Articles by P0temkin

Techie bag

When I decided to focus more on photography about a year ago, the last thing on my mind was becoming a camera equipment nerd. You know the ones with their camera bags .. huge amount of lenses, filters and tripods. Only second to golfers in the equipment departure..."Oooooo missed that shot .... Its because I didnt get that Goldplus Challenger 9000 club in Titanium."Well, one year later I have a huge camera bag: body upgrade, 3 tripods, 4 extra lenses and several filters. And my wishlist of... continue reading

Keep it clean ... or not

Yesterday I got almost 2$ for a small download of this image, one of my first uploads to DT and 6 downloads so far:Now I went kinda far off post-processing this one, skewing colors, blowing out highlights and creating a strong halo around the turbine. I didn't know I was destroying the photograph back then, I just thought it looked cool. Well DT probably thought so as well and accepted it right?Most other stock sites rejected the image, for all of the above reasons. As I originally shot... continue reading

Two new eyes please, with fries

I know what youre thinking. This guy is probably happy just to get his socks on every morning. Is he high? Pfft. Let me explain ..I bought a 30D a couple of years back and used it frequently. Didnt know anything about ISO, Exposure, Composition, DOF, Photoshop, RAW ... used the auto mode for everything. Early this year I stumbled upon an article about microstock and registered on Dreamstime more or less for fun. Im sure many contributors have had a similar journey into microstock.After an... continue reading

Checklist photography

....Exposure? Check.Rule of thirds? Check.Noise? Check.Focus? Check.White balance? Check.Boring? For sure.Im a photo newbie, so the above checklist is usually quite time consuming to get past. And getting the photo technically correct is important... but for me, I usually end up with very dull shots when trying to do things "right". Hopefully this will change with experience, but at the moment its making me miss good photo opportunities.A good example for me occurred just a few... continue reading

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