Articles by ClaireCphotography

Exploring new horizons

 I've been with DT for a year now! Time has gone by pretty quick!The past year I've managed to get +100 pictures on-line and realized that stock photography is a time consuming matter, but it's fun! I invest time in DT when I can and it still fascinates me and challenges me.What all started as a platform for my travel pictures challenges me to explore and do new things.I've been doing some work with models and in the studio and I carefully have up-loaded some of a baby shoot and a pregnancy... continue reading

My Vacation Pictures Tips

How to take a good picture and how can I improve mine?Because how hard can it be?... You just push a button?! ;-)I often get questions about my pictures from friends and family. I believe a mixture of gut feeling, technique and equipment ( sometimes luck) will create a perfect picture. But what do you tell people who don't have a clue about techniques, equipment or settings and are looking for tips? For them, it's just about the quality of their vacation pictures,... so these are my tips for... continue reading

Taking pictures on a sunny day!

When the sun is shining and it's a beautiful day, I feel the urge to go outside and explore the world and this also means taking pictures.Taking pictures when the sun is bright during the day is not easy, you can get hard shadows, flat pictures and if you want to photograph people, they can have strange expressions of pinching their eyes because of the sun.Sometimes you just don't have an other option.The ceremony is at noon, you are on vacation and just passing by, ... and you just can't... continue reading

March: a milestone month

Hi Everybody,I wanted to thank you all for the encouragement and the tips that I've been receiving since I've joined DT.As mentioned in the header, March is a milestone month for many different things.So what happened during this magical month? ;-)Well one picture got sold for a second time.This was something new, I have some sales but I never sold the same picture twice, so that has put a smile on my face.Also I've never sold as many pictures in one month.This month... continue reading

Pictures with news value

Hi everybody,Following question got stuck in my head? What about pictures with a certain news value? Will something that is all over the news be noticed on DT?Ok, first let me clarify something: I live in Belgium, a small European country known for beer, wafels and chocolates so, ... pictures with a news value on some "big" topic issomething rare.Secondly I'm no photojournalist but I might have something that is relevant to a current news item.This year, lot's of events... continue reading

Little Collection Experiment part 2!

Hi Everybody!Not so long ago I started my little collection experiment. I've had a lot of reactions so thank you all for the pictures and suggestions!I thought to give you all a little up-date on this experiment.At the moment 3 out of 4 collections have enough contributors to go public.On SafariA very specific collection that still doesn't have enough contributors to go public.I guess the more specific a collection is the harder it is to find contributors. But we will see what... continue reading

Little Collection Experiment

Hi Everybody!Not so long ago I've reached the milestone of 50 up-loads, which also was the beginning of this blog. The nice and encouraging comments on my first blog article gave me extra motivation and drive to understand stock photography. Thank you all for that!So it's time to try to figure out a new part: COLLECTIONS!Is it good a good idea to create collections?Can you benefit of participating and/or to them?Are there things you should think about when you create collections? Do... continue reading

The journey to 50 uploads!

Hi Everybody,I'd like to tell you about my experience with stock-photography and what happened in the first 6 months I've joined.So 6 months ago, I wanted to give stock-photography a try.Because of the numerous people that take and sell photographs these days, I was septic and didn't believe I would even sell 1 picture.Nevertheless I decided to give it a shot.First the quest for a stock-site began and I choose for Dreamstime.Why? Well, mainly because the pictures that are published... continue reading

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