Facial expressions and body language can either make or break a photo. Again and again we see images that would be successful if only there was emotion in the image instead of a subject with a bored look or a blank stare. How can you get your models more engaged with your camera to get more positive results?First of all stop falling in love with the dark and depressing look. Sure it’s dramatic and has it place but think about how images are used. With the exception of pitiful children and animals... continue reading
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Hello DTmers,I know some of you likes my pictures because they're not so "conventional" I try to include people or have shots from weird places/locations with my fisheye lens.I've uploaded few pictures of my recent trip in Brittany (France) and the one below are the first ones to get approved.Do you like them? Yes? So don't forget to check out my gallery!!! In the next days many other will be online too so don't forget to get back to check them out!!! continue reading
On a warm, sunny, calm morning in 1948, my mom, her Uncle Reuben, Aunt Olga, and her cousin’s wife JoAnne, were staying at a cabin on Fish Trap Lake in Minnesota. They were at the cabin for two weeks and it would be non-stop fishing. In fact they fished so much that when they were on shore if they looked at a spec on the floor it would bob up and down. Mom said that when she went to bed that the bed would rock like the boat. They were up early and had a quick breakfast of bacon and eggs. Aunt... continue reading
I sometimes think that the photographers who lived 200 years ago had it easy. Photography as an art form was completely uncharted territory, so every image these pioneers created was something new and wonderful. Today, nearly everyone has a camera, whether it’s a professional DSLR or a mobile phone camera.So, with hundreds of thousands of images being created every day, how do you come up with something that hasn't been done before? How does today’s photographer create something... continue reading
We all can attest to the beauty that the camera allows us to reproduce, just look over the hundreds of thousands of images you all have contributed here on Dreamstime. We can find photos of beautiful people, colorful flowers, spectacular sunsets, mouth watering food and so much more.Something many of us take for granted.There are many people, unfortunately who are unable to have these experiences because of a visual impairment.I for one, would be without the detail of the world if it were not... continue reading
Eye bags can be unaesthetic, especially in female portraits.To fix eye bags with Photoshop there are several methods, my favored approach is the Retouching by Curves Layerbecause it leaves intact the color and skin texture. Open you image in Adobe Photoshop.1. Create new Curves Adjustment Layer.2. Select Curves Layer.3. Double click on 'Sample in image to set black point' (Set Sample Size 31x31).4. Click on the Health Skin near eye bag area to... continue reading
When Monty, the Dane and Nikko....the ..umm...well, when they first got together Monty really did not know what to think of her...He almost looked at her like a little rat..She had no fear of him as she would constantly try to bite on his lips..his tail..his nose..he always tried to stay a safe distance from her ( even tho now they are the best of friends) ..but he always had at least one eye on her...which sometimes made for comical pictures.. continue reading
I want to get more pictures of my male tomcat Scratter, but since he IS a cat, he has no eyebrows..thus..showing no emotion..Emotionless cats make for boring pictures...so I came up with a plan..a Cat Photo trick...I simply just find the cat...because we all know there is no way that cat is gonna come to me..I set up my camera .. I sit down on the floor, directly in front of him...then I call the puppy over and sit her on my lap....Cats can't hide anger...their eyes give it away every time.... continue reading
Portfolio Circe Denyer Shooting for Dreamstime has given my photography focus. Literally. The goal I have is to shoot with the end in mind. No cropping, no Photoshop, the right shot in the "can".This required me to study the mistakes I made and correct as I went along. I few things helped.1. Seeing the image as a finished product before I put the camera up to my eye and if it did not appear in the viewfinder, rechecking what I saw.2. Moving around while looking to see if the light changes... continue reading
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