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My first 100$ payment from Dreamstime!!!

And here it is...after one year and two months. With only 167 files online, I have 64 sales and my first 100$. Thanks to all buyers and to Dreamstime also.I feel great. I used this money to buy myself an amazing Minolta 50mm 1.7 prime lens, which is a must-have to any Sony/Minolta shooter.Soon I hope I will upgrade from my fantastic 12MP Sony a700 to a new 24MP Sony a77 SLT beast. Since I really love macro photography, this 24MP will give me some great possibilities in croping and still have... continue reading

Macro world in your own garden

Weekends at cottage offers a good change for taking photographs of nature and this spring I took a bit closer look in what is going on in my garden.I have one extreme macro lens which, due to its limitations, most of the time of a year collects dust in a drawer. The lens is capable of taking pictures of small objects/models that are only up to 15cm away (approximately) from the lens front element. The lens is Canon's MP-E65 which is capable of magnifications of up to 5:1x. So, as I've spent a... continue reading

My first 50 sold photos

Well here it is...my first 50 sales on Dreamstime after one year and two months when I have joined DT.This is my latest sold image of Pamukkale in Turkey. This image is sold four times so far and I think it is currently image with most sales in my portfolio.I think this is pretty good result since I have less then 200 images in my portfolio. I'm pretty satisfied, and I will try to upload more and increase my portfolio size.Most of my sales are images from my vacation trip to Turkey last... continue reading

High magnification macro photography on Dreamstime

Macro photography is why I have started my photography seriously two years ago. World of insects, bugs, spiders. To be able to see such a small details of a small jumping spider, or a ladybug, butterfly, dragonfly or just a house fly, was very interresting to me, so I have decided to give myself a try with macro photography.For a while I was amazed with 1:1 standard macro magnification which you can get with every standard macro lens. But still there are some subjects that are just to... continue reading

New lens and hopefully some more pictures

I have been very quiet on the photography front for a few monhs, winter was brutal and cold and planting season is always very busy!However I have taken some of my macrostock earnings and invested in a couple of new lenses, the Tamron 17-50mm f.8 and the Sigma 50mm f2.8 Macro...I have reviewed the Sigma on my Website and have to admit to being incredibly impressed, I'm aware that macro images do not sell massively on stock but I love shooting iny things so it works for me and if I make a few... continue reading

Extreme Macro

Hello, i haven't posted for a while and i wanted to share with you my new photos made with a reversed 55mm lens on extension tubes. I will try to go even closer with a reversed 28mm lens, as you know as the focal distance goes wider the reversed lens zooms even more, so at this focal range i should have about 4X magnification. Will post again with the new results, in the meantime i hope you like my photos, and advice is welcome. continue reading

How to increase the sales of images with animals.

The selling of images is hardly difficult, complicated business with high competition. Our success in it is the result of cooperation and good skilled work of DT and contributors as the team.The collection of DT has nearly 500.000 beautiful worldwide images and more than 40.000 of them are macro.The reasonable question is how to improve sales of the picture in this sea of photos. I would like to use this opportunity to share some ideas or just to remind few helpful approaches to the problem.... continue reading

My first dragonfly sold!!!

Yesterday I went exclusive, today I sold my first dragonfly image :).Here is my sold winner:I'm happy because dragonflies are my favorite macro subjects, and if anyone of you here love to shoot dragonflies, than you must now how hard is to get close to this little fellows, specialy with only 70mm macro lens, where I need to be pretty close to get 1:1 magnification.I have been asking my self will I ever sold any of my dragonflies or damselflies images and when. Here is my anwser. Unfortunately... continue reading

Winter has arrived

Winter arrived in Calgary in full force last weekend, with a big snow dump and cold temperatures passing through 0 C...I had a tarp covering our lawn furniture that freezing rain pooled on and froze.I grabbed a chunk of the ice and threw it in the freezer thinking it might make some cool shots (pun intended!).I had no idea how cool - the little bubbles moving through as it froze almost look like mercury when viewed closeup.I put the chunk of ice on top of a glass and fired a wireless... continue reading

How to take macro shots - the cheap way

Hello this is my first post on the blog here, and i decided to explain something about how to take macro shots, without a true macro lens. Because i have a Nikon camera i will exemplify with some accessories for Nikon.You can take macro photos of insects or any other small object with the help of:- extension tubes + lens- extension tubes + reversed lens- reversed lens- macro lens (the ideal solution but also the most expensive one)The extension tubes are... continue reading

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