Hello everyone new on Dreamstime! I welcome you to the best stock footage site on earth! It is so much fun to work here and I will give out some tips along my journey of blogging...so here it goes!There is a contest out on how to convey emotions through photography so I thought I would give out some advise for anyone new to stock footage, and enter this contest at the same time!They say pictures are worth a thousand words, and emotions can make you read that picture on impact and any subject that... continue reading
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Conveying emotion trough a picture is not an easy task but it is not impossible. When a photographer understands how to make feelings shine trough an image, the possibilities are endless.They’re are many ways of making an emotion standing out in your photo.1- LightingLighting is a key element of any picture and it’s definitly important if you want to convey emotion. You can use a darker, more dramatic lighting for pictures evoking fear, sadness etc.. You can use a brighter, sun-like... continue reading
Hi everyone, this is my first ever blog,I guess you could say I'm new to photography (about 2 years) so I am still learning.I bought a Nikon D3300 as that was all I could afford, I take the camera everywhere I go, you just never know when a photo opportunity will arise.I also set up a little studio at home in the spare bedroom and bought a couple of lights.I like to take photos that make people think, concept photos like the anorexia apple in mirror photo and the nail vs hammer, peg,... continue reading
The monthly assignment is like the elusive unicorn that everyone wants to catch. Once a month it comes out to play and everyone has a shot at catching it, all you need to do is upload a really excellent image and win the votes of the viewers.Sounds pretty simple but it turns out it’s not and more submissions end up being refused than approved, sometimes for simple, easy to fix reasons, other times for problems that can’t be fixed.If you ever wanted to pick an editor’s brain, here is your chance,... continue reading
One of the greatest powers of photography is to make people react through laugh, cry, tension, anger, relief and even despair.A simple photograph can generate a plethora of feelings so we invite you to tell us what tool you use in order to make your images emotional: is it the light, the color, the setting, the subject, the focus?Emotional photography comes from all niches: street photography, food photography, portraiture, nature, photojournalism etc. Video tutorials are also welcome to take... continue reading
80% of the online traffic comes nowadays from mobile devices. So this month's blog contest is about How to Design Effective Ads for Mobile Devices.You have the chance to win $300 (first place), $200 (second place) and $100 (third place) by sending us your useful insight on how to create banners, buttons, icons, navigation systems and any mobile ad formats and types that should work for marketers' online strategies.Post your submission in our Blog section... continue reading
I like to write romance novels and Dreamstime is the perfect location for me to look for potential book covers because I’m looking to publish independently. There are so many images that have potential for me that it took me six hours to choose the one I want to use for my first cover.But for me, what would a perfection location be for this type of photo? Personally, I would choose a small country town, with quaint old buildings and maybe one traffic light. A place where traffic isn’t an issue... continue reading
On the mountainsI'm Italian, I love the Alps and I think that mountains are excellent locations for shooting.In the mountains, as in any other place, you are the artists and the creators of your photos.There are no strict rules ... but here are some tipsSubjectsIn the mountains there are many subjects: flowers, trees, rocks, animals, landscapes, rivers and lakes, rural buildings and even modern buildings, people, tourist attractions and even little objects you could... continue reading
Hello! Everyone, I want to introduce myself. I live in khamargaon village of bastar district of Chhattisgarh state of India. I belong to a village area and I often capture most of the images from my village area.If I want to capture a photo to make it stock, I generally don’t think too much because there's too much in thevillage that is interesting .For example whenever I have free time I prefer to capture flowers around me and sometimes the grassy surroundings of the village .... continue reading
Welcome to our new monthly blog contest! You can win $300 (first place), $200 (second place) and $100 (third place).Our new theme is How-To: LocationsChoosing the right location for a shooting is often difficult. We spend days of research to find the perfect place that fits the concept. So in our new theme, we're looking to see how you spot the right photography locations and how you make the best out of it. Share your tips for on-location shooting... continue reading
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