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  • Mostly, it's a shutter thing

    by Matthewcuda | 23rd of September, 2015

    With many years of photography under my belt now, and several years as a wildlife photographer, I can honestly say that shutter speed will make you or break you in this genre. In this post I will examine why the shutter is so crucial in wildlife as well as other action photography... More
  • Positive thinking.

    by Sandyprints | 6th of September, 2015

      After years of slow sales and perfecting my selection I thought I would try another way. Thinking about sales and how much I enjoy seeing what has sold has increased the speed of my sales, not the amount per picture, I haven't perfected that side of it yet! I don'... More
  • Hummingbirds in my yard

    by Lyoung403b | 5th of September, 2015

    I love watching the birds out in the wild and decided yesterday, to make a huge go of it. So, I bought ample bird seed, finch food and sunflower food for the many birds that come in neighbor's yard. Hoping that I can attract as many birds as possible, I bought eight feeders... More
  • Video frame rate

    by Oliena | 8th of January, 2015

    Frame rate – is often the reason of strobe motion on air of small local television companies.   At the same time, frame rate is wonderful option to play with, when you need more accurate slow motion (in wedding footage, for example). Most of video editing software... More
  • How $20 increased my acceptance ratio

    by Vogonify | 27th of December, 2014

    About 18 months back, my acceptance ratio on DT was at about 35%. While this was an increase from the earlier 25%, thanks largely due to a slightly better understanding of microstock requirements and general composition, it was still a bit dispiriting to see many images being... 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
  • 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
  • Blurrrr

    by Sydney | 20th of May, 2013

    What do people think of this photo! See Article
  • 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
  • Motion blur on subject

    by Alvera | 31st of August, 2012

    I made some photos at a drifting race. First one was approved today. I want to share my technique. First of all, you will need a shutter speed of about 1/8 - 1/20 sec. This is beyond my anti-shake abilities with a 450 mm lens so I use a tripod. Also, I pre-focused on the... More
  • Don't trust what they write ON plastic! Trust only what you test!

    by Alvera | 29th of August, 2012

    Three SD cards tested, see here what is write on them: What they write on label - click here Tested with h2testw_1.4 (google for it, it's free and small). Results: Sandisk Extreme class 6 (20 MB/s* on label) - 4 GB capacity Writing speed tested: 12.3 MByte/s Reading... 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
  • Car crash collection

    by Pascalinaclaudiu | 26th of July, 2012

    I invite you to contribute your images into my Car crash collection. Welcome and enjoy! See Article
  • Tip - Cheap Flash Units for DIY Studios

    by Peanutroaster | 8th of December, 2011

    Lately I've been experimenting with a DIY home studio setup in the basement. I started with continuous lighting using large CFLs but moved on to trying out flash units. I picked up an inexpensive flash trigger systems for three units from iShoot off Ebay that consists... More
  • Soooooooooo Fast !!!

    by Digikhmer | 17th of November, 2011

    I can't believe yet. This image has been uploaded there is less than two days. And another unbelievable thing is there is only one view and one sale straight away! This picture represent a lot for me because of all my young age spend there, all my sweet memories. That... More
  • Splash Photography — How To Shoot A Splash Scene

    by Midosemsem | 14th of November, 2011

    Splash photography is challenging and a lot of fun. The reason – it requires some precise coordination, the results are wonderful and you are going to have a lot of fun practicing some coordination with your assistant while witnessing some funny moments. Let’s get started... More
  • cycling ... new works , old works..

    by Tan510jomast | 12th of September, 2011

    My most popular image is of cycling. It was not for any competition or whatnot. I was walking home through the park and saw a crowd and someone talking via the loudspeaker. So curious like the cat, I couldn't resist to walk across the Commons in Halifax to check it out.... More
  • Woot! First editorial download

    by Kschua | 22nd of August, 2011

    Imagine my surprise this morning when I login to dt. Noticed that the sales figure went 1 up. Immediately I checked to see which image was bought. It was this unusual view of the Natiional Library building in Singapore. What is more incredible is that this was downloaded... More
  • Panning, The Art Of Motion Photography!

    by Midosemsem | 17th of August, 2011

    Panning is an interesting art of photography. It has been there since ages but it still excites many photographers. It gives the right feel of motion to your pictures. Panning works best for sports and motion photography or when you want to depict a motion or movement in... More
  • Speed of approval for editorial image: Amazing!

    by Kschua | 16th of August, 2011

    Last night I uploaded this image of the LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore and this morning it was approved! Never experience such quick approval. Incidentally, it is my first editorial image and also, my first post:) Cheers everyone! See Article

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