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Right place... Right time

Right place.... right timeIt’s my photographers dream… to be in the right place at the right time when suddenly, there it is - The Shot. Out-of-the-blue. And the Kookaburra are looking at each-other.I've been doing photography for years, self-taught and learning from my mistakes with manual only settings. From lenses to sensors. The best sensor Full frame (professional) or cropped (amateur)? Or Megapixels? And low-light discussions I guess. Is it all about the expensive... 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

Review: 70-200 4L USM

I debated long and hard before buying this lense.It cost more than I had ever spent on glass before.And what I really wanted was the f2.8.But, if I went with the 2.8, I knew that I would need IS due to the weight of the lense and that added significantly to the cost.Plus, it was heavier to lug around and I love going outdoors and getting nature shots.So, I compromised and treated my self to the f4.To help you understand where my review might or might not fit your skill level and... 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 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

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

Macro lenses and pics

Last week was going to buy a new lense and to start with the macro photography,captured by the beautiful images I have seen around lately.Went to the shop and asked for the Tamron 90mm f2.8 which is a great one and not too expensive,compared to the Nikon ones,like the Nikkor 60mm f2.8 or the Nikkor 105mm f2.8;another great one is the Sigma 105mm f2.8...don't know about the Canon ones (out of the Canon 100mm f2.8),more into Nikon stuff,sorry!Anyway I asked about it but they didn't know and even... continue reading

Dreamstime helps

I started my journey here around an year ago,got to upload few pics and even to sell quite good thinking I'm a newbie,not only on this kind of world,but even on photography.Enjoyed my time here,understood some rights,but know that have lots more to learn.So why it helps;finally went to buy a new lens: the Nikkor 70-300 mm(have to say that it takes alot to find out what I could need,but then went for this one and starting with some shoots)...anyway it helps because I got to... continue reading

Seeing through the camera

Taking pictures not only involve looking and shooting.When we are experiencing a certain place space or object, not only our vision is stimulated; all our senses are; so when the photo is taken one may think that a great photo has been shot, but in reality it may be a corny boring shot void of all senses that we had experienced.A shot should be analysed in terms of color values and clarity of the subject.To shoot a tree having the same light source as the mountain behind; flatness will dominate.... continue reading

Stock Soup

Anyone interested in trying a new soup? Here a recipe I found and I must say, it's really good stuff.It's 100% healthy and recommended by 4 out of 5 artists.Ingredients:- 1 bunch of colors- 1 illustrator and photoshop (optional) program- 1 right brain- several ideas- 1 sketch book and pencil- 1 computerDirections:Use sketch book and pencil and draw out the several ideas. Take the several ideas and make them into one. Mix in remainder of the ideas and make yourself an illustration.... continue reading

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