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Easy or not - Capturing the beauty of a waterfall

IntroWaterfalls are beautiful, impressive and we all love them. They also look great on photos. We all saw so many impressive photos of waterfalls and it seems easy to make a good looking photo when the subject is so strong. But is it? In this blog I will try to explain several key things and several techniques I believe are very important if you want to come out with a great photo of a waterfall. I recommend you to open the photos for better view since many of them are in portrait mode and... continue reading

How to photograph the Northern Lights

If it happens to be in the northern or southern part of the planet or if your travel plans take you in that part of the world, you may have a chance to photograph Aurora. Also known as Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) or Southern lights (Aurora Australis), this phenomenon is a spectacular display of lights in the sky. It is created by the interaction between the solar winds (a stream of charged particulars discharged during the solar storm that travels towards us) and... continue reading

Can You Really Win That Photo Contest?

There are many photo contests including the assignments photo contest here at dreamstime. Several things to keep in mind before entering a photo contest in order to determine if you have any chance of winning is first is how many people are entering and second is how good is the competition. A local or regional photo contest may be easier to win as opposed to a large contest sponsored by a camera manufacturer or magazine since there are fewer people entering though prizes may be modest.... continue reading

Gear Doesn't Matter... Ramblings for the Night

 Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time and effort on pixel peeping and gear acquisition.We are passionate about the gear we lug around every day and will usually bore a non photographer to tears with our endless ramblings about Canon, Leica, Fuji, Nikon or whichever brand we've aligned to. It's something we're all passionate about. One of my personal passions is Memphis music. This shows in my library with images that are tied in with Memphis and the music here.Roller derby girls... continue reading

Lightweight, Compact Travel Photography Kit

While researching cameras and tripods for a new lightweight, compact photography kit that I could take with me while bike touring I was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable cost of a couple excellent quality items.First I needed to replace an old Canon Rebel that started glitching out so that it was no longer dependable.I wanted to replace the DSLR with something less bulky for my bike touring and travel needs without sacrificing quality images.After looking over some of the four thirds... continue reading

Gear Isn't Everything: Creating Art with the Camera You Have, Not....

   Creating Art with the Camera You Have, Not the Camera You WantPhotographers often feel as if they’re caught in something of a rat race – the race to get the best camera, the perfect optics and thousands of dollars of accessories, equipment and editing software that will help create the best possible images. However, at a certain point, we all have to stop and think: Is it the camera or the photographer that is responsible for creating works of art? Eve Arnold answered that question... continue reading

Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6

Most of my work is in the wildlife realm, but I also enjoy shooting landscapes from time to time as well. Since I bought a Canon 7D last fall I have needed an APS-C wide angle and so I decided to pick up the Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens.As do many of you, I went to many of the hot-spots on the internet to look at the specs and reviews which seem to be everywhere.It was touted as having excellent optics and a decent build quality so I had quite a level of expectation built up as to how this lens would... continue reading

Moving from technically right to artistically interesting

I started to learn photography in January 2013 with a 3 months intensive school, when I learned the basics, and after the school I kept learning from different tutorials and books, trying out what I learned. Finally, after I changed entry level croppedframe Nikon to full frame Nikon, I started to get pictures I want. It was a constant effort and learning.Now I got the technical side, but still am in a process to understand, what makes pictures attractive and interesting. I know some basic composition... continue reading

The best equipment is not always needed

I have just had my first image reach level four. The surprising thing about this is that is was not taken on a DSLR. It was taken on an old Minolta digital camera, when digital was still quite new and I was trying it out. There is a lot of talk about equipment needed, but I believe the composition is the main thing. I wouldn't change my current DSLR set up, but it is possible to get good results with lesser equipment. continue reading

Advice on macro lenses!

Hello dreamstimers!!I am looking to buy myself a good macro lens for my Canon 700D body!I have read some info about the Tamron AF 60/2 Di-II LD lens which has a very good price and seems like a good lens, but I somehow, wouldn't like to go with my first pic, at least without getting a couple of opinions from you guys!So is that lens worth it's money, are there better ones with abt the same price? Any recommendations?What is your favorite macro lens??Thanks continue reading

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