Many countries have extravagant fireworks displays to celebrate major events. New Years is a popular one almost everywhere, Independence Day in the USA and many others. But how best to capture the excitement of those celebrations when everything seems to conspire against us photographers - it is dark, it is crowded, the fireworks are moving flashes of light and are very bright - what other challenges do we need!!The key starting point is to plan and then plan again! Images of fireworks in the dark... continue reading
Articles by Steveheap
As photographers, we love technology. We read reviews and magazines about the latest and greatest body and sometimes drool over the new lens that is released by our favorite manufacturer. After all, we see gorgeous images from leading professional photographers that use the latest equipment and get fantastic results. If only we had that lens, we could do the same!Of course, life is not like that! I’m no different in wanting to get the best image quality I possibly can even though I might rarely... continue reading
When I saw the subject of this month's blog contest I first ignored it! I thought - I don't need to show emotion because I can create good technical images that other people can use to illustrate whatever story they are trying to create. In effect, they are the ones that need to think about emotions, not me!But then I thought about it some more - don't we always have some sort of story in our minds when we create an image? Or put another way - shouldn't we have a story in our mind?... continue reading
How do you achieve success as a travel stock photographer? The answer is relatively simple - you really need to treat it as your job, not your hobby. While this article is mainly about finding the best locations for your travel photography, I would also add that you need to work year round - adding studio shots, people shots, still life and perhaps even videos to get a portfolio that meets as many of the needs of the customers as you can manage.I'm a great believer in planning before I visit... continue reading
How to shoot events
Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.
Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.
Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers
Join the discussion in the Dreamstime photography forum. Learn from, and share with, hundreds of professional stock photographers just like you!Photography Forums