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Mostly, it's a shutter thing

With many years of photography under my belt now, and several years as a wildlife photographer, I can honestly say that shutter speed will make you or break you in this genre. In this post I will examine why the shutter is so crucial in wildlife as well as other action photography disciplines.The shutter in your camera is quite a powerful and useful tool. From a technical perspective, the shutter mechanism is simply a set curtains that open and close for a certain period of time. This action allows... continue reading

Shooting Manually - For Newbies

I remember when I shot my first time exposing the image manually and noticed the richness of the images compared to the middle grey look of the automatic setting. Previewing the image through the lens before I clicked was how I decide the setting for the shot. I could view the scene, move the F-stop or shutter setting and see the changes in the viewfinder. Shooting manually is great when it is FULL manual. Both F-stop and shutter are independent settings. You can start with the settings that... continue reading

How $20 increased my acceptance ratio

About 18 months back, my acceptance ratio on DT was at about 35%. While this was an increase from the earlier 25%, thanks largely due to a slightly better understanding of microstock requirements and general composition, it was still a bit dispiriting to see many images being refused for poor image quality.I had sold a DSLR and settled down with an Olympus E-PL1, a small mirrorless camera, and a 14mm lens. While it took some great images in bright light, handholding was a major issue for night... continue reading

Getting Settings Right

I have always had a great passion for photography. I can still remember my first old 'point and shoot' camera my granddad gave me when I was six years old.I have recently bought myself the 'real deal' camera, complete with lenses, timer switches and the rest of the bells and whistles you can expect these days.It took me quite a while to get to grips with all the settings one had to balance with each other in order to get it just right, or shall I say: "as close as as possible to right", but... continue reading

Tip how to do film-like video footage in daylight

Hi. Another tips from your beloved king :)As you know, recording at 24 fps will give a film-like look at recordings. Combine this with a shallow DOF and you have a piece of art, ready for sale.Today tip is not about filming at 24 fps (only available on selected cameras), but about how to achieve a shutter speed of about 1/45. This because you want the denominator of your shutter speed to be approximately double the number of frames per second that you are recording. In other words, if you are... continue reading

Spring is coming

Spring, rebirth, there are too many new things moved us waiting for us to capture.Starting it, press the shutter happy in an instant freeze. continue reading

Goverment shut down? Debt ceiling?

Another Government shutdown?Debt Ceiling looming..Healthcare is important for all of us.Some of us are lucky to have insurance.It is time to think about those who do not have it.Hoping we can find a way to work together and get through these issues... continue reading

Tripods, the one accessory every microstock photographer must have

This subject has been touched on a few times here in the forum. But the importance of this subject warrants a refresher article on this important subject…One of the most important photography accessories, if not THE most important, is a tripod. I use mine whenever it is possible. Even if I have great light and can shoot with a fast shutter speed, I still use it. Why? Because it provides the sharpest image possible. All of the photography knowledge you have will go out the window if you can... continue reading

How to get loooong shutter speeds.

Hello guys!This post is for beginner photographers out there who are interested in getting started to experiment with long shutter speeds for landscape or any other photography. The question answered in this post is "How do I get long shutter speeds?". This post do not answer questions such as "When to use long shutter speeds?". However, there are a few different ways to achieve long shutter speeds and they are explained below.ApertureThe smaller aparture you use the longer the shutter... continue reading

Lesson 4: shutter speed, and how it works alongside aperture

It’s time for another blog post following on from my previous discussions on photography basics. As always, this is to celebrate having another handful of photos accepted on Dreamstime. I have now made a massive 42 accepted images, my latest one taken on a worldwide photo walk in Paddington:So earlier I talked about choosing cameras and available lenses, and I have also mentioned camera apertures and the way in which the size of the aperture (or hole) through which light passes... continue reading

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