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  • Safari users - find your images on Google easily

    by Stamena | 8th of February, 2015

    Checking if and where your images have been on used is probably the biggest addiction and satisfaction for the microstock photographer (ok, after checking your earnings balance ;) And since the reverse Google image search is the go to place for this, I found a great extension... More
  • Reflections on a photo contest...just days after US election

    by Alamourus | 9th of November, 2012

    I've never won a photo contest--until just this week. Just days after Obama won a second term. It was an open contest put on by a local business group: you post a set of twelve pictures on Facebook and the ones with the most votes during a set period gets into a calendar... More
  • Tip - Enabling Color Management in Google Chrome

    by Peanutroaster | 24th of March, 2012

    I just figured out something that I should have figured out long ago. But never late then never. The problem was that I just couldn't figure out why the thumbnails of my images always seemed darker on Dreamstime. I thought it was something in way DT processed the images,... More
  • Facing My Fears

    by Lindsaybasson | 1st of January, 2012

    Since I was little girl, my parents took my sister and I on regular camping trips to the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Province, South Africa. My dad volunteered as a ranger, which meant that he had to be on duty every other weekend to make sure that all the... More
  • Sabino Parente Photography

    by Sabinoparente | 11th of September, 2011

    49 new images accepted from my last trip in the beautiful Africa. I have also some very nice portrait, but how can you submit it without release? I mean, how could i get signed releases from people in Africa? :-( More
  • Safari in Kenya

    by Ligio | 21st of January, 2011

    I was in Kenya for the winter holidays of New Year and I must say that was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever visited. I think every photographer should visit at least once in your life this wonderful country. Especially for those who love nature and animals,... More
  • The last of the Asian Lions...

    by Vishwakiran | 10th of November, 2010

    I took the long awaited trip to the north western coast of India, armed with a 400mm lens to capture the endangered and majestic Lions of the Gir forest in Gujarat. This is the last place they are found in the wild, and boy, was it a sight ! I had to go at the crack... More
  • Trip to Kenya

    by Fiifre | 1st of November, 2010

    Two months ago, I was lucky and went on a trip to Kenya. I took a lot of pictures during a safaritrip, but only a few came out well. Too much motion in the car, too little time for settings and tryouts ... problems all beginners have to face I guess.... More
  • Almost eaten by a lioness

    by Gumpa | 23rd of June, 2009

    I decided to start my new DT blog with story from my travels in Africa (Tanzania o be precise) I've been in Tanzania for 3 weeks with one of my best buddies - Liad (he claims to be the only one). Anyway, we started our trip with 6 days in the safari. On the second day... More
  • What I Wish I Knew Before Going on Safari, Part 2

    by Charlesoutcalt | 20th of October, 2008

    Before I went on safari, I sought advice on what to take from every source I could find--discussion boards, books, friends who had done a lot of nature photography. . . Over and over, I was advised to take the longest lens I could, and to get a teleconverter to extend... More
  • Things I Wish I Had Known Before Going On Safari, Part 1

    by Charlesoutcalt | 17th of October, 2008

    Before I went on safari to Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, I scoured the web and photo guide books for tips on how to prepare. I found quite a bit of good advice, but, once I got to my destination, I realized there were many things that I wish I had known. In the... More
  • Mountains and Mountains . . .

    by Charlesoutcalt | 15th of October, 2008

    OK, I think that I am finally starting to gain some momentum in editing the thousands (literally) of images I took on safari. I have been home for a few weeks now, and somehow the very large collection of safari shots became overwhelming. Where to start? How to... More
  • My First Safari Photo

    by Charlesoutcalt | 20th of August, 2008

    Usually, I blog about an issue that I'm facing, or maybe to pass on something I have learned the hard way. Today, though, I just want to say Yahoo for my first (I hope of many) safari photo: I took 10 plane rides, about as many train rides, many boat rides, a million... More
  • What Made The Cut

    by Charlesoutcalt | 10th of August, 2008

    In my last entry, I talked (and complained!) about the 26 lb weight limit I faced for a safari trip to Africa. After much weighing of my options, literally and figuratively, here's what made the cut: Canon 1D Mark III body Canon 30D body as backup Canon 300 mm f/... More
  • Twenty-Six Pounds!

    by Charlesoutcalt | 7th of August, 2008

    While getting ready for a safari trip (about which I will write much more in coming weeks, I hope), I am confronted by an extremely strict weight limit: 26 pounds! This must include checked baggage and carry-on, toothbrush, clothing and camera :( Winnowing down my choices... More
  • How happy we are, to meet friends from afar!

    by Lhj | 2nd of August, 2008

    Soooooooooooo happy today to meet my ex-boss again! The last meet was almost 5 years ago! Welcome to Shanghai, Herr Poon! However, what a pity Frau Poon couldn't join us this time! Anyhow, I sincerely appreciate to have the chance to see you here! And I do wish I may have... More
  • First trip to Africa

    by Flatscreen | 29th of March, 2008

    In 2005 my girlfriend convinced me to enjoy our holidays in Kenya. First I was not impressed doing this, because my favorite destinations were everywhere, but not in Africa. It really came different as I expected. We both love nature, animals... but I never thought that... More
  • Is That Big Old Lens Worth It?

    by Charlesoutcalt | 25th of January, 2008

    Where to spend limited photo equipment dollars? Here's the dilemma: I will be heading to Africa on a safari with family this summer. Fourteen days of once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Right now, my biggest lens is the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L with IS. I love... More

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