Today I launch my first annual ‘Gimme’ column with suggestions forholiday gift giving. This is the spot for fun camera things and photo themed gifts to give and receive that won’t break the bank. There are several cameras that fall into the “I am a cheap but clever person” gift-buying budget. First on the list are the ‘toy’ cameras that some pros have used in the past to create arty images. These are the Holga and the Diana F. Your gift-giver can pick one up on Amazon for from $19.... continue reading
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Since the advent of the smartphone era mobile phone cameras have increased in quality, megapixels, DOF capabilities, and now you even get two cameras for the price of one as some of the top range smartphones have a wide angle and a zoom camera that you can switch between. In a time when all we do is in a rush, your smartphone has become a gateway to the world and a great tool to cash in on your hobbies, and here are 5 reasons why. 1. It's always there when you need itWe know... continue reading
Nature gives us plenty of fascinating landscapes, but there are only a few of us who dare to capture the greatness of a desert. Deserts offer us a different kind of uniqness and as a photographer this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you shouldn't miss. They may be arid and lifeless, but those wastelands have so many stories to share with their visitors. That's why we are proud and happy to guest some great desert photography portfolios on Dreamstime. One of... continue reading
I like to read quotes about every aspect of life and I have found some related to photographers that I liked very much. I this post I will share with you all some of them. Maybe you know them, maybe you don't, but I hope you will like them and it will be like a breathe of fresh air and will inspire you. People say a picture worth's a thousand words. “Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.”— Ambrose Bierce "A camera is a save button for the... continue reading
Whether our passion is portrait, landscape, abstract, or stock photography, we photographers certainly appreciate our little pocket-sized friends, namely our smartphones, which have become very powerful photographic and videographic tools, and are making a leap forward with every new addition to the market.It’s no surprise, then, that Apple’s newest iPhone alleges to have much improved photographic capabilities.The new iPhone 8 release is scheduled for a September 12th launch event and... continue reading
Cameras, if you’re reading this you probably have one, or two or three…And you might be wondering do I need another one?Last year I was wondering that too and decided to jump the gun and change things up a bit. Instead of getting a new Nikon I decided to go much, much smaller and got a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100.And after almost 9 months, here’s my (very) simplified review as I’m writing this at midnight.This camera is great. In fact it’s fantastic.Why?First of all, it’... continue reading
Since starting to load images onto Dreamstime last year I have learned a lot from knowing almost nothing about taking a good photo.Taking pictures in RAW, don't over edit (easy to do), always check images enlarged 100%, get used to using manual settings(trying this with mixed results) and as Penpossessed said in the blog last week..always take your camera!! I walked out of the house very early morning for work this week and as a second thought went back and got my camera..I would have missed... continue reading
I heard this from Jay Maisel centuries ago. And I'm trying to do it even its a hustle - since I carry my camera in a shoulder bag and advantage of living in a small town, no one approached to say "you can't take photos here!"... They mostly like to think that I'm a journalist. I've even took shots inside of grocery stores. But I feel that a range finder type of camera would be much better choice than a big heavy dSLR. On the other hand snapshots of course doesn't cut it. I'm... continue reading
Orange & Yellow flowers at St. Augustine, FL[/link]All of the pictures that I have uploaded to this point are ones that I have taken over the last 12 years between Ohio, North Carolina, and Florida. Most have been taken with my Olympus and Fuji camera and some recent ones I have used my new Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR camera. continue reading
Do you know about National Camera Day in every 29th June?Hi everyone!I’m Muhlis again. Do you know about (National) Camera Day is coming on this 29th June? Every First in PhotographyFirst Camera and First PhotoThe first photo is taken by a light-proof box with front lens. It was taken in 1802 in England, by Thomas Wedgwood, on the silver nitrate paper or a leather but the photo didn't stable.First Photo and MoreIn 1827, Niepce found the first image on the sensitive... continue reading
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