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Disappearing pictures - database cleaning

Hi, I'm a bit longer than 4 years on Dreamstime, and began to receive comments about old pictures with zero sales. If you don't know yet, what it's about, I explain: to keep the database clear, DT offers to disable, re-keyword on paid basis or donate for free the images which were not sold for the period of 4 years. You have 30 days to take desicion after such a note.I think, it's a good idea to delete what is not in demand and give way to fresh works.When I began to check the pictures I... continue reading

Product Photography; Most important accessory?

Maybe I am not qualified to be writing about product photography since I have only given it a whirl for two weeks but then again; maybe my lack of experience will also help other newbiesI do not like to think of myself as lazy; I prefer to call myself a conservationist.I conserve my personal energy.If I can take a short-cut and get the same result; good.If I can bypass an important step and still achieve quality; then I have conserved energy.Maybe I can use the conserved energy to do more... continue reading

My hands!

I finally decided to take some pictures shooted for dreamstime... and I begun to use my own hands......yes, not only to shoot with camera... but to show them in my pictures!!!Our pictures say a lot of the photographer, for example you can see how I write, how I hold my mobile (it's my husband's to say the truth!!!), and yes you know the colour of my cloth to clean my house ;)They are only three at the moment, but I'm waiting for a good sun and then I'll take new ones. continue reading

Time for spring cleaning?

This image and others of the same serie were very populair on DT and other agencies which resultated in another level 2 image.Is it time for spring cleaning....I hope so:):) continue reading

Fragile Earth: Helping Hands and update

AN UPDATE:Link to collectionFinding imagery for the collection Fragile Earth: Helping hands was tougher than I thought. The idea for this collection was to gather photos of people helping the earth in different ways: People rescuing and helping animals, cleaning our shores, parks, and being involved. I found 30 great photos by 24 photographers that show how we (people) can participate.Since the collection was created (9/9/2009) it has had 101 views. I don't know if this is good or not... continue reading

Fragile Earth: Helping hands

Fragile Earth: Helping handsA group of students were asked to complete this sentence:if I could heal the Earth I would...Here are their responsesIf I could heal the Earth...What do you think? I think they are on the right track!Here is the 2nd part of the series "Fragile Earth". This one is entitled "Helping hands".Link to collection(PS: I had a hard time finding photos of people being involved with helping our earth. I don't know if it is subject that... continue reading

How to check your camera sensor for the presense of dust.

My technique to check my camera sensor for the presence of dust.Pre-requisites1. A white paper sheet.Steps1. Set the white sheet on a table.2. Mark a black spot(with a marker) on the sheet.3. Fix the camera on the tripod.4. Set the camera to it's minimum aperture(for mine f22).5. Focus on the black dot and take the picture.6. Observe the picture, if it contains random black dots other than thedot on the sheet, it means that there is dust on the camera sensor or the mirror... continue reading

Sensor Cleaning

Most of the photography blogs that I read have a thread about sensor cleaning. It's the bane of digital cameras. While computers and digital imaging have opened up an amazing new world of vision for us, it's also given photographers some new frustrations. I can't remember ever being so frustrated by dust on the lens or mirrors of my old Canon A1. The occasional inexpensive cleaning and tuneup at my local camera shop always took care of the problem. All my old Canons from the late 70s and early 80s... continue reading

Keeping It Clean

I recently completed a photo shoot for a client that was on a tight schedule. They had purchased some discounted ad space with a fast approaching "deadline for materials" date and wanted a photo that was fresh. After the main subject is selected, I try to get the best product sample that is available. In this case, my subject was a piece of metal industrial hardware. Being that their warehouse was on site, I select the best piece available with regards to cosmetics. The reality of some industrial... continue reading

It's Official

Well, it's official--spring has come.My last two articles were about spring and now it's here.Hope those who are still waiting won't have to wait much longer.I had my windows cleaned and also have gotten some colorful shots.Now if the lake will just get warm enough for a long swim-----------------Guess I'll be back soon complaining about the heat of the summer, even though my area isn't too bad.I love the changing seasons! continue reading

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