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  • Masters of Light

    by Ellenboughn | 30th of July, 2007

    Lots of blog talk lately about what differentiates a pro from an amateur. If an image has what it takes, I don’t care who took it. Could be a top photographer or my Aunt Nellie: it’s a professional image. But on the over all career level, it’s usually the light that... More
  • Magic of light in a cold winter twilight

    by Yana28 | 16th of January, 2017

    Hey guys! Look at please my shots, where the magic of light on a cold winter day brings mood of fairy winter tale in our life.                                    Link to my portfolio! More
  • Freezing with flash

    by Moravaldes | 2nd of January, 2017

      How many people still think that to freeze movement is just a matter of shutter speed However, using the flash we can freeze a very fast movement with a relatively low shutter speed   These photos were taken with a shutter speed of 350 fps and a power in the... More
  • Camera, slow-motion, frame rates, flickering

    by Filmovar | 29th of December, 2016

    When shooting high speed over 100fps with tungsten lamps we sometimes have problems with flickering light in the shot. The solution is to use more powerful lamps for slow motion. For example use a 5Kw lamp instead of a pair or three 1Kw lamps.   See Article
  • Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

    by Pal1983 | 22nd of December, 2016

    Hi friends! Happy new year and merry Christmas! In honor of the holidays I did some vector illustrations. Welcome to my page)))   winter patterns on glass   Northern lights   morning in winter forest   winter holidays   gift for dogs     More
  • Top 10 tips for new contributors

    by Nikitu | 4th of November, 2016

    Congratulations on having your first images accepted at Dreamstime. Keep up the good work and many more to come! To improve your future uploads and continue with a high approval rate, here are some tips based on our extensive experience in microstock imagery review. You... More
  • Tips For Getting Your 'National Geographic' Shot

    by Rachaelmurphey | 31st of October, 2016

         Getting that perfect shot can be difficult. There are a number of different variables that come into play that can make or break whether that shot is National Geographic worthy, such as lighting, motion, gear, and even the camera case. These tips are designed... More
  • Approaching the colder periods of the year

    by Iguanasbear | 30th of October, 2016

    It's getting cold. In some countries, it will, like every year, time shift, which we are, as always, is facing "enthusiasm". In winter, the planet earth moves away from the sun. The days grow shorter, darkness increasing, and as a bonus the northern hemisphere, we enjoy... More
  • Gardens by the Bay Singapore

    by Gavinp101 | 30th of September, 2016

    Wow back from a holiday to Singapore. So much on such a small Island. Impressed with the modern designs construction colour ideas and people. 5 stars for the Gardens by the Bay Truly inspiring. Loved it      More
  • Using Lightboxes For Collaborative Work

    by Docbooth | 25th of August, 2016

    I am an author of Children’s Story Books. My books consist of mainly photo illustrations of which I shoot myself and/or use royalty free illustrations supplied by Dreamstime.com. As a Children’s Book author, I develop most of my stories over time with many thought provoking... More
  • What's up with Lightning?

    by Dream111184 | 11th of August, 2016

      When I was about five years old I was at home with my mom and two sisters. There was a terrible thunderstorm and the lightning was almost constant. All of us were in the living room looking out the front window watching the storm when a flash of light came out of the... More
  • 500 photos online and my artwork in the competition!

    by Yana28 | 30th of June, 2016

    500 photos online and first milestone reached! and my work in the competition! Glamorous diva caught on the fence on the red carpet and broke heel and tore dress. Hand drawn watercolor and gouache.    I tried very hard. Please Support Me! Please Vote for my work... More
  • Blue hour reflections and experiences

    by Hstovring | 26th of June, 2016

    The blue hour occurs twice every day, just before sunrise and after sunset, but despite its regularity it provides almost magical opportunities for photography. Do you lack colors in your photos? Would you appreciate more mystical atmosphere in your frames? And would you... More
  • There is a Light

    by Marcelo33158 | 19th of June, 2016

    Very nice to know that with faith could find a light at the end of the tunnel ! Because I was with my images all cluttered and not knowing what else to do to be able to show not only the world but myself that this journey with my images would not be in vain. A day browsing... More
  • Spotlight - Light and Magic in Bucharest

    by Andreistancu | 18th of May, 2016

    Spotlight Bucharest international light festival 2016 was the second edition of this event , which was held from 5 to 8 May in Bucharest, capital of Romania. For four evenings Victory Avenue, a major avenue in center of the city, was transformed into an exhibition full of... More
  • Lightroom and Photoshop, let's share opinions and tips!

    by DiegoFiore | 13th of April, 2016

    Hi all! Even though I registered here in 2013, I started uploading images just some weeks ago. All the 251 images currently in my portfolio are without any development with Photoshop (including those down here), because I though it was really not necessary.    ... More
  • Light House Lofoten

    by Hegelill | 20th of February, 2016

      These Light House leave in Skrova, Lofoten. You see it from the Ferry Whos going from Svolvær to Hamarøy, a Journey of nearly 2 hours. But I recommend that Journey if you are going to travel sometimes in Lofoten and Norway :) See Article
  • Had a fast sale

    by Fitr | 17th of February, 2016

    I had quite a fast sale with this image., It was online for just 5 days and sold today!! This is the goat island lighthouse in Newport, Rhode island with the Newport Bridge in the background   See Article
  • City of Lights, Amsterdam Light Festival

    by Cbomers | 29th of January, 2016

    New collection City of Lights    I have just created a new collection of City of Lights, light festival Amsterdam. For buyers who are looking for high quality amazing night shots with colourful lights of the city Amsterdam, please have a look to this new collection... More
  • Maldives from dawn till dusk

    by Salawin | 24th of January, 2016

    Here are a dozen of my favourite shots taken at one resort in the Maldives. I really had a great time there and I never forget every moment there from dawn till dusk. The beautiful lights and colours of twilight skies, the fantastic clouds, the white sand, the turquoise sea.... More

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