Hello DT,A couple of weeks ago i got a Nikon D5300 camera and i was very happy.Shoots at 25 mpx and that's great . I started to learn more about how to make pictures better. Because i am a self educated i heard about shooting Raw. I didn't know what and why to shoot Raw.Since i has like 14 years old i edit a lot of JPG files.On DT Comunity was an comment that said :"Always shoot Raw" and i tried.After i uploded in my pc i open one file with Photoshop.It was all white and a lot of bright... continue reading
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My second Goal with this image: the n. 10 in my portfolio. After I realized and learnt how to take approvable photos, I also decided to upload only exclusive images in DT. I find Dreamstime gives a chance to new photographers in a perfect way. They are attentive and care for your images in fashion way: they will explain perfectly the reasons of each refusal, giving also a "learning lesson" on how to submit better pictures the next time you try to take a shot for stock photography. Never on other... continue reading
I am not proud to be admitting I have learned the following lesson the hard way. By sharing this experience I hope others may avoid making the same mistake.After reading many times about the importance of backing up files at least twice for safe keeping, I purchased an external hard drive wih plenty of space. Although I had planned to copy my photographs, there was always the urge to spend any spare time capturing that next shot as the idea came to mind. My computer was only a year old, how could... continue reading
I've recently reached two milestone with Dreamstime: Fives years as a contributor and $20,000 total earnings. I was first published 40 years ago and thus started my career in freelance art, but I never really enjoyed any real income until I branched into online microstock. I've had a lot of fun and many unique experiences over the years, but it's nice to have learned a few things along the way to where it generates a secondary income.One thing I've recently learned is the conflict between "Confidence"... continue reading
Hello! It’s my first post here, so sorry if something is not so interesting and useful, as it could be!It was very warm day today and I felt essentially that all people should take the cameras with them EVERY time they go outside. Even if it is the Saturday walk with relatives in the recreation park.You never know when you’ll see nice pictures: serious man in expensive costume, carrying cute small dog on his hands, elderly ladies dancing in retro dance stage or city mayor riding his... continue reading
The last day of 2012. I still remember the day like it was yesterday. The time was ten in the morning, and I was cuddling my (at that moment) 6 month old son, while trying to get pictures with my Nikon 9100. I failed, and the compact fell to the ground. Lens locked, screen totally smashed....My girlfriend thought I would get mad as hell, because getting images of my son in playfull moments was something (and ofcourse still is) something I took dead serious. My son is my everything. But the falling... continue reading
It’s time for another blog post following on from my previous discussions on photography basics. As always, this is to celebrate having another handful of photos accepted on Dreamstime. I have now made a massive 42 accepted images, my latest one taken on a worldwide photo walk in Paddington:So earlier I talked about choosing cameras and available lenses, and I have also mentioned camera apertures and the way in which the size of the aperture (or hole) through which light passes... continue reading
I've got a confession to make: I've got a bridge fetish. I find the lined interior and exterior of bridges irresistible, and I always have an overwhelming urge to photograph, dissect and digest them during my travels.Take for example the Helix Bridge at the Marina Bay Waterfront in Singapore, quite possibly the earliest bridge photo in my portfolio. Don't you find the entire structure fascinating, especially the attempt of the architects and builders to model this after the double helix structure... continue reading
I’ve had a couple more photos accepted on dreamstime and this is always a cause for celebration, so following on from my previous blog posts on camera basics, here is my celebratory beginners guide to apertures.When trying to get to grips with apertures, I thought of the camera as being similar to my eye. Both have a lens and in both cases the lens has an ‘aperture’. In my eye the aperture (i.e. the size of the hole) is formed by the pupil, the size of which is controlled by my iris. The... continue reading
Continuing on from my first post on camera bodies (camera bodies - lesson 1), here is a bit of extremely basic information on camera lenses, in plain, simple English. As before, I am writing this with novice photographers in mind; those who are new to the world of SLR and stock and want a bit of basic, easy to digest information.When I opened the box of my first SLR, I found a shiny 18-55mm lens sitting inside. I asked myself, ‘what does the 18 – 55mm actually mean?’Those values are... continue reading
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