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  • Snap out of It and Get a Career in Photography

    by Zofia123 | 15th of July, 2012

    Have you ever wondered what the difference is between people with successful careers in photography and people that just dream of being photographers? Is it simply a matter of talent? I don’t think so. I think that, often, it’s a difference in confidence and drive.... More
  • Taking pictures in the best amusement park in the world.

    by Grisho | 9th of July, 2012

    In 2009 I signed up for a 4 month student work-and-travel program in the United States. There was a list of places I could chose from and I was more than thrilled to see that Cedar Point, the amusement park, which has been awarded for "Best Amusement Park in the World... More
  • The joy of photography

    by Razvanxr | 2nd of July, 2012

    A good professional photographer has to be an amateur photographer at heart. The origin of the word is “amator”, which means lover. ]So the amateur to me is the passionate one, the lover of the art who does not do it not for business. The pro should have that same love and passion, and happen to do it for work as well. I love taking photographs, because it enables me to connect with the world on a deeper level. When I take a picture, I connect with my worl More
  • Satwa Guna project - Unknown VIETNAM 2012

    by Photodesign | 2nd of July, 2012

    Preparations almost finished The departure date approaches and we are in a hurry. We got out in time from the bohemian state in which we had lost ourselves to apply for the Vietnamese visa. We thought that we could apply online and in 2 days the visa would be ready. It... More
  • Turn That Hobby Into A Career In Photography

    by Zofia123 | 2nd of July, 2012

    The average American work year is made up of 2080 hours. For someone who is in the workforce from the ages of 21 to 65, that’s… (Carry the one…) a lot of hours! That’s too many hours to spend doing something you don’t love. Is it time for you to turn your photography... More
  • Abell concise and me ranting

    by Shadow69 | 29th of June, 2012

    Hello again. It has been a while since my last blog. Things have been rather hectic. But, here I am again back on the trail of discovering how to become a better photographer through the gems of wisdom imparted by some well-known masters of light. First off, let me... More
  • My Story, 1 year, 400 on line, 150 sales

    by Vcarmstrong | 28th of June, 2012

    My microstock story started a year ago, I suppose one could argue that it started when I first picked up a camera, but for this story a year ago was when I opened an account with Dreamstime. I started my journey, just as this baby goat is starting life, not knowing what... More
  • Bird Photography: Approaching

    by Silasfirth | 25th of June, 2012

    I know it's been a while since my last blog articles on bird photography. I've been really busy and haven't been able to spend as much time working with my photos as I'd like. I still manage to get out, though, and hopefully this information will help you get the next shot... More
  • Now i can call myself officially a Photographer :) Got my diploma :)

    by Ela9 | 24th of June, 2012

    Just finished my photography studies, and received degree in photography :) Kinda excited, finally i finished something i have started, because usually i lose interest very fast in everything i do, and have hard time to focus. Anyway, its been one hell of the year, had... More
  • Photography Books You Should Read

    by Afagundes | 23rd of June, 2012

    Thie Photography Books Authors are for you to learn and step forward on your photography, this list is not of books of photographs. Since there are some newbies here all the time, I decided to publish a small list of books I think could help you on your journey. This... More
  • Resizing photos fixes broken histogram?

    by Alistaircotton | 21st of June, 2012

    Excessive image editing in Photoshop for stock photography, web design and print has a habit of making a histogram all blocked and bitty or something like an old toothbrush – so knackered-looking - nobody really wants to use it. However, there are times when excessive... More
  • Updates to Pinterest Terms

    by Peanutroaster | 7th of June, 2012

    Pinterest is a new and quickly evolving entity. Basically an infant social networking site trying to find its place in the world. One of its biggest challenges is dealing with copyright issues and finding a way to make money. Currently it is making money via affiliate... More
  • Food photography and herbs

    by Jimakosbook | 5th of June, 2012

    Hi to all JUST A TIP I always thought that fresh herbs will make my food photos pop up I have always some pots of fresh herbs in my kitchen such MINT, OREGANO and PARSLEY It is very easy to have those herbs, just little water, and the result is fabulous, something... More
  • Basic Exposure in Photography

    by Parkinsonsniper | 4th of June, 2012

    This is the triangle of exposure, informing about the basic rules of exposure in photography. Shutter speed (time value), aperture value and ISO effects the exposure of the photograph, they also have some side effects. I draw this diagram a couple of years ago for myself.... More
  • SpiderPic - Another case for being exclusive

    by Peanutroaster | 3rd of June, 2012

    I recently sold this crazy photo of myself (I was dressed up for a charity event with a disco theme) and I was really curious to see where it might show up. A Google images search took me to this site called SpiderPic.com and there it was - with a watermark -among hundreds... More
  • What Sells in Microstock?

    by Peanutroaster | 31st of May, 2012

    They say people photos sell the best. Specifically business people. But what if your portfolio is shy of, say, 30,000 people images? Do your people shots have much of a chance against the competition? What should you be concentrating your shooting time and efforts on?... More
  • Pet Photography and Stock

    by Peanutroaster | 22nd of May, 2012

    In Ellen Boughn's book about microstock "Microstock Money Shots - turning downloads into dollars with microstock photography" she has a list of subjects to avoid. One of interest to me, since I've been taking a lot of pet photos over the past few months, is "Your Pet"... More
  • Pinterest's Evolving Attribution Data - FlickR

    by Peanutroaster | 21st of May, 2012

    From Pinterest's blog: "You can now find a Pinterest button in the Flickr share menu to easily pin everything that you can share via Flickr, including photo pages, favorites, and groups. If you pin frequently, the Pin It button will show as one of the two shortcuts... More
  • Pinterest - The Cross Agency Lightbox?

    by Peanutroaster | 18th of May, 2012

    There's been a lot of discussion about Pinterest lately here on the DT blogs and forums. Some feel its a great social networking promotion tool while others think its the spawn of the devil and yet another example of rampant copyright infringement on the Internet. Others... More
  • 10 Tips for Beginners (Like Me)

    by Asakalaskas | 16th of May, 2012

    These are just a few tips I've found have been very helpful for me over the last year as I learned and continue to learn, what drastically helps me get the end result I want. 1. Don't go crazy buying the most expensive equipment right away. I used a mediocre DSLR... More

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