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  • Epicmagnagraecias
    How my dog photography has grown in quality with Dreamstime

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 21st of August, 2016

    Hi everyone, since I am a Dreamstimer I submitted a lot of my dog photography with tips on how to take decent shots on non cooperative models such as dogs... and I have to say, each refusal note was teaching me to perform better shots me too...   This was one of my... More
  • Epicmagnagraecias
    Goal no. 2! And approval rate increases...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 22nd of April, 2016

      My second Goal with this image: the n. 10 in my portfolio. After I realized and learnt how to take approvable photos, I also decided to upload only exclusive images in DT. I find Dreamstime gives a chance to new photographers in a perfect way. They are attentive and care... More
  • Winnietam
    Trapped inside: How cabin fever caused me to expand my photography

    by Winnietam | 25th of February, 2015

      With snow and extreme cold weather still pummeling the Northeast, there is not much to do but stay inside these days. Unfortunately, this prevents me from photographing one of my favorite subjects -- landscape and nature (as saturated as it is in microstock, I know!... More
  • Davidwatmough
    $10,000 earned to date: lessons learned

    by Davidwatmough | 3rd of December, 2014

    In May 2009 I joined DT after meeting another photographer who said he earned $480 per month on micro stock sites. It was sometime after I joined before I knew what I was doing.................... even now there's much to learn. The feedback from editors is probably the... More
  • Ciolca
    A GPS alternative for Nikon DSLRs

    by Ciolca | 7th of October, 2014

    I am a Nikon DSLR user. And since I travel quite frequently I want a GPS device to geotag my photos. A GPS is handy not just for inserting the photo coordinates. But especially since dreamstime has a Geo-location link, when you submit the photo it will show it's shooting... More
  • Oliena
    First post: missed pictures and life lesson

    by Oliena | 15th of March, 2014

    Hello! It’s my first post here, so sorry if something is not so interesting and useful, as it could be! It was very warm day today and I felt essentially that all people should take the cameras with them EVERY time they go outside. Even if it is the Saturday walk with... More
  • Mike2focus
    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
  • Beyo1980
    Im loving this.

    by Beyo1980 | 14th of June, 2013

    The last day of 2012. I still remember the day like it was yesterday. The time was ten in the morning, and I was cuddling my (at that moment) 6 month old son, while trying to get pictures with my Nikon 9100. I failed, and the compact fell to the ground. Lens locked, screen... More
  • Angelaostafichuk
    Teaching Photography

    by Angelaostafichuk | 30th of January, 2013

    It's that time of year again. Christmas has come and gone and many people that got a digital camera for a present have given up in frustration, their dreams of being the next Ansel Adams or Steve McCurry gone out the door. Just because Santa dropped a camera in their... More
  • Alamourus
    Viewfinder or LCD screen? Bet Cartier-Bresson would've gone LCD!

    by Alamourus | 15th of December, 2012

    Just got the new Canon M shipped in from Hong Kong (no shipping, tax or duty charges!) and it has no viewfinder. For a lot of people, that is a big omission and it weighed heavily on my mind before I decided to purchase it. I've had compacts before and they are ok but... More
  • Shadow69
    Oh no, he's back!

    by Shadow69 | 31st of August, 2012

    I haven’t written a blog for a while now. Things have been rather hectic for the last month or so. The sad thing is that I haven’t had that much time to pursue any of my interests that actually make me feel alive. The days just fuse into each other in a mundane and... More
  • Kimdeadman
    Lesson number 1: how to buy a camera body

    by Kimdeadman | 21st of June, 2012

    When I bought my first SLR camera, I had absolutely no idea how it really worked and what to do with it. I soon worked out that just pointing an expensive lens at something and pressing a button did not automatically generate a work of art. This was a major blow for me, as... More
  • Shadow69
    Cup of tea and Henri-Cartier Bresson

    by Shadow69 | 9th of May, 2012

    Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again. Any photographer’s supreme ambition is to capturing the precise millisecond that tells the whole story. A picture... More
  • Shadow69
    Mr. Henry Wessel says...

    by Shadow69 | 1st of March, 2012

    Welcome to the latest installment of my uneducated ramblings on the thoughts of accomplished and successful photographers. Maybe I should start compiling a collection of my own sayings, one never knows maybe in ten years’ time some pimply faced kid is going to be putting... More
  • Wisconsinart
    My Epic Failure in Stock

    by Wisconsinart | 5th of January, 2012

    I spent the other day shooting stock images. I didn't accomplish much. There's this one image in my head I've been wanting to do for a long time, a kind of modern techno-background. The plan was to shoot an electronic circuit board and then manipulate it with software.... More
  • Kringstad
    Lessons from a Newbie

    by Kringstad | 28th of December, 2011

    Last weekend I was lucky enough to get ahold of some tickets to a Minnesota Timberwolves games (professional basketball). Our group was sitting in the third row which was only a could of feet/meters away from the action. I only brought my 17-40L lens on my 7D because I assumed... More
  • Mlhead
    Waiting for the Sun to Set

    by Mlhead | 2nd of October, 2011

    Last evening I went to a friend's massage business to shoot their first anniversary party. It was a great time with lots of nice people, great food and beer. On the way home I decided to stop by a beach and shoot the sunset for a project I'm working on. And, as you may... More
  • Markosloizou
    Photoshop

    by Markosloizou | 11th of May, 2011

    I'm new to photoshop and i need a way to learn photoshop to a good extent. I have thought of going to lessons but i neither have the time nor the money for that kind of activity. My other option is books and DVDs. I,ve found three books in amazon and one comes with dvd lessons.... More
  • Llareggub
    New motivation and ideas...

    by Llareggub | 6th of May, 2011

    It has been a tough couple of weeks for me in terms of taking photographs, we had visitors over easter and it is a busy time down on t'farm and I have found it tough to find time, motivation or inspiration to take pictures... However this week I found an unlikely source... More
  • FabioConcetta
    My collection of fashion...

    by FabioConcetta | 2nd of December, 2010

    Hello, what do you think of my images of fashion and accessories just made? You can maybe give me some tips to improve? A hug to all my friends! More

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