1. Some things are so much more important than getting the shot. Underwater photography carries an elevated, but manageable, risk of death or serious injury and following safe diving practises must be the priority, no matter how exciting or unique the potential image may be. Competency with general diving skills, especially buoyancy control, is not only essential for your safety but without them your images will be underwhelming, at best.2. Respect the underwater environment. Following on from point... continue reading
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Banner images, also known as panoramic or panorama, can be a difficult segment of the stock industry to figure out. But if you can come up with a winning concept, they can be a significant impact on your overall sales.The first thing you need to know about banner images is how to make them. Most photo editing software packages have the functions required for stitching multiple pictures together. It's extremely simple to do but most photographers never think of creating banner images. If you... continue reading
Pets aren’t just wonderful companions, they’re also irresistible photography subjects. And while cats may be winning the internet with memes and aaaaaw! videos, dogs are clearly a serious runner up for popularity.That’s why this article is dedicated to taking and enjoying beautiful portraits of our canine sidekicks. Here are a few tricks already tested, along with some techniques observed in the works of professional animal photographers.1.Natural light is a mustThat’s right - always aim to... continue reading
Getting Started on PhotographyEveryday, many new contributors sign up on Dreamstime. Number of photographers on Dreamstime reaching to 372.000 with monthly about 2 millions of photographs. Dreamstime becoming the leader of the photo stocks with rising rapidly photo numbers (will getting to 65 millions in too soon)!The reason of contributors coming here are doing hobbies or trying to gain some money. But when contributors come to DT, they'll see that DT is a nice community. Not just... continue reading
Hello everyone again!Today, I'll explain everyone (such as contributors) how to boost your portfolio exposure. Every contributor wants to they photos (etc.) get sold. Portfolio exposure as for starting of sales. This tips might help you to boost your portfolio exposure. Here we go!1. Upload Files!Yes, this tip is maybe known by everyone but there are many not know this. I mean, don't hold on 5-10 photos. Upload more, so you will got many chances to photos get sold. For example;... continue reading
I'm a new comer to this world. I started a year ago just curious to see if some people would like my pictures. As everybody, I didn't know which platform to choose. I tried 2 to see if they accepted my work. Both did.I devoted until now to the other platform to reach an objective of 500 images uploaded. Now I'm doing the same with Dreamstime.I have only sold 2 times in DS (I have over 80 sells in the other platform). The same image sold twice. This is a picture of a New year's eve... continue reading
Hi my name is Lisa, I am a mother of 5 and a Grandmother of 5.I happily married to the love of my life. I have always loved to take photos of my family at all special events and my children has always hid from the camera. So I started taking photos of my surroundings. In 2014 I was diagnosed with Cancer and Photography really opened my eyes up to everything the world has to offer and I started taking pictures for memories. I found this site and have learned so much about photography and what other... continue reading
So, these guys are my local models who are more often than not hanging out under the jetty at buddy dive. Around 1630hrs on calm sunny days, and it is rainy season at the moment so sun and calm water are a little rare, the light is perfect for shooting them with a little fill in flash against a backdrop of sunbeams and the jetty through the water's surface, which I find quite pleasing. I'm not done with them yet, but quite happy with this shot. continue reading
Getting that perfect shot can be difficult. There are a number of different variables that come into play that can make or break whether that shot is National Geographic worthy, such as lighting, motion, gear, and even the camera case. These tips are designed to help you get the best shot possible, not matter what the situation.1. Know the LightThe first thing you should do is assess where the light is coming from and use that to your advantage. Whether the light is natural or... continue reading
Sometimes, being a photographer can be exhausting. We all push ourselves. Some mornings, it's worth being awake before anyone else... Sunrises and sunsets can be cliche or exotic.Look for the angle nobody else is shooting, carry a wide, a macro, and a telephoto at all times. To get this sunrise, I was walking though 300 yards of soft freshly plowed cotton field, my feet sank deep into the soft Mississippi soil with every step. As I was trying to get closer to the tree, I was running as best... continue reading
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