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The RGB of it all
posted by ellenboughn - 10th of august, 2007
Or is it the CYMK? (One matters online; the other in print). Do you dream in color? Did people dream in black and white before the invention of black and white film? If so, how did they know what the world looked like in black and white?... More...
My development at Dreamstime
posted by gellerpa - 12th of april, 2014
When I started at Dreamstime, I thought every times about potential sales. I read different tips many times, which photos I should upload to get high sales and approval ratio. But 4 month ago I decided, that I don’t want take photos... More...
New skills
posted by williamardrey - 7th of december, 2012
I've been exited about the last few months. I have been taking a formal course in Photoshop, and have begun to realize what a powerful tool it is. Things I used to wonder about and question are now becoming clear to me. I'm learning... More...
So, you want to be a pro photographer.
posted by seawatch1 - 27th of june, 2012
You most likely want to be a pro and perhaps you already are. But are you a good pro? Or do people cringe when they see you are going to be on a shoot? Here are a few tips that will make you a better pro. Check your ego at the door... More...
Photography Books You Should Read
posted by afagundes - 23rd of june, 2012
Thie Photography Books Authors are for you to learn and step forward on your photography, this list is not of books of photographs. Since there are some newbies here all the time, I decided to publish a small list of books I think... More...
Check and recheck
posted by miraclemoments - 30th of march, 2012
After my recent upload frenzy I was slowly running out of files to upload and with my day job taking up well...most of my day, I didn't exactly have the opportunity to just go out and shoot. So I though what can I photograph... More...
Marathon - An opportunity to practice and submit?
posted by chrwincan5dm2 - 21st of october, 2011
Hi, this upcoming Sunday there will be a marathon in my city and I think this is a great opportunity to practice some photography skills plus the images might qualify for the editorial section. What do you think?... More...
The jump was made......
posted by fotosenmeer - 20th of october, 2011
Some of you fellow DT-ers will remember the predecessor of this picture. last few months my CS5 skills were sharpened and I decided to make the jump to replace the previous version for the 'cleaner' version without the traces... More...
Exclusivity !
posted by digikhmer - 25th of may, 2011
Today, somebody made again my day ... It is the first time that I am so called "photographer" and some more from one of the famous photography agency who is dreamstime.com. I am so happy to be honored like this. Now, I am the "photographer"... More...
Fill light skills when backlight filming
posted by uptall - 6th of january, 2011
Photography is most appropriate filming light condition is frontlighting or side light, light conditions, shooting direction and light direction completely contrary, the foreground subject and background existing huge light and shade... More...
My first illustration
posted by mvogel - 7th of september, 2010
Now let me start by saying I am not an artist. I have had no formal artistic training and everything I have learned is on the fly, so basically I am not very good, but I am learning. I started to notice that illustrations seem to... More...
Dreamstime, learning by the day!
posted by lx343 - 20th of august, 2010
I used to be a below average photographer with many photo's taken in a way the average tourist would take. Full of convidence you start to create an account and look around the site, and learn that there is quite some room for improvement.... More...
Attitude is EVERYTHING!
posted by novembergale - 15th of april, 2010
After nearly two years of dabbling in stock photography, I finally feel like I've made it through the learning curve as a contributor. My acceptances and sales are picking up and I decided to work exclusively with Dreamstime.... More...
Creating funny games for kids
posted by mariaam - 24th of march, 2010
When I was a child I liked puzzle games and coloring book pages very much. That´s the reason why I love to draw funny games for kids: Coloring pages, color by number, connect the dots, mazes and other games are not only fun,... More...
Growing up together
posted by olyashevchenko - 24th of february, 2010
When I started to be a contributor just a bit more than a year ago, I didn't have any clue what professional illustration is like and what I should do to create beautiful and unique picture. I didn't know how to draw people and my... More...
Too many shots : part two
posted by kikkerdirk - 4th of january, 2010
It really takes time to take good pictures, it only takes seconds to take a snapshot! There are a lot of considerations to take, making beautiful pictures. If you don't want to depend on a 'lucky shot', take your time, and you... More...
When is arty arty of when is it farty
posted by danienel - 13th of october, 2009
So I'm all for creative blur, flair and weirdness, but only if it serves a purpose and it is executed willingly or serendipitously. What irkes me to no end is someone who doesn't have the skill to shoot a "boring" shot, but claims... More...
My new blog about photography...
posted by ting890 - 26th of july, 2009
Although I am not a pro, even not a half-pro, I just opened this blog yesterday. As I have done some reseaches before on how to take good / creative photos, I will post the skills on my blog later. I think they are useful and hope... More...
Illustrators versus Computer
posted by micspix - 18th of february, 2009
Let me preface this blog by saying that I belong to an active and varied group of artists in my area. These talented, skilled artists produce works in all different mediums. I feel blessed to be part of such a talented group of people... More...
Importance of professional photography skills in stock photography
posted by yarchyk - 26th of november, 2008
Are professionally trained photographers more likely to have better sales than amateurs who make wonderful photos as well? Is it really important to know all the skills and secrets of photography to become a successful stock photographer?... More...
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