Failures can be our great learning opportunities. We looked at Small Failures in Part I of this article, so let’s dive in here and tackle what we consider the Big or Fatal Failures.BIG FAILSSome problems can be a lot harder – but not always impossible - to correct in post processing software. These are best to understand first and try to avoid if possible.Chromatic aberration Ever look closely at object in your image and notice a purple ring? That is chromatic aberration and is caused by poor... continue reading
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Looking for a new perspective!BE the first to show some love!1. I am looking for Tips, Be the first!2. Have great ideas please share!3. Hoping for interaction with other members, please be the first!4. Have some great techniques you could share would love to hear them.5. how long did it take to get your first sell?6. What did you have to do to get followers?7. Are you exclusive to Dreamstime? continue reading
Three reasons to rethink the photos you submit.1. I have found those I think are the best are the ones being rejected.2. People are looking for easy to the point subjects to use for their publications.3. Those photos I work harder at editing are being rejected but those I submit straight from my camera are being accepted.comment with any tips or ideas. continue reading
Hi,I am new to Dreamstime and I would like to get as much as possible from this site in terms of exposure for my images, photographic tips and just see what other photographers are doing.I am from Ireland and based in Dublin.The first selection of images I uploaded are on the theme of 'windows' as portals for looking out onto the worldand also looking into an internal space.I am intrigued by what the camera reveals and also by the colour combinations that arise in natural settings. I... continue reading
Hi everyone, since I am a Dreamstimer I submitted a lot of my dog photography with tips on how to take decent shots on non cooperative models such as dogs... and I have to say, each refusal note was teaching me to perform better shots me too... This was one of my first, but on adult dogs it's easier: they're teached to stay and more collaborative. With puppies it's a real nightmare! If they stay, then you have a lie-down image that is not more different from a million similar ones,... continue reading
In portrait photography there are two basic poses. The C pose and the S curve.The S curve pose in predominantly a female pose while the C curve can be used for both female and male model, while being predominantly a male pose.In this blog we will explore these poses.The S curve for the female is defined by drawing a line the top of the head and following the middle of the body to the knees.Please view these images in full, most of them are vertical and cropping them for this blog obscures... continue reading
Greetings to all !Here my last three images accepted, I hope you like them!This is a background of skin, we hope that sells. To photograph I had to use two Nikon SB900 flash in slave. Although this, I had to use a filter of Camera Raw, to carefully adjust the exposure and contrast. This material has proven highly reflective and difficult to photograph. For these two images, I made a collage of photographs of water splash. The techniques used in Photoshop have been many: clipping mask,... continue reading
I'm hoping to start a new series on my blog called "Trying Something New" to document new techniques or areas of focus in my photography in an attempt to improve my skills and keep learning.This week: concept photography.Anyone who gives a quick glance through my portfolio will notice an abundance of landscape and travel (and food) shots.What can I say, those are my interests!I do know that stock photography is overwhelmingly saturated with these types of photos and concept photos or photos... continue reading
Now that the Autumn has arrived here in the UK it marks the end of the airshow season. Don't get me wrong, I am not a plane spotter but I do enjoy visiting and photographing airshows. Probaly my childhood spent growing up under the flight path of London Gatwick Airport sparked my interest. It was always facinating to see the airliners making their approach and, though I hate to admit it, many of them still had propellers back then!These days most UK airshows tend to have a good mix of classic... continue reading
New milestone, two thousand images sold through Dreamstime.I like to produce images of various subjects, work on a task until satisfactory results are obtained then go on to another topic. Refresh creativity, try new techniques is the goal for now. Still a lot of work to accomplish. continue reading
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