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  • 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
  • My first 100$ payment from Dreamstime!!!

    by M4rio1979 | 19th of July, 2012

    And here it is...after one year and two months. With only 167 files online, I have 64 sales and my first 100$. Thanks to all buyers and to Dreamstime also. I feel great. I used this money to buy myself an amazing Minolta 50mm 1.7 prime lens, which is a must-have to any... More
  • Macro world in your own garden

    by Risto40 | 21st of June, 2012

    Weekends at cottage offers a good change for taking photographs of nature and this spring I took a bit closer look in what is going on in my garden. I have one extreme macro lens which, due to its limitations, most of the time of a year collects dust in a drawer. The... More
  • My first 50 sold photos

    by M4rio1979 | 18th of June, 2012

    Well here it is...my first 50 sales on Dreamstime after one year and two months when I have joined DT. This is my latest sold image of Pamukkale in Turkey. This image is sold four times so far and I think it is currently image with most sales in my portfolio. I think... More
  • High magnification macro photography on Dreamstime

    by M4rio1979 | 9th of June, 2012

    Macro photography is why I have started my photography seriously two years ago. World of insects, bugs, spiders. To be able to see such a small details of a small jumping spider, or a ladybug, butterfly, dragonfly or just a house fly, was very interresting to me, so I have... More
  • New lens and hopefully some more pictures

    by Llareggub | 16th of May, 2012

    I have been very quiet on the photography front for a few monhs, winter was brutal and cold and planting season is always very busy! However I have taken some of my macrostock earnings and invested in a couple of new lenses, the Tamron 17-50mm f.8 and the Sigma 50mm f2.8... More
  • Extreme Macro

    by Radub85 | 8th of May, 2012

    Hello, i haven't posted for a while and i wanted to share with you my new photos made with a reversed 55mm lens on extension tubes. I will try to go even closer with a reversed 28mm lens, as you know as the focal distance goes wider the reversed lens zooms even more, so at... More
  • How to increase the sales of images with animals.

    by Banol2007 | 18th of December, 2011

    The selling of images is hardly difficult, complicated business with high competition. Our success in it is the result of cooperation and good skilled work of DT and contributors as the team. The collection of DT has nearly 500.000 beautiful worldwide images and more... More
  • My first dragonfly sold!!!

    by M4rio1979 | 15th of December, 2011

    Yesterday I went exclusive, today I sold my first dragonfly image :). Here is my sold winner: I'm happy because dragonflies are my favorite macro subjects, and if anyone of you here love to shoot dragonflies, than you must now how hard is to get close to this little... More
  • Winter has arrived

    by Bradcalkins | 8th of December, 2011

    Winter arrived in Calgary in full force last weekend, with a big snow dump and cold temperatures passing through 0 C... I had a tarp covering our lawn furniture that freezing rain pooled on and froze. I grabbed a chunk of the ice and threw it in the freezer thinking it... More
  • How to take macro shots - the cheap way

    by Radub85 | 7th of December, 2011

    Hello this is my first post on the blog here, and i decided to explain something about how to take macro shots, without a true macro lens. Because i have a Nikon camera i will exemplify with some accessories for Nikon. You can take macro photos of insects or any other... More
  • My first Level 4 picture

    by Yogiproductions | 7th of December, 2011

    Thank you all of you for the support I reached my first level 4 with my macro picture of the tasty coffee beans. I cant find the people how bought my pictures but thanks to all of them and all the Dreamstime Team. All the best for all of you image13615217 More
  • Results from DIY $5 studio set.

    by Bspujari | 1st of December, 2011

    Recently I came across a blog article about how to make a cheap studio for macro photography. The idea is pretty simple. Take a cardboard box, slice three of its sides and glue the tissue paper on them. Inside the box put a nice long black/white sheet and you are ready with... More
  • Frog in the bathroom ...

    by Bevanward | 28th of November, 2011

    On a recent work trip I opted to leave the toliet for Sebastian, a Green Tree Frog who I named after it seemed he wasn't hopping away. He spent his time either right in the bowl itself or under the rim. I found moths around the outdoor lights which he gladly ate in exchange... More
  • My butterfly macro photography tips for beginners

    by M4rio1979 | 27th of September, 2011

    I have some tips for all of you that have just started to do macro photography of insects. I want to share what I have learned a few days ago when I was going to shoot some butterflies. It is very hard to get close to these beautiful and colorful little creatures without... More
  • Getting Into Macrophotography: My Two Cents Worth

    by Edayrit100 | 28th of August, 2011

    Macrophotography is a lot of fun and one of the most rewarding kind of photography you can do. But it can also be an expensive proposition --- the camera, the lens, and the medical bills if you happen to annoy a few insects in the process :) While you can definitely start... More
  • Macro on the Cheap

    by Llareggub | 24th of August, 2011

    I love taking pictures of leetle things and someone else wrote a great blog about week ago about their approach using extension tubes. I use a raynox DCR150 macro dipter to take my macro shots and whilst it is limited in comparison to a dedicated macro lens it is possible... More
  • Macro, cheaply

    by Vogonify | 19th of August, 2011

    Wanted to share a couple of images which are now online that I shot using extension tubes. The first was fairly easy of inanimate objects. The one with the spider was a bit difficult given that it was fidgeting around its web and it was a bit windy as well that day. I tried... More
  • The Challenges of Macrophotography

    by Edayrit100 | 7th of August, 2011

    Macrophotography presents its own set of challenges quite distinct from your usual photography. First of all, you have to spring for the lens, and that's nothing to sneeze at. Then, you have to get dirty --- I mean, you have to kneel, sit, even lie on the ground to take... More

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