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  • 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
  • Is it worth remaining exclusive on Dreamstime?

    by Mark6138 | 15th of May, 2012

    Having been exclusive with Dreamstime for some time now you reach a point where you wonder whether you'd made the right decision or whether you might have been better 'spread betting' with lots of agencies, or indeed going exclusive elsewhere. Chatting to a close... More
  • Travel insurance for photographers

    by Darwinsm81 | 14th of May, 2012

    Hi guys, Am going on a trip next month in June and wanted to know if anyone knows how travel insurance for camera equipment works or what company offers competitive rates. Thanks in advance!! See Article
  • Dealing with the ups and downs of stock photography

    by Mark6138 | 11th of May, 2012

    It won't be long before I will have had a year on DT. In that time there have been many ups and downs. Getting my first images accepted and, shortly afterward, my first sale were the first ups, but were shortly followed by my first down with a series of rejected images (mostly... More
  • Cup of tea and Henri-Cartier Bresson

    by Shadow69 | 9th of May, 2012

    Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again. Any photographer’s supreme ambition is to capturing the precise millisecond that tells the whole story. A picture... More
  • How mature is this mature market?

    by Peanutroaster | 2nd of May, 2012

    They say the micro stock world is a maturing market. But how mature can a market be when new players seem to jump in everyday? It is a mature market in many ways but in a lot of ways the players still act very immature. I think the most recent debate about rate changes... More
  • Mr Adams and me

    by Shadow69 | 2nd of May, 2012

    Robert Adams gained prominence with his pictures that depicted how natural landscapes are transformed as civilization encroaches upon them. As a lover of the inherent beauty of the natural landscape his photographs strongly hint at the dismay he must have felt as he saw... More
  • You Have to be a Photographer FIRST

    by Wisconsinart | 25th of April, 2012

    I have been a victim of the economy; I've been working but doing consulting which means the jobs are temporary. As my most recent assignment was ending, I began to look for another job and have landed a permanent position. My start date is April 30 and thus have a few days... More
  • Don't mention your interest in photography

    by Mark6138 | 23rd of April, 2012

    Everyone I meet believes they are an expert photographer. It seems that the ownership of a camera and the expertise to use it appropriately can both be purchased from the store at the same time. Sadly, I didn't get the joint package. I had to study, practice, spend time reviewing,... More
  • Beware of Empty Praise

    by Peanutroaster | 23rd of April, 2012

    Maybe it’s a generational thing but I really have a distaste for empty praise. I really cringe at the thought of getting praise for work that I know is subpar. Maybe I’m too hard on myself but I truly believe one can not advance when one is constantly told how good... More

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