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Newer camera but more noise

I recently upgraded my venerable Panasonic GH1 m43 camera with a newer one, the GH3 which was on sale. There is a GH4 out and also a GX8 and G7but there are only small improvements in the field of stills. So I went for the GH3 which is supposedly a more professional camera with more buttons and weather sealing.I am happy in general with the new camera, more features, better focusing modes, faster etc. There is one thing I never thought will show up. The GH3 is more noisy. Let me explain. The... continue reading

Adobe Illustrator - Fighting Again With Pixels

Hello Everyone:Long time no talk. To make a long story short, I have been inactive on Dreamstime for quite a while after the loss of my sweetheart in 2011. But life's worth living, and I am back with plenty of inspiration. As I wrote in my first article, I am new to illustration making and still have a whole lot to learn. This time--and I hope someone here can give me a clue as how to resolve this problem--I am struggling with raster effects when I am using the 'feather' and/or 'drop shadow' options.... continue reading

Distorted pixels?

Don't be too happy about the title. I'm not going to tell you the exact process to get rid of it. Call it a trade secret reserved for the persistent guys? I'll tell you what they are exactly referring to - fix it yourself. (I'm soo mean?)I recently intentionally uploaded a set of overprocessed images. Okay, it might bring my AR to 30% or some day to a negative number...but it doesn't bother me much. Common sense says I'll be able to upload only 20 images a week for the lack of time. And getting... continue reading

Two Stock Tricks That Utilize Larger Megapixel Cameras

We amateurs struggle to find time to work on stock, especially when you can upload only a small number of images every month. Every rejection hurts. Trying to grow the portfolio a handful of images at a time is a daunting task for making any real progress.I am the proud owner of the new Nikon D800, a 36 megapixel behemoth, so of course, I have been out shooting with the camera. It's a huge leap having used a D100 for the past nine years.In working with these large files, I have discovered... continue reading

size matters ?

I use a sony a-700 with 12,2 megapixels at the moment.Is it an advantage to have more megapixels (bigger format / full frame) or perhaps a disadvantage if you have pictures twice as big for having better sales ? continue reading

resolution a big deal

I have been very fortunate with my relatively small portfolio and I actually just passed the 50 upload mark.I am very curious to know and hear opinions about the resolution of images in general.The majority of my photos are 6.1 megapixels.Does this lower resolution affect buyers decisions?I see images in a wide range but rarely see them below 8 megapixels.I am going to keep uploading.I understand that the quality of images that I produce is very important.I will keep improving,... continue reading

Listening to the left shoulder

Last week I sauntered into the kitchen and found this big plate all piled up with mangoes which looked very pale.I asked wifey “Hey why so many mangoes and why are they looking pale ?”She said “its all sort of blanched”Me : “Blanched?”Wifey “ Well I don’t know if the technical word is blanched, but what I did was put them in boiling water till they sort of turned slightly yellow and then immediately take them out and cool them”Me “ But who wants to eat boiled and... continue reading

Mind the size

I just wanted to share a personal observation with the rest of the contributors. Maybe a lot of you are already aware of this but I guess some of you are not. So, it's about the maximum size we should save our images/illustrations. The thing is that if you upload images with resolution higher than 30 megapixels they won't be converted to TIFF format and you won't get the extra credits for the TIFF size in case of sale. This applies most to illustrations, collages and panoramas as these types of images... continue reading

Starting from Scratch

I wonder how many of you are like me. I started submitting photos and illustrations to Dreamstime in October 2009 with no camera fine tuning nor illustration making experience whatsoever. To give you an idea, my first 200 photos were all rejected at once because of distorted pixels. Not quite a successful debut. Statistics were already in the red. Then started a long and painful search for a 'user friendly' definition of 'distorted pixels' on the Web and elsewhere. I finally tried taking pictures... continue reading

An easy way to remove stray pixels in Photoshop

We all hate rejection.No matter how thick my skin gets I still hate getting images rejected by stock agencies. Sometimes though, it’s all for a good reason and something great comes out of the whole learning experience.Yesterday was one of those days.I’ve been trying to get a whole lot of model isolated on white images accepted at all the microstock sites this week. They were shot in studio with four lights. The background was over-exposed by enough stops to make it look white for... continue reading

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