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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
6 Months, 642 images, 286 downloads and 1 blog later
posted by braendan - 1st of july, 2008
It has been 6 months since my first images were accepted and being exclusive on Dreamstime. I am not much of a writer so I am just going to put bits and pieces of my thoughts in point form. Microstock agencies like Dreamstime... More...
My second picture rejected, fixed then approved.
posted by sstedman - 25th of april, 2008
As I learn more about having my pictures approved, I am forced to improve my photography skills, which is a good thing. Here is my 2nd approved photo. When I first submitted it the picture was too dark and it was rejected. I... More...
Photos taken to the success of several principles
posted by zysc2008 - 22nd of february, 2008
Photos taken to the success of several principles, and the original digital color faithful sharing! Make a fuss about photography is not to invite guests, as long as the move is not moving finger, He is a very complex tertiary... More...
im starting college next tuesday cant wait :)
posted by homeriscool - 11th of october, 2007
hello everyone just to say im starting my new journey in photography next tuesday as a mature student next Tuesday evening.im really looking forward to it although i feel a little nervous as i have not been in any formal training for... More...
Recognition
posted by kenneystudios - 21st of august, 2007
I would like to take a moment to pay some respect to the woman who got me where I am today. Without this fantastic lady, I would not be doing what I doing am today. My mother gave me everything she could, and everything she couldn'... More...
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