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  • Reflections on a photo contest...just days after US election

    by Alamourus | 9th of November, 2012

    I've never won a photo contest--until just this week. Just days after Obama won a second term. It was an open contest put on by a local business group: you post a set of twelve pictures on Facebook and the ones with the most votes during a set period gets into a calendar... More
  • Tip - Enabling Color Management in Google Chrome

    by Peanutroaster | 24th of March, 2012

    I just figured out something that I should have figured out long ago. But never late then never. The problem was that I just couldn't figure out why the thumbnails of my images always seemed darker on Dreamstime. I thought it was something in way DT processed the images,... More
  • Facing My Fears

    by Lindsaybasson | 1st of January, 2012

    Since I was little girl, my parents took my sister and I on regular camping trips to the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Province, South Africa. My dad volunteered as a ranger, which meant that he had to be on duty every other weekend to make sure that all the... More
  • Sabino Parente Photography

    by Sabinoparente | 11th of September, 2011

    49 new images accepted from my last trip in the beautiful Africa. I have also some very nice portrait, but how can you submit it without release? I mean, how could i get signed releases from people in Africa? :-( More
  • Safari in Kenya

    by Ligio | 21st of January, 2011

    I was in Kenya for the winter holidays of New Year and I must say that was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever visited. I think every photographer should visit at least once in your life this wonderful country. Especially for those who love nature and animals,... More
  • The last of the Asian Lions...

    by Vishwakiran | 10th of November, 2010

    I took the long awaited trip to the north western coast of India, armed with a 400mm lens to capture the endangered and majestic Lions of the Gir forest in Gujarat. This is the last place they are found in the wild, and boy, was it a sight ! I had to go at the crack... More
  • Trip to Kenya

    by Fiifre | 1st of November, 2010

    Two months ago, I was lucky and went on a trip to Kenya. I took a lot of pictures during a safaritrip, but only a few came out well. Too much motion in the car, too little time for settings and tryouts ... problems all beginners have to face I guess.... More
  • Almost eaten by a lioness

    by Gumpa | 23rd of June, 2009

    I decided to start my new DT blog with story from my travels in Africa (Tanzania o be precise) I've been in Tanzania for 3 weeks with one of my best buddies - Liad (he claims to be the only one). Anyway, we started our trip with 6 days in the safari. On the second day... More
  • What I Wish I Knew Before Going on Safari, Part 2

    by Charlesoutcalt | 20th of October, 2008

    Before I went on safari, I sought advice on what to take from every source I could find--discussion boards, books, friends who had done a lot of nature photography. . . Over and over, I was advised to take the longest lens I could, and to get a teleconverter to extend... More
  • Things I Wish I Had Known Before Going On Safari, Part 1

    by Charlesoutcalt | 17th of October, 2008

    Before I went on safari to Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, I scoured the web and photo guide books for tips on how to prepare. I found quite a bit of good advice, but, once I got to my destination, I realized there were many things that I wish I had known. In... More
  • Mountains and Mountains . . .

    by Charlesoutcalt | 15th of October, 2008

    OK, I think that I am finally starting to gain some momentum in editing the thousands (literally) of images I took on safari. I have been home for a few weeks now, and somehow the very large collection of safari shots became overwhelming. Where to start? How to... More
  • My First Safari Photo

    by Charlesoutcalt | 20th of August, 2008

    Usually, I blog about an issue that I'm facing, or maybe to pass on something I have learned the hard way. Today, though, I just want to say Yahoo for my first (I hope of many) safari photo: I took 10 plane rides, about as many train rides, many boat rides, a million... More
  • What Made The Cut

    by Charlesoutcalt | 10th of August, 2008

    In my last entry, I talked (and complained!) about the 26 lb weight limit I faced for a safari trip to Africa. After much weighing of my options, literally and figuratively, here's what made the cut: Canon 1D Mark III body Canon 30D body as backup Canon 300 mm f/... More
  • Twenty-Six Pounds!

    by Charlesoutcalt | 7th of August, 2008

    While getting ready for a safari trip (about which I will write much more in coming weeks, I hope), I am confronted by an extremely strict weight limit: 26 pounds! This must include checked baggage and carry-on, toothbrush, clothing and camera :( Winnowing down my choices... More
  • First trip to Africa

    by Flatscreen | 29th of March, 2008

    In 2005 my girlfriend convinced me to enjoy our holidays in Kenya. First I was not impressed doing this, because my favorite destinations were everywhere, but not in Africa. It really came different as I expected. We both love nature, animals... but I never thought that... More
  • Is That Big Old Lens Worth It?

    by Charlesoutcalt | 25th of January, 2008

    Where to spend limited photo equipment dollars? Here's the dilemma: I will be heading to Africa on a safari with family this summer. Fourteen days of once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Right now, my biggest lens is the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L with IS. I... More

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