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  • You Say 'Macro'. I Say Maybe...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of June, 2008

    What ever you call it, macro photography (taken with a macro lens or a micro lens as one manufacturer calls their macro lens) is NOT simply a close-up image. What’s the difference between "close-ups", "macros", and "micrographs"... More
  • Point of View

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of March, 2008

    Fresh out of ideas? Your creative meter stuck on zero? Got the late winter idea blahs? I recommend reading this. It’s rather long but hey, if you are stuck in a morass of boredom with your creative brain flat lining, what else do you have to do? Or you can go to YouTube... More
  • Macro Photography: A bright new world

    by Clewisleake | 21st of August, 2014

    I've been doing photography steady on Dreamstime for about a year now Not knowing what to expect I snapped the lens on my camera and headed out into the woods seeking bugs, frogs, flowers and anything else that eluded my daily walk around a 28-105 lens. After an interesting... More
  • A watch

    by Johnnierunner | 22nd of February, 2014

    Hi, my dear fellows! I need your feedback and critique on this new photo. Thank you! :) See Article
  • Tamron

    by Thammarsten | 21st of January, 2014

    I'm super happy with my new lens Tamron SP AF 70-200/2, 8 Di IF Macro for Nikon AF, takes great pictures in all conditions and is an affordable lens. Should you invest in a new lens so I recommend this lens, its without stabilizer, but if you can photograph technology... More
  • New macro lens!

    by Matthiase | 7th of January, 2014

    I bought my first macro lens a few day ago and i really enjoy it=). Here are some images i've taken with it See Article
  • Macro Photography Ethics

    by Robinstockphotos | 21st of December, 2013

    It is after a long time that I am writing, I have been busy with a lot of things...leaving school life behind and getting into a college on the opposite side of the country...and believe me India is a vast country. Away from family, away from familiar people, the months are... More
  • Creativity and ingenuity

    by Baspentrubas | 16th of November, 2013

    I found an interesting article about how to make macro pictures with cheap tools. This demonstrates that human ingenuity and creativity matter most. These days we are bombarded with all kinds of technology and we tend to strive for the most professional cameras thinking that... More
  • Alternative Strobist lightning for beauty fashion shoot.

    by Karelnoppe | 26th of September, 2013

    Sometimes traveling with heavy photographic gear could be an issue, especially by plain these days with all the luggage restrictions. For me the answer is the marvelous world of Strobist photography with wireless triggers,portable light boxes, speedlights ect. This particular... More
  • Advice on macro lenses!

    by Sindorei | 15th of September, 2013

    Hello dreamstimers!! I am looking to buy myself a good macro lens for my Canon 700D body! I have read some info about the Tamron AF 60/2 Di-II LD lens which has a very good price and seems like a good lens, but I somehow, wouldn't like to go with my first pic, at least... More
  • My artificial island made for insect macro shoots

    by Alvera | 9th of September, 2013

    I made this micro-island from plastic, sand, rocks and seashells and I put on it various insects. A photo studio for these tiny "models". Is very comfortable to shoot on this island, I can rotate it for good angle. This video show the moment when I put a can full of... More
  • Check out my talented friend !

    by Matthiase | 22nd of August, 2013

    Have a look at my friend's images, he has just gotten in to the stock business, give him some support. He is a master of macro i think, I really enjoy to see what he's uploading. And I'm very excited yet to see he's first sale =). Mackan88 More
  • Tripods...Useful or Too Heavy to Carry?

    by Tempestz | 28th of May, 2013

    Many of you already know that in order to capture tack sharp images either with a macro lens or a telephoto, you must use a sturdy tripod. Additionally, using a shutter release and changing the setting within your camera to keep the mirror up, will all help assure the... More
  • Traveling with your own backgrounds

    by Tempestz | 21st of April, 2013

    This image was taken in my backyard. While normally the background would have been green and brown. I have a black cloth that I keep with my camera gear to set the image in the foreground and cause it to pop off of the background. In this case the black really made... More
  • Sigma 50mm DG macgro

    by Thammarsten | 8th of March, 2013

    Very happy with my lens sigma dg macro. My picture of raspberries and blueberries in the glass, I was pleased with do you agree? See Article
  • Cool compound eyes,movie star?

    by Danchayuan | 31st of December, 2012

    Cool compound eyes, the movie star?A cheap device's toss,try to do better! Happy new year everybody!!! See Article
  • Sigma 50mm DG macgro

    by Thammarsten | 29th of December, 2012

    Bought a sigma 50mm 2.8 lens and am completely satisfied. Takes great pictures with stunning bokeh. Is to recommend when the price is not so high.Takes also fine portraits. See Article
  • Insignificant skills

    by Danchayuan | 28th of December, 2012

    A macro lovers,try my best to achieve ecological photography,through continuous efforts to study, strive to do better! See Article
  • Today I have sold five macro images of my jumping spiders!!!

    by M4rio1979 | 2nd of October, 2012

    I am very happy to see that today I have sold five macro images of jumping spiders in a row. Unfortunately all five was subscription sales, but still, I am glad that someone discovered my photos of those cute little jumpers and buyed them. I really need to say that I love... More
  • So you want to be a Macro photographer

    by BCritchley | 26th of September, 2012

    Ok, for ages I have toyed with the idea of trying out macro photography. Normally I end up leaving this thought on the back burner thinking it's a lot of trouble to photograph bugs. Any hows today I stumbled across this great video by Thomas Shahan's video on shooting... More

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