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  • A Simple Life

    by Ellenboughn | 24th of April, 2007

    A growing awareness of environmental issues has created a parallel change in personal values for many people. Instead of the conspicuous consumption of years past and the over indulgent styles of the 90's, more and more seek a quieter lifestyle.... More
  • Wild Models

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of March, 2007

    Yesterday I found myself on a long pier stretching far out into the Atlantic Ocean. An aggressive group of large pelicans were hanging around the end of the pier to snatch leftover fresh bait. These birds... More
  • Mostly, it's a shutter thing

    by Matthewcuda | 23rd of September, 2015

    With many years of photography under my belt now, and several years as a wildlife photographer, I can honestly say that shutter speed will make you or break you in this genre. In this post I will examine why the shutter is so crucial in wildlife as well as other action photography... More
  • The New Forest National Park England

    by Haczyk | 7th of September, 2015

    The New Forest is an area of southern England.                     More
  • The tree is a symbol of life!

    by Julietta24 | 2nd of September, 2015

    The tree is a symbol of life, the family!I love to take pictures of trees in any state, it can be faded life   or just life originated   Or burgeoning every year    Do you like to take pictures of trees?    More
  • British wildlife, get your shots added to the ULTIMATE collection.

    by BCritchley | 17th of August, 2015

      I've recently started trying my hand at photographing the wildlife here in Britain, not the easiest thing to do well.   The main ingredients I have found to half decent images are research, planning, time/patience, equipment and the quality of light. If your... More
  • Elephant Day

    by Elianehaykal | 12th of August, 2015

    Today is World Elephant Day, that majestic creature whose plight should be heard. Poaching, exploitation for circus entertainment, zoo confinement, elephant riding, etc. are wrecking havoc on the survival of this endangered species & its wellbeing. Photographers can... More
  • Zone Focusing and When to Use it

    by Matthewcuda | 14th of July, 2015

    You are setup in a place where the wildlife is very close and moving at high speed. You have very little time to react, so you pick up the camera and try to use your focusing points to get a good focus lock on the subject and begin to fire away. In only a moment's time the... More
  • Tips for farm photography

    by Adammeadows12 | 30th of June, 2015

    Farms are seen as a dirty place, but through the lens of a camera so much beauty can be captured. As a farmer by day and a photographer by night one thing I can ensure you is that you should be prepared at all times. Prepare yourself and your equipment for dirt and dust,... More
  • Capturing the beauty of Venice

    by Andreamangoni | 26th of June, 2015

    There are some cities in the world that seems to be a little piece of magic; Venice is undoubtely among these.   Venice could be an eternal source of inspiration even for its monuments and its stunning architecture, to watch - and be photographed! - especially at... More
  • Where is your focus?

    by Matthewcuda | 26th of June, 2015

    Focus can be thought of in two general ways in photography. There is the idea of focusing our creativity and our energy into making a great photograph and there is the physical act of focusing the camera. Both of these concepts are intimately linked and this article is going... More
  • Celebrating 1° place

    by Bennymarty | 15th of June, 2015

    Thanks to all for voting me on this last "Country life" Assignment, granting me the first place :) I take part to every assignment, since one year, but never won anything... So the first place is a very lucky strike for me :) I'm glad you have... More
  • Backgrounds for Nature Photography

    by Matthewcuda | 11th of June, 2015

    We have all had the experience of taking the family to a commercial portrait studio to have some family photos made. We all get dressed up in our Sunday best, comb our hair and probably look and act as if we are going to a funeral rather than a festive photography adventure.... More
  • My first assignment

    by Peterzsuzsa | 10th of June, 2015

    Hi everyone! I'm new in the photography with an entry level camera:) I started uploading photos to dreamstime in november last year, and this is my first assignment, and I'm very excited cause my photos were accepted:) Yeah! Here are my photos:        More

    by Wxh6763 | 9th of June, 2015

    It's time to vote for the assignment again. I think my photos are the best and useful. I hope you can give me your best wishes and voting! I have writed a blog that about country life. I think that we live in cities for our life, work, study and love, marriage, childbearing,... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part 4)

    by Matthewcuda | 7th of June, 2015

    This week I am wrapping up the "Bird Photography on a Budget" series with a conversation about flashes. I often see postings online that say "I prefer to not use flash on wildlife" and another might say "Flash scares the birds so I don't use flash." I am going to specifically... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part 3)

    by Matthewcuda | 1st of June, 2015

    Welcome to part three of bird photography on a budget. In part one and part two I discussed what lens and camera body to purchase to get you started on this awesome journey to better bird photographs. In this blog entry I am going to show you how to keep your camera steady... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part 2)

    by Matthewcuda | 22nd of May, 2015

    In part one of this series I talked about bird photography and photography in general as a blending of knowledge, pre-image visualization and gear which when used properly will result in better photographs of the subject. I also talked about my recommendations for a great... More
  • Starting Out

    by Can88tread | 16th of May, 2015

    I have been getting more into taking photos over the past five years. In a lot of ways it is a very spontaneous act, but at the same time not at all. Great photos can come out of planning all these details to make it just right and often there will be some great photos. My... More
  • Rural life

    by Gherzak | 12th of May, 2015

    Rural villages, rustic homes, mountain villages, ancient lowland farms have a special charm. It's like they retain the time spent. They are like a living picture of the lives of the generations of yore.   In the buildings, walls, doors, and in every single detail there... More

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