Articles by Unteroffizier

My Nikon D60 DSLR

This blog is a remembrance and a tribute to my Nikon D60 DSLR. It should be the last camera with a CCD sensor before Nikon introduces the CMOS sensor to their newer DSLR models. Although the low light high ISO performance of this Nikon model wasn't superb and as an entry level DSLR, the functions of the body is still worthy and good enough for the average amateur photographer. User access and control menus are easy to use. The color of the photos taken from this cam was superb with natural and... continue reading

Hopes and wishes for the New Year 2017

Time flies! 2016 came and went like the flash of a lightning. So here's what i wish for in the new year 2017.Christmas was just over and i am sure memories of all the merry-making and happy moments of celebrations are still fresh in our minds. Hold on because the New Year is here and i hope there will be more to celebrate and rejoice for through the year.Well, more merry making means more happy events. I hope there will be more photography needs and i will pick up more event photography... continue reading

4 aspects of photography that blurrs the background of a photo

In case anyone is not aware of the aspects that determines the intensity of the sharpness of parts of a photo (usually the backdrop), here are 4 things we need to take note of.The size of the apertureAperture opening size determines the depth of field of a photo. It is a common saying and most beginners even know that a fast lens with the biggest aperture you can get is desired for portrait work and throws the background out of focus so that attention is locked and given to the subject.... continue reading

Things I learn while shooting for stock - Part 1: out on the streets

When I first handled a digital camera, I did not know to surf the internet for information on camera operations, nor how to look for information on understanding the concepts and relations between shutter speed, aperture and ISO. The internet wasn't saturated with such information back then. It was 10 years and more long time ago.Even when I got my first DSLR, making full use of the camera's setting was alien to me too. I had joined group outings to shoot photos of people but that wasn't fruitful... continue reading

Basic camera equipment for a small indoor event shoot assignment.

If you ever wondered if you need to have plenty of high end camera gears for a small to moderate indoor event function (e.g a solemnization or small wedding) then I will like to share some in the list according to my past working experiences.(1)The camera body.A full frame body will be good but if you are new, running low on the money or just hesitant about jumping into large investments on equipment yet, a cropped body camera (like the Nikon D90) will still do the job in delivering A4 or 4"... continue reading

The anonymous photographer

There are many thousands of contributors here at Dreamstime. Yes a lot of us are contributing our work and some are doing it full-time. These aside have we ever wondered if it will be possible for a meet up session when contributors can gather and get to see and talk to each other face to face? Some of us probably had, knew each other or are already organizing meet-ups on their own. How about others who have not?Maybe we can make it a public event? With various activities and contests to engage... continue reading

Stray Cat Feeding

Have you ever feed a stray cat?Stray and feral cats often go hungry and are exposed to the chill of night, rain and winter. They are also exposed to abuse from humans and cat trappers who may feel they are pests endangering the natural habitat or creating nuisances to their properties. How do you feel about TNR - trap-neuter-return? If you want to help them, adopt one (or a few) at your nearest animal rescue shelter organization. You can also spend a few dollars a week to buy some cat food and... continue reading

Wishes For A fresh New Year

This short and simple blog to remind us not to take our resources and signs of climate changes for granted.It will never be too late if each and everyone of us start doing our bit for mother earth now.Conserve our fuel supplies.Or employ alternate power source?We can recycle cleaned food wastes and packagings and use them for decorations.Use energy saving items or brainstorm and share your energy saving tips with the world.... continue reading

My very first blog thread here at Dreamstime.

This is the very first time i post a blog here so i take the chance to share some of my photos. Although majority of them were on insects and arachnids, i do not shun still images, landscapes, nature, wildlife and other subjects. It has always been a challenge no matter what illustrations or photos i take. Practise towards perfection on drawings, patience on nature and wildlife, and creativity on objects.Edited by admin: Please do not post so many images... continue reading

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