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Articles by Darius Strazdas

Tip of the week: mobile images and microstock, oops I forgot my DSLR

So mobile images and microstock - is it worth to upload, could it be sold, what mobile images are selling best? I think these questions are being asked by someone that has great photos possibility in their pocket and are known with microstock agencies. My intention to write this article is not about comparing mobile phone and DSLR camera but see the right difference.I want to mark these evident benefits and opportunities that you can make fast and almost always. If you are dedicated to photography,... continue reading

Tip of the week: How to be more visible to buyers

With this article, I'm going to look to the facts on how to increase sales while uploading images to Dreamstime, so if you think that you have great images and enough sales simply just skip this article, this is not for you. But if you have some outstanding images and still think you deserve more sales, please continue on reading this blog and check if you are doing these things that I will talk here about.Fill in relevant image info. It doesn't matter how wonderful your pictures are if... continue reading

Tip of the week: How to fill in relevant image info

If you upload your images to Dreamstime, then you should know that it's more than just the photo album you show to your friends or the stuff you upload on social media sites. Some of your images are getting accepted, some are refused for some reasons. And it's great to have files in your portfolio but do you think about the information you provide for them? Do you sometimes try to search your images or other peoples' images? What words do you use to find them? I won't write... continue reading

Timelapse Photography

Timelapse Photography is really a great way to perceive and catch some objects or landscapes and look to them in a specific time line. I've recently started creating this videos and have just a little experience, so you all are very welcome to add yours proficiency and opinions in order to share this amazing way of creating.It's very well if you have DSLR camera and you are not afraid to expose all shutter limit, but you can also devote your compact camera to this matter as well. I... continue reading

Bokeh - behind the lens

So wikipedia says: "In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens" ...that was a part of the article and I believe everyone can find and read it :)I won't write here about usual bokeh without the main object in focus. And I won't write about simple blurs that can make everyone at every time. No one wants to have portfolio with thousands of such images with a few sells, right?I want to write about three related... continue reading

Manual LENS: BOKEH & LENS FLARE

A few years ago I wrote a little about my new toy - manual lens Jupiter-9. Here I have the new one Helios 40-2. I use it with Nikon but it can fit to other systems too. So I'd like to share my new experience with it.Helios 40-2 is mostly known for it's unique bokeh. The price for this lens has grown quite high as for manual lens in the past few years. For some it's a kind of trendy lens to have. Though I decided to discover it's capability with my full frame camera.Firstly... continue reading

Russian lens BOKEH

Hello,I've just tried russian lens JUPITER-9 and was amazed of it's specific beautiful bokeh.Now I want to try Hellios, this thing is also pretty much great.If you like to experiment, let's try this particular lens: Jupiter-9, Hellios and other old russian lens.These lens are much cheaper than the new automatic lens. It has only manual fokus, so the work you are doing get's much more accurate and responsible. Moreover, it's just fun :)You need to buy adapter and this old friend... continue reading

Interior photography

Well this article is for a newbies. If you have some information to fill up, I would be thankful.So what you need to interior photography? First of all your camera :) Then it is helpful to have lens at about 10-20mm angle diapason. If the room or hall is quite big, then it could be enough to have at about 30mm angle lens. But if you want to make photos of ordinary home interior, 10-20mm angle diapason is really helpful.I don't used any flash or other light apart from light that comes through... continue reading

Talking about the numbers..500 pics

I feel quite new to stock photography, and the whole photography as well. Last year I've got the camera and started to look around more deeply and passionately. The art of view or the view of art is not completely new to me, though photography has it's own rules of creation. I've got to understand that it's not enough to look around deeply and passionately soon. It's not even art of view but also the technique..So it's my start and I'm happy about that, and sharing it with you my colleagues..... continue reading

RAW file format and program I use to work with it

Taking pictures in RAW file format has huge benefits. First of all you can better correct the exposure parameter. This is important becausea) if you shoot a picture and went home with the exposure not as you was expected (too light or too dark), you can easily correct 2-3 steps.b) if you want to shoot a picture with low ISO and there is not enough light, the shutter would work to slow to get focused view, for your chosen aperture - try to shoot it -1 or -1,5 steps (manual correction) - you... continue reading

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