Maybe you have found yourself in the following situation: you’re looking at pretty pictures with the same subject, wondering why one image seems so appealing and another makes you feel like you have seen it a thousand times. There may be many reasons, but one of them is shooting angle.Take a look at these images and try to explain to yourself what messages these images convey, how they make you feel.The first image was shot from a high angle. It’s the most common way to photograph a child, a pet,... continue reading
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As reviewers our mission is to curate photos and illustrations and showcase them to our designers in the best possible way. Our experience so far has showed that when submitting images, selecting the best ones from a series and uploading just them instead of the whole series works best for your portfolio and sales. Let’s explore why. Firstly, let’s get a bit technical. Dreamstime’s level system makes your individual photos more expensive if they sell well. Having countless almost identical images... continue reading
Hello, everyone! It's my first post, so, please be kind!Sincerely, I'm not here to really win the prize, but, when I saw the theme I thought that I could share some of my opinions based on almost 10 years of photography.So, let's dig in! Putting aside all the technical stuff about gear, there is another component that is about esthetic. And here we come to composition and LOCATION. What location is best? Short answer: ANY! BUT, because there's always a BUT, there are more... continue reading
While framing your photo or a 3d composition, there is a struggle within an artist/photographer's mind as to where the horizon should be placed. Most seasoned photographers shoot at least 3 variations of their photos where the landscape is qualifying; high, low and mid horizon. Before we talk about all 3 and of course the "no horizon" scenario, let's talk about exposure.Exposure at different horizon levels: The most important yet an ignored topic in my opinion. Exposure changes... continue reading
Sometimes, in our over-enthusiastic intent to create great content or ads, we tend to use images that are not appropriate or simply don’t fit our message. And sometimes we use images that catch people’s attention, distracting them from our initial purpose. How can you avoid distraction? Connect the images to the message The first rule in every work field: never use visuals that are not related to your content. If you write about tea, don’t put images with mugs of coffee or soda instead. I know... 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
The development of electronic technologies and information technology has decisively affected the world of photography. The film reels were replaced by memory cards and batteries. DSLR cameras have become popular in the market and are accessible to various types of photographers.But you who are entering the world of the image or are already familiar with the world of clicks, do you know which camera model is best for your needs? What is DSLR?First let's decipher this acronym. Cameras... continue reading
Valentine'sDayisthemagic daywhen everyone officially celebrates the greatestfeelingofall,love.It'salsothedaywhen people have to officially express their feelings. What better way to do it than let a card dothe talking. Let's be honest, expressing one's true feelings maybethehardest thing for some of us. Besides, sending cards on V-day is a V-day rite all lovers must go through.While there are plenty of shops and apps to provide you with a... continue reading
When starting thinking about creating a book cover design, a great place to begin is by going online and looking at covers of books from the same genre as the one you are designing for.Amazon is an excellent place to do this. Look at the covers of the top-selling books in the categories your book will be in. what sort of fonts, images, colours, styles and moods do these covers have? Books from the same genre usually have a similar style of cover. As cover style is a major factor shoppers use... continue reading
As many people, I have been skeptical of the mirrorlesscamera, but now I had to think again on this issue.But because today those who work in microstock photography should buy a mirrorless? Many photographers have told me that the best camera is the one you have at the time you need to take a picture. And mirrorless cameras have a huge advantage: they are small, light and compact. This means that the camera kit (a camera body, two or three lenses, memory cards and a mini-... continue reading
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