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  • More sharp, less noise.

    by Maxsp | 6th of January, 2014

    LONG STORY SHORT! So you want sharpen images without noise with a good quality like a PRO. Okay, let's go. 1st - Accept the limitations of your camera, it means you need as much light as cheaper your camera and lens are. 2nd - Reduce ISO? As much as you don&... More
  • Creature's eyes

    by Tempestz | 1st of December, 2013

    One of the items I learned about shooting images of creatures is to make sure the eyes are sharp. These eyes will draw you in and provide a visually striking image. While the rest of the image can be out of focus, it's important to make sure the eyes are in focus.... More
  • Tripods, the one accessory every microstock photographer must have

    by Mike2focus | 19th of August, 2013

    This subject has been touched on a few times here in the forum. But the importance of this subject warrants a refresher article on this important subject… One of the most important photography accessories, if not THE most important, is a tripod. I use mine whenever it... More
  • What Dreamstime taught me...

    by Keremgo | 30th of April, 2013

    When first time I joined Dreamstime and uploaded the photos I've took which I thought I did an awesome job with them, just rejected one and other. Not a single photo I've took is accepted. I was almost give up... But a line on a book I've read inspired me and I decided... More
  • Photography Lessons in Hunting

    by Vcarmstrong | 19th of September, 2012

    So I happen to be a hunter and a photographer. After reading a discussion regarding sharper images in the forums I thought I would share a few tips that hunters use that also can easily be applied to taking sharper images. When a hunter wants to sight in their rifle... More
  • Photoshop tutorial for sharper pictures ...

    by FabioConcetta | 24th of June, 2012

    Hi all! I would like to share with the whole community of Dreamstime, the knowledge that I acquired in Photoshop, like most of you know is a very complex image editing software. I state that everything I have learned is based on articles and tutorials, readily available on... More
  • Special models

    by Peppenero | 10th of May, 2012

    Without you I couldnt make as many photos as i have on DT. Thank you my doggies. You are the best models in the World!! Dog, dog, cute and loyal A pet for anyone even the royal! Cherished by young and old, But will you do what you’re told? Living in human’... More
  • Property Rules

    by Peppenero | 8th of May, 2012

    These are the Chinese Sharpei property rules :) Because I like it, It's mine Because it's in my mouth, It's mine Because I had it a little while ago, It's mine Because I can take it from you, It's mine Because it's mine,... More
  • A different way to sharpen

    by Birksphotography | 25th of January, 2012

    There are several ways to sharpen your images. Some of these techniques re good and others not so much. I have found that using the unsharp mask filter is ok but can lead to an even more noisy image if overdone. So after doing a little searching I found a technique that... More
  • Five Simple Steps to Better Photography

    by Midosemsem | 5th of July, 2011

    I read this useful article and I want to share it with you... 1) Sharpness: In order to ensure your images are sharp, make sure you know how to focus your camera. Digital cameras with auto focus are often difficult to focus precisely, especially when shooting small... More
  • Picture sharpness

    by Petin | 30th of March, 2011

    The sharpness is one of basic factors of a good picture. Factors, which affect it are generally well known – exposure time equal to the inverse amount of the focal length, continuous release control, stable position of the photographer including firm camera holding...... More
  • Focus

    by Williamardrey | 23rd of August, 2010

    I have been having trouble with accurate focusing lately. I have the Olympus Evolt510 SLR digital camera and mostly use the kit lenses it came with for most of my pictures. I did buy a Zuiko telephoto lens last year to complement the other lenses. I'm trying to discover... More
  • Soft focus

    by Raindrop | 21st of July, 2010

    Hi, I decided to create one more blog for those who like soft focus. Few months ago I bought book Scott Kelby CS2 for photographers and find lot of nice tips. :) One of them is how to create soft skin but to reserve all details on skin. So I did it and for my taste it was... More
  • Another way for sharpening

    by Rzs | 15th of December, 2009

    Hi people, my friend told me a great tip for sharpening pictures a few months ago, but I haven't mentioned it here. It's my mistake and I am sorry about that:) I know you know how to sharpen pictures, even you can know this way that I am going to introduce in a few lines,... More
  • Sharpening your images

    by Antoinettew | 26th of November, 2009

    The other day I came across an article on the internet about sharpening your image in a safer way in stat of using Unsharp Mak. One reason for this is that the Unsharp mask operates on the actual image pixels and it makes changes to those pixels. This sharpening process... More
  • Let's talk a little bit about image sharpness

    by Petarneychev | 5th of May, 2009

    Few things are more impressive than a full blown image with spot on focus and perfect optical sharpness. Unfortunately, few things are as hard as accomplishing this on regular basis, especially when you shoot under natural light and you're trying to squeeze your equipment... More
  • To sharpen or not to sharpen?

    by Krystof | 20th of February, 2009

    When I first started with digital photography around three years ago it was with a pretty decent compact, a Canon A95. For the first year and a bit I sharpened every single of my images by a factor of 150% & pixels at 3-4 ignore threshold and 3-4 radius, sometimes more in... More
  • My first blog and 5th online photo

    by Tomdraug | 4th of February, 2009

    Hello! So, I finally managed to get 5 photos approved :) Great day and a boost to my hobby, inspiration-wise. I will describe the experience for people who will try, fail and who will need some support to get going. I found out DT at Twitter. I was never interested... More
  • Diffraction Limited?

    by Bradcalkins | 20th of November, 2008

    I've been looking into a new body and have decided not to go with the latest Canon 50D. I'm turned off by the high file size, but also because we seem to be getting into territory where more megapixels are making some things worse. While I haven't tried either the 50D or... More
  • Keeping Sharp In A Digital World

    by Aughty | 6th of November, 2008

    I’m new to the stock world, still learning how to improve my acceptance rate of my images to DT. I was flagged for not having an image in focus. I got this message about the image: Image is out of focus or too much of the subject is out of focus (DOF too shallow or... More

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