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What to do if there is no photo camera?

Suppose your camera is broken or the lens or it does not exist at all, like mine. Yes, that's my problem. And in this article I would like to tell you how I solved this problem, maybe someone will need my experience. The first most reasonable option is to ask the camera from a friend, but we are not looking for easy ways, so we will look for another option. The second option is to shoot on a smartphone. Now all smartphones have good cameras, but because of the small matrix, it’s impossible... continue reading

4 Great Locations To Catch A Lake Ontario Sunrise In The Greater Toronto Area

With so many miles of waterfront along Lake Ontario in the Greater Toronto Area, you would think it would be easy to stake an early morning spot for sunrise photography. However, without a little planning you could easily be shut out. “No Trespassing – Private Property” is the motto of the region and there are shockingly few spots you can actually set up your camera that aren't fenced off or come with the risk of getting arrested. Not an exhaustive list, what follows are four excellent,... continue reading

My first 200

Yesterday I passed my goal. Now I have 200 pictures in my portfolio. Yes, I know it's not much, comparing with other giants in DT, but hey, let me enjoy my moment. I have been a member since March 2018. In the mean time I managed to put a collection of some amazing photos.This is a picture of super-yacht "Maltese Falcon" arriving to the port of Kotor (Montenegro). She is one of the world's most complex and largest sailing yachts.Passenger Ship ""... continue reading

Provoking feelings

One of the privileges art has resides in its ability to stimulate a specific state of consciousness. For instance, a documentary on Robert Falcon Scott’s last expedition to the Antarctic might help you to appreciate a temperature of 36 degrees Celsius. Likewise, a certain piece of music might carry in its wings melancholy or exuberance; and game sounds found in video games can spark emotions faster than lightning. Happily, photography doesn’t lag behind; it can trigger all sorts of colorful... continue reading

Designing front covers with emotions - advise and contest entry

Hello everyone new on Dreamstime! I welcome you to the best stock footage site on earth! It is so much fun to work here and I will give out some tips along my journey of blogging...so here it goes!There is a contest out on how to convey emotions through photography so I thought I would give out some advise for anyone new to stock footage, and enter this contest at the same time!They say pictures are worth a thousand words, and emotions can make you read that picture on impact and any subject that... continue reading

Second week at Hai Phong anchorage

For last two weeks we are at Hai Phong roads (Vietnam)- anchorage. Our ship is at the moment without employment.So, how do we prepare the ship for anchorage, and what do we do? The most important thing is to have sufficient quantity of food and water. Any deliveries to the vessel at anchorage are very expensive. Second important thing is to have sufficient number of SIM cards so that we can call our families and dear ones.If this looks funny to you, imagine how would you... continue reading

Are You in the Mood to Increase Sales?

If you're serious about generating an income through the stock industry, then you need to find ways to increase sales. There are many topics and genres and directions you can go, but one area that needs attention is "EMOTIONS." Almost any type of image will evoke some type of emotion and if it's done well, you can squeeze that many more sales out of your portfolio.Mood and emotion have fundamental building blocks which can be categorized as (1) Conceptual, (2)... continue reading

Don't Make it Too Easy

As a designer I have always attempted to get my message across in the most legible and eye-catching way. With text books and learning materials it was a given that the font had to be exceptionally readable, though that didn’t mean resorting to Comic Sans. So, it was with some surprise that I read that recent research indicates that hard-to-read-fonts promote better recall.This research was tested in schools and universities, presumably with participants who were competent readers. Apparently, the... continue reading

Halloween Creatures: the Owl

How can a wildlife photographer have a stock portfolio relevant to holidays such as Halloween? Easy! Think of those scary, macabre or spooky animals related to All Hallows Eve.Owls and Halloween… what’s the association? Well, picture yourself on a lonely gravel road deep within the woods. The full moon has fallen below the horizon and now all is black... except for those eyes; those glowing eyes set within that turning head. And from the direction of those piercing eyes you hear, “Whoooooo?... continue reading

A Moment of Awe-Inspiring Wonder

It was all worth it in the end. I had waited for this moment my entire life, ever since I had been collecting National Geographic magazines in my teens. Back then, they were my way of looking at a world that inspired me and filled me with wonder about the mysteries of past civilizations. The pages of the magazine transported me to places that filled my imagination with the adventure that was missing in my suburban childhood existence.What hidden secrets lie there? Why this place? The day had... continue reading

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