Articles by Dragan Djukic

Tip of the week: Depth of field, how to choose the aperture

You must have heard a million times: “Man, that is great lens it can achieve so shallow DOF”. Today I’ll try to point out few things regarding DOF and give you some guidelines on using it, so stay with me.DOF stands for Depth Of Field and it represents area of image with acceptable sharpness that will appear in focus. Actually when you focus with your camera on subject DOF spreads 1/3 of depth in front of point where you focused and 2/3 behind that point. In that area you will have zone of acceptable... continue reading

Tip of the week: Keep it in focus

Have you ever had your image refused for being out of focus?From time to time as editor I see mostly new users having focusing issues and images being refused for that particular reason. I will try to give you some advices how to take sharp images.Well, let's begin with refusal reason itself."Image is out of focus or too much of the subject is out of focus (DOF too shallow or DOF not justified) / Image is shaken. Use a faster speed or a tripod. Please check the files at 100% zoom... continue reading

Learn from the refusals

Darn, my photo got refused. Never mind, I will make another one and submit it when I catch some time.STOP.That is not a good thing to do. Have you at least checked the email you received based on refusal or you've just deleted it after reading the subject line?Well, let’s start this way. I am an editor on Dreamstime, one of largest stock photo sites in the world. You know what I love to do with photos and illustrations users submit? I love to APPROVE them. Yes I do, really. I am just an... continue reading

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