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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
  • Beautiful blue summer flowers.

    by Dliapiara | 28th of June, 2017

      These summer flowers are often found in our region. They are called lilacs. Their color and variety is impressive. To highlight their delicate color I made a photo on a white background and added some seeds of dandelions. The seeds of dandelion symbolize and associate... More
  • Composition with a candle light lighting

    by Suyothamiy | 12th of June, 2017

    Well ..It was a rainy night and i was studying on my table.Suddenly power cut off.I got a candle and light up it to get off the darkness.Actually the power cut was irritable and i was sitting doing exactly nothing in the candle light.Suddenly the DSLR on my table caught in... More
  • Sunset pictures: nice orange backlight of clouds

    by Apers | 10th of June, 2017

    The colourful sky is one of the most fascinating scenes to take a picture of. Quite often people start to shoot too early, resulting in a very dominating orange ball called the sun. I prefer to start when the sun is almost disappearing behind the horizon. Then the sky and... More
  • Keywords

    by Patrick57 | 6th of June, 2017

    I recently used keywords for the first time and it was enlightening for the novice I am and needless to say I have several images that could have been categorized better in the past!! I would recommend anyone like myself to give it a go just to see the difference. I have... More
  • Write with the light

    by Romanotino | 22nd of May, 2017

    Hello all I'm delighted by the great family of dremastime photographers, I've been photographed for many years, and I started this work since the film was there. I've always liked black and white photos but now digital has replaced everything. I think every photographer... More
  • Christmas light shows at Stanley Park of Vancouver

    by Humorousking207 | 9th of May, 2017

    The Christmas light shows at Stanley Park of Vancouver at night like a dream world. Both adults and little ones were enjoying the beautiful lights and the winter snow during night times. A wonderful place.   See Article
  • Who seeks finds

    by Wvalbuena81 | 18th of April, 2017

    Hello friends Today I want to talk about a typical Italian proverb that says, he who seeks finds. this to tell, as the latest work I've done were born. One night before a storm, I went out to capture lightning in a photograph, a real challenge given the difficulty 'to... More
  • The Blue Hour

    by Kheng1987 | 15th of April, 2017

    Hendrk has a lovely article on the blue hour reflections with beautiful photographs. A recent trip to a seaside resort on Batam Island, Indonesia gave me a chance to take some photographs during the times of the day he mentioned. It was raining cats and dogs when we... More
  • Color management for dummies

    by Klodvig | 24th of February, 2017

    Sorry for the title, I didn't mean to insult anyone, just wanted to get your attention. Now that I have it, let's talk about color profiles and color management.      Without going too deep into color theory or technical specifications, lets just me just say that... More
  • Sometimes bad weather is not so bad

    by Moravaldes | 12th of February, 2017

    The popular belief is that you can only take good photos on sunny days, but a day with storm clouds can give a dramatic and expressive atmosphere to a place that on sunny days is not so attractive to photograph, To take the picture of the first image, I simply measured the... 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

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