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  • Improve Your Skills with a Photo-A-Day Project

    by Gracelife | 19th of November, 2015

      The common advice for new and aspiring photographers is to take as many photographs as you possibly can – every day of the week if possible. For many, that means starting on a photo-a-day or 365 project. This is wonderful advice, but I don't necessarily believe that... More
  • Never too late to learn

    by Zz3701 | 16th of November, 2015

    What a big surprise for me today, I got my first sale ! Among hundreds of thousands of excellent pictures, one of mine was sold, that really means something to me. I joined DT two and half months ago. I chose ten of my best pictures from a thousand pictures in my computer... More
  • New uploads

    by Anasako | 5th of November, 2015

    HI, I am so happy, for past week 2 weeks, 44 new pictures was approved. It is my personal record. Earlier if 1 or 2 pictures for 20 were approved it was wow. So I see that my technical skills was up and also composition. Earlier I were thinking that something is wrong... More
  • Revisiting Your Old Work

    by Gracelife | 1st of July, 2015

      Looking at Your Old Images with Fresh Perspective As photographers, we are on a never-ending quest to create something new and unusual. After so many years of taking photos, you more than likely have terabytes of archived raw files or boxes upon boxes of negatives... More
  • My first blog - all criticism and advices are greatly appreciated

    by Pet548 | 4th of September, 2014

    I read the blog and I find there helpfull advices but I have never posted anything because I don't fell good with my English. I am new at photography. I wish to learn how to take beautiful pictures from you all and to try to improve mines. Any help or advice would be appreciated.... More
  • Photography Resources

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 30th of July, 2014

    I am fairly new to photography, well officially, and since joining DT a year and a half ago have improved tremendously! My photography is a hobby, which I would love to make a career of someday, that I truely enjoy learning about and improving on. DT has assisted me in... More
  • Another milestone!

    by Doubleclick7 | 24th of June, 2014

    I recently reached 600 images uploaded on Dreamstime! This is Dillon, I tell him he's my star! He's my 600th image, and I have quite a few of him. It helps that he's so photogenic! And our small town is still recovering from a large hail storm, so editorial photo... More
  • My development at Dreamstime

    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 without passion. I started taking the... More
  • New skills

    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 about masking, manipulating different layers... More
  • So, you want to be a pro photographer.

    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 - You are a good photographer or you... More
  • Check and recheck

    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 at home or where to look...plugged in the... More
  • The jump was made......

    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 of birdsh*t. the previous one had 210 views... More
  • Fill light skills when backlight filming

    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 contrast, was filmed objects can appear... More
  • My first illustration

    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 sell, at least the good ones, and I got... More
  • Dreamstime, learning by the day!

    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. After my first uploads at DT,... More
  • Attitude is EVERYTHING!

    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. The reason for my decision to become exclusive... More
  • Creating funny games for kids

    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, they also help children develop many important... More
  • Too many shots : part two

    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 will notice results quickly. Everybody has... More
  • When is arty arty of when is it farty

    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 that their "breaking the rules" is artistic... More
  • My new blog about photography...

    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 that they will be useful on your (image)... More

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