Since joining Dreamstime, I've submitted photographs taken with various cameras, starting with a good old point and shoot, followed by a bridge camera and now, with a recently bought DSLR. It's a natural progression but I feel it's still, more about the subject of your photo that counts, rather than the type of camera you use. I've only used the DSLR a little but comparing the three photos, can you tell, which image was taken with which camera (without looking at the date taken of course) ... continue reading
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I got my first film lens to digital camera adapter in 2012, when I received a Minolta lens as a gift. I work with a Canon 7D. My daughter, a wedding photographer, told me about using an adapter. They aren’t expensive, so I gave it a try. The adaptor fits between your camera and the film lens.Cottonwood leavesI’m glad I decided to take the risk and invest in an adapter - which sell for $30-$50 on Amazon.com.Fotodiox adapterSince that time, I picked up a Canon A1 at a garage sale,... continue reading
Hi guys,I got bored to geotag my images manually so, I've decided to look for some options on my D750 (continue reading, the solution can be used on any camera!)The official solution from my camera brand maker is an external hotshoe GPS which doesn't appeal to me since:- it's big- external cable will bother my camera grip- is worth more than 200€I've read also about some bluetooth devices (linked to an external gps) which could be plugged... continue reading
Over the years, with my interest in photography, I’ve managed to start a collection of vintage cameras.Some came from my husband’s family, several others from a fleamarket in Tennessee.Oddly enough, almost all of these cameras are being sold on Ebay for not only more than I paid for them, but for more than their original pricetag!Recently, I took the time to photograph the Kodak vintage cameras in my collection and research the history of each one.These cameras are near and dear to... continue reading
Cameras come and go. Technologies advance. Users become more sophisticated and in doing so the world is filled with endless makes and brands of camera equipment. After extensive research i've compiled a list of the best cameras ever produced on the planet.There shall be no discussion or argument on the makes and models in this list...they are the best!My validation is laid out below.Back in the late seventies, i owned a Praktica 35 mm film camera with a wide angle, standard50mm prime and... continue reading
I read a lot of reviews before I buy equipment and they are somewhat useful, but sometimes they seem out of touch with the reality of stock photography.Noise free ISO up to 1million?Ummmm, maybe for Facebook posts but not so much if you are a pixel peeping photo enthusiast. Or even if you hope to get an image past DT review, let alone produce one that sells.I currently shoot with a Samsung Galaxy 3 phone camera,a Nikon CoolpixP510, and a Canon EOS 7D.In this article I am sharing what I... continue reading
Welcome to the first installment of Unofficial Featured Collections of Dreamstime. I plan on periodically selecting and writing about Dreamstime collections that I feel are of high quality and noteworthy.Some of the criteria I plan on using are: theme cohesiveness, image quality, diversity of contributors, & collection maintenance. If you want to suggest a collection to feature, please leave suggestions at the designated thread, and include a few sentences telling why you think the collection is... continue reading
We amateurs struggle to find time to work on stock, especially when you can upload only a small number of images every month. Every rejection hurts. Trying to grow the portfolio a handful of images at a time is a daunting task for making any real progress.I am the proud owner of the new Nikon D800, a 36 megapixel behemoth, so of course, I have been out shooting with the camera. It's a huge leap having used a D100 for the past nine years.In working with these large files, I have discovered... continue reading
Micro four thirds is a camera standard or design created via a partnership between Olympus and Panasonic.The design does away with the mirror and prism system found on traditional DSLRs so the result are very compact cameras.Camera mounts can be used to marry traditional or legacy lens to M4/3 cameras or of course the growing line of lens created for the M4/3 design are available from Olympus, Panasonic (with lens designed by Leica).One of the big advantages of the M4/3 camera is the compactness... continue reading
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