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Tip of the week: How to fill in relevant image info

So you upload your images to Dreamstime and it's not only your photos album to show friends like you do while uploading in social media sites. Some of your images are getting accepted, some are refused for some reasons. And it's great to have files in your portfolio but do you think about information you provide for them? Do you sometimes try to search your images or other people images? What words do you use to find them? I won't write in a search line just 'great picture'... continue reading

How to Capture Personalities when taking Portraits

The days of the 3/4 studio portrait using a solid color background and classic 45 degree lights with hair accents have long since passed – thankfully. Today’s portraits are active, inventive, and most importantly personal.So whether you are doing a favor by taking the engagement pictures for your second cousin twice removed – or are looking to expand your business into portrait photography – here are some hints for capturing the personality of your subject in pictures.Know you subjectIn may... continue reading

Tip of the week: Never forget to straighten your images

Any photo will instantly seem more professional if it has a good perspective. One aspect of this is having straight lines that look harmonious and guide the eye of the viewer into the points of interest in the image. Image where the horizon or architectural lines are skewed look hastily taken and can make the viewer feel like the walls are coming down on them. But not to worry, these tips will help you avoid those vertigo-inducing shots forever! 1. Learn to keep your camera straightSounds obvious,... continue reading

An Easy Way to Flatten Those Curves You Sometimes Get With Merging Software

Have you ever merged multiple photos together but couldn't use the result because straight lines got curved too much?In case you didnt know, there is actually an easy way to solve that problem.The curves are most likely necessary to be able to connect lines smoothly - i.e. without a breach - in the first place. Most programs will make a variety of decisions autonomously. Those curves are basically a byproduct of the merging process. Depending on the subject you shoot, you can influence the result... continue reading

Nightclub photography

Hello DT community, in this blog I am going to share some of my experience working in nightclubs and give you a couple of tips that you may find useful before attending your first gig. So lets not hesitate and begin. 1.What equipment do I need. First of all you are going to need a good and reliable DSRL camera, FX or DX, you can use both just remember that if you use a DX format camera it needs to be a higher end one, like the Nikon D7000 series. Basically you will need a camera... continue reading

Useful brief tips for working with the model.

Plan a photosession in advance.Note several locations beforehand in case some of them are unavailable or not suitable.Choose the best time that suits you if it is outside.Maybe it's a sunny day, maybe an golden hour or a full moon at night. You can try any useful program, for example Exsate Golgen Hour orTHE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EPHEMERIS orSun surveyor. Dark Sky Finder is to find the darkest places on the sky.Ask the model or parents of the model if it's a child,... continue reading

A travel tip for Denmark - visit a Riding at the Ring festival

Want to experience something truly Danish and different, when visiting Denmark? Then consider visiting in summer and go to one of the many, so-called Riding at the Ring events that take place over the summer in the towns and villages of Southern Denmark. Taking part will give you a unique opportunity to see a centuries old tradition, drink a beer and meet the locals. So what is it and how do you get there?The very term "Riding at the Ring" or "Ring-Riding" (Danish: ringridning&... continue reading

How to Make Your Worst Photo Your Best Friend – Part I

You made all the plans. Packed your computer bag with all the equipment you would need. Scoped out the perfect spot. Set up the shot taking into consideration the correct ISO, shutter speed, aperture, filters, remotes, tripod, etc., etc., etc.You get home to download your shoot to your computer with baited breath, sure you have “that one picture”, and discover the image was an epic fail. So you move it to the trash and carry on. Right?Not so fast. Stop a minute and look at your failed images.... continue reading

Macro photography. Part I

Discover a brand new world of colors and shapes.To dive into that adventure, best solution is to get a macro lens with reverse ring. With macro extensions as alternative solution you can’t get such great results. Besides that, macro lenses can be used as remarkable portrait lenses with amazing sharpness. They allow taking photos from low distance so that distance should be only few centimeters.Macro photographs are ones with enlargement of subject in proportion 1:1, or higher 2:1, 3:1 and so on.... continue reading

An Ode to the Mighty Vegetable

October 1st finds us celebrating World Vegetarian Day.There is so much more to eating vegetarian than just eating vegetables; vegetarian means simply eating no meat, no meat except fish for the "pescatarian", or no animal products at all for the strict "vegan".Which means a vegetarian diet includes lots of beautiful and healthy fruits, grains, beans, and nuts.But it is the vegetable that lends its name to this day, so let us use it to celebrate the mighty vegetable in pictures.The beauty... continue reading

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