So you got a brand new DSLR, but when you start to take pictures, you notice a strange color tint on some or all of your images. Some may seem like they have a blue tint while others appear almost orange. Or maybe certain colors just aren’t quite “right”. One of the most common questions for new users of Digital Photography is how to color correct their images. The good news is that there are a few quick fixes available that are easy to learn and use.White BalanceThe most common cause of an... continue reading
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How to correct Converging Verticals.I'm sure many of you already know about the following technique, but judging by the number of uncorrected images in the Dreamstime files, I think it may be worth sharing this technique here.If you angle your lens up or down when photographing something like a tall building you will get 'Converging Verticals'.In the example below the minarets of the Taj Mahal appear to lean inwards.I know that in some cases this can be used for dramatic... continue reading
No matter if you shoot in RAW or jpg, some basic adjustments of your images can be done in Photoshop or other programs, which will improve the quality and increase the chances for your image to be accepted/downloaded.Here are some basic adjustments:Crop - Most of images need a crop, for a better photo framing. Also, some unwanted elements at the edge of your images can be eliminated very easy in this way.Rotate - Rotating images with small angles will correct the shooting with the inclined... continue reading
Taking pictures in RAW file format has huge benefits. First of all you can better correct the exposure parameter. This is important becausea) if you shoot a picture and went home with the exposure not as you was expected (too light or too dark), you can easily correct 2-3 steps.b) if you want to shoot a picture with low ISO and there is not enough light, the shutter would work to slow to get focused view, for your chosen aperture - try to shoot it -1 or -1,5 steps (manual correction) - you... continue reading
People get agitated when they see wrong keyword notification in their in box and some of them respond in an aggressive manner.This a reply I had to send to one such member:- - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -“This is not targeting any individual.If improper keywords are used all the contributors of DT suffers.Take for example your picture of a Pigeon (and it is a good picture)If one of the buyers tries to search for a picture of a Pigeon, there is a good... continue reading
This is old, mature, senior. I was looking for some concept ideas for old, mature or senior women on vacation in the islands. I used the following search strings "old woman island", "senior woman island" and "mature woman island". While the "mature" and "senior" returned good results; "old" brought up some beautiful photos of a young woman in a bikini. In the past I have flagged results that were way outside the perimeters that I was looking for. However, I've received comments back that, by flagging,... continue reading
Here's the secret to getting a perfectly exposed outdoor shot every time - (as long as your subject area is within the 5-stop dynamic range of the camera's metering system)1. Know how your camera handles exposure-( I know that mine overexposes between 1/3 and 2/3 of a stop-depending on lighting conditions)First, calibrate your camera's meter:a) Set camera mode to “P”/P-shift“, or “A/AV” Use Matrix/evaluative metering-(Scene should contain all tones within dynamic range)b)... continue reading
These days I find some of my photos were refused due to the problem of the “words”, it always showed “Your image info. contains one or more of the following issues: irrelevant or incomplete title, description/keywords/categories issues…” Actually, at beginning I was not quite sure what’s the problem about and believed it should be the improper “Title” or “Description”. So I made the modification accordingly, however, still were refused, take the squirrel’s photos as example:... continue reading
Free manual monitor calibration siteAfter getting a new laptop I realized that the Factory HP settings were totally off and I didnt feel like buying a calibration unit so a friend gave me this link.its free but takes a long time. But if you dont want to or have the money to get your monitor professionally calibrated check it out.Before calibration the blacks were dull and everything was to bright. continue reading
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