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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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • 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 Photo Studio Light Setup app that I've designed for professional and amateur photographers, photography students and educators. The application provides users with an... 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

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