Articles by Brett Critchley

British wildlife, get your shots added to the ULTIMATE collection.

 I've recently started trying my hand at photographing the wildlife here in Britain, not the easiest thing to do well. The main ingredients I have found to half decent images are research, planning, time/patience, equipment and the quality of light.If your ticking all or most of these things then your doing well. So I have decided to create the ULTIMATE British wildlife collection, if you would like to have images considered for this collection then please add your ID numbers... continue reading

Getting out of your comfort zone

   As a photographer I tend to find that my creative side seems to go up and down, some days I'm full of ideas and other days everything seems to be overdone and there's nothing new and exciting to shoot.   So around a year ago or so I saw a video on Youtube of a pro stock photographer shooting a fast jet, tonnes of gear and a team of people behind him to produce one shot.   I thought that looks fun and I'm always looking to try new things, now I do not have a team of... continue reading


 Well it's been a very interesting journey I must say and one full of highs and lows. I certainly have to thank Dreamstime, who have helped me develop my photography, providing me with a platform that gets my works seen and sold.It has paid for all of my photography gear and some, 10,000 sales equates to nearly $25,000 In the last few years I have been lucky enough to win my first Dreamstime assignment, national (UK) and international photography awards.These successes... continue reading

Global Tiger day 29th July

 International Tiger Day, also known as Global Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to increase awareness for tiger conservation, held every year on 29th July.It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit.The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation. The Tiger chosen to front this years campaign is a beautiful Sumatran Tiger called Daseep, she is three... continue reading

Latest CANON Digital Photo professional (DPP) UPDATE

Are you a CANON user and use CANON's Digital Photo Professional (DPP) to work your RAW files.Well there has been some very good improvements made with an update on December 12, 2012.If you already have older versions running on your system, including the EOS UTILITY and DPP.Well it's dead easy to update your software from the CANON site.First go to CANON here :CANON SOFTWARE UPDATESIgnore the stuff at the top of the page about the new 6D, just info, scroll down towards the... continue reading

So you want to be a Macro photographer

Ok, for ages I have toyed with the idea of trying out macro photography.Normally I end up leaving this thought on the back burner thinking it's a lot of trouble to photograph bugs.Any hows today I stumbled across this great video by Thomas Shahan's videoon shooting bugs, his results are pretty amazing and would be a very good bench mark of quality to aim for if your thinking of selling bug photo's on DT.Many of his pictures can be seen here on his website : Thomas Shahan bug pic's.... continue reading

Keep an eye out for your images being used illegally

I have today carried out a search of my images using Google's image search.Found lots being used with watermarks and subsequently used DT's "report misuse" tab in the management area, you should do the same if you find infringements.One blogger responded me today, apparently she's an's her response:"I pull all my photos from the photosite Dreamstime. On each photo there is an option, "click for comp image." I apologize if this is upsetting but your issue should be with... continue reading

3000 Sales

After joining in 2009, started uploading in April 2010 I have now just hit 3000 sales.A big thanks to all the buyers and DT for the platform on which we all showcase our work. continue reading

What a great big surprise, featured photographer :)

What a big surprise for me this morning to find that I'm Dreamstime's featured photographer for the week:)It really is an honor to have your portfolio showcased by such a fantastic stock agency and I really do appreciate this.So a big thank you to DT and you, the whole community who makes this such a great place for us to share our work, ideas and grow as we all move forward together.Here's to a great September :)CheersBrett, who is currently over the moon :) continue reading

Get your picture in or on a book :)

So I'm pretty sure many of you have heard of the now world famous/infamous book trilogy which starts out with the first novel called "50 shades of Grey".Well the cover shot for this world wide bestseller came from here, yes your very own DT, the photographer and DT even get a credit line in the book, how cool is that :)Here it is for sale on Amazon for anyone who has not seen/heard of this very raunchy book: cover.I think it's even being made into a film now to.This got me thinking and today... continue reading

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