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  • Tip how to do film-like video footage in daylight

    by Alvera | 18th of July, 2014

    Hi. Another tips from your beloved king :) As you know, recording at 24 fps will give a film-like look at recordings. Combine this with a shallow DOF and you have a piece of art, ready for sale. Today tip is not about filming at 24 fps (only available on selected cameras)... More
  • Spring is coming

    by Fengshang520 | 21st of February, 2014

    Spring, rebirth, there are too many new things moved us waiting for us to capture. Starting it, press the shutter happy in an instant freeze. See Article
  • 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
  • How to get loooong shutter speeds.

    by Honkamaa | 24th of May, 2013

    Hello guys! This post is for beginner photographers out there who are interested in getting started to experiment with long shutter speeds for landscape or any other photography. The question answered in this post is "How do I get long shutter speeds?". This... More
  • Lesson 4: shutter speed, and how it works alongside aperture

    by Kimdeadman | 19th of October, 2012

    It’s time for another blog post following on from my previous discussions on photography basics. As always, this is to celebrate having another handful of photos accepted on Dreamstime. I have now made a massive 42 accepted images, my latest one taken on a worldwide photo... More
  • Wildlife and Movement First Try

    by Artalis | 10th of August, 2012

    I set myself an assignment the other day, to capture animal movement with my new sigma 70-200 2.8 OS lens and new Canon 7D. Being fairly new to photography and exploring my new kit, I was eager to get some decent shots. Put the camera on TV mode and tried various speeds... More
  • Basic Exposure in Photography

    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 diagram a couple of years ago for myself.... More
  • Learning about exposure

    by Imaengine | 7th of June, 2010

    If you’ve been wanting to venture out of the Auto mode on your digital camera and experiment with it’s manual settings there’s some tips that you might find useful. There are three main elements that need to be considered when playing around with exposure by calling... More
  • Still learning

    by Dmccale | 22nd of March, 2010

    Still learning after 3 years with SLR.I hope I never stop!!!! Sense I am an amateur and recently got a new camera. I have been in search of new ways to improve my work. I found this web site and thought I would share it with you. It has been very helpful to me. You can... More
  • Oh dear! What can the matter be…….

    by Shutterbestiole | 13th of March, 2010

    Hi! I'm an avid photographer and photography is my part time hobby. I've been an active DT member since 2008 and have currently reached 50 uploads in my account. Recently, I have noticed several problems that I’ve faced in DT whereby I had a couple of images, which were... More
  • Underwater photo tip: higher shutter speed!

    by Ligio | 8th of September, 2009

    This august I was in Red Sea and I did an early morning dive in the bay near the resort. With my Canon G9 digital camera and flash YS27DX I had a lot of troubles because of low shutter speed. So I tried to use high ISO values (more than 400 ISO) but I noticed that noise... More
  • good morning people :)

    by Amikphoto | 26th of July, 2009

    Hello. My name is Alex. I'm from Russia. I'm sorry for my English - it's not good enough. I decided to write some here just to open my soul :) I'm new in stocks. I've earned 12$ for now. (133 photos uploaded). I would say dreamstime is interesting. I use site name edited... More
  • Dealing with shutter speed

    by Alexhor | 14th of May, 2009

    Already two of my articles came up under useful articles. It just means that, aside of many expert photographers, there are enough starter users who recognize those basics valuable. A few words today about shutter speed. Lets just remind that shutter speed is one of the... More
  • ISO aperture setting shutter

    by Lazar_x | 22nd of November, 2008

    For the exposure to be correct, there are three variables that must be balanced: ISO speed : This is sensitivity to light of the sensor array. It defines the total amount of light that required. It is sometimes referred to as the film speed equivalent. Aperture... More
  • Got light trails?

    by Arenacreative | 15th of February, 2008

    Abstract light trails are some of my most favorite shots - there's nothing like playing with slow shutterspeed. See Article
  • Dialogue With My Better Self

    by Maigi | 15th of November, 2007

    Since I have been sick and home couple of days, and today was my last day at home, I decided to have some fun with my camera, and try long, very long shutter speeds. My exploration ended up with this image... huh, I can't include it to the post... well, it is now on my profile... More
  • My first day at college in photography

    by Homeriscool | 16th of October, 2007

    Hi all, I did write a blog last week stating that i was starting college next week (today) and was asking you opinions on what to expect. well that day arrived today it is only part time evening course and i am starting late actually 3 weeks into the course already,but... More
  • Exposure, Shutter, Aperture and Background

    by Aryanimagery | 14th of September, 2007

    Lot of time we face problems while taking picture because of cluttered background and bokeh lights. I have devised for myself few rules that help me to get rid of these things, 1. Depending upon the light, I narrow the aperture that is increase the f number and also sometime... More
  • Make a List... Check it Twice... and Check What's on the List, too.

    by South12th | 27th of July, 2007

    I was recently asked to photograph a celestial event for a friend -- one that occurs only every 18 years. I was thrilled but also a little apprehensive. I'd have one shot to get it right. I made a list of everything I needed. And I checked it again and again as the day... More

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