I've been an avid hiker since I can remember.Recording my discoveries on film (or with digital imaging) has always been one of my passions.I have found myself staying with the safe paths lately though. As I get older, climbing rocks and steep hills becomes more difficult.Not too long ago I took a detour during one of my hikes and found a hidden area out of sight of the worn pathway I frequently walk.The terrain became steeper and large rocks blocked the way.Driven by what was to be found... continue reading
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The off-season in the seaside town - is empty beaches, open space and a great opportunity to do beautiful scenery. This year, in my city Sochi, Russia, the winter was very cold and there was even snow on the coast. After the winter soon spring time came, with bright sunshine and good weather.When you look at the sea, it seems warm and want to swim, although the water temperature is only 10 C. And in winter are very beautiful sunsets, this photo was taken in day of winter solstice,... continue reading
Okay, so it's taken 6 months, but I finally have my first sale on DT! That $0.35 has made my day :) Hopefully now the floodgates will open and more sales will follow. However, I do think I need to re-keyword my images--and upload lots more--to stand any chance of making regular sales. Never mind #motivationmonday it must be #midweekmotivation :)For those interested this is the picture I sold continue reading
My first few months on here have been a success. I am still not doing this at the speed I would like. Sadly this is just a hobby for me right now. I currently work two full time jobs and photography has been a way to relax. I have several photos pending that I hope are approved! They are the first time I played with photo editing software for stock images.I realize that I need to go at my own speed. I can't rush into this stock image thing. I see all these beautiful bigportfolios and look at... continue reading
Briefing for the dive was the most precise I've ever experienced. And that was why. All it would enough was the slightest mistak and a diver was pulled down by a strong current in the sea depths. On the dive we went just two divers with three guides. The aim was "Manta Dropp-off" promising countless manta rays.Manta Dropp-off in Raja Ampat (Papua Barat, Indonesia) is a break in the seabed, where manta rays go for snack. Longer visible from the surface is reminiscent of a strong current flowing... continue reading
I always loved taking photos and over the years I think I have created a great portfolio. The problem was that before this year all my photos were taken with a basic point and shot camera. I worked very hard and saved all my money to buy myself a DSLR and some important lenses. It certainly was the best purchase I have made (besides my house of course:)I first got into stock photography because I just love advertisement. Like I am literally obsessed with it and so I guess I am trying to make... continue reading
I think many of you must wonder why you should switch off Image stabilization (IS) when using a tripod? IS was meant to suppress vibrations right? And using it on a tripod might get you really, really sharp pictures?So here is the secret behind it:Your camera has two types of IS. Digital and optical. Digital IS is something like digital zoom in the way it affects images. It isn't as good as the true, mechanical IS (which uses lenses). There are various ways of implementing digital IS. The... continue reading
On December 21, is China's traditional folk festival, in the north of people on this day everyone to eat dumplings.https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-dinner-table-dumplings-image26293262Folk legend, if you don't eat dumplings,in this winter your ears will be frozen out, so, this day every family and everyone eats dumplings. continue reading
Sometimes you want to see if a photo was taken with VR On or Off. Usual image editing or viewing software don't show this.This is how I do:- Download Exiv2 from here:- Windows version is here:- Unzip in a root folder, I put it in C: because you will have to write a command line in Command window and will be easier.- Copy your photo in that folder.- Start - Run - Command to open the black Command window.- Make sure at your cursor is C:> then type: cd exiv2then type: exiv2.exe -g... continue reading
Anyone who knows anything about Oregon scenery knows about Mount Hood, Multnomah Falls, Columbia Gorge and Crater Lake.So I've created a collection of some of the lesser known places in Oregon.See it at https://www.dreamstime.com/oregon-off-the-beaten-path-colldet18401. continue reading
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