Articles by Perry Toone

Night Shot Of Toronto Streetcar

The other night, I could not sleep, so I grabbed my tripod and beloved Olympus and headed out to take some shots of the ever changing Toronto skyline. The one in the picture here was taken as a tram or streetcar as they are know here, went over the Bathurst bridge at near Front and King Street in Toronto. I find photography at night much more difficult than studio or day time shots. You really need a tripod to steady the camera as you slow the shutter speed right down. This is the first one I uploaded... continue reading

Using Twitter with Dreamstime

I have recently been making use of Twitter a lot more recently as it proves to be a great promotion tool for any DT contributor. Dreamstime also makes it easy for you to tweet your latest images as well as retweeting promotions for free credits for new users.If used correctly, you can develop a nice little following of people interested in your images. Niche accounts also do well, so if you just upload a certain kind of image on DT, you could gear your Twitter account to your uploads.I have... continue reading

News lens & new destination - Beirut !!

Today I arrived in Beirut where I will be staying for next week or so. I have been very impressed so far with Beirut and look forward to getting out and about and taking lots of pictures. Before I left I made sure to invest in a new camera lens to ensure the best possible photographs. Lebanon has so much history to see and with my new lens I can go out and capture the historical beauty in crystal clear pictures. I am excited to see more of Lebanon and of course take more pictures with my new lens.... continue reading

The World Cup Is Here

As we approach the final hours to the opening match of the World Cup and prepare ourselves for a month-long steady diet of world class football. I am so excited. Also reminded that current event news topics become highly searched for. To top of my joyful mood, I have also had a RF image approved on Dreamstime all ready to download. Such relevant images to the World Cup will surely be in demand for the next month or two.I am sure we will see some great pictures from photographers lucky enough to... continue reading

Off Topic: Free Website Submission In My Directory

Hello Fellow DT Members,Today I am writing this blog to inform you of my free website directory. Get a permanent Google back-link in seconds and increase your search engine page rank!xchange.thexyz.org - Website Submission Directory IndexFree, fast and simple website submission into Thexyz directory. No reciprocal link required required but it always appreciated. Fast inclusion within 24 hours! No email address required. You can add your website/s, blog/s or personal social networking pages... continue reading

Off Topic: My New PTC Money-Making Website

After recently updating my web design skills, I have put them to good use in creating my own paid-to-click advertising site. As well as paid advertising service the site has a $50 jackpot lottery! Having use of my stock portfolio helped with branding the site.It only opened this week and it only has 33 members, but hey if you want to get paid a whopping $0.01 per click or advertise your site go and check it out at: http://www.thexyz.orgYou can also earn money from your referral downline. continue reading

New Website Update

Right in the middle of updating my html/css website recently, I decided to go down a different path and create a php cms (content management system) wordpress blog. With my own custom css design. I was never trained in web design but I took to html quite well so I thought it couldn't be too hard. After nearly a week of online tutorials on how to do it, I was ready to give up. To top it off, many of the tutorials regularly reinstated in the article 'just how easy it is,' this didn't help.I eventually... continue reading

How to install a Favicon on your website

A favicon is the little icon that appears on the left of the domain on your browser window. All well known websites have one and here are four quick and easy steps to ensure you can have one too. You can see Dreamstime has a little green swirl.1. Make an image that is 16 pixels by 16 pixels exactly.2. Save it as or rename it favicon.ico.3. Upload it to your server in the same directory as your main index page.4. Edit the code of your index page, somewhere between theandtags,... continue reading

Off Topic: My Week Of Glory

My Week Of GloryTo any confirmed smoker, the thought of stopping the dependency of nicotine scares them to half to death. "Will I ever be the same again?" It is as if the poor smoker fears quitting like losing a limb. I was the same as I would regularly confess my love for the precious weed.For the last few years I have been telling myself "I need to quit," and being told the same thing by friends and family. The only question in my mind was choosing the right time. A time that I envisioned... continue reading

Electronic Props And The Wooden Laptop Computer

Electronic Props And The Wooden Laptop ComputerWhen using modern day electronics in a photo it is always important to remember not to include a brand or logo. They can be hidden, covered, cropped or photo-shoped, so they will no longer be recognized as a specific brand.I howeverwent down a different path and made use of my wood finishing skills, to build a custom unbranded modern day consumer electronic prop. This laptop does not work like it should, but then again it is made from solid... continue reading

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