You are about to have a great meal, this plate looks delicious! How to take a photo of it that would look equally mouth-watering? Here are some tips.1. LightingFood looks best when it's lit from behind or from a side, with natural light. Place your subject near a window and try different angles. Avoid on-camera direct flashlight, it will make your food look ugly and unappetizing. If you're going to have lunch in a restaurant, equipped with a mobile phone only, choose a table near a window... continue reading
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My Ruthless guide to deleting photos.I hope after reading this post I can save you hours, Nay! weeks of time and general heartache by learning from the mistakes I made when I came to edit my first beautiful eye watering shots (well they were to me) I took on my first DSLR.Before the digital age of photography you had a roll of film which had to be developed in a dark room before you could see the final result of your masterpieces. This meant photographers had to think a little more about... continue reading
You love attending your gym or sports arena to watch sports events? Ever wondered how to get decent photos out of it? Here are some tips.Sitting among other sports fans on the benches, having only a pocket camera or a mobile phone will get you only wide angle general view of the interior, with the players far away. While this kind of images might also sell, let’s get more adventurous and closer to the action.Preparation Stage:1.Obtain a permit to photograph from the closest possible spots, such... continue reading
Having to come up with a title, description and keywords for your images or video may seem like a daunting task, but if you follow a few hints and tips, it really is rather simple.The entire goal of keywording your work is to give it the best possible chance of being found in a search engine, so it is imperative that the words you choose accurately reflect what is in your image or video.First of all, a title...the title should be brief and to the point, but not so brief that it is only comprised of... continue reading
Photography is my favorite hobby and I enjoy taking photos everywhere at any time. At the beginning I didn't pay much attention to choosing locations but over the time some locations simply became my favorites. Most of them are places in my hometown or not far away. This enables me to visit them at best time to take good shots. This way I turn things upside down: first I find location where I feel good and then concept that fits to it.My hometown Maribor is sleepy town in eastern Slovenia. It... continue reading
Hello World,just wanted to share my joy of having 2018 images online after the long journey that started in 2008 when I registered here on Dreamstime...My advice would be to never stop, to submit every bit of extra imagery from other photo jobs and to think of Dreamstime as a personal photo diary. Some lessons I've learned:Don't follow trends too much. Have it your way and have fun instead.Experiment - sometimes shots that feel hopeless can sell great in the end.Having many photos rejected... continue reading
It’s summer holiday time, perfect timing to learn some tips on how to shoot sea and ocean images. There’s so much more than just a pretty sunset.Seasides are rich in subjects: high cliffs, pointy rocks, rough waves, calm bays, beaches, crowded fish markets, lighthouses, unique dune plants, flotsam abstracts, underwater scuba diving, surfers in action are just a few of what you can get busy with while at the sea or ocean. Make yourself a list of the things mentioned here and you’re guaranteed... continue reading
Asperagrass is a small little green vegetable that is loaded with vitamins that grows out in the wild mostly but some people do grow it as well. Why you should consider taking some pictures of asperagrass if you harvest them every year is that it has an unique taste that many people enjoy but also many that don't so that strikes conflicting arguments, which then can start an topic of conversation in a blog article for example and the designer of the blog having a picture of the asperagrass to... continue reading
One Sunday, we were coming back from a trip to the coast at Torre Del Mar in Andalucia. I always take my camera along with me because you never know what you might see but it was too windy on the coast but the sea was quite calm, so I didn't take many pictures at all and decided to go home. The drive back is pretty much all uphill and with winding roads but very picturesque, so, it's always a pleasure to do. About halfway into the journey to where we were staying, we saw a little bit of... continue reading
While framing your photo or a 3d composition, there is a struggle within an artist/photographer's mind as to where the horizon should be placed. Most seasoned photographers shoot at least 3 variations of their photos where the landscape is qualifying; high, low and mid horizon. Before we talk about all 3 and of course the "no horizon" scenario, let's talk about exposure.Exposure at different horizon levels: The most important yet an ignored topic in my opinion. Exposure changes... continue reading
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