Is there an ideal size for Dreamstime?I am never quite sure whether to shoot all of my photos at full size 6016/5637pxOr 4500/3000px or even take at full size and then reduce, the reason being that when I have tried a few different searches on DT the smaller photos seem to sell better even though they are the same price, but maybe this is just because there is an option of searching "smallest first"?I would be very grateful for feedback on this.These are the biggest and smallest photos in... continue reading
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Hello Dreamstime Bloggers, Let me show you how to use the new cropping tool to create beautiful blog posts:Step 1 - Click on the crop image button.Step 2 - Enter the image ID that you want to crop and click "Load image".- you can use only dreamstime.com images.Step 3 - Select on the image the desired area you want to crop and click "Crop & insert".After step 3the pop-up will close and a code for the selected crop will show in the text areaIf you want to view the post and the... continue reading
We keep getting emails from buyers where they complain about poor cropping of images. Not poor compositions, but poor cropping in regards for file usability. We were asked to pass the following comment directly to our community —Received by feedback form on the site:I love your site and I've been using it for over 2 years now.Here's my comment - please tell all your wonderful photographers to PLEASE STOP cropping their photos. I can't tell you how many photos that I've... continue reading
In practical condition while shooting many times it is not possible to frame your subject as one is visualizing the shot. There may be number of reasons like the situation doesn't permit, limitation of lens zoom, the shortage of time to frame properly etc. My best advice to novice photographer always is take a breath & stop for 1 second before pressing the shutter button on the camera. After that do the followings:1. Look along all the corners & frame of your viewfinder & think once is it all... continue reading
Well, I finally got started in stock photography! It seems like a whole new world to me and I have a huge learning curve... to come up to speed on what's important, what images sell and which ones don't.One thing has struck me already: LEAVE HEAD ROOM and Lots of It!Seems like some of the better images could be considered to be incomplete and most are not cropped.It appears that they leave plenty of room on images for advertisers to use to add their customization (tag lines, other image... continue reading
As a Graphic Designer, pictures are for me a very important asset. That's why sometimes I feel frustrated when I find the right picture for my design, but I can't use because the photo has been heavily cropped.A good example is a picture of a model face, where the head (and even the chin sometimes) has been cropped to make a close up of her eyes.Pictures like this cannot be used, because I can't isolate the subject to use it in a design piece, unless I blow up the picture in order to make... continue reading
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