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  • No advice here!

    by Rigmanyi | 3rd of May, 2014

    Time and time again I see articles about tips and/or advice for newbies, written by... well, newbies. When I read a blog that might contain new, useful info, I check the source. I look at the author's profile page, his online files/sales ratio but most importantly at the... 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
  • Process a JPEG as good as RAW!

    by Robinstockphotos | 10th of May, 2013

    Newbies: Please skip the article if it scares you. If you are in doubt about WB or exposure, ALWAYS shoot in RAW. The photographers of advanced levels of knowledge about color representation and compression surely know that RAW files contain a huge amount of additional... More
  • Straight Out of Camera

    by Goldfries | 3rd of February, 2013

    The term “Straight Out of Camera” is often being used in the photography community but it’s also a subject of debate, something that’s totally uncalled for. Straight Out of Camera (SOOC) means exactly what you understood it as. It just means the result (photo)... More
  • Repetitive Motion Injury

    by Sunguy | 30th of January, 2013

    The age of digital photography has given me a problem that would not have occurred back in the film and darkroom era – namely, repetitive motion injury from processing images on the computer in Photoshop. Hence, my upload of work over the next while will be very small... More
  • Manual or Auto Shooting

    by Linushutz | 23rd of December, 2012

    For as far as I remember, I have always shot in RAW and in Manual mode, But as new technology gets better, I cant help but notice that there are other stock photographers who set it on Auto and are able to get soo much photos online. I guess it would make sense because they... More
  • Workflow for your compact camera photos

    by Robinstockphotos | 10th of December, 2012

    Don't have a DSLR that produces very high quality images? Read on! Modern DSLR cameras are highly flexible, fast and produce RAW format images which contain all the data produced by the image sensor. That means none of your data is lost and most of the adjustments... More
  • Photoshop Lightroom 4

    by Fishwater | 5th of September, 2012

    First, let me explain my experience with post-processing to give you an idea of my skill level. I began with Photoshop 3 with a little instruction from a colleague and upgraded to Photoshop 4 when I had the opportunity a little later on. In time, I felt Photoshop was just... More
  • Abstract light background

    by Sarkao | 8th of June, 2012

    This is way how to make pictures like this one. You will need photo of person on the white background and picture of lights. 1. Open both pictures in photoshop. 2. Press shift and move abstract background to picture with person. It will make a new layer with abstract... More
  • Upgrade your equipment and save yourself some postprocessing time

    by M4rio1979 | 17th of February, 2012

    When I began with stock photography back in July 2011. I was using mostly kit lenses like my 18-55 and 75-300 kit lenses from Sony. I tought that this kit lenses will satisfy my needs in photography, since I was beginner at a time. Well to be honest those lenses was pretty... More
  • Absolute record

    by Cristalloid | 15th of October, 2011

    I just loaded up some images for review.... and five minutes after uploading them they where processed by a reviewer! Faster than light, I would say! Thanks to the reviewer! See Article
  • MAC or PC

    by Akulamatiau | 12th of September, 2011

    Is it just me or did I find that Mac is better for editing and processing photo. I never used Mac, but after spending some time with a friend's IMac, all indications, to me at least shows that Mac is way better, have more clean display of images and faster. Any thoughts,... More
  • Photoshop or Not photoshop ?

    by Digikhmer | 20th of April, 2011

    Nowaday, it is very easy to capture picture of any thing, in any situation and with any point of view (tilted LCD) but the result is not the same according to the brand of the camera. I heard that Canon delivers softer picture and Nikon process more the final picture to deliver... More
  • Make your images pop with blending modes

    by Tamarabauer | 19th of April, 2011

    If you're like me, sometimes what comes out of your camera and onto your monitor isn't quite what you had in mind when you took the photo. Sometimes the image might look a bit flat or dull, despite playing with curves or levels in Photoshop. Have you ever tried the blending... More
  • 200 up :)

    by Llareggub | 13th of April, 2011

    Woohoo! Finally got to my 200th upload from a series of flaming baseball pictures I was working on over the weekend, the new upload limit seems to have knocked my "mojo" a little and my AR has taken a little slump! It has been an interesting 3 1/2 months and... More
  • Banknotes

    by Cristalloid | 14th of March, 2011

    Hello everyone! Yesterday I found out, that PS prevents editing of images that contain banknotes (or parts of them). Is there anyone who knows how I can use PS on such images? Or is there another way for processing images of banknotes (other than GIMP and PS)?... More
  • Keep it clean ... or not

    by P0temkin | 17th of February, 2011

    Yesterday I got almost 2$ for a small download of this image, one of my first uploads to DT and 6 downloads so far: Now I went kinda far off post-processing this one, skewing colors, blowing out highlights and creating a strong halo around the turbine. I didn't know... 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
  • Easy HDR Effect technique

    by Tanyae | 18th of February, 2010

    I'm sure you know about HDR. Just in a case, you can find information on Wikipedia. Here I'd like to share an easy HDR Effect technique that helps to improve your existing photos just with some clicks in the Photoshop. It is not my invention, I found the instruction on... More
  • Fun with photoshop actions

    by Summerrain | 19th of September, 2009

    If you have photoshop and use it in your artistic work there's one thing you can do that might save you a lot of precious time. Especielly if you find yourself using a lot of the same processing for your imaging. You can create your own photoshop actions. They are basically... More

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