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Try These Quick Go-to Settings for Multiple Lighting Conditions

Photography is all about light and mastering your camera is all about getting the right light, at the right time, in the right quantity every time. Yes there are things like composition, blur, right time of the day/night and what not but this blog is just about exposure and managing lighting conditions while learning more about your camera. So let’s talk about a few good tips on how to quickly go to the settings that get you a great picture with the right light getting on the sensor.Basically as... continue reading

Affordable Lighting on a Shoestring Budget

Taking up photography as a hobby or new career path can be both time consuming and expensive. There are so many aspects of the art to master from camera bodies, lenses, accessories, and lighting that it can sometimes be overwhelming.Fortunately, there are inexpensive, Do It Yourself hacks to help save you some money when you want to try out new things or are just getting started in the craft. Let’s look at some ways to create professional lighting effects on a shoestring budget.Tabletop studio Let... continue reading

Lighting That’s Light on the Budget: Affordable Lighting Options for Shoestring Budgets

You have an upcoming shoot, an idea, or just want to create professional grade photography where good lighting equipment is required but you just don't have the gear. A basic light kit can cost close to $1,000 which is way beyond your means, especially if it's just to shoot for a couple hours. Are there any options?Well, yes, of course there are options!First of all, do you know other photographers that you can contact? Perhaps you might know someone who will let you borrow their equipment.... continue reading

Novice beginner tips 'How' is Important more than in 'What'

'How' is important more than in 'What' Being a novice stock photographer we have may face many problems as economically, lack of proper device and equipment and so on as we are new to stock photography. But according to my point of view being a budding photographer we shouldn’t blame our situation. I like to remember a famous line given to a novice. That is, ‘start with what you have, where are you and do what you can’. This is golden rule to become... continue reading

Feast for the Eyes: 5 Delicious Photography Tips for Food Bloggers

When it comes to photography, food can make for really excellent subject matter. If you are a “foodie”, you will appreciate a good food photo. If food photography interests you, I’d like to share some tips to help you get the best out of your food shots.Lighting: Light is absolutely crucial to a beautiful, still life photo, and this especially applies to photographs of food. Why? Because we all love to eat food, don’t we? So the key to good food photography is to make your images shine... continue reading

Accent lighting in outdoor photography

In one of my past blogs I mentioned that I was experimenting with an off camera flash in nature detail images. I used a radio remote trigger to fire the flash from different angles off camera axis. The results have been interesting and I find myself shooting a lot of detail images on my hiking trips to improve on the technique. To achieve the results I have been looking for, I set my tripod mounted camera on automatic (not program) and mount a radio slave trigger to the hot shoe mount. I... continue reading

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

Anyone with a camera can take a good snapshot, a photographer can frame the image, make sure the lighting is correct and keep the viewers interest.An artist sees something different in every subject.Making the ordinary EXTRAORDINARY.Lets look at what can change an image, starting with details.The image below is a detail shot of and ordinary plastic flower pot with ordinary plants inside.When the sunlight hits this pot at a certain angle, the pot becomes see through and the plants cast... continue reading

Composition with a candle light lighting

Well ..It was a rainy night and i was studying on my table.Suddenly power cut off.I got a candle and light up it to get off the darkness.Actually the power cut was irritable and i was sitting doing exactly nothing in the candle light.Suddenly the DSLR on my table caught in my eyes and i was left with an idea of trying some shots in the candle light.1st i was trying to get some shots of candle ..But then suddenly the book infront of me,the pen and the specs caught my eyes .I got tried a compostion... continue reading

Getting there with the lighting

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

Top 10 tips for new contributors

Congratulations on having your first images accepted at Dreamstime. Keep up the good work and many more to come!To improve your future uploads and continue with a high approval rate, here are some tips based on our extensive experience in microstock imagery review. You will find below info on lighting, exposure, composition, legal documents and many more:1. Composition has to always make your subject stand out in the image. Having the subject in the middle of your image will flatten it out... continue reading

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