Articles by Jordan Wallace

Reducing Dynamic Range and What It Does for You

In new advertisements for cameras, the latest and greatest from Nikon and Canon, a lot reference to the high dynamic range of the camera and how great it is because of this. I'm not saying that a high dynamic range is a bad thing, in fact it is amazing the new capability that new cameras have, however I am suggesting that reducing the dynamic range can give an entirely different feel to an image, usually for the better.For many years I have wondered how the simple compact cameras of my friends... continue reading

What I Learnt Today

I am still a learning photographer (I'm 14) and every time I take images, I learn something new. For a long time now, I have been focusing on getting my images exactly technically correct. What I have just realized is that I was missing out on great images, that look good but I could never sell.On my camera, it doesn't handle high image sensitivity very well and for that reason I have never shot above iso 250. When looking through a friend's images that inspire me, I noticed how much noise was... continue reading

Please like me on Facebook

Hey fellow Dreamstimers, I am just getting started with my business Spectrum Studios Photography and I need some more follows on Facebook :)If you want lots of tips on photography, free images or you would just like to help out then please click the link below.Facebook | Spectrum Studios Photography continue reading

iPage Hosting is not Unlimited for Image Websites

If you were going to look to start an image website, you would look to have a very large amount of bandwidth and storage as image files are very large. I would like to let you know of one site that does not provide what they say they will.iPage hosting,, claim that they offer unlimited website hosting for $6.95 a month. I was considering using them for this site as it seems like a very good deal although there was one catch; I had read on another review site that the hosting was... continue reading

The Best Way to Sell Images Online

When wanting to sell your images or start a business there is one great issue. How to show your clients what they are buying without weeks of work into crazy website designs? The answer? The Show Me Proofs image sale system. It is so good I use it on my own business site - Spectrum Studios PhotographyThe proofing system is made available by the wonderful nameless creator at This script, entirely free,makes it possible to easily;* Show your clients the exact images... continue reading

Look into the viewfinder, not through the viewfinder

Below is what I believe to be one of the most important tips for a photographer. Once I was taught this, it totally changed how I take photosThe statement is “Look into the viewfinder, not through the viewfinder”.When you are taking a photo, what is shown in the viewfinder is your canvas. While taking this photo you are an artist. Any one can point and shoot, although only a photographer can compose an image. What you must think about when composing an image is that whatever you see in... continue reading

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