Dear fellow Dreamstimers, I would like to mark my milestone of first thousand uploaded photos and first accepted 4K video with something practical, not just with set of pictures from my portfolio. Anyway, thousand pictures online doesn't mean thousand good pictures, only thousand pictures that meet the criteria od Dreamstime standards.Better milestone to celebrate in my opinion is thousand sold pictures (hat goes down for all Dreamstime contributors that allready made it !), because... continue reading
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You already know about theese three components that are opening, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity. But it's othing without composition?The composition is actually how you arrange the elements of the scene being shot. Including moving yourself or moving objects. It is necessarily dependent on the frame size, that is to say, the shape of the rectangle you see in the viewfinder.The composition plays with:the presence or absence in the context of certain elementsthe place given to each... continue reading
I shoot micro four thirds.Unlike many, I'm not a DSLR to m4/3 convert.Although they fascinate me, especially full frame, I know little to nothing about cameras using APS-C,APS-H or full frame sensors except what I have read on the internet.My decision to go micro four thirds was mostly borne from the fact I bought into a brand and to save cost remained there. Other than my long since broken 35 mm film camera, my experiences with anything that allowed the ability to be creative, with adjustable... continue reading
I wrote back in June about my new camera, the Olympus OM-D and my decision to switch to Micro Four Thirds for all of my photos.How is it working out, you might ask? Has the glow of a new purchase faded away into the noisy shadows of a small sensor?Hardly!I'm very happy with the system and the images I'm taking with it.Here are the highlights:1. Smaller lenses and body mean I take it everywhere.To the park with the kids.On work trips.To the beach.The body is weather sealed so... continue reading
The rule of thirds is an indispensable guideline for composing commercial images, but there are other options out there!Have you tried using vanishing points to create perspective in your photographs?This is a concept that is used frequently in drawings and illustrations, but seems to receive less attention from photographers.A vanishing point is a point in an image where lines that are parallel in the 3D world converge in a 2D image.This adds perspective and the appearance of distance... continue reading
Micro four thirds is a camera standard or design created via a partnership between Olympus and Panasonic.The design does away with the mirror and prism system found on traditional DSLRs so the result are very compact cameras.Camera mounts can be used to marry traditional or legacy lens to M4/3 cameras or of course the growing line of lens created for the M4/3 design are available from Olympus, Panasonic (with lens designed by Leica).One of the big advantages of the M4/3 camera is the compactness... continue reading
The rule of thirds in photographic composition is one of the very basic rules and taught to budding photographers and entry level aspirants in the stream.The rule of thirds is a fundamental rule in photographic composition. Basically you align the areas of interest in a composition such that the resulting image draws more interest and reaction. An image can be divided into 3 parts horizontally and 3 parts vertically resulting in a 9 part grid. An intersection point of any of these two lines is... continue reading
Micro four thirds has been around for a bit now, but seems to be getting a lot of interest since the Olympus EP-1, EP-2 and Panasonic GF-1 were announced.After winning one of the assignments here recently I decided to splurge and get a Panasonic GF1 to replace my Canon G10.I have to say that I couldn't be happier with it!After having used it for a month I thought I would present some of my experiences with the format, and dispel some misconceptions:1. What is micro four thirds?It is... continue reading
ThirdsThe most frequently quoted rule of composition is of use of thirds. Imagine your picture being divided equally into nine rectangles, three across by three up. The main features of your image should be placed not in the center of the frame, but on this dividing lines. Ideally the subject of the picture should be located on the intersection between two of these thirds. The use of thirds is very much guide - anywhere between thirds is and quarters is just as good. Though useful, this does not... continue reading
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