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  • Haunting and haunted locations for photography

    by Tangie | 30th of October, 2013

    We're getting closer to that spooky night of the year when they say the dead walk the earth and all sort of supernatural, spine-chilling phenomena occur. Most of you will probably grab their cameras. Experienced photostockers will always try to shoot the best of the worst... More
  • Visual cooking

    by Tangie | 15th of May, 2009

    Evolving from means of sustenance to means of indulgence, food is today considered an art committed to both feed the body and please the eye. Quality food, cuisine and gourmet are recurrent words in our vocabulary while food-related images still have a wide market areal to... More
  • In with the Old

    by Ellenboughn | 14th of January, 2009

    As retirement funds belonging to a large population of aging Boomers shrink, the word “retirement” may drop out of usage. Simultaneously as this group kisses retirement goodbye, the group just below them in the population are faced with a world of constantly changing... More
  • Art and Photography

    by Lightpro | 17th of October, 2017

    A recent conversation with a photographic colleague brought up an interesting topic. What do you see as art in your photography? My answer was everything. How did I come to this conclusion? The photography medium has been described as documentary, but I beg to differ.... More
  • How I fell in love with photography

    by Davidcutts | 14th of October, 2017

    My name is David Cutts and I was born and raised in the great state of Texas. As a child, I spent many hours hunting and fishing with my father. Over the years I grew to have a deep appreciation for the outdoors and a love for nature and wildlife. As an adult, I’ve had... More
  • Fine furry friends

    by Bwagner656 | 9th of October, 2017

    As I told in a previous blog, I'm an eager bird watcher / photographer. Birds are perfect targets for nature photographers, you can find them almost everywhere. Even in big cities, in the closest parks, even in winter (unlike butterflies!) and they are comfortable size -... More
  • Learn from the refusals

    by Gagyeos | 4th of October, 2017

      Darn, my photo got refused. Never mind, I will make another one and submit it when I catch some time. STOP. That is not a good thing to do. Have you at least checked the email you received based on refusal or you've just deleted it after reading the subject line?... More
  • An Ode to the Mighty Vegetable

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 25th of September, 2017

    October 1st finds us celebrating World Vegetarian Day. There is so much more to eating vegetarian than just eating vegetables; vegetarian means simply eating no meat, no meat except fish for the "pescatarian", or no animal products at all for the strict "vegan". Which means... More
  • Photography as a game

    by Tarboaca | 21st of September, 2017

    It is well known that performance sports begin at an early age. But what about photography? I ask you this because of my recent experience with my children. Concerned about the fact that my daughters (like most children today) want to use the smartphones and... More
  • How to create dessert pictures that really take the cake

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 20th of September, 2017

    Chef’s will tell you that you eat first with your eyes – meaning that food must look as good as it tastes. And that holds double when you are the photographer of those mouth-watering desserts we all love so much. Open any magazine or search online for the perfect dessert... More
  • Product photography: my first experience

    by Apers | 18th of September, 2017

         As you can see, I have some experience with photoshoots with models, so I thought that product photography was easy. Last week my daughter asked me to take some pictures of crocheting she makes and sells via her Etsy webshop, DC crochet Design. She was... More
  • Deserts, those alien landscapes of our home planet

    by Malinash | 18th of September, 2017

                  Nature gives us plenty of fascinating landscapes, but there are only a few of us who dare to capture the greatness of a desert. Deserts offer us a different kind of uniqness and as a photographer this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you... More
  • Trust me, I'm a Macro Photographer

    by Antonycooperba | 17th of September, 2017

       Hi, I'm Antony and I came to be a photographer via engineering, popular music, plumbing, classical music, building maintenance, separation, divorce, fine art painting, college lecturing and caring for an elderly relative. Doubtless you are thinking this was a rather... More
  • Why my photographs aren’t selling?

    by Tru9ja | 13th of September, 2017

    There could be many reasons why we are here. I can assure you many are here because they desire to sell their photographs and make some extra cash. Having joined with that good intention, the reality on the ground is not what you initially envisaged. Sales are low. Not... More
  • Four Steps to Taking Great Photos of Stars and the Milky Way

    by GWHughes | 12th of September, 2017

    There are some great opportunities, and challenges, in photographing the night sky. This is especially true if you want to include the Milky Way as in this photo below. Here are four steps to make it easier for you. 1. Plan the location. You are looking for the darkest... More
  • Photography Quotes

    by Allexxe | 12th of September, 2017

    I like to read quotes about every aspect of life and I have found some related to photographers that I liked very much. I this post I will share with you all some of them. Maybe you know them, maybe you don't, but I hope you will like them and it will be like a breathe of... More
  • A decade of Dreamstime in pictures

    by Nikitu | 8th of September, 2017

    Every photographer who ever sold an image knows that the key to a buyer's heart (and wallet) is uploading exactly what they need; and the key to being truly successful is catering for the taste of many. More than a decade of Dreamstime has passed, millions of images were... More
  • Recharging batteries

    by Meduzzu | 7th of September, 2017

    In order to "function" at full capacity at work, at home or in any other activity that involves physical and/or psychical effort, most of the humans need to do something to "recharge their batteries". So, what is there to be done? A lot of things:... More
  • 10 reasons to love bacon

    by Catarii | 30th of August, 2017

    Maaan, I don't know about you but I love bacon. A bit smoked, a bit crispy, with that gorgeous sound it makes in the pan, bacon has driven many people crazy since the first time it was introduced in the cookery.   Now, I know that many nutritionists and doctors are preaching... More
  • Key word in stock portraiture: Humor

    by Malinash | 28th of August, 2017

    Some of you probably remember this article about portrait photography. The article featured some of our artists, but since then, we've been thinking of getting into more details about what makes a portrait stand out. First of all, let us tell you that there are many... More

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