For many years I used an 18-200mm Nikon zoom lens on my Nikon DX DSLR. While the results were acceptable I received more refusals from Photo Stock Libraries than I expected due to lack of sharp focus. I just assumed this DX lens was sharp but then I read an article saying it was not.So I purchased a Nikon DX 1.8 35mm fixed lens for just a few hundred dollars and what a difference! All my shots are super sharp and my refusals have reduced to almost zero.It does mean I have had to change my... continue reading
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Hi all,Recently I was doing some urban night photography and really got happy with the results. I can't believe there will be here some new findings for the veteran photographers among you but it's a nice reminder for all of us so I decided to share :)1. Gear - for starter a good tripod and tripod head is a must. I have a Manfrotto tripod and I use a good quality Chinese tripod ball head which does a great job.2.Know your lens - every lens has its sweet spot. Generally speaking your... continue reading
LONG STORY SHORT!So you want sharpen images without noise with a good quality like a PRO. Okay, let's go.1st - Accept the limitations of your camera, it means you need as much light as cheaper your camera and lens are.2nd - Reduce ISO? As much as you don't let the image shake. Use at least the double of the angle range. (Ex. 200mm/400 of a second speed, if this keeps the image dark, higher the ISO, if it makes noise the only solution is put more light or just accept this limitation)... continue reading
One of the items I learned about shooting images of creatures is to make sure the eyes are sharp.These eyes will draw you in and provide a visually striking image. While the rest of the image can be out of focus, it's important to make sure the eyes are in focus.This image of a mabel orchard spider looking up through its web waiting for prey, gives me the creeps. Luckily, the spider is only about 5mm(0.25 inch) in length.While i was taking the image it was interesting to watch the... continue reading
When first time I joined Dreamstime and uploaded the photos I've took which I thought I did an awesome job with them, just rejected one and other. Not a single photo I've took is accepted. I was almost give up...But a line on a book I've read inspired me and I decided to be very persistent about it. The line was that; "A BURNING DESIRE TO BE, AND TO DO is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition."That line fired... continue reading
So I happen to be a hunter and a photographer. After reading a discussion regarding sharper images in the forums I thought I would share a few tips that hunters use that also can easily be applied to taking sharper images.When a hunter wants to sight in their rifle prior to a hunt, they use a vice to hold their rifle to eliminate shake for the best accuracy. A tripod is your ultimate gun vice. It will give you the best, sharpest photos.However, just as a hunter don't take a gun vice out... continue reading
Hi all! I would like to share with the whole community of Dreamstime, the knowledge that I acquired in Photoshop, like most of you know is a very complex image editing software. I state that everything I have learned is based on articles and tutorials, readily available on the internet, so I have no claim to teach anything to anyone, but I just want to illustrate my method of working, right or wrong. In this little blog I will talk about sharpness, a fundamental parameter and important for all images.... continue reading
I have been having trouble with accurate focusing lately.I have the Olympus Evolt510 SLR digital camera and mostly use the kit lenses it came with for most of my pictures.I did buy a Zuiko telephoto lens last year to complement the other lenses.I'm trying to discover why the camera doesn't seem to focus evenly in the center of the photo.I generally use auto focus because I don't trust my eyes to tell me if the image is focused correctly.It may be the lenses I'm using, but I'm not sure.... continue reading
Hi All you interesting people of the DT community …I though that I'd take this opportunity to offer us struggling consumers a quick break …I have an important announcement to make.One thrifty sole [whoever is fastest on the draw] will score themselves a bonus, as this file is set to increase in price, beyond the next download …So act now before the petrol price increase.LOLAnd to all those loyal to my cause, if you've missed the boat, perhaps of the next trip around the... continue reading
Hello!So, I finally managed to get 5 photos approved :) Great day and a boost to my hobby, inspiration-wise. I will describe the experience for people who will try, fail and who will need some support to get going.I found out DT at Twitter. I was never interested in stock photos or selling photos. I was interested in shooting pictures for fun.But, KarenKH was so enthusiastic and happy I said to myself:- Go ahead, boy, you have nothing to lose and maybe....So, I... continue reading
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