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Bird Photography: Approaching
posted 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... More...
Now i can call myself officially a Photographer :) Got my diploma :)
posted 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,... More...
Photography Books You Should Read
posted 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... More...
Resizing photos fixes broken histogram?
posted 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.... More...
Updates to Pinterest Terms
posted 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.... More...
Food photography and herbs
posted 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... More...
Basic Exposure in Photography
posted 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... More...
SpiderPic - Another case for being exclusive
posted 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... More...
What Sells in Microstock?
posted 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... More...
Pet Photography and Stock
posted 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... More...
Pinterest's Evolving Attribution Data - FlickR
posted 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... More...
Pinterest - The Cross Agency Lightbox?
posted 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... More...
10 Tips for Beginners (Like Me)
posted 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... More...
Is it worth remaining exclusive on Dreamstime?
posted 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... More...
Travel insurance for photographers
posted 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!! More...
Dealing with the ups and downs of stock photography
posted 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... More...
Cup of tea and Henri-Cartier Bresson
posted 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... More...
How mature is this mature market?
posted 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... More...
Mr Adams and me
posted 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... More...
You Have to be a Photographer FIRST
posted 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... More...
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