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Upgrade your equipment and save yourself some postprocessing time

When I began with stock photography back in July 2011. I was using mostly kit lenses like my 18-55 and 75-300 kit lenses from Sony. I tought that this kit lenses will satisfy my needs in photography, since I was beginner at a time. Well to be honest those lenses was pretty good for me, until I begin to pixel-peep my images, or inspecting them at 100% magnification. As you all know, that is how DT reviewers inspect and aproove or reject our images, so you all now why is important that we do it also.... continue reading

Time for a new basic lense on my trip to Japan....

Well, after years of using my 18-55 mm kit lens for my Canon 400D I have decided I need something new (upgrade)and with a trip to Kyoto next week I think there is an opportunity for a new lens and some new photos on DT.My question is: Is a Canon 18-135 mm lens a good general purpose lens?My main purpose is for family and traveling.Any comments and suggestions welcome.(If you can recommend somewhere in Kyoto/Osaka to get one , even better) continue reading

My first editorial sale!!! wooohooo...

Today is a good day.First I have a 100 images online milestone from today, then DT aprooved 11 images with 0 rejected(better acceptance ratio), then my acceptance ratio is finally reached 50% also from today, I have buyed myself a new lenses, again today :), and for the end of a day, I sold my first editorial image :)I think I love Dreamstime :)Here is my first editorial sale: continue reading

Finally 100 images online...

Here is my first 100 images finally online.My second goal was to bring my acceptance ratio above 50%. Since I have joined DT, my acceptance was about 33% in July, then 39% in August, 51% in September, 52% in October, up to 76% in November and 71% in December by monthly statistics, so I can say that my accept/reject ratio is improving. I can also say that I have learned a lot in a last few months here on DT and I think that I have improved my photography skills. Just today I'm going to my new... continue reading

Bird Photography: Equipment

A couple years ago, I decided I wanted to photograph birds.After playing with several different setups, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a Canon Rebel XS and an EF 100-400mm L IS USM lens. Since then, I have come to enjoy photographing just about anything, but my favorite subjects are still birds.While most professionals already know all the following information, it may be useful to beginners interested in working towards bird photography. Either way, it gives you an idea of the equipment... continue reading

My cheap fish-eye lense :)

Hello!A while ago I asked advise on this board from people using various fish-eye lenses, which of them was better, becuase I planned to buy a suspiciously cheap one from ebay.Here is the discussion.Now I can say that I made an experiment: my cheap (about 30$ including delivery) Bower fish-eye macro arrived and I even made few shots with it. Here is my impression.This "lense" resembles a big fillter consisting of several parts and is to be used on top of a normal lense. I use it with Canon... continue reading

My new lens

Last month I bought a used lens in Canada: SONY 500mm F8 Reflex. After test shot, the performance of this lens is acceptable in a good light. The sharpness can be achieved reduced to 60%. By the way, my camera is a SONY a700.There is a feature of this lens: the highlight will become a ring if unfocus. continue reading

Human eye lens

If a human eye was a lens what kind would it be. I did some research about this. So I find on the net that an average human eye would have:f/8,3-f/2,1from 17 to 24mmMinimal focus distance 7cm-infinityI find it interesting to know these. If you know more precise data please say it.And one more thing, our autofocus system focuses in 350ms. continue reading

What fish-eye do you use?

Hi, Friends!I was searching today for something useful on auctions trying to spend my money from Moneybookers :)) And saw a lot of fisheye lenses with macro for Canon starting from 25$ up to 45. They were all with auto focus, but in my country this particular sort of cheap fish-eye is not available in normal shops. So there is no opportunity to try if they are worth using for microstock or not.Here is the description I found:FISHEYE 0.42XWITH MACRO +14Professional Fisheye and Macro... continue reading

Why I Chose The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L Over The EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L

Money is no object so ... LOL; how I wish that were true :) But it DOES matter, and matter a whole lot, so I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the 24-105 is $300 less expensive (in the Philippines) than the 24-70 and is even the more appropriate lens for me.I didn't know there was a 24-105mm before the 24-70's exorbitant price drove me to painstaking research :)Here's a rundown of the points I considered:1. Zoom Range: The 24-105 is 35mm more far-reaching than the 24-70; a nice advantage... continue reading

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