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My first $1000

Hello DTJust wanted to share my excitement for the first $1000 I just made after joining DT a little more than two years ago.This gives me more inspiration to work further ( albeit harder now)!!!Thank you friends, DT and buyers!!! continue reading

Four hundred!!!

Hello DT ....just wanted to share this great moment....my 400th download.....didnt even think I would get this far when I joined DT last year in March.I took me 11 months to reach my 200th download and now it has taken me 9 months to double the figure...some progress I guess,Happy shooting!!!400th300th200th100th1st continue reading

Level 3 at last

A great day for me as I have my first level 3 image...thank you buyers and its also a special day as I did something else new today!!!!! continue reading

The F 2.8 ( love it or hate it)

When I started with photography a year ago, wide aperture lens ( f 2.8, f1.4) were all that I desired as I wanted to shoot in low light situations and also get the pleasing bokeh in almost all my shots by using the widest aperture. I enjoyed it very much.Then I joined dreamstime and these images with my aperture wide open were rejected as the depth of field (DOF) was too shallow and much of the images were out of focus. Thus I started to shoot with smaller apertures to get that DOF. Moreover the... continue reading

A year at DT

Today I have completed my first year at Dreamstime and I am very happy with my effort and the wonderful support from Dreamstime. I have 273 uploads this year and and 216 sales too. Being exclusive to DT has made me reach this goal so far and I am very glad. Thank you fellow friends, buyers and to Dreamstime for being such a wonderful platform for us. I hope to upload more in this coming year and contribute further. Cheers!!!! continue reading

200th download

Its been eleven months since I joined DT and I wanted to share this happy moment with you all...my 200th download!!!This was my very first download ever.This was my 200th download. continue reading

Droplets

Shooting droplets is fun and exciting..Shoot either a static water drop or a drop in motion....All that is needed is liquid ( water, milk etc.), preferably a macro lens on manual focus, a tripod and a cable release and a trigger happy finger to call in the shots.Shallow DOF and the reflection from the water drop can defeat a photograph, no matter how beautiful it would be otherwise. continue reading

Two TIFF sales of the same image

Dear all,Just wanted to celebrate this moment with you all. I just had my first TIFF sales of the same image at the same time....this is so very exciting and I am thrilled.One was a U-EL and the other was a I-EL continue reading

On using ultra-wide-angle lens

Among the most difficult to use are the ultra-wideangle lens as most of you would agree on that. I love my wideangles and I am sure you love yours too.Compositions on a ultra-wide-angle lens would require one to be as close as possible to a subject and not for staying back far away and getting in all that you see through the viewfinder.So for a well composed image getting as close as possible is the key. The viewer of the image should be grabbed and be put right in front of the subject.Some... continue reading

Just crossed the 100th mark

A very exciting day and a big achievement for me... the first hundred...no not the $100 but a little over a 100 images in my portfolio now.Still a lot of work to do..more creativity, more processing, more uploading and above all else more patience which I am pretty sure you all would agree!!!! continue reading

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