Hi everybody,Following question got stuck in my head? What about pictures with a certain news value? Will something that is all over the news be noticed on DT?Ok, first let me clarify something: I live in Belgium, a small European country known for beer, wafels and chocolates so, ... pictures with a news value on some "big" topic issomething rare.Secondly I'm no photojournalist but I might have something that is relevant to a current news item.This year, lot's of events... continue reading
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I love shooting in the snow but found often my camera would want to make everything mid-toned creating images of gray snow, yuck!Here's is what I do to solve that.First, I frame my shot and focus. Then I zoom into a bright area of snow in the scene. Using my exposure compensation button, I dial in a value between +2/3 to +1 2/3 Exposure Value, depending on the brightness of the snow. Then I take a meter reading, remembering the settings, I switch to manual, and dial in the new shutter speed... continue reading
A few hours after the publication of my illustrations of Pope Francis...I see "In the news" earnings that Dreamstime, assigned me 5 dollars considering the illustration of editorial value :-)Thank you very much Dreamstime, was a pleasant surprise I wasn't expecting.These small details, they motivate me to work harder :-)https://www.dreamstime.com/news-photos continue reading
If you are wanting to drive people to your Dreamstime images try providing video content for viewers and point people to your Dreamstime portfolio. Here's how:1. include some of your photos in videos that you make2. make sure there is good value to the viewer- not just an advertisement3. upload the video to a sharing site and include your Dreamstime link in the description of the video.Click here to view the video...The Pearl- A Concise History of British Columbia, Canada continue reading
I hope most of them would agree when I say Photography is not showing things as it is but to add the special touch to it wherein a normal photograph portrays what the eye behind the lens wants to see. This key differentiation is what an idea is. But wait however unique an idea is as long as it is not monetized its all gone in drain. I recently heard a great entrepreneur say that its not a ideator who creates a business but the person who is able to monetize it.I am sure if monetizing was not... continue reading
This innocent looking truck was the sale that pushed me over the $3000 in sales.While it is a simple enough thing, and it could be just another sale, it is the level of the sale that sets Dreamstime apart. This is a level 4 sale. That means it has sold between 25 - 49 times. What is important about this for contributors is that the more times the image sells, the greater the value of the image becomes.Further to this, not long after that sale, I got another. "Changing Business Conditions"... continue reading
I want to share this story with you.We're at school, science class. The professor has some stuff in front of his desk. He takes a big empty jar of Nutella and asks the students: . They all say .The professor puts some big round stones in the jar until it's filled by them. He asks againand the students all say .The professor now adds some handfuls of small white stones that go to fill all the spaces, and asks againThe students wait a second, then say.The professor takes a bag... continue reading
Firstly a bit of background; I am primarily a landscape photog who does a fair bit of hiking and backpacking, so size and weight become important factors for me in my choice of lens.I don't do a whole lot of wildlife photography unless said wildlife is fairly still.Enter the Minolta 100-300mm APO; which weighs around 1lb and is quite compact, so it's easy to take with me on my hikes.Now of course small and compact is useless if the quality isn't there, but with this lens, the quality is definitely... continue reading
The color range select tool is another powerful and quite flexible selection tool available in Photoshop.. The color range selection tool allows you to make a selection in a color and value range, hence it's nameUnder the selection menu you will find the color range selection tool. With an image open, go ahead and click on the color range selection tool. A small window will pop up showing your image. Now if you go ahead and roll over your actual image or the preview that has popped up you will... continue reading
Keywording may be the bain of Microstock photography.Photographers enjoy taking the pictures, uploading to sites may be lengthy, however using FTP can help expedite the process, but keywording is just brain taxing hardwork!The intent of this article, though, is to show, if you take the time to keyword properly, it WILL pay of in increased exposure and sales in the end!Here's an example:Photo #1Both images show a child playing with dogs on the beach.The photos have many similarities:... continue reading
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