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Which to shoot RAW or JPEG?
posted by aughty - 4th of december, 2008
Since shooting stock for DT, I have been on a learning curve. Learning about ISO, DOF, Dynamic Range, Histograms and tons of other fun stuff that makes me feel more like a technician of imagery than a photographer. I deal with reality... More...
The struggle to make seamless patterns
posted by sukro - 1st of december, 2008
I have beens struggling for some time...I had set my mind to creating seamless patterns, but I found out that seamless patterns are really REALLY hard to make. I finally stumbled over a really cool tutorial, written by someone who... More...
Full Body Isolation - A Quick Tutorial
posted by photoshow - 16th of october, 2008
So anyone who has submitted to microstock for more then a couple weeks already knows that one of the most popular styles of imagery offered here is the Isolated Model over white. While it is not horribly difficult it does take... More...
Trip to the zoo
posted by hasnulf - 2nd of september, 2008
On saturday, 30th of August, 2008, I went to the zoo. This is the national zoo in malaysia. That day I found something very interesting yet very challenging that I have never encountered. While I was taking pictures of the... More...
Be patient!
posted by billysiew - 25th of august, 2008
Patience is a lesson that I am learning from Dreamstime! Yes! be patient, soon will enjoy a fruitful harvest...
Clipping path
posted by ladyminnie - 4th of august, 2008
I know how to make one, but not sure how to save it for DT and other microstock They like it as ESP or SVG ? can someone tell me please
Lessons Learned
posted by alexeyzimin - 29th of july, 2008
I bought my first camera less than year ago and joined dreamstime.com in December 2007. After half a year here I have approx. 60 uploads and 10 downloads and just became exclusive photographer for Dreamstime. It’s not that much at... More...
New to Dreamstime and very excited:)
posted by summerrain - 27th of may, 2008
Hi everyone! I just became a member here and look forward to being a part of this exciting community. I'm a graphic designer and have bought a lot of stock from here in the past and always been extremely satisfied. In the short future... More...
Pray for the victims in the Sichuan earthquake
posted by fjord - 19th of may, 2008
5/12 2008 is a sad day of all Chinese people. Thousands of our lovely Chinese people lost their life in the Sichuan earthquake. The earthquake was happened in Wenchuan, a small city in Sichuan. The disaster shocked everyone. I want... More...
Free Software - Focus Stacking - Macro photography technique
posted by loveliestdreams - 3rd of may, 2008
Here is a link to a photo tutorial and free software download, to use the technique of focus stacking. Take a look at this short clip on focus stacking in action, in this video tutorial using Helicon Focus software, or free Combine... More...
Carelessness Will Get You Everytime
posted by niagaragirl - 5th of april, 2008
Just this past week, I posted up a fun political Tshirt at Zazzle, one of the POD (print on demand) services on line. It got a Today's Best Award. Two days later, I had to remove it. Why? I spelled a word wrong!!! Apparently my error... More...
Youtube: over 58,000 videos on photography
posted by loveliestdreams - 4th of april, 2008
If you haven't thought to search youtube for photography, there are over 58,000 amazing photography related diy, lessons and tutorial videos. I've spent some time in online photography classes, and youtube is one of the best... More...
3 stock lessons
posted by amyemilia - 22nd of january, 2008
Making progress slowly. I've learned a couple things about stock photography as I've been uploading. 1. Pretty is nice but good light is better 2. The shot must support more than one story 3. I still don't have a handle... More...
Bless all
posted by alanchen - 14th of january, 2008
This word in chinese means blessing,good luck,good wishes or something like that. Its pronunciation is [fu:]. The most important holidy in China,also known as the Chinese New Year,the Spring Festival is coming.I would like to share... More...
webphotoschool.com $10 for 1 month access to all lessons
posted by loveliestdreams - 3rd of january, 2008
I just signed up through www.webphotoschool.com and the lessons are great! They have plans ranging from $9.99 for 1 month and access to all lessons, 3 months $24.99, 6 months $44.99, and $79.99 for 1 year, access to all lessons and... More...
posted by espion - 26th of september, 2007
I like this image for its metaphoric representation of life, and the contrast between what is living and what is dead. The white flower with its tenacious tendrils is that of a vine growing wild and untended. And the rusting iron... More...
Boost up your sales part 14 Back to school
posted by dnf-style - 6th of september, 2007
Boost up your sales. How? Simple, by becoming a better photographer. Need help? Don't ask me, ask the following guys they give you all you need. Webphotoschool another webphotoschool more journalisme point of view... More...
Boost up your sales part 13
posted by dnf-style - 5th of september, 2007
No money for photoshop? Try IrfanView for free or the gimp also for free. Good editing does not have to be expensive at all.
Boost up your sales part 11
posted by dnf-style - 5th of september, 2007
Read your histogram. In order to know if the lighting of your photo is balanced you should be able to read your histogram correctly. John Paul Caponigro does a great job explaining how, so no need for me to explain it again.... More...
getting into stock photography
posted by israeltunis - 29th of august, 2007
I am sticking my big toe in a large sea here. stock photography seems interesting but I am not sure if it is worth time and effort. any tips, ideas, suggestions or stories about lessons learned and battles lost would be greatly appreciated.... More...
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