First of all.Knowledge, your best assistant in life. Never forget about it. You should always learn, experiment and train yourself. After all, when you have sufficient knowledge and little experience - then and only then you will begin to open the doors to wonderful world of photography. You will start to experiment with your knowledge, think more wisely, and see the things that others do not see. And no matter what you have in your backpack Hasselblatt or a regular smartphone, because in the right... continue reading
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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
Suffering from wanderlust but don't know which way to go? Scratch your head no more, we have some awesome destinations for you that apparently are all the rage this year according to the Lonely Planet guide. 1. BotswanaThis South African country is mostly defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which turns into a lush paradise when the seasonal floods come in but it's not just the national park trips that are a point of interest. In June 1966 Botswana became... continue reading
I was so delightfully surprised when I checked my Dreamstime account to see that my balance had jumped up by $18.98. I was further surprised that it was the purchase of one of my editorial images.I turned to my friend and thanked her for her guidance long ago when I first started uploading photos on Dreamstime.We were at the Los Angeles County Fair, and I was in possession of my little Lumix camera.Feeling a bit challenged with the prospect of trying to take commercial photos at the Fair,... continue reading
Gran Canaria in 3 days (Part 1: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)Hello everyone, this is my first ever article on a blog, so I hope it will be ok.Me and my wife visited Gran Canaria (one of Canary Islands that are part of Spain) a couple of weeks ago, we spent just 1 week there, but the island is so great for sightseeing that I decided to write a short guide for those of you who want to see as much as possible for 3 days, and still have some time to relax on the beach, at the pool or get crazy in... continue reading
This is a tutorial on how to sharpen a slightly out-of-focus image WITHOUT increasing noise.If you have an image that's just slightly out-of-focus, and you try to sharpen it by just using the standard 'sharpen' filter in Photoshop, then the result is often not very good as it will also increase any 'noise' that may be present in the image.This is especially true of images that are high contrast and have been shot in low light levels with a high ISO setting.... continue reading
Almost all mobile devices like phones and tablets are equipped with a camera in them. Modern devices are capable of very good images, and best of all, you will almost always have your phone with you. However, mobile devices can be more sensitive to the conditions around you than big cameras with large sensors and better optics. Here are a couple of tips that might help you take better photos with your device.First, before you even think about taking a photo, take a look at the camera... continue reading
LONG STORY SHORT!So you want sharpen images without noise with a good quality like a PRO. Okay, let's go.1st - Accept the limitations of your camera, it means you need as much light as cheaper your camera and lens are.2nd - Reduce ISO? As much as you don't let the image shake. Use at least the double of the angle range. (Ex. 200mm/400 of a second speed, if this keeps the image dark, higher the ISO, if it makes noise the only solution is put more light or just accept this limitation)... continue reading
" Tutankhamen – His Tomb and Treasures ".The Spectacular Exhibition arrived to the capital of the Czech Republic – Prague.The pharaohs and their passage to eternity ...Way of the rulers of ancient Egypt - Pharaohs on "the next world" has long been shrouded in mystery. After finding the tomb and treasures of Tutankhamen was decided to show the world these beautiful amazing artifacts.Also, I have decided to visit the... continue reading
You noticed a bear inside a cave just before evening. You recall seeing a duplicate of this shot in the last National Geographic magazine. You bring your thousand dollar camera up with a proud telephoto lens sticking out a couple feet and set ISO to 200 only to find shutter speed showing 4 seconds. Okay, no problem, Set ISO to 800. Still a shutter speed of 1 second. But the bear is licking its belly. Stock photo sites usually don't tolerate tongue blurs. No worries. ISO 25600. Now you got a shutter... continue reading
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