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  • Way LOUD

    by Ellenboughn | 23rd of September, 2008

    Sound is invisible and depicting it in images is even more challenging than photographs of wind that I have written about previously. From the sound of music to the stress producing noise of an early morning garbage truck, images that show ‘sound’ can be indispensable... More
  • Stuff Happens

    by Ellenboughn | 25th of June, 2008

    What does leaving my wallet at the bookstore yesterday, a flashing warning light on the car dashboard as I pulled out to drive back to the bookstore and an error in posting a payment to a bill have to do with stock photography? Typical everyday annoyances and frustrations... More
  • More sharp, less noise.

    by Maxsp | 6th of January, 2014

    LONG STORY SHORT! So you want sharpen images without noise with a good quality like a PRO. Okay, let's go. 1st - Accept the limitations of your camera, it means you need as much light as cheaper your camera and lens are. 2nd - Reduce ISO? As much as you don&... More
  • Dealing with noise the smarter way

    by Robinstockphotos | 3rd of July, 2013

    You noticed a bear inside a cave just before evening. You recall seeing a duplicate of this shot in the last National Geographic magazine. You bring your thousand dollar camera up with a proud telephoto lens sticking out a couple feet and set ISO to 200 only to find shutter... More
  • Noise Reduction Tools: A Review

    by Robinstockphotos | 10th of June, 2013

    As a photographer, you always get to encounter situations that are worth capturing but the light is extremely unfavorable. If you have a tripod, you are good to go. But that doesn't always help. Recently while trying to make an HDR of a church interior, I wasn't allowed to... More
  • 500 images on DT, check!

    by Perstock | 27th of May, 2013

    Today I past 500 images online on DT. That's my primary goal for the first year, now I made it in eight months. I know, DT editors are not happy about flags but this one made me happy. As Swedish I will celebrate our National day next week on June the 6th. Check!... More
  • Night Photography – Shooting images at Night in low light

    by Suyerry | 12th of December, 2012

    Night Photography – Shooting images at Night in low light Its Christmas time and if you are like me you want to get out at night and get some images of the lights this time of year. I did some research to help me get better at shooting Night Photography and I found... More
  • What is noise and how to handle it? (in 5 minutes ;)

    by Parkinsonsniper | 18th of May, 2012

    Hi everyone, I think noise (or “grain” as called in the analog photography) is the most common problem of most of us, especially for photographers who work outdoor without artificial lighting. There are many softwares, plugins and filters who try to deal... More
  • The problem of the darkness

    by Gong777 | 28th of March, 2012

    Hi! Today i want you to devide the solution of problem! i tried many times to take photos at night/but My photos suffered from loads of noise! please! help. what should i do? See Article
  • Goodbye noisy skies with "distorted pixels"!

    by Androniques | 14th of March, 2012

    Hi Dreamers! I guess I am not alone tackling the issue of denoising the skies in outdoor shots, especially when it comes to night photography. Even with photos taken at nominal ISO values (ISO-200 for my camera) I found it often frustratingly noise-prone to make the... More
  • Preparing Photos for Dreamstime

    by Nigelspiers | 18th of October, 2011

    Before I submit any image to Dreamstime these are the steps I take: 1. First I select the best photograph of each subject series based on composition, lighting and sharpness. If it is not sharp already I don’t consider submitting it. 2. Next I straighten and crop... More
  • Noise Reduction Software

    by Akulamatiau | 19th of September, 2011

    I always had problems when processing RAW image files especially the ones shot at night time or during low light situation. And of course, a lot of it were refused by DT. We all know that we should try to use low ISO setting to lessen the noises, but sometimes we just... More
  • Images with Panasonic Lumix LX5

    by FabioConcetta | 16th of August, 2011

    Hello! After much research, regarding the purchase of a quality compact camera, my choice fell on the Panasonic Lumix LX5. The key features are: larger sensor than the competition, to keep the digital noise, 24mm Leica lens that starts at F2. To obtain images of good quality,... More
  • Moonrise, noise and NOISE NINJA...

    by Igordabari | 22nd of June, 2011

    More than 1 year ago, in April 2010 I took a series of rising moon images just out of my window (near the center of Moscow) with 200mm lens. Then I got an idea to stack them to show the moonrise process. I liked the result but it contained too much noise. Firstly I tried... More
  • Ratings take a tumble

    by Cooper5022 | 20th of April, 2011

    I am very disappointed in myself for the huge slump in my approvals this month even after putting them though Noise Ninja. Nevertheless the next batch was approved today. Amongst them some of my favorites of the trip. A lioness feeding on a Wildebeest. A lioness... More
  • Is the lowest ISO the best?

    by Bradcalkins | 16th of March, 2011

    I have to admit that when it comes to ISO, I've always assumed that the base ISO was going to have the cleanest output. I had read articles on how some models of cameras were noisier at the 'in-between' ISOs (ISO 125 and 160) than the base numbers (100, 200, 400). This... More
  • Some trick for noise rejection

    by Igordabari | 16th of February, 2011

    Lately I took a set of pictures with night urban scenes. Such a subject requires relatively long exposures and ISO should be in most cases high enough. All this stimulates noise and so, normally night photos contain a good deal of noise artefacts. To supress noise I applied... More
  • Take advantage the sun to eliminate noise

    by Omine77 | 5th of February, 2011

    One of the assertions seem obvious and trivial, but the simple truth. The sun helps eliminate noise. But let's start with order. When one enters the world of Microstock, especially at the beginning, we have some confused ideas about the kind of photo to be developed... More
  • Noise, reducing it as

    by Omine77 | 24th of January, 2011

    One of the biggest problems that a photographer faces, is surely one of the "noise". Its effect is especially noticeable when using high ISO (up to about 400) and occurs mainly in the darker areas. In fact, in low light situations, the individual pixels that make up the sensor... More
  • Pet Photography: Getting that look with dogs

    by Visceralimage | 20th of January, 2011

    Part of my income stream comes from pet photography. I am sure I could make much more shooting weddings but I am not fond of Bridezillas. I get along much better with animals. When photographing dogs, owners want a picture of their pet that looks alert and responsive.... More

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