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  • 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
  • Tripods...Useful or Too Heavy to Carry?

    by Tempestz | 28th of May, 2013

    Many of you already know that in order to capture tack sharp images either with a macro lens or a telephoto, you must use a sturdy tripod. Additionally, using a shutter release and changing the setting within your camera to keep the mirror up, will all help assure the... More
  • Switch off IS when using a tripod - but WHY?

    by Robinstockphotos | 4th of January, 2013

    I think many of you must wonder why you should switch off Image stabilization (IS) when using a tripod? IS was meant to suppress vibrations right? And using it on a tripod might get you really, really sharp pictures? So here is the secret behind it: Your camera has... More
  • Tips for novice tripod users

    by Chanevy | 9th of September, 2012

    I never used a tripod until I started shooting stock. I made some silly mistakes when I started shooting with one, and some of the tips I have read for my photo class include silly things that I managed to get right. This is a compilation of tips for novice tripod users... More
  • Can't find a model? Check the mirror!

    by Mike2focus | 20th of June, 2012

    As another weekend approaches, another great photo idea pops into my mind. Only problem is, I need someone to model for this shot. Nobody is available, though. And that ad I've been meaning to put up on Craig's List didn't happen again this week. Ugh! What to do? Got it!... 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
  • Tips On Infrared Photography

    by Crookid | 31st of March, 2011

    Shooting infrared with digital is much different from my early black & white/darkroom days. But, in some respects is somewhat similar, because you still have a thick filter to shoot through. So a tripod is an absolute necessity if you want good, quality (noise free) images.... More
  • Nikon D700 and birthday - but not mine

    by Starblue | 18th of August, 2010

    Hi to all of you! This summer time has been sooo busy for me. I have dedicated a lot of time to study new tutorials for PC illustrations. As we have had bought a new photocamera Nikon D700, it has been increadible pleasure to make photos with it. Indeed, I have... More
  • Strange things happen around tripods.

    by Gwoeii | 16th of June, 2010

    I have read many articles & posting on the internet, the latest being another article in DT ~ "Risky shot...", on being forbidden to use tripods in certain areas. I have always thought, how can that be? How can anyone disallow the setting up of tripod for a photo shoot, If... More
  • Risky Shots - No Tripods in New York City

    by Sepavo | 16th of June, 2010

    Ok well maybe the title is a bit misleading. There are many, many places that you can set up a tripod in New York City and no authority will bother you. However these places rarely offer good vantage points. Pretty much every worthwhile landmark has tight security... More
  • Tripod

    by Vtr | 5th of April, 2009

    How important is a Tripod to a photographer ? This could be a question that would be in a mind until you have one. But the point is who is willing to carry a tripod already the camera bag with those lens and charger storage media and camera makes it heavy. But Wait ..... More
  • London is a must!

    by Aughty | 29th of March, 2009

    I had a wonderful time photographing the City of London. The weather was typical London’s normal, cool not cold, rainy, foggy and cloudy later on in the afternoons. I worked with what was offered to me and yet I’m quite pleased. I had a few problems with the... More
  • How DT Change My Photograph Habit.

    by Toneimage | 12th of March, 2009

    Since I joined DT last year I found my photograph habit had been changed gradually and mainly summaries as the following 3 aspects: 1.Get to Use Tripod More For a long time since I used the digital camera I seldom used the tripod, why? Because it has the convenient... More
  • Do you hate Tripod ?

    by Sleiselei | 3rd of March, 2009

    I can honestly say that I am more disgusted with the use of a tripod. Sometimes I think his greatest use is for self-defense when you go out. :) Tripod is too cumbersome to use, for me, can not would not. This is help you to exercise the stability of film. :) Unless the... More
  • My friend Mr. Monopod

    by Dcwcreations | 23rd of February, 2009

    If you think you are one of those people who can hold your camera still enough all the time and get good photos you need your meds changed. We all need on occasion something to help us steady up the camera to get a crystal clear shot. I never gave much thought about... More
  • Gorillapod!!!

    by Eclecticelegance | 11th of February, 2009

    I'm very excited because I just purchased a Joby Gorillapod!!!! (see image to the left - the image is not mine, but it is identical to my Gorillapod). I had been wanting one for a while, but after I read about another Dreamstime user, Yhca, using a Gorillapod, I definitely... More
  • Tripods...where and when?

    by Teekaygee | 21st of August, 2008

    I remember when I started in photography, I was using a point and shoot camera. Like most people, I carried it around, and when I saw something interesting I pulled it out, aimed and snapped the photo. Then as I got more serious I read in a book that to get really sharp... More
  • If at first you don't succeed...

    by Bradcalkins | 19th of June, 2008

    This has always been a favorite photo of mine, but probably more because I remember the taking of the photo so vividly. It was taken in Guam, which at the time was very humid (I'm not sure when it isn't!). I was working there for a week and had a view of this beautiful... More
  • Feeling Self-Conscious

    by Charlesoutcalt | 13th of March, 2008

    There I was, barreling down the 99 freeway in the Central Valley of California, when I saw an incredible sight: a windmill farm in a mountain pass. Hundreds of windmills, different heights and shapes, some spinning quickly, others making lazy loops, others seemingly stuck.... More
  • And Another Equipment Issue. . .

    by Charlesoutcalt | 25th of January, 2008

    Tripods! Is carbon fiber really worth the extra $? Currently, I use a Bogen-Manfrotto tripod (I think it's model 3021B). It's fine--tall, and relatively sturdy--but it's HEAVY. Hauling it around when I already have a camera body or two in hand is a hassle. I'm not... More

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