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  • 2015 in review

    by Tangie | 7th of January, 2016

    Goodbye 2015 and welcome 2016! May this be an amazing year, much better than the last one. But before we bid adieu to an eventful 2015, we want to have a last look at what happened stock wise here on Dreamstime. As usual, we're making some stats and facts public... More
  • Using a smaller camera, and using it often.

    by Doubleclick7 | 28th of September, 2016

    It’s been over a year since my last blog post, so I guess it’s time. I’ve continued to take my camera most everywhere I go - a small, quality point and shoot fits nicely in my purse. (I use the Panasonic DMC-LX3.) Shopping? Snap a photo. Traveling? Catch that scenery!... More
  • Bringing in the Birds

    by Melodyanne | 22nd of April, 2016

    Blue Birds are beautiful, but shy . . . they feed in my lawn regularly and I wanted very much to capture a few photos of them. The question was how to get close enough with the camera gear I own to get a good picture. First I established a feeding area near my house. I... More
  • My new love

    by Dahlskoge | 7th of April, 2016

    Hello Dreamstimers! It's me again, long time no see. This time, I would like to share with you my new equipment. A 18-50 mm f/2.8 Sigma lens that is just outstanding in every possible way considering the low cost. I even purchased mine used for about 220$! The... More
  • To manage your camera

    by Thammarsten | 9th of March, 2016

    To manage your camera and equipment is a must when you do not have time, and must be quick, as my model Vincent who usually get tired after about five minutes of shooting. In my home studio are all ready for use, so i can take pictures of a few minutes, umbrella, backround... More
  • Basic camera equipment for a small indoor event shoot assignment.

    by Unteroffizier | 16th of January, 2016

    If you ever wondered if you need to have plenty of high end camera gears for a small to moderate indoor event function (e.g a solemnization or small wedding) then I will like to share some in the list according to my past working experiences. (1)The camera body. A full... More
  • Lightweight, Compact Travel Photography Kit

    by Jfreestacy | 31st of December, 2015

    While researching cameras and tripods for a new lightweight, compact photography kit that I could take with me while bike touring I was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable cost of a couple excellent quality items. First I needed to replace an old Canon Rebel that started... More
  • Why you should choose a mirrorless for your microstock activity?

    by Andreamangoni | 11th of August, 2015

    As many people, I have been skeptical of the mirrorless camera, but now I had to think again on this issue. But because today those who work in microstock photography should buy a mirrorless?     Many photographers have told me that the best camera is the one... More
  • Gear Isn't Everything: Creating Art with the Camera You Have, Not....

    by Gracelife | 20th of June, 2015

        Creating Art with the Camera You Have, Not the Camera You Want Photographers often feel as if they’re caught in something of a rat race – the race to get the best camera, the perfect optics and thousands of dollars of accessories, equipment and editing software... More
  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6

    by Matthewcuda | 18th of June, 2015

    Most of my work is in the wildlife realm, but I also enjoy shooting landscapes from time to time as well. Since I bought a Canon 7D last fall I have needed an APS-C wide angle and so I decided to pick up the Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens. As do many of you, I went to many of... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part 3)

    by Matthewcuda | 1st of June, 2015

    Welcome to part three of bird photography on a budget. In part one and part two I discussed what lens and camera body to purchase to get you started on this awesome journey to better bird photographs. In this blog entry I am going to show you how to keep your camera steady... More
  • New Camera New Capabilities New Motivation!

    by Sebastian423 | 23rd of May, 2015

    After 10 months with my first digital camera Lumix FZ200 I've reached the point where i am not satisfy with it's technical capabilities anymore. Any photos above ISO 200 contain a lot of noise which is limiting me to a tripod or good light conditions :) Before joining DT... More
  • Mobile phone photography

    by Sebastian423 | 6th of April, 2015

    Hello Ladies and Gents. I guess i wanted to mention how handy mobile phones are now days. Being able to keep it in the pocket and shoot decent photo when there is occasion is pretty valuable thing. As an amateur photographer with low budget camera i try to use as many... More
  • How I'm Using My Budget Lenses

    by Keremgo | 4th of March, 2015

    I'm a Nikon D90 owner and I bought my camera with a typical kit that very much available in my country. D90 body, an 18-55mm VR plus a 55-200mm VR and a nifty fifty (50mm f/1.8 non AFS version). I added a battery grip and Flash to it later. When first time I joined here,... More
  • EQUIPMENT FOR BEGINNERS in stock photography

    by Newnow | 1st of May, 2014

    Hello again everyone, As I promised in my first blog that I would next write something about equipment for newbies in stock photography, here I am. I have to say that I was very surprised how many people actually read my first blog and I am very happy that most of them... More
  • First level 5 image, keep it simple

    by Terhox | 24th of April, 2014

    This is my very first level 5 sold picture. I took the picture with Sony NEX-5 + kit lens. It is very simple and I think there are many kind of uses for it. So my message here is that simple pictures sell well on Stock photography. Also you would not always need the very... More
  • The best equipment is not always needed

    by Flyingdolphin | 25th of January, 2014

    I have just had my first image reach level four. The surprising thing about this is that is was not taken on a DSLR. It was taken on an old Minolta digital camera, when digital was still quite new and I was trying it out. There is a lot of talk about equipment needed, but... More
  • Upgrading equipment, is it necessary?

    by Hkrunning | 22nd of January, 2014

    As a photography beginner, this question is always in my mind recently. Although a good photo depends mainly on your photographic skills, ideas and composition of a photo, etc., I find that a better lens and camera really help in many occasions. While some top models... More
  • Upgraded Equipment

    by Doubleclick7 | 25th of October, 2013

    Finally tired of fighting the camera and the far-too-often "out of focus" issues when an image is not accepted, I went ahead and ordered a Canon 7D (upgrading from a T2i.) I can't believe how much better my images are turning out! And, I wondered why I had waited so long... More
  • My New Camera

    by Peanutroaster | 16th of May, 2013

    Ok after squeezing over 1,500 stock images out of my micro four thirds camera over the past two years, it was time to cash in some earnings and go pro. I started out this journey a few years ago after jumping into DLSRs in order to photograph the model railroad layout... More

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