Articles by Serdar Tibet

Olive oil

The best olive oil of the world is being produced in Ayvalik , North Aegean townof Turkey.Since I spent a month in this wonderful village last summer , I had the opportunity of shooting olive and olive oil images.Here are some of them ;Also you can see the doors of ancient houses of the village in my collage workThanks for readingSerdar Tibet continue reading


FENERBAHCE , the greatest club of Turkey won its 18 th Leauge Championship Title with 82 points.As a club member and enthusiastic fan of the team I was also in the Stadium with my wife to watch the celebrations. It was a great nightwith spectacular laser light beam shows and fireworks in front of 52.000 fans. Surely I shot some editorial images and would like to share with you.Thank you very much for readingSerdar Tibet continue reading

Cycling Tour of Turkey

Recently I hadd the opportunity ofshooting 47 th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey , which has the prolouge stagein Istanbul , starting from Europan side and finising on the Asian coastofthe city.Italy’s Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini-Neri) has won the prolouge stage of historical bike race bridging two continents, Europe and Asia, held for the first time from the historical Sultanhamet to Kadiköy on the Asian seaside of Istanbul.President Abdullah Gül joined the first three... continue reading

Clone Stamp tool

As we all know infringementis a problem in Microstock business. Therefore we always need to delete the marks , brands , letters or signs in our images to avoid from copyright infringment.Here is asimple tip to achieve this ;1 - Open your imageand make a copy layer ( Ctrl + J for PC )It is not a "must" for this tip but do it always to prevent your image from any possible accident2 - Create an empty layer. ( Shift + CTRL + N )3 - Choose "Clone Stampt Tool" from the tool... continue reading

Purple fringing

Since many lenses can not focus all colours to same convergence point, Chromatic Aberration becomes a major problem for many photographers.If you are shooting in RAW mode , youhave the chance to get rid of this fringing in your raw editor.However in some cases when you forget or dont like to make too many chances in raw editor , you still have another simple way to clean these dummy lines in different colors with the help of Photoshop.1 - Open your image with fringing2 - Copy background... continue reading

Industry Standards

After I started to work as a free contributor, I have experienced that there are no Industry Standards in micro stock business.Some agencies accepts images which others never approve. More interesting, the best and most selling images of your portfolio might be rejected due to inconsistent reasons in some agencies.One agency , which wants me to use their own model release form , has rejected all of my works due to that reason.But later they accepted one of myimages with the same model... continue reading

Exclusivity ...

I recommend exclusivity in DT to everyone who is going in to micro stock industry because it is a great agency to learn and develop skills.However, since I have some other plans and aims which I want to achieve ,I am leaving exclusivity of Dreamstime as of today.I want to thank you all , DT team and friends, who encouraged me in microstock business and helped me improving my skills in the business.DT will always remain as the home of my portfolio.Thank you very much for reading... continue reading

Sea Food

As a sea food loverI love to catch , cook and eat all kind of fish , shells and other things which are orginates from the sea.I made some photographs of them while I was hanging around in the streets of local market in Istanbul,Here are some examples. Fom left to right , schripms , sea breams ,red mullets , anchovy and sea bass.In black sea region anchovy is cooked in very different ways, even cooked with rice and is really tasty.Another traditional... continue reading

Symbol Sprayer ...

I decided to share an Illustrator tip with you . For repetitive figures Symbol Sprayer is a great tool.Just try this;From the tools menu choose star tool ( it is in the same section with rectangle tool )Draw a star to your documentOpen Windows > Symbols tab. Drag your star and drop it inside the symbols tab. You will be asked about Symbol Options. Give your symbol a name ( if you like ) , and click Graphic Symbol option.Now you have a symbol.From tools menu get your symbol... continue reading

1000th image

I have reached to a portfolio of 1000 images. I want to thank DT staff , my friends in and out of DT ,my wife and my models who encouraged andhelped me.As an exclusive I enjoy DT very much and feel myself belonging to here.My target is to reach a portfolio of 5000 at least at the first step and then to a 10.000 limit.Thank you very muchSerdar Tibet continue reading

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