I have just had my 600th image accepted onto Dreamstime. I'm not sure if I'm making good progress but I am making some progress.I have just read Thorkens blog 10,000 images online(pretty amazing), congratulations to him and it makes me want to strive to get more and better images. I'm a little way behind but have only been actively loading images since last September.I try to have my camera with me as often as possible, just never know when a photo opportunity will arise. I went out 3 nights... continue reading
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For thoose that don't know what a CPL filter [circular polarizer filter] is, I will try to explain what is it's purpose and you can decide on your own if you need it.Let's imagine this:"You just came back from your vacation on the seaside and you download your pictures from your camera. You look at them but you don't see that blue water that was right there beside you. You only see the reflection of the sunlight and you wonder: why is that? Where are the pictures with clear sea water, with clear... continue reading
Hello Dreamstime Bloggers,Let me show you how to use the new cropping tool to create beautiful blog posts:Step 1 - Click on the crop image button.Step 2 - Enter the image ID that you want to crop and click "Load image".- you can use only dreamstime.com images.Step 3 - Select on the image the desired area you want to crop and click "Crop & insert".After step 3the pop-up will close and a code for the selected crop will show in the text areaIf you want... continue reading
I have finally decided to invest in better equipment, and today I went out to Best Buy and bought the Nikon D7000 SLR camera that seems to produce better quality images than my Olympus E-510 does.I have been playing with it and the controls don't seem that difficult.The camera also has a double and triple exposure feature that I may use in a photo shoot or two.I have a few ideas how I can make that work.I'm anxious to get started...by the way, if anybody wants to buy a used Olympus E-510 and... continue reading
Hi Dreamers!In a recent discussion in this thread about cropped vs non-cropped pictures of people and such, it appeared that some buyers do not realize that they can "legally" contact contributors, i.e. the authors of those images they want non-cropped versions of. I thought it is an important piece of info deserving a blog article.There are two ways of contacting a contributor.1. You can contact us via admins, i.e. via the DT contact form. Send them the details of your request about... continue reading
December is my worst sales moth. Over more than half moth past, I've got only two sales , little views of portfolio . Before thetwo slaes appeared, I even doubted my account was blocked for buyers. I wonder is there anyone herehas the same situation like me this month? wish better sales in the next half month of december! continue reading
Hi everyone!I have always loved to draw, so it is quite surprising, that I start with selling it online so late.Now it's been one week when I started to draw in Illustrator and I got better everyday. I don't wonder, why Dreamstime didn't allowed some of my drawings, because now (1 week older) I can see the mistakes, haha. But just you wait for the new ones!Hope that everything goes well, I have already sold 2 illustrations, yeey!! :D continue reading
I read this useful article and I want to share it with you...1) Sharpness: In order to ensure your images are sharp, make sure you know how to focus your camera.Digital cameras with auto focus are often difficult to focus precisely, especially when shooting small objects.Read your owner's manual and be sure you understand how your camera's auto focus operates. Most digital cameras are designed to easily focus on large objects but have difficulty on small subjects. It is often useful to... continue reading
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