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Tip of the week: How to make your food camera friendly

You are about to have a great meal, this plate looks delicious! How to take a photo of it that would look equally mouth-watering? Here are some tips.1. LightingFood looks best when it's lit from behind or from a side, with natural light. Place your subject near a window and try different angles. Avoid on-camera direct flashlight, it will make your food look ugly and unappetizing. If you're going to have lunch in a restaurant, equipped with a mobile phone only, choose a table near a window... continue reading

How to Shoot Indoor Sport Events?

You love attending your gym or sports arena to watch sports events? Ever wondered how to get decent photos out of it? Here are some tips.Sitting among other sports fans on the benches, having only a pocket camera or a mobile phone will get you only wide angle general view of the interior, with the players far away. While this kind of images might also sell, let’s get more adventurous and closer to the action.Preparation Stage:1.Obtain a permit to photograph from the closest possible spots, such... continue reading

Travel Photography - is there a secret to success?

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

Going on the road? Some thoughts

Taking photographs on the road. This can mean different things to different people but in its simplest sense, it can mean, get up and get out there.I can't help it but I mostly like to plan ahead before a trip, to try and find locations that could be good photographic opportunities. Looking at other photos of the area you plan to go to on Dreamstime is a good source of information and also to see if you can find a different way to photograph that location. There are also a number of guide... continue reading

How to photograph the Northern Lights

If it happens to be in the northern or southern part of the planet or if your travel plans take you in that part of the world, you may have a chance to photograph Aurora. Also known as Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) or Southern lights (Aurora Australis), this phenomenon is a spectacular display of lights in the sky. It is created by the interaction between the solar winds (a stream of charged particulars discharged during the solar storm that travels towards us) and... continue reading

Useful brief tips for working with the model.

Plan a photosession in advance.Note several locations beforehand in case some of them are unavailable or not suitable.Choose the best time that suits you if it is outside.Maybe it's a sunny day, maybe an golden hour or a full moon at night. You can try any useful program, for example Exsate Golgen Hour orTHE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EPHEMERIS orSun surveyor. Dark Sky Finder is to find the darkest places on the sky.Ask the model or parents of the model if it's a child,... continue reading

Street Photography quick advice

By researching the internet you can find a lot of information about street photography. In my opinion it is the most popular and interesting way of capturing life. Especially when our society changes all time. It is fascinating to be part of it and have a chance to document through images of our everyday life.There are some basic rules, but all the rules can and should be broken. Many beginners try to copy others work, spending lot’s of time browsing Flickr, and others websites with images. There... continue reading

11 tips for the new contributors to increase sales

I started to contribute to microstock photography agencies in 2013 (shortly after the birth of my elder son). The hobby of stay-at-home mum has turned into my main job ( except taking care of my family of course :-)). Based on my 4 years experience I made a simple list of a few tips that could be useful to everybody who wants to start to make money from microstock. 1. Enjoy your job. If you want to build a new solid portfolio from a scratch you’re going to have a long road... continue reading

Articles made of plasticine. We need your attention and advice!

  Products from plasticine - a fairy-tale character and a vase with several colors. These are my first works in this way so please do not judge strictly, but in fact I do not think that everything is so bad :) But I do not expect big sales, because none of my photos have been sold yet :(Friends tell me, tell me about your success, what and how to do it right. On the Internet a lot of things are written, but the information is still quite old and I believe that it is no longer relevant. I would... continue reading

The One & Only Thing A Good Photographer Must Remember

I wouldn't say that I'm a professional photographer (yet). I'm still an amateur working their way up towards being a professional, because it's what I love to do. There is one vital tip, however, that I can impart upon everyone. It doesn't matter whether you are an amateur, hobbyist, professional. The one and only thing a good photographer must remember is to bring their camera with them EVERYWHERE they go. I learned this lesson the hard way. I can not begin to tell you how many times I... continue reading

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