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Masters of Light
posted 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... More...
Painting with Light
posted 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... More...
Drawing Techniques
posted 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... More...
Dealing with noise the smarter way
posted 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... More...
What Dreamstime taught me...
posted 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... More...
Poor man's lighting!
posted 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:... More...
Photoshop - Mastering the Extreme
posted 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.... More...
Poor background removal - is this refusal bugging you?
posted 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... More...
one of my favorite images
posted 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.
How to tie perfect knot on syringe needle? - Secret revealed
posted 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... More...
Bird Photography: Approaching
posted 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... More...
Beauty Lighting - by JP Caldeano
posted 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... More...
Choosing a good tripod
posted 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... More...
A different way to sharpen
posted 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... More...
Talking about the numbers..500 pics
posted 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... More...
Silhouette photography
posted 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,... More...
Understanding depth if field
posted 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.... More...
Vertical or Horizontal Photos?
posted 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.... More...
No Tripod? Use body parts...or whatever...
posted by haslinda - 24th of april, 2011
This really does not sound as gruesome as the title implies. Well a tripod is particularly useful when taking photographs to reduce the inevitable camera shake. But sometimes it is just not possible to drag that tripod along. Especially... More...
5Ps of Microstock
posted by haslinda - 20th of april, 2011
When I was studying Marketing in school, the 4Ps were drilled into our brains. Let's go into the world of microstock and apply this. Product - Photography/Illustration As contributors, we are the suppliers. So make the product unique... More...
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