2320 - 13th of january, 2010
On the same day that Dreamstime announced that Tiff Format images would be available someone purchased one of my images in the new format.The image sold for eleven credits or $5.74 in U.S. currency.That is really cool and i hope everyone... More...
Make your own camera gear backpack
posted by eppic - 8th of november, 2009
I do alot of hiking daytrips with my camera gear, so I was in the market for one of those camera packs that has a compartment for camera gear plus a compartment for hiking gear. Well after looking for awhile I never found anything... More...
DT revenue helped to upgrade some accessories
posted by creativei - 30th of july, 2009
Well recently I sold some images and the money I received from DT helped me to buy three gears. I bought a SB 600 Flash, don't know if it was the right choice of external flash compared to SB 800 but the price range in Dubai market... More...
Professionals in Microstock
posted by indy2320 - 14th of april, 2009
Professional photographers earn big dollars for what they do.They travel the world capturing images for the likes of National Geographic,The Smithsonian Institute and many other publications.They may own portrait studios or just be... More...
Photography Goals for 2009
posted by kasiden - 24th of december, 2008
I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of my photography goals for 2009. 1. Start a local photography club. A monthly get together among friends and neighbors to discuss photography, learn more about our cameras and... More...
Switching between systems.
posted by sebcz - 3rd of july, 2008
I wonder how many of you have switched between DSLR systems. You have all that gear from one manufacturer and you suddenly realize you want to switch. I, personally, haven't had that experience yet, but I was so surprised to learn... More...
Camera = Public Safety?
posted by davewhitney - 19th of may, 2008
For the sake of this story, there are two things you need to know about me. • I take my camera everywhere I go • While I wish photography was my day job – it isn’t Recently, I noticed that my Nikon’s CCD was dirtier... More...
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