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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
  • 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
  • MY BEST GARDEN

    by Jackbluee | 5th of May, 2015

    Hey! Spring time, gardens, gardens, gardens. I am sure I am not the only one thinking of it. Gardens sells very well in stock photography business. But on the other hand, it is very hard to sell a picture of garden. I guess one reason is that there are too many good ones... More
  • In the News Section

    by Andreistancu | 27th of April, 2015

    Last saturday i was at the International light festival in my hometown, Bucharest. Normally, i had my camera with me and i've shoot a lot of photos. Yesterday was the time for post process, and after that i've put e few on Dreamstime. All of them was accepted but my earnings... More
  • Celebrating the International Year of Light

    by Malinash | 16th of February, 2015

    From a sparkle of fire to breakthrough technologies, light is the essence of our lives; in our rush hours, we forget about it and pass it by. But we really need to understand and appreciate what the universe offered us so that we can evolve. We need light in order to grow,... More
  • Bokeh Photography

    by Icemanphotos | 4th of February, 2015

      All the way is the hardest to find that light. No matter how wide is your aparture, and how depth is your image, without the light is nothing. I'm still making images with nice depth of field but the best images are backlighted.   I suggest to you that look for... More
  • How to Shoot the Aurora: 10 Tips from an Alaskan

    by Asakalaskas | 4th of November, 2014

      Being born and raised in Northern Alaska the first question anyone asks me whenever they find out where I live is, "Do you see the aurora?!!". The answer is yes, and even after all these years I still am awestruck by it. Those nights where they're especially spectacular... More
  • Weather and Sport

    by Yorgy67 | 14th of October, 2014

    While travelling recently around Bavaria, I was quite impressed by Allianz Arena stadium in Munich. Having seen its night pictures before and having made a tour over it in the afternoon, I made up my mind to return there in the evening, when it is lightened with different... More
  • Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

    by Adrizoon | 12th of October, 2014

    Couple of years ago I visited the Big Bazaar in Istanbul. This Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with 60 covered streets and about 5,000 shops. It's a real shopping experience! Well known for its jewellery, hand-painter ceramics, carpets,... More
  • Times are changing

    by Gmargittai | 30th of September, 2014

    Want to share what I saw the other day. We were invited to a wedding. The venue was at a "ranch" outside the city, well not a real ranch although they had a few farm animals more for showing. The real business is to have weddings and other events. As this is California one... More
  • Creative Light (part 2)

    by Eric1513 | 4th of September, 2014

    I just re-read my original article about creative light (here). Given that there are over 25,000,000 stock images here at Dreamstime as I write this, using creative light has never been more important. Creative light in your photos... More
  • First studio photo download

    by Jaap2861 | 14th of August, 2014

    I like the country life. I like gardening. And I like the photo studio too. So once in a while I climb the stairs to go to my studio. I bought a piece of black shiny plexiglass. I bought some secondhand stuff, like lamp holders and a projection screen. And I bought new LED... More
  • Photography Resources

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 30th of July, 2014

    I am fairly new to photography, well officially, and since joining DT a year and a half ago have improved tremendously! My photography is a hobby, which I would love to make a career of someday, that I truely enjoy learning about and improving on. DT has assisted me in... More
  • 6 Tips for Photographing Cars

    by Designroast | 29th of July, 2014

    Shooting high-quality photographs can be a great way to show off your brand new sports car or to quickly sell a vehicle that you are looking to get rid of. Unfortunately, we aren't all professional photographers (yet!), and it can be pretty intimidating to try and capture... More
  • Color corrected light, product photography and RAW mode

    by Henrymm | 13th of July, 2014

    Dear all, Few silly questions here. I like to try product photography lately. What I heard is all light sources have to be same temperature/color. 1)So I would like to know is there any impact of lighting (if they are in different temp/color) in final image if I shoot... More
  • Action Photography - IS or not to IS?

    by Robinstockphotos | 26th of June, 2014

    Action photography can include photographing and freezing the motion of anything that moves – and moves fast. There are plenty of situations that can come under the category of high speed action photography like sports and bird-in-flight situations, even rock concerts in... More
  • Expect the unexpected

    by Glennmart | 22nd of June, 2014

    After doing a lot of research I decided that stock photography was going to be a way of keeping my photography interests afire and give me a reason to constantly be thinking about the world and how it can be captured. So after some advice from an accomplished stock photographer... More
  • Iceland, the land of waterfalls and old Norse Gods

    by Nikitu | 19th of June, 2014

    Iceland is that remote island we always imagine sitting in a precarious equilibrium between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, where volcanoes erupt with the vengeance of the old Gods of Valhalla. But Iceland is also a country of wonders, where the Aurora Borealis... More

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