Articles by Ioana Grecu

5 Tips on Mobile Photography.

As promised in yesterday's blog 5 reasons why your mobile phone is your best camera, I return with tips on how to make the best of your mobile phone’s camera.  1. Choose the right phoneAs you may have already imagined, the story starts with the phone purchase. You will have a few things to consider before going out and buying something, to begin with, your budget. Once you have the money part settled start looking at phones that are in this range then go online and compare their camera... continue reading

5 reasons why your mobile phone is your best camera

Since the advent of the smartphone era mobile phone cameras have increased in quality, megapixels, DOF capabilities, and now you even get two cameras for the price of one as some of the top range smartphones have a wide angle and a zoom camera that you can switch between. In a time when all we do is in a rush, your smartphone has become a gateway to the world and a great tool to cash in on your hobbies, and here are 5 reasons why.  1. It's always there when you need itWe know... continue reading

A decade of Dreamstime in pictures

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 uploaded and, millions of image were sold.What follows is a chronology in pictures.2006 - it was all about business and teams back then, we all remember the brainstorming sessions, don't we?      2007 - was about family... continue reading

10 things that Canada gave to the world

In anticipation of this very special Canada Day, the country’s 150th birthday, why not celebrate by learning about 10 great things Canada gave to the world?1. Basketball       James Naismith, who was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada, was working at the International Young Men’s Christian Association Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, invented basketball in 1891 as a way to keep his students active during the winter. He is also credited with designing the first... continue reading

6 ways to spend your birthday this year

We all get one each year and sometimes we simply don’t know how to mark it. Yes, I’m talking about birthdays, beloved and dreaded in the same time, however,never forgotten. So, here are 6 ideas to celebrate yours this year.1. Call your Night Owls and hang on a branch. They can bring the party supplies and you can just bring yourself simply ‘cause you’ve always been the cutest. Cake is optional and it depends on branch width, length and strength, but you will certainly enjoy “hanging... continue reading

10 odd facts about Internet's favorite pet, the cat

They've been at odds with our other favorite pet, the dog, for such a long time that no one even remembers how, why and when it started but we love them nonetheless.Here are some fun and weird facts you might or might not have known about our little meowing, furry friends.1. A cat can’t climb head first down a tree simply because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way hence they must literally go backwards. Now you know why you have to call the firefighter to get your cared faced... continue reading

10 things to do with your mother on this Mother's Day

It's that special day when we celebrate the woman who brought us into the world and we can make it even more special with small gestures that carry our love across.Here are 10 simple yet sweet ideas for a Mother's Day to remember:1. Take her to the beachShe might not have been to one in a while, or maybe she never takes time for herself. Find a more secluded spot and take her for a beach walk, prepare a couple sandwiches and spend a few hours together enjoying each other's company,... continue reading

Top 10 tips for new contributors

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 will find below info on lighting, exposure, composition, legal documents and many more:1. Composition has to always make your subject stand out in the image. Having the subject in the middle of your image will flatten it out... continue reading

Top 10 awesome destinations for 2016

Suffering from wanderlust but don't know which way to go? Scratch your head no more, we have some awesome destinations for you that apparently are all the rage this year according to the Lonely Planet guide.   1. BotswanaThis South African country is mostly defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which turns into a lush paradise when the seasonal floods come in but it's not just the national park trips that are a point of interest. In June 1966 Botswana... continue reading

Finding the right location, props and lights for your stock photoshoot

In this previous blog we've discussed how to find the right model for your future photoshoot so it's time we move to the next step, finding a good location, props and lights setup.At this point you have already established a contract with your models so you’re in search for the perfect location. Since you already know what you will be shooting and have discussed this with the people you’ll work with now all you need is a good place to make it happen.Depending on what you have in... continue reading

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