My Ruthless guide to deleting photos.I hope after reading this post I can save you hours, Nay! weeks of time and general heartache by learning from the mistakes I made when I came to edit my first beautiful eye watering shots (well they were to me) I took on my first DSLR.Before the digital age of photography you had a roll of film which had to be developed in a dark room before you could see the final result of your masterpieces. This meant photographers had to think a little more about... continue reading
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The reason why your client hired you is because you are the expert and they need your help with their designs. Irrespective of what the project is, most clients do not have a complete picture of what their design pros and cons are. Despite this, they love to see their own idea win, it is a designer's responsibility to help them choose a better design while they still feel it's their own idea. At the same time your client needs to be conscious of your efforts and the effort it takes to perfect... 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
Everyone loves to travel. Some like to stay in a resort, enjoy themselves at a pool, someone loves to get out of ones comfort zone and enjoy life in full. Unfortunately everything cost money and everything ends once in a while. Only things we are left with are our memories and moments eternalized in an electronic form.Personally I love to step out of my comfort zone time to time, get away from my stereotypical life and switch on my brain a bit in solving everyday problems in a foreign environment,... continue reading
With the popularity of Internet, there is no doubt that finding model is a lot easier now compare to how it was decades ago. You can find them in social media, modeling agencies, and modeling websites.You can also find them through socializing. Always bring business card with you. I find that dance club is a good place to find newbie models. They don't even care of the compensation, they are just thrilled to know that somebody is willing to take pictures of them for free! If you have budget,... continue reading
We all tend to compare ourselves. We often do it in pejorative way. Someone is usually better looking, far prettier or just irresistible more attractive. In that gap of lower self-esteem or we can call it not enough believe in oneself, comes the mirror. And in many cases mirrors then become the worst enemy of people. Mirrors are being used to produce the image that is far worse then real one is. But what if we replace the mirror with the eye of photographer.I believe that we live in a world that has... continue reading
We promised you a monthly blog contest so here is our new challenge for this month - How to work with models.Some of you are experts in landscape, wildlife or urban photography. You might be able to shoot all kinds of photography, but when it comes to shooting people, there are certain principles a photographer needs to know.Share your experience with us and win money by collecting useful votes from our community: $300 (first place), $200 (second place) and $100 (third... continue reading
We have all dreamed of expressing our feelings, experiences and knowledge through a single means of diffusion, which is very complicated after venturing to achieve it, because as there are so many possibilities, the imagination not only limits itself, but also limits its natural expressionThere are up to three fundamental steps, which can guide us more consistently to the development of a successful audio.The first step is very simple, because it consists of something very simple.After having written... continue reading
My microstock photography is often about travel in my beautiful country, so why do not start a blog about the marvellous destinations that my country has to offer? I start with something I really know, something I really love and something I really shooted thousands of times in my life: even if I live in a different italian region (Emilia Romagna in the cold north) the place I call "my second home" is the charming italian Gargano area, part of the biggest south italy region:... continue reading
(This featured image was the first result for "SEO" on Dreamstime.)This is not a leaked document, nor a methodical dissection of any general or specific stock library algorithm out there, full of equations and statistics or anything mathematical. Instead this is one designer's common sense guide for contributors to help optimize their portfolios.Please know that I do not currently have my own contributor portfolio, so I am sure there are intricacies and rules of the road out there that... continue reading
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