We're planning a trip to Glencoe in Scotland later this year, as it's a place I've often seen in films, books and magazines in the past and have wanted to visit for a long time.Living in the south of England, it's what we would call a fairly long drive up to the north west of Scotland and so we've planned to stop off for a three night stay in the Lake District of Cumbria. This is another extremely photogenic area and it's a win win situation because stopping... continue reading
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While framing your photo or a 3d composition, there is a struggle within an artist/photographer's mind as to where the horizon should be placed. Most seasoned photographers shoot at least 3 variations of their photos where the landscape is qualifying; high, low and mid horizon. Before we talk about all 3 and of course the "no horizon" scenario, let's talk about exposure.Exposure at different horizon levels: The most important yet an ignored topic in my opinion. Exposure changes... continue reading
Taking photographs on the road. This can mean different things to different people but in its simplest sense, it can mean, get up and get out there.I can't help it but I mostly like to plan ahead before a trip, to try and find locations that could be good photographic opportunities. Looking at other photos of the area you plan to go to on Dreamstime is a good source of information and also to see if you can find a different way to photograph that location. There are also a number of guide... continue reading
Although the content in your project calls the shots, a background is equally important in getting the right message across. Regardless of type of content, whether it is prop, a page, a book or window dressing elements, background is not just an ‘add-on’ but a vital element that enhances your work. A visitor can get an idea of your subject by looking at the background. Selecting a background requires careful consideration of the message you want to put across. let's take a look at how we... continue reading
Being in love is amazing. You get to go through a rollercoaster of emotions and limit pushing feelings, you've got butterflies in your stomach, you're blushing or giggling for no reason, you're ready to go to the end of the world yet all you actually want is rest in your lover's arms. I'm pretty sure others have described being in love much better so I'll not linger on this.With Valentine's day approaching, you'll hear more and more talk of this '... continue reading
Chef’s will tell you that you eat first with your eyes – meaning that food must look as good as it tastes.And that holds double when you are the photographer of those mouth-watering desserts we all love so much.Open any magazine or search online for the perfect dessert recipe, and you’ll find images that almost leap off the page and onto your fork.The dirty little secret of food photographers is they often have a team of chefs and food stylists working behind the scenes to help create... continue reading
Tomorrow I am going to my first ever proper photography event. The local birds of prey centre has photography days every now and then, and I am going to one.The reason I am going is because my camera-related behaviour has led my family to view me as a cause for concern. It’s the school summer holidays in England at present, which means that it has been raining quite a bit. This, alongside my attempts to keep my son from permanently attaching himself to things with screens, has rather limited... continue reading
A Warm September SundayIam lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful corners of the earth, in the South of England. It doesn’t matter where you live in this country, you do not have to travel far to find somewhere of interest. It is steeped in History and boasts the most diverse and beautiful coastline.I have had my brother staying with me for a while and he, unlike my husband, is interested in photography, although not quite as much as me.I don’t often have the opportunity... continue reading
46 million and counting.That’s the number of images and videos available in dreamstime’s database today.So how, with all this fabulous selection, do you find the one image that is ideal for your next project?Whether you are a newcomer to the site, or are just looking for some new tips to help with your searches, here are 5 ways to get you started towards finding that perfect image. 1.Words Matter.Keywords, that is.Sometime your mind’s eye is clear on the image that... continue reading
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