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  • Optimism, compromise and crowds

    by Jaquiht | 14th of August, 2017

    A family holiday is not a photography trip, so the sensible thing to do is probably to leave your photo dreams at home with your other valuables, and pack your “great shot blinkers” to avoid feeling irked whilst you’re away. But this year our family trip was to Argentina,... More
  • Traveling in China with a fixed-lens camera

    by Grisho | 8th of August, 2017

    My sister started studying in China in 2012 and I had the opportunity to visit her multiple times during her stay there. I always stayed for about a month each time so I can experience closely the culture, people and what interested me most as a photographer - life on the... More
  • What I had never seen before

    by Callearlisa | 28th of April, 2017

    Seeing what you had never seen before. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. It was stage 3 colorectal cancer had surgery, 6 months later it Metastasized to ovaries surgery again to remove ovaries. I then started chemo, completed this It then Metastasized to lungs... More
  • Wow factor - Film lenses with adapters on digital cameras

    by Doubleclick7 | 9th of February, 2017

    I got my first film lens to digital camera adapter in 2012, when I received a Minolta lens as a gift. I work with a Canon 7D. My daughter, a wedding photographer, told me about using an adapter. They aren’t expensive, so I gave it a try. The adaptor fits between your camera... More
  • A 1.8 35mm Lens Changed My Life

    by Nigelspiers | 4th of December, 2016

    For many years I used an 18-200mm Nikon zoom lens on my Nikon DX DSLR. While the results were acceptable I received more refusals from Photo Stock Libraries than I expected due to lack of sharp focus. I just assumed this DX lens was sharp but then I read an article saying... More
  • pictures taken by macro lens

    by Hkgfcochina | 4th of July, 2016

    dear all dreamtimers: I am very interested in taking pictures with marco lens. My lens is cannon 100mm . I took mini worm, butterfly, and all kinds of mini objects. I hope that I can find friends from here who are interested in marco pictures . Lets exchange information... 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
  • The camera lens is my third eye

    by Top1000 | 27th of March, 2016

      On October 15, we mark the White Cane Safety Day dedicated to the right for easy movement of blind people. It has been observed since 1969 following a decision of the International Federation of the Blind to raise awareness to the problems of the visually impaired.... More
  • New Macro Lens

    by Torasnapsfr | 11th of December, 2015

    Last week I got a 60mm macro lens for my Nikon d5200. I wrote on the message board and got some helpful comments so thank you for those. It took me a while to get used to how to get the best results and I am sure I have much to learn but I a quite pleased with my first results.... More
  • It's better to invest in camera bodies or lenses?

    by Andreamangoni | 22nd of August, 2015

    Especially among younger photographers I seem to see a buying spree of megapixels: trying the camera with the most megapixels, and it is believed that they alone can guarantee to get good photos.   Otherwise there is a search for the latest model, the camera straight... More
  • Rodeos, and editorial licenses

    by Wickedlydivine | 14th of August, 2015

    I've recently submitted photos I had taken whilst at a rodeo in Grace Idaho, and this is a place where it would be impossible to acquire a model release for all people in most photos. So I am very happy about using the editorial license to put my photos up for sale on Dreamstime.... More
  • The 50 mm blessing!

    by Dahlskoge | 9th of August, 2015

    So, I bought my Nikon AF 50 mm F/1.8 for about six or seven months ago and I can't begin to tell you how impressed I am of its performance. It is absolutely incredible and wherever my camera goes, it goes! Reasons? 1) Sharpness - The sharpness of a zoom lens is nothing... More
  • Soap bubble bokehs

    by Vjrithwik | 21st of July, 2015

    In the recent times an old time lens from Meyer-Optik stable started gaining popularity among the new generation photographers. It was not for its sharpness or corner to corner resolving power. No nothing related to how modern days lens is assessed. But the popularity was... 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
  • What's the best camera for start work with Microstock? (With answer)

    by Maxsp | 30th of April, 2015

      Hi Girls and Guys, here I go direct to the point, but first I want to mention that most of you had heard that you should buy an entry camera and then buying new stuffs according to need you feel necessary. FORGET IT! I had spend some years with entry cameras and I... More
  • Manual LENS: BOKEH & LENS FLARE

    by Yellowind | 21st of April, 2015

    A few years ago I wrote a little about my new toy - manual lens Jupiter-9. Here I have the new one Helios 40-2. I use it with Nikon but it can fit to other systems too. So I'd like to share my new experience with it. Helios 40-2 is mostly known for it's unique... 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
  • 6 Children, a 300 lb elephant, and a cracker in a Van that Seats 5

    by Brandinharris78 | 17th of January, 2015

          Monty, our 9 month old Dane really stands out in a crowd. I tend to take him to the dog park, which is quite a ride from our home...and when I say "quite a ride" I mean not only is the park two towns down the interstate from where we live, but the ride itself... More
  • Macro Photography: A bright new world

    by Clewisleake | 21st of August, 2014

    I've been doing photography steady on Dreamstime for about a year now Not knowing what to expect I snapped the lens on my camera and headed out into the woods seeking bugs, frogs, flowers and anything else that eluded my daily walk around a 28-105 lens. After an interesting... More
  • photography with the canon "pancake" 40 mm

    by Physi28 | 3rd of August, 2014

    Due to health limitations during the past months I passed from traveling far abroad with my 300 mmm f2.8 canon lens and the canon 5D III, heavy (!) to stay near to my home and use exclusively a 40 mm "pancake" lens from Canon. This inexpensive little lens hardly protrudes... More

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