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  • A Sense of Place (Part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of February, 2007

    Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how the light will be at different times... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of February, 2007

    I'm in San Francisco this week, staying near Union Square. There is a photographer on every corner snapping every which way. So how do to create images of a beautiful and much photographed city that will stand out from the competition?... More
  • Point & Shoot...

    by Guernica | 22nd of June, 2014

    Point and shoot digital cameras can be wonderfully easy to use. They are relatively inexpensive, depending on the features you require. And they are usually small, making them easily portable. Most models have auto-focus and built in light meters that automatically set... More
  • Chaos in Washington DC

    by Indy2320 | 18th of October, 2013

    By now most people have probably heard about all the chaos occurring in the Washington area in the last few months.With the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard,a woman being killed by police near the nation's Capitol building and the government shutdown, the DC area has... More
  • Good Exposure for Landscape Photography

    by Illuminativisual | 3rd of June, 2013

    The traditional triad of ISO, aperture and shutter speed is the determinant of exposure. Appropriate selection of these three parameters will ensure the optimum exposure to record a scene as desired. Selecting exposure settings that allow less light to be recorded by the... More
  • Get your priorities right!

    by Robinstockphotos | 4th of January, 2013

    We often come across a great opportunity for that perfect shot but either miss it or capture it wrong if we are new to serious photography. Here's a little list of things I'd suggest. Most of these are already taken care of by your camera but just in case your camera isn'... More
  • setting goals

    by Phoenixci | 8th of July, 2012

    Who would have believed a few months ago that I, a photographer without any training, would have reached over 100 photos accepted. The start of the journey was hard and after many refusals I wondered, (as many others have I am sure) if this was for me. I decided to take every... More
  • Extreme inspiration

    by Kimdeadman | 24th of June, 2012

    I recently went to a photography exhibition at the Metropoliatan Museum of Photography while on holiday in Tokyo. I found it by chance while filling in time between some other activities, but it turned out to be a big source of inspiration. Sometimes I look at other photographer'... More
  • Exposure settings to shoot action

    by Illuminativisual | 22nd of February, 2012

    Exposure settings: As a rule of thumb, you need a shutter speed of around 1/1000 sec to capture action like a bird taking off, sports, jets etc. The relative speed of the subject will increase if you are close to it. It will also depend on the direction on the movement. Movement... More
  • Lessons from a Newbie

    by Kringstad | 28th of December, 2011

    Last weekend I was lucky enough to get ahold of some tickets to a Minnesota Timberwolves games (professional basketball). Our group was sitting in the third row which was only a could of feet/meters away from the action. I only brought my 17-40L lens on my 7D because I assumed... More
  • First experience with shooting fireworks...

    by Igordabari | 11th of March, 2011

    I always dremt to take photograpy of a firework. And finally I managed to do this. Unfortunately, fireworks are very short events and it is not possible to change spot adjusting for the best view. One does not know EXACTLY where it will happen. Noway to set composition before... More
  • Adobe picture color settings?

    by Kk8737 | 24th of February, 2011

    Our Photoshop color settings used are (Adobe RGB (1998)) or (sRGB IEc61966-2.1) color settingsWe use a solution will be issued in different See Article
  • Setting Sun

    by Subhra2jyoti | 18th of October, 2010

    I shot this image of setting sun on way back to my home town from countryside.Bright red colored Sun during twilight time attracted me a lot for capturing this beautiful image. I again request your kind opinion on this. Thanks & regards, Subhrajyoti, India More
  • Aperture And How It Will Effect Your Images

    by Rebeccaosborn | 30th of October, 2009

    Ok, so the last blog i posted, i wrote about how your exposure effects your image. There are 3 main things that will effect your exposure.. these are your Aperture, Shutter Speed and your ISO. To make this blog NOT be 10 pages long, i'm just gonna go into detail in... More
  • 400 Images on DT

    by Litifeta | 25th of February, 2009

    Wow!. February 2009 looked pretty dismal personally, but professionally it has allowed me to celebrate 2 huge milestones here. First, I broke the 2,000 sales barrier, and now I have 400 images online. It is really exciting to set goals and see them come to reality.... More
  • Goal Setting in 2009 - and beyond...

    by Fultonsphoto | 27th of December, 2008

    I have read one or two blog articles on goal setting for 2009, which led me to share the following extract which I found rather interesting reading, and hopefully a revalation to some... Get Serious about Setting Goals (From Robin Sharma, Who will cry when you die?)... More
  • Goal Setting Part 3 - Achievement

    by Danp68 | 27th of March, 2008

    Today was a landmark day for me in microstock. I received my 50th and 51st downloads of the month only 27 days into March, which allowed me to achieve my goal of 50 downloads in 1 month much sooner than expected. In this final blog on Goal Setting, I now want to talk... More
  • Goal Setting Part 2

    by Danp68 | 3rd of March, 2008

    As promised in Part 1, I am tracking my progress toward achieving 50 downloads in 1 month at Dreamstime by 7/31/2008. The first two months of my challenge have been successful. In January I set a personal record with 28 downloads, more than double my average. This came... More
  • Basic Canon Rebel XT

    by Ladykassie | 31st of December, 2007

    Settings for your Rebel Just to have a better understanding for the settings for your Canon Rebel .. ;0) See Article
  • When getting a new computer....

    by Kenneystudios | 16th of November, 2007

    ... check your monitor settings. In a carry-over from yesterday's events (Stock Image -vs- Snapshot), I learned another valuable lesson as well. I am used to working on my desktop computer, where I have already spent painstaking time matching my monitor settings to my... More

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