Although the content in your project calls the shots, a background is equally important in getting the right message across. Regardless of type of content, whether it is prop, a page, a book or window dressing elements, background is not just an ‘add-on’ but a vital element that enhances your work. A visitor can get an idea of your subject by looking at the background. Selecting a background requires careful consideration of the message you want to put across. let's take a look at how we... continue reading
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Microsoft has provided Bing Images as a way to search for images across the Internet by using keywords or other images in a convenient and easy to use format. It is even linked into popular Microsoft tools like Office and Edge. But does that mean that images returned in Bing Images searches are freely available for you to use as you wish?The answer is – I wouldn’t bet on it. Bing Images searches for images from across endless sources available online. And while they are careful to not intentionally... continue reading
I’m old enough to remember when red eye - that phenomena where the pupils of people or animals eyes glow horror show red in a picture - was the norm rather than the exception. And while advances in camera technology and in-camera processing has improved to the point where this rarely happens, it can still occasionally be a problem.Red eye is caused when light from a flash reflects back from the retina at the back of the subjects’ eyes, and it usually happens when shooting at night or in low light.... continue reading
In this article let's talk about how to find models and on what conditions to agree with them about work.Let's start with the arrangements.Naturally, the easiest way is to pay for the work of models, but a beginner, and an experienced photographer, does not always have money for that. But money, as it obviously did not sound, is not the only currency. For many models, high quality photographs are a good payment for shooting. So this is your offer.To use photos of people on photobanks, sign... continue reading
One of the most confusing aspects for new contributors to stock photography is when and what type of release is required when submitting images to an online stock agency. Let’s deal with the Model Release first (and save the Property Release for later).The simple answer to this question is ALWAYS obtain a model release if possible. The more complete answer is that a valid Model Release is required for all images in commercial applications when there are recognizable people present. Now... continue reading
We all know that technology is an integral part of our life today. It has greatly simplified and improved our lives and has affected not only the communications sphere but also the medical, scientific and school fields, up to military grade applications. The use of the computer has now become indispensable in every field of work, but while until recently the computer was the only technological means capable of performing certain actions, today, in everyday life, it can often be replaced by a tablet... continue reading
I’m always excited to notice if my photographs have been viewed – and more so if one is purchased. Predominantly interested in the science behind landscapes and nature, I don't often have models in my images – though I have used them. I don’t pay my models. So far, the thought and conviviality over ‘a sell’ has been enough of an enticement to keep them interested in participating with me in this, my new hobby. The running joke and discussion we have is that if a photograph of... continue reading
The Internet has changed the way we live our lives. From how we access information to how we interact with friends and family, our online connectivity affects every aspect of our day-to-day existence.And nowhere is this more noticeable than in how we buy and sell goods. Imagine if you can the world of photography before digital cameras, online marketplaces like dreamstime.com, and websites or social media for promoting your service and products. We would be hard pressed to survive without all that... continue reading
Thank YouFor someone very new to the nuts and bolts of photography I have found the Dreamstime community both welcoming and inspirational. I sense the joy that each contributor has in sharing revelations, their Perfect Shot, and their joy in the process. Thank you for sharing. While I would love to sell a lot of photos, I find that by watching the number of views the photos get, I can enjoy myself, too. I figure that by focusing on getting the images seen more, the sales will be more likely... continue reading
Another year is starting, meaning we’re set for another episode in the ever evolving world of web design. Here are few key trends already announced for 2018.1.Goodbye hard corners, hello curves!It’s been a general trend for major industry players (Twitter and Google, for example) to renounce the traditional right angles for various website elements and adopt rounded corners as the new standard. 2018 is therefore expected to make the transition official, meaning we’ll have a well rounded... continue reading
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