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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
  • 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
  • Painting with Light

    by Mrallen | 22nd of March, 2014

    Fiber-Optic Light Painting The photographic technique of 'Painting with Light' has been around since the very early days of photography. WHAT IS LIGHT PAINTING ? Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held... More
  • Studio Lighting Setup app for iPhone/iPad

    by Alexmax | 27th of November, 2013

    Studio Light Setup app at itunes https://itunes.apple.com/app/photo-studio-light-setup/id733677629 Photo Studio Light Setup app that I've designed for professional and amateur photographers, photography students and educators. The application provides users with... More
  • Need an upgrade ? Full Frame Camera ??? "L" Series Lens ???

    by Mudplucker | 28th of April, 2013

    Hi you all, and welcome to my second blog: Since i did my recent first ever photo shoot with a model (circa 6 weeks ago), i have stopped to reflect on what i produced in that shoot and comparing it with what i want to produce in the future. Looking back, i consider my... More
  • Poor man's lighting!

    by Robinstockphotos | 23rd of March, 2013

    I don't know why I chose the title, but this method of lighting is quite nice and gives you studio quality shots. You could use a torch or candle for all I care. Use anything that produces light for around 15s. Rich man method: Get a couple speedlites and softboxes and... More
  • Tips on capturing a stunning backlit portrait

    by Nansaidh | 28th of August, 2012

    Dramatic back-lighting from the sun and the golden flares that flood your viewfinder can give you an incredible image. Not only that, the mood of your photo is vastly different from portraits, there’s a warm, feminine feel to this, and your artistic flexibility is truly... More
  • New realistic render engine for blender3d

    by Zenox2d | 27th of August, 2012

    I'v been working with blender3d intense for about 3 years.It is pretty nice software for modeling and animation.For realistic rendering there are some external plugins like yafaray,luxrender,etc.My favorite external render is yafaray.It gives me the speed in my renderings... More
  • 3 Things You Must Get Right to Get Your Photos Online

    by Chanevy | 9th of June, 2012

    This photo uses the line of cheese wheels to draw the viewer's eye into the image. It may not be easy, but it is simple. The three most important things to nail down if you want to get your photos accepted at this, or any, stock site are focus, lighting and composition.... More
  • Sticks Night Shoot

    by Junpinzon | 2nd of February, 2012

    I've said it quite a lot in the past that I am thankful to be blessed with a job that has literally taken me to a lot of places, and has given me unique opportunities to meet very interesting people....I still am thankful and will continue to be. One such magazine assignment... More
  • Simple Lighting Set Up

    by Junpinzon | 2nd of January, 2012

    2011 has been great! Lots of firsts and great opportunities! Let's all wish everyone an awesome and productive 2012! For my first blog entry this year, I would like to share how I lit for the images you will see below. My client asked me to photograph their past... More
  • Perfect High Key Images

    by Photoshow | 24th of December, 2011

    I have put up a New Article on my Personal Blog Lighting The Pixel Perfect Isolation about how to set up and control your lighting in the studio to obtain a perfect white background. It is not a light read but if you are interested in creating images such as these for... More
  • Beauty In a Box

    by Junpinzon | 14th of December, 2011

    It is often suggested that beauty shoots should be lit with big, soft lights. But what if you can't fit those big light modifiers in the room? As was the case for this project. With space constraint, I decided that I can use that small space to my advantage. Instead... More
  • A Quickie Shoot with a Household Name

    by Junpinzon | 14th of December, 2011

    Once again, my apologies for being quiet for a while. I've been spending my downtime sleeping 'cause it's been really busy the past months. Anyway, if you're from the Philippines, I'm sure you're familiar with the brand name Mama Sita. Am truly thankful that I got the... More
  • There's Not Enough Light

    by Junpinzon | 12th of December, 2011

    Just in case you don't know yet....I would like to share with you this very old trick. If in the future you'll get an assignment to shoot someone who's supposedly looking onto a computer monitor or a TV and wants the effect that the monitor is illuminating their face,... More
  • Tip - Cheap Flash Units for DIY Studios

    by Peanutroaster | 8th of December, 2011

    Lately I've been experimenting with a DIY home studio setup in the basement. I started with continuous lighting using large CFLs but moved on to trying out flash units. I picked up an inexpensive flash trigger systems for three units from iShoot off Ebay that consists... More
  • Lighting

    by HongChan001 | 3rd of December, 2011

    Hi everyone, today I like to share how I created the lighting for my this latest picture. Well we all know in short there are two kind of lighting, continuous light (which is sunlight, tungsen, torch or....... ) and strobe light (which is flash). In this picture I used... More
  • Tip - Moving Indoors

    by Peanutroaster | 23rd of November, 2011

    Since starting to contribute to Dreamstime, I've been driving all around this past summer and fall looking for people, places and things to photograph. Now that the leaves and temperature have fallen and the sky's are gray, I've started moving indoors and have been experimenting... More
  • Christmas Setup

    by HongChan001 | 20th of November, 2011

    I live in a tropical country and we don't have any snow fall here. so for this reason I used icing sugar to create snow. 1) I put a 2 X 3 ft wide X 2 inch tall tray on a table top and frame the angle I want. Then I start to fill the angle with icing sugar and Christmas Ornament.... More

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