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  • Masters of Light

    by Ellenboughn | 30th of July, 2007

    Lots of blog talk lately about what differentiates a pro from an amateur. If an image has what it takes, I don’t care who took it. Could be a top photographer or my Aunt Nellie: it’s a professional image. But on the over all career level, it’s usually the light that... More
  • All you need to know about photography

    by Sysu90 | 27th of September, 2014

    Introduction Your camera photography has nothing to do with a high quality of photos you want to do. All cameras, especially digital ones, offer the same image quality. The difference is only in terms of the ease with which you can make the necessary adjustments to get... More
  • Two thousand images sold

    by Arturoosorno | 26th of July, 2014

    New milestone, two thousand images sold through Dreamstime. I like to produce images of various subjects, work on a task until satisfactory results are obtained then go on to another topic. Refresh creativity, try new techniques is the goal for now. Still a lot of work to... More
  • Painting with Light

    by Mrallen | 22nd of March, 2014

    Fiber-Optic Light Painting The photographic technique of 'Painting with Light' has been around since the very early days of photography. WHAT IS LIGHT PAINTING ? Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held... More
  • Drawing Techniques

    by Vennys | 2nd of September, 2013

    Can someone give me a hand please..? I have a lot of ideas, but I´m missing knowledge for better techniques (mainly not hand-drawing). Are there any books for microstock - work..? (how to create stickers, backgrounds, ...) I know some websites, for example http://vector.... More
  • Dealing with noise the smarter way

    by Robinstockphotos | 3rd of July, 2013

    You noticed a bear inside a cave just before evening. You recall seeing a duplicate of this shot in the last National Geographic magazine. You bring your thousand dollar camera up with a proud telephoto lens sticking out a couple feet and set ISO to 200 only to find shutter... More
  • What Dreamstime taught me...

    by Keremgo | 30th of April, 2013

    When first time I joined Dreamstime and uploaded the photos I've took which I thought I did an awesome job with them, just rejected one and other. Not a single photo I've took is accepted. I was almost give up... But a line on a book I've read inspired me and I decided... More
  • Poor man's lighting!

    by Robinstockphotos | 23rd of March, 2013

    I don't know why I chose the title, but this method of lighting is quite nice and gives you studio quality shots. You could use a torch or candle for all I care. Use anything that produces light for around 15s. Rich man method: Get a couple speedlites and softboxes and... More
  • Photoshop - Mastering the Extreme

    by Robinstockphotos | 21st of March, 2013

    Most of you have Photoshop, don't you? If not Photoshop, at least GIMP? Both have capabilities that you cannot imagine. Many of us use Photoshop for retouching and post processing our photos, which is the most simplistic use of Photoshop. Brightness, contrast, hue-saturation.... More
  • Poor background removal - is this refusal bugging you?

    by Tamarabauer | 13th of February, 2013

    "Poor background removal" - if this is a refusal reason that you commonly receive when your images are reviewed, especially on subjects that have a plain (often white) background, here are a few tips that I hope you will find helpful. If you intend... More
  • one of my favorite images

    by Iiberry | 23rd of September, 2012

    One of my favorite pictures. I must strive to learn photography techniques, achieve the goal of a picture online. See Article
  • How to tie perfect knot on syringe needle? - Secret revealed

    by Janceluch | 8th of August, 2012

    This image - I had it on my mind for a longer time - a shoot of a syringe with perfect knot tied on the needle - kind of "Stop taking drugs" concept... - but there was tiny little obstacle to solve - how to tie a perfect knot on a piece of fragile stiff and yet still hollow... More
  • Bird Photography: Approaching

    by Silasfirth | 25th of June, 2012

    I know it's been a while since my last blog articles on bird photography. I've been really busy and haven't been able to spend as much time working with my photos as I'd like. I still manage to get out, though, and hopefully this information will help you get the next shot... More
  • Beauty Lighting - by JP Caldeano

    by Yogiproductions | 6th of June, 2012

    BEAUTY LIGHTING With beauty lighting, I try to get my light sources as large as possible. One of the things I say over and over is, the larger your light source is in relationship to your subject, the softer the light. So for beauty lighting, I generally get the modifiers... More
  • Choosing a good tripod

    by Shadow69 | 3rd of April, 2012

    As I just bought a new tripod today I thought I would share with you a few tips on what to consider when choosing a tripod. You may have spent a significant amount of cash on buying the latest and greatest camera and the thought of spending another few hundred bucks on... More
  • A different way to sharpen

    by Birksphotography | 25th of January, 2012

    There are several ways to sharpen your images. Some of these techniques re good and others not so much. I have found that using the unsharp mask filter is ok but can lead to an even more noisy image if overdone. So after doing a little searching I found a technique that... More
  • Talking about the numbers..500 pics

    by Yellowind | 25th of January, 2012

    I feel quite new to stock photography, and the whole photography as well. Last year I've got the camera and started to look around more deeply and passionately. The art of view or the view of art is not completely new to me, though photography has it's own rules of creation.... More
  • Silhouette photography

    by Pal1989 | 28th of September, 2011

    I always like photography with back lighting, Silhouette is one of the popular output of it.It mainly depends upon framing sense and a proper exposure control.Different type of human expression, dramatic act, activity, shape, structure, modern art can be easily depicted with... More
  • Understanding depth if field

    by Dmccale | 25th of July, 2011

    I wanted to share this link I found. depth of field In my opinion, we can never learn enough about photography. Sometimes I think I know something and zap its gone. Therefore, I try to read on different techniques as often as I can. Hope this helps some of you. Happy shooting.... More
  • Vertical or Horizontal Photos?

    by Haslinda | 7th of June, 2011

    Do you like to shoot photos vertically or rather horizontally? My initial preference was to shoot landscape or horizontal photos. But for some strange reason I find my photos shot vertically sells better than those done horizontally. As an example, this was the latest... More

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