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  • Masters of Light

    by Ellenboughn | 30th of July, 2007

    Lots of blog talk lately about what differentiates a pro from an amateur. If an image has what it takes, I don’t care who took it. Could be a top photographer or my Aunt Nellie: it’s a professional image. But on the over all career level, it’s usually the light that... More
  • Spotlight - Light and Magic in Bucharest

    by Andreistancu | 18th of May, 2016

    Spotlight Bucharest international light festival 2016 was the second edition of this event , which was held from 5 to 8 May in Bucharest, capital of Romania. For four evenings Victory Avenue, a major avenue in center of the city, was transformed into an exhibition full of... More
  • Lightroom and Photoshop, let's share opinions and tips!

    by Diego Fiore | 13th of April, 2016

    Hi all! Even though I registered here in 2013, I started uploading images just some weeks ago. All the 251 images currently in my portfolio are without any development with Photoshop (including those down here), because I though it was really not necessary.    ... More
  • Something insignificantly different

    by Moravaldes | 28th of March, 2016

    I never thought that a simple hair dryer could become an acceptable image for microstock ,   but with a little imagination and playing with the backlight and using a table lamp to illuminate the interior of the hair dryer I could turn it into an image that makes besides... More
  • Light House Lofoten

    by Hegelill | 20th of February, 2016

      These Light House leave in Skrova, Lofoten. You see it from the Ferry Whos going from Svolvær to Hamarøy, a Journey of nearly 2 hours. But I recommend that Journey if you are going to travel sometimes in Lofoten and Norway :) See Article
  • Had a fast sale

    by Fitr | 17th of February, 2016

    I had quite a fast sale with this image., It was online for just 5 days and sold today!! This is the goat island lighthouse in Newport, Rhode island with the Newport Bridge in the background   See Article
  • City of Lights, Amsterdam Light Festival

    by Cbomers | 29th of January, 2016

    New collection City of Lights    I have just created a new collection of City of Lights, light festival Amsterdam. For buyers who are looking for high quality amazing night shots with colourful lights of the city Amsterdam, please have a look to this new collection... More
  • Maldives from dawn till dusk

    by Salawin | 24th of January, 2016

    Here are a dozen of my favourite shots taken at one resort in the Maldives. I really had a great time there and I never forget every moment there from dawn till dusk. The beautiful lights and colours of twilight skies, the fantastic clouds, the white sand, the turquoise sea.... More
  • Lightweight, Compact Travel Photography Kit

    by Jfreestacy | 31st of December, 2015

    While researching cameras and tripods for a new lightweight, compact photography kit that I could take with me while bike touring I was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable cost of a couple excellent quality items. First I needed to replace an old Canon Rebel that started... More
  • Tips for creating sunstar images

    by Bavdekar | 14th of December, 2015

    In photography, sunstars are images of either the sun or a bright light source like a sodium vapour lamp, which appears as pointed star shapes. One such image of a light house at sunset is shown here.   Sunstars can be created by using a small aperture of the lens. The... More
  • Understanding lighting: from physics to moods

    by Apers | 28th of November, 2015

    A couple of years ago I started with portrait photography. It was quite a challenge to find out what I wanted and how to communicate that to my models. I was in the lucky position that I knew my models before starting portrait photography. So, it was easy to have a conversation... More
  • 101 uploads and 1st sale!

    by Fatema7864 | 24th of November, 2015

    Yippee!!! This has been a great month. Crossed 100 uploads and bagged my 1st sale. I am really thankful to Dreamstime for giving me this platform and also to the buyer of my pic. My first sale has given me a new boost and motivated me to hone my skills further. Hoping... More
  • New Collection: Scenic Fog

    by Winnietam | 19th of October, 2015

    I absolutely love to photograph in the fog and mist. It's truly a photographer's dream, the way the fog diffuses the light and has the ability to make everything appear so mystical.    This photo is my absolute favorite one I took in the fog. It was a foggy morning... More
  • Tips for a Better Fashion Photoshoot

    by Designroast | 8th of October, 2015

    Fashion photography is not for the faint of heart. It requires vision, style and hard work. Whether you are just beginning your fashion photography career or right in the middle of it, these tips will work for you! Be Confident Don’t be afraid to tell your models... More
  • Mobile pic

    by Picstudio | 2nd of October, 2015

    Checkout my first accepted pic clicked with my mobile phone.   See Article
  • People on stage

    by Chanevy | 27th of July, 2015

    I have set a goal of getting pictures of as many presidential contenders as I can before the Iowa caucus. I started with Donald Trump. Looking at the stage lighting, I wasn't sure what to do as it was fairly dark and I have a hard time hand holding my camera for long exposures.... More
  • Soap bubble bokehs

    by Vjrithwik | 21st of July, 2015

    In the recent times an old time lens from Meyer-Optik stable started gaining popularity among the new generation photographers. It was not for its sharpness or corner to corner resolving power. No nothing related to how modern days lens is assessed. But the popularity was... More
  • Getting Started with Strobe Lighting

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 29th of June, 2015

    Natural light. I often hear photographers say they ONLY work with natural or available light. To me, that means one of two things. They have either found a way to channel the creative genius of Ansel Adams – or they have yet to master the art of the strobe.   ... 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
  • The Art of Light Painting

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 24th of June, 2015

    The art of photography is often referred to as painting with light. The photography technique called Light Painting brings that art to a literal definition.   Light painting is all about using lighting selectively and creatively to bring subjects alive in a darkened... More

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