To really do justice to this topic, one will have to answer the question of what is a “snapshot” and what is a “photograph”As defined by Wikipedia, A snapshot is a photograph that is "shot" spontaneously and quickly, most often without artistic or journalistic intent. A snapshot can be a photo of anything. ‘They are commonly technically “imperfect” or amateurish’ (Wikipedia). They are usually shot with varying quality - out of focus, composition,... continue reading
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So mobile images and microstock - is it worth to upload, could it be sold, what mobile images are selling best? I think these questions are being asked by someone that has great photos possibility in their pocket and are known with microstock agencies. My intention to write this article is not about comparing mobile phone and DSLR camera but see the right difference.I want to mark these evident benefits and opportunities that you can make fast and almost always. If you are dedicated to photography,... continue reading
You are about to have a great meal, this plate looks delicious! How to take a photo of it that would look equally mouth-watering? Here are some tips.1. LightingFood looks best when it's lit from behind or from a side, with natural light. Place your subject near a window and try different angles. Avoid on-camera direct flashlight, it will make your food look ugly and unappetizing. If you're going to have lunch in a restaurant, equipped with a mobile phone only, choose a table near a window... continue reading
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
Having to come up with a title, description and keywords for your images or video may seem like a daunting task, but if you follow a few hints and tips, it really is rather simple.The entire goal of keywording your work is to give it the best possible chance of being found in a search engine, so it is imperative that the words you choose accurately reflect what is in your image or video.First of all, a title...the title should be brief and to the point, but not so brief that it is only comprised of... continue reading
With this article, I'm going to look to the facts on how to increase sales while uploading images to Dreamstime, so if you think that you have great images and enough sales simply just skip this article, this is not for you. But if you have some outstanding images and still think you deserve more sales, please continue on reading this blog and check if you are doing these things that I will talk here about.Fill in relevant image info. It doesn't matter how wonderful your pictures are if... continue reading
In an earlier blog I gave some hints in where to find models. So when you have found them, you need to prepare them for the photoshoot. Here are some practical tips to help. First of all, the best time to schedule a photoshoot is usually the morning. That's the time when most of us look our best. In the evening the eyes start to look a bit tired and postures starts to get a bit hunched. Make sure you have your clothes and props ready. Your model might come with everything you need, but if you... continue reading
Maybe you have found yourself in the following situation: you’re looking at pretty pictures with the same subject, wondering why one image seems so appealing and another makes you feel like you have seen it a thousand times. There may be many reasons, but one of them is shooting angle.Take a look at these images and try to explain to yourself what messages these images convey, how they make you feel.The first image was shot from a high angle. It’s the most common way to photograph a child, a pet,... continue reading
As reviewers our mission is to curate photos and illustrations and showcase them to our designers in the best possible way. Our experience so far has showed that when submitting images, selecting the best ones from a series and uploading just them instead of the whole series works best for your portfolio and sales. Let’s explore why. Firstly, let’s get a bit technical. Dreamstime’s level system makes your individual photos more expensive if they sell well. Having countless almost identical images... continue reading
What makes for an attractive and engaging image has as much to do with the background as it does with the main subject of the image. More often than not, the simpler the background is the better the composition. Studio based images of models and objects rarely incorporate complex backgrounds for this reason.That’s all very well and good, but we don’t all work in the controlled environment of a photography studio and even those who do, rarely take pictures exclusively there. So we need to think... continue reading
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