In one of my past blogs I mentioned that I was experimenting with an off camera flash in nature detail images. I used a radio remote trigger to fire the flash from different angles off camera axis. The results have been interesting and I find myself shooting a lot of detail images on my hiking trips to improve on the technique. To achieve the results I have been looking for, I set my tripod mounted camera on automatic (not program) and mount a radio slave trigger to the hot shoe mount. I... continue reading
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A recent conversation with a photographic colleague brought up an interesting topic.What do you see as art in your photography?My answer was everything.How did I come to this conclusion?The photography medium has been described as documentary, but I beg to differ.A few years ago I was lucky enough to become acquainted with an artist who helped me shape my way of looking at my craft.He asked me once where I saw art in the world and I listed a few examples, to which he said yes, you are... continue reading
October 1st finds us celebrating World Vegetarian Day.There is so much more to eating vegetarian than just eating vegetables; vegetarian means simply eating no meat, no meat except fish for the "pescatarian", or no animal products at all for the strict "vegan".Which means a vegetarian diet includes lots of beautiful and healthy fruits, grains, beans, and nuts.But it is the vegetable that lends its name to this day, so let us use it to celebrate the mighty vegetable in pictures.The beauty... continue reading
I live in Canada and was shocked to find the weirdest vegetables that actually look like art pieces from elementary school!Who else has weird vegtables or fruit to share?The following shown are actually part of the squash or pumpkin family and are totally hilarious to look at but are a favorite at Thanksgiving time and are used mostly for decoration purposes however people do eat this vegetable to!Who else has found weird fruit or vegetables that look like art from your childhood ha ha.... continue reading
Today was a milestone for me—10,000 sales.So, I feel like celebrating and sharing my news. In the early years, I never thought it possible to reach such a milestone.It was my impossible dream.Living a dream is not easy.It takes hard work and perseveranceAnd the nature of the business has changed.But I am still thrilled that every day someone wants to purchase one of my photos.It is exciting to see my images on book covers, in popular travel books, and on important websites.... continue reading
Hi everyone,I'm a new stock photography contributor and would like to reach out to other contributors, designers and users of stock photography. I enjoy traveling and photographing as I go. I never really had any idea that I could make money on my photos. It's exciting to think I could sell and I have read as much as I can to learn more about stock.My current goal is to upload my photos but also to keep learning as I go. I now have about 100 photos in Dreamstime and I hope to contribute more.... continue reading
When I saw these gulls sat along the cross bar I thought it was a vaguely interesting image. It wasn't until i enlarged the image and scanned along the row of gulls, who at first glance were just perched there, that the image got more interesting. Each Gull doing its own thing and I have no idea exactly what the Gull on the left hand end is doing! Sometimes the devil can be in the detail. continue reading
Some two months ago I noticed a rather slow rhythm in the work of our editors, I used to wonder if it was coz of an unusual high amount of submitted photos , some editors being on holidays (hopefully) or not feeling well (hopefully not) or both reasons together. During this last weeks however the acceptance of my pics has gone much faster than average: 48 or less hours.The pic I am presenting to you here is an example, it was uploaded on the 8th of December and on the 11th it was already here to... continue reading
I have reached my first 10 sales and I´m so so happy about it. But I would like to say one thing. Sometimes we are playing off photographers and forget that our art is not exatly "our". Don´t get me wrong :) Most of all I prefer the nature photo. What nature can conjure up is more than wonderful. In this moment is important only to focus on the right detail of the huge colorful spectrum. I love the details which is unavailable for people without a gift - "stop for a while, calm yourself... continue reading
Hi!It is Anna and Peter. We are quite new here, just joined in July.Achieving first 100 accepted photos, going for much more and hoping for some downloads.How did it all start?We were sitting in a cafe , discussing how much we love taking pictures. After every holiday, after every even small trip we had loads of photos but our family and friends could not stand watching hundreds and hundreds of them any more. And then we found out about Dreamstime...so why not to show our photos to millions... continue reading
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