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  • First post: missed pictures and life lesson

    by Oliena | 15th of March, 2014

    Hello! It’s my first post here, so sorry if something is not so interesting and useful, as it could be! It was very warm day today and I felt essentially that all people should take the cameras with them EVERY time they go outside. Even if it is the Saturday walk... More
  • Im loving this.

    by Beyo1980 | 14th of June, 2013

    The last day of 2012. I still remember the day like it was yesterday. The time was ten in the morning, and I was cuddling my (at that moment) 6 month old son, while trying to get pictures with my Nikon 9100. I failed, and the compact fell to the ground. Lens locked, screen... More
  • Teaching Photography

    by Angelaostafichuk | 30th of January, 2013

    It's that time of year again. Christmas has come and gone and many people that got a digital camera for a present have given up in frustration, their dreams of being the next Ansel Adams or Steve McCurry gone out the door. Just because Santa dropped a camera in their... More
  • Oh no, he's back!

    by Shadow69 | 31st of August, 2012

    I haven’t written a blog for a while now. Things have been rather hectic for the last month or so. The sad thing is that I haven’t had that much time to pursue any of my interests that actually make me feel alive. The days just fuse into each other in a mundane and... More
  • Lesson number 1: how to buy a camera body

    by Kimdeadman | 21st of June, 2012

    When I bought my first SLR camera, I had absolutely no idea how it really worked and what to do with it. I soon worked out that just pointing an expensive lens at something and pressing a button did not automatically generate a work of art. This was a major blow for me, as... More
  • Mr. Henry Wessel says...

    by Shadow69 | 1st of March, 2012

    Welcome to the latest installment of my uneducated ramblings on the thoughts of accomplished and successful photographers. Maybe I should start compiling a collection of my own sayings, one never knows maybe in ten years’ time some pimply faced kid is going to be putting... More
  • My Epic Failure in Stock

    by Wisconsinart | 5th of January, 2012

    I spent the other day shooting stock images. I didn't accomplish much. There's this one image in my head I've been wanting to do for a long time, a kind of modern techno-background. The plan was to shoot an electronic circuit board and then manipulate it with software.... More
  • Lessons from a Newbie

    by Kringstad | 28th of December, 2011

    Last weekend I was lucky enough to get ahold of some tickets to a Minnesota Timberwolves games (professional basketball). Our group was sitting in the third row which was only a could of feet/meters away from the action. I only brought my 17-40L lens on my 7D because I assumed... More
  • Waiting for the Sun to Set

    by Mlhead | 2nd of October, 2011

    Last evening I went to a friend's massage business to shoot their first anniversary party. It was a great time with lots of nice people, great food and beer. On the way home I decided to stop by a beach and shoot the sunset for a project I'm working on. And, as you may... More
  • Photoshop

    by Markosloizou | 11th of May, 2011

    I'm new to photoshop and i need a way to learn photoshop to a good extent. I have thought of going to lessons but i neither have the time nor the money for that kind of activity. My other option is books and DVDs. I,ve found three books in amazon and one comes with dvd lessons.... More
  • New motivation and ideas...

    by Llareggub | 6th of May, 2011

    It has been a tough couple of weeks for me in terms of taking photographs, we had visitors over easter and it is a busy time down on t'farm and I have found it tough to find time, motivation or inspiration to take pictures... However this week I found an unlikely source... More
  • Rejection

    by Annaskahill | 11th of November, 2010

    After some hard work getting new shots and uploading them to the site, I was rejected, every single one. Any advice on what I could do to make my work more successful? Here are some admitted images to give u an idea of what i like to photograph- More
  • Eureka : lessons learned in reaching $1000 today.

    by Davidwatmough | 2nd of November, 2010

    This is not a boast although naturally I am pleased that today I reached earnings of $1000 and I haven't withdrawn a cent yet. I joined Dreamstime in the Spring of 2009 and it took a while to get the first image accepted. Then I believed wrongly that scenic images would sell... More
  • vector silhouettes tutorial

    by Alionaz | 24th of September, 2010

    Hi everyone! Today I will discover the secret "how to make vector silhouettes". Let's start: 1.Open your image on photoshop. 2. With quick mask or other tool select the object or silhouette. 3. Create new layer without diselect the object and fill it with black colore.... More
  • The Centurion

    by Laffin | 6th of September, 2010

    I have reached a big milestone for myself. I just sold my 100th image. I would like to celebrate by sharing with you some of the things I have learned while reaching this milestone. 1) Upload, upload, upload. When people post in the message board asking for criticism... More
  • No Surprise

    by Djk | 11th of June, 2010

    There are times when you or I submit a photo which you KNOW is a good stock photo. When it is rejected you feel a surprised disappointment. After re-evaluating it, you can usually see the reason for the rejection. I have been in a slump as far as picture taking is... More
  • Here lies Dave, he didn't know it all, but he sure tried to...

    by Dnavarrojr | 18th of May, 2010

    My parents cursed me when I was young... Whenever I would ask a question they would try to provide the answer. The more they answered, the more I wanted to know and thus began a lifelong obsession with learning. Now, before I get started, let me say this for the benefit... More
  • DT session

    by Valerii | 27th of December, 2009

    Hi everyone. For a long time wished to lift this theme, and here in the beginning of New Year's holidays I state.) I always pleased with dialogue of DT community. Blogs and comments to them. All are opened to each other. Tell, why to all of us, or some of us, why not... More
  • 3 Posted!!! But not such a good rating.. :(

    by Jurphotography | 2nd of December, 2009

    Alright.. Not off to a very good start but thats ok right? It's a learning process. Apparently I key worded up the wazoo with words that didn't have anything to do with the photos.. I mean it is a stop sign so I thought that words like: Traffic, Cars, Motorcycles, etc.... More
  • Stock photography proves to be fickle and addictive!

    by Vanessagifford | 21st of May, 2009

    Well, in all of my research about stock photography I have found that it is a hit and miss kind of experience so far. In my experimenting with what will and will not get accepted I have been very surprised. With my surprise it has actually steered me towards types of photography... More

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