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First post: missed pictures and life lesson
posted 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... More...
Im loving this.
posted 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... More...
Teaching Photography
posted 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... More...
Oh no, he's back!
posted 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... More...
Lesson number 1: how to buy a camera body
posted 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... More...
Mr. Henry Wessel says...
posted 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... More...
My Epic Failure in Stock
posted 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... More...
Lessons from a Newbie
posted 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... More...
Waiting for the Sun to Set
posted 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... More...
Photoshop
posted 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... More...
New motivation and ideas...
posted 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...... More...
Rejection
posted 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... More...
Eureka : lessons learned in reaching $1000 today.
posted 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... More...
vector silhouettes tutorial
posted 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... More...
The Centurion
posted 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... More...
No Surprise
posted 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... More...
Here lies Dave, he didn't know it all, but he sure tried to...
posted 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... More...
DT session
posted 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... More...
3 Posted!!! But not such a good rating.. :(
posted 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... More...
Stock photography proves to be fickle and addictive!
posted 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... More...
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