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Tip of the week: editing, how to do it and how not to overdo it

Have you ever seen an overly tuned car? Or maybe a lady with too much makeup on? Was your initial thought that maybe less is more? It works almost the same in the case of photo editing. In today’s world, we have cameras that allow us to shoot RAW images which we can fiddle with afterwards in order to achieve better results while keeping focus on being more creative while shooting. But isn’t that something that often might cause our images to look unnatural? It actually is, and the first problem... continue reading

Tools to Help Find the Perfect Location for Your Next Shoot

Location, location, location - one of the most important factors for success in real estate, retail and of course photography. But how do you find the right location for your next photo shoot? Fortunately, whether you are looking for the perfect spot in your own backyard or across the globe, there are a number of tools and hacks you can use to help with your quest – most available free of charge!Learn from the locals There is no better knowledge than local knowledge – and fortunately folks in... continue reading

How to Spoof Your Own Magazine Cover

I always dreamed someday I would be on the cover of National Geographic. So when I saw my favorite magazine promote an online tool to create a “mock” magazine using my very own image – I knew I would finally be able to realize that dream.And while it may only be a spoof magazine cover, it sure gave me a thrill to see it, and I pranked quite a few of my friends with it as well! I wanted to be able to share that feeling with others, so if NatGeo is your dream publication as well, try their free... continue reading

Simple ways to fix your broken smartphone

We all know that technology is an integral part of our life today. It has greatly simplified and improved our lives and has affected not only the communications sphere but also the medical, scientific and school fields, up to military grade applications. The use of the computer has now become indispensable in every field of work, but while until recently the computer was the only technological means capable of performing certain actions, today, in everyday life, it can often be replaced by a tablet... continue reading

Outdated hand tool and modern tools

Hello all,My name is Roman and it's my first article, something like experiment or first step. I want to tell you about one of outdated hand tool for work near the house. This is scythe.This tool most often used for cutting grass, as well as grain crops (rye, wheat, oats). The tool consists of long curved steel blade attached to long wooden base with one short handle (less often with two handles). Wooden base should be maximum light and strong as possible.Until... continue reading

3d animations with blender3d compositing tools

I'm not using blender3d just for 3d modeling and rendering my objects.Sometimes I create 3d animations with particle effects, or create some turntable 3d animations of my 3d models. Blender3d is awesome software for modeling, but there are also awesome tools for video compositing.So for example I can create motion blur and dof effects and enhance my videos with rgb curves or by mixing different nodes. By experimenting with different effects I can get happy accidentresults.Below you can see some... continue reading

Creativity and ingenuity

I found an interesting article about how to make macro pictures with cheap tools. This demonstrates that human ingenuity and creativity matter most. These days we are bombarded with all kinds of technology and we tend to strive for the most professional cameras thinking that will take good pictures without our contribution.Here you will find a link to article talking about.LINK article continue reading

Do you need 3D icons ?

I have created a set of icons for my photography portal called Ateliora and here are a continuation of the style but made specially for sale on Dreamstime.What do you think? I can create more but a list of icons from you will be of great help. Thanks! continue reading

Noise Reduction Tools: A Review

As a photographer, you always get to encounter situations that are worth capturing but the light is extremely unfavorable. If you have a tripod, you are good to go. But that doesn't always help. Recently while trying to make an HDR of a church interior, I wasn't allowed to set up the tripod because it would obstruct flow of tourists. The church was beautiful and I wanted an HDR, whatever happens. So I had to step up ISO to 1600 (still got a shutter speed of around 1/13 only). Thanks to Canon's outstanding... continue reading

May is my favorite month

Using the awesome tools on DT I am able to review my performance over the last 3 years and I have noticed some interesting trends.May is year to year my best month.June is year to year my worst month.Using the graphs I can see some very definite cyclical trends in buyer behavior.What sort of trends to you see in the numbers? continue reading

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