This is my first time participating in a Dreamstime blog contest. I was intrigued by the subject as I am quite passionate about road trips. I just love road trips and usually tend to choose my travel destinations according to whether I can include at least a driving part. I love the sense of freedom and I love to open the window and breathe in the fresh air. I love everything about road trips, even the part when I get lost or get stuck in the snow. The beauty of road trips is that they always tend... continue reading
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The best picture when you're on the roadTaking your best photography shot seems almost as hard as capturing a water drop with a lasso. However, there‘s nothing impossible and the opportunity always does exist. Sometimes we sense it in a vague or quite significant way.We can't determine where the opportunity is but it seems like we can reach out and make it happen. If success is not achieved, it might be because we are missing that moment, that unique impulse of perception, sensitivity... continue reading
A logo is absolutely imperative because it is akin to your brand’s avatar. As a Christian sex and pleasure educator and coach, I admit that I had an especially difficult time trying to figure out how to design a logo that would convey the seeming contradiction of being a Christian as well as a sex-positive coach. I mean, that’s kind of a weird combination, right? A logo can be essentially your simplest tool to promote brand recognition. Although it is a simple tool, it isn’t always very easy... continue reading
Most photographers create their first photos with a smartphone or point-and-shoot cameras. Then the moment comes and you realize that these devices cannot fully express your vision of the objects anymore. Whether you would like to make money with making photos or just enjoy taking great pictures, a good camera is absolutely necessary for achieving high-quality photos and upgrading your skills. A choice of device for beginners is not easy. A gadget should offer additional functions and be simple to... continue reading
If you are new to stock photography, you may already have realized that images with people tend to be more in demand than those without. But as someone who is just starting out, it may be uncomfortable – if not economically unfeasible – to hire and work with professional models. So when you are looking for your next great model, try looking in the mirror. Using a self-image is a tried and true tradition in the art world. Who can forget Vincent Van Gough’s startling insight into his troubled... 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
Failures can be our great learning opportunities. We looked at Small Failures in Part I of this article, so let’s dive in here and tackle what we consider the Big or Fatal Failures.BIG FAILSSome problems can be a lot harder – but not always impossible - to correct in post processing software. These are best to understand first and try to avoid if possible.Chromatic aberration Ever look closely at object in your image and notice a purple ring? That is chromatic aberration and is caused by poor... continue reading
You made all the plans. Packed your computer bag with all the equipment you would need. Scoped out the perfect spot. Set up the shot taking into consideration the correct ISO, shutter speed, aperture, filters, remotes, tripod, etc., etc., etc.You get home to download your shoot to your computer with baited breath, sure you have “that one picture”, and discover the image was an epic fail. So you move it to the trash and carry on. Right?Not so fast. Stop a minute and look at your failed images.... continue reading
Have you ever been tempted to take a successful and appealing sunset photo? Here you will find a few tips on your camera settings that will make you a sunset shooter master.First, think of the subject you are going to shoot and your position with the camera a couple of minutes before the actual sunset. The setting sun is quite fast, the light conditions change swiftly, you will want to be prepared and waiting for the sun rather than nervously looking for the best spot. Second, set the camera to Av... continue reading
The right images can improve your content significantly. But what does “right images” mean? It means to be able to create a connection between the copy and the visuals you use on a page or in an ad, landing page, poster… you name it. In such cases, the message and the images must complete each other, so you can avoid the disaster of a confusing project (no matter its nature).Check for high-quality resolution alternativesThe first feature to look in when... continue reading
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