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  • Ellen Boughn offering inexpensive mini-consults

    by Ellenboughn | 19th of April, 2010

    More than anything in my long career in stock photography, I have most enjoyed interactions with photographers and their work. Now that I've finished my book about microstock photography, I've decided to offer microstock photographers a relatively inexpensive consulting... More
  • shoot without a tripod

    by Thammarsten | 5th of July, 2012

    When I am out and shoot so it often happens that I get a little shaky in the hands when I shoot freehand without a tripod. So I found a lens with VC (Vibration Compensation). then it became my photos super good. Award-winning high-performance telephoto lens! Tamron SP... More
  • Creating art with open source vector software

    by Zenox2d | 6th of November, 2011

  • Origin Stories

    by Sortapundit | 13th of April, 2011

    Until a few months ago I didn't know (or care) much about photography at all. I'd heard terms such as aperture, white balance, depth of field and what not, but had little more than a vague understanding of what they meant. Shooting holiday snaps with a point and shoot,... More
  • Building a New Studio

    by Noonie | 24th of February, 2011

    Just in case some of you are still fighting the snow and ice and need something to think about, how about a new studio? You can learn from the best and Yuri has a new one to show you. I just saw this post and knew that it would get some of you photogs out of the winter... More
  • World wide government budget cuts.

    by Davidwatmough | 20th of October, 2010

    I normally wouldn't write two blogs in the same month but today the UK Government announced unprecedented cuts in spending. Riots have been going on this week in France about advancing the pension age and quite recently in Greece riots occurred because of austerity measures.... More
  • Pixel mapping

    by Williamardrey | 22nd of September, 2010

    I was reading my news letter from Olympus Inc. the other day and I saw something that piqued my interest. There was an article about pixel mapping. The article stated that a person could improve the quality of their exposures by doing a simple maneuver using the menu function.... More
  • Expensive Equipment--is it necessary?

    by Elimitchell | 1st of June, 2010

    A couple months ago, I read a blog on DT focusing on the use of compact point-and-shoot cameras for microstock photography. Many people who become interested in photography hold back from seriously pursuing it because they think they need expensive equipment to be a photographer.... More
  • Taxes !!!!! Sucking the life out of me !!!!!!

    by Cafebeanzphoto | 15th of April, 2010

    When I grow up ..... I will choose to write off the camera expenses i have incured in the past fiscal year. But for now, since I am not earning more at "Stockphotography" to claim it as a career, I will just have to "Bite the *&#%?! Bullet" ...... Thank heaven for loving... More
  • Am I really making money from microstock?

    by Marekuliasz | 15th of November, 2009

    I started microstock photography 2 years ago. Today, I have almost 1800 pictures in my portfolio submitted to multiple agencies and working part time for microstock. Every month, I am posting earnings reports in my blog, Pixels Away. There are usually happy showing some... More
  • China old furniture

    by Mbr555 | 7th of February, 2009

    Ancient Chinese furniture has different times in different styles, materials use of hardware production, has rosewood, chicken wing wood, yellow sandalwood, Elm and so on. The production of durable furniture, paint elegant decoration, large paintbrushes out of wood furniture... More
  • I thought Microstock Is Complicated

    by Ric510 | 15th of January, 2009

    My attitude towards microstock has changed drastically for the last 2 weeks. I have finally decided to submit regularly in small numbers since Christmas ’08. I’m currently experiencing a daily download at another site and Dreamstime has approved 100% of my latest submission.... More
  • Expensive hobby!?

    by Billysiew | 24th of September, 2008

    Photography is one of the most expensive hobby, however if you can turn hobby to profession, then all your investment will be rewarded. What do you think? See Article
  • Death of A Pen

    by Madartists | 11th of April, 2008

    When your favorite pen dies, it is indeed a sad day. First you get a hint with inconsistent ink distribution. With a 'scribble check' you then realize it is indeed wearing thin as the trail turns into just a sad indent on the paper. The final check is to open the pen... More
  • Supercharge Your Canon with Open-Source Firmware

    by Dcb | 4th of April, 2008

    This is an open-source addition to the firmware of point and shoot Canon cameras based on the DIGIC II and DIGIC III firmware platforms. It isn't a full replacement, nor is it permanent so no harm can be done to the camera. The firmware extension is loaded on the fly from... More
  • Logitech io Personal Digital Pen - article

    by Loveliestdreams | 3rd of January, 2008

    Has anyone tried this yet? Records while you draw/write with it on paper, then it downloads to the pc. It's so awesome. A shop on ebay sells them new for $50. Logitech io personal digital pen - computertimes.com article The simplicity of pen and paper. The -power... More
  • graphic art

    by Chloe411 | 7th of October, 2007

    I like very much vector graphic tools such as inkscape! All my graphics are based on sketches then I provide to transform raster drawings into SVG vector format. Using layer technique I can develop artwork like I want to have amazing effects. If you are interesting about... More
  • Doing Things Cheaply and Receiving BIG Payouts!

    by Jsternig | 18th of August, 2007

    As a college student I am limited by my wallet. Between paying for college, affording rent, and attempting to build up enough savings to eventually START my life, I find that I have little spare change laying around to really jump-start my photography. I can't afford a fancy... More

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