Everyone loves to travel. Some like to stay in a resort, enjoy themselves at a pool, someone loves to get out of ones comfort zone and enjoy life in full. Unfortunately everything cost money and everything ends once in a while. Only things we are left with are our memories and moments eternalized in an electronic form.Personally I love to step out of my comfort zone time to time, get away from my stereotypical life and switch on my brain a bit in solving everyday problems in a foreign environment,... continue reading
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If you have ever been taking landscape photographs in the rain you will know how difficult it is to manage all your camera gear plus keep it, and yourself, dry. There are a number of options including seven mentioned here. Many involve covering your camera with plastic and/or holding an umbrella over yourself and your camera set up. I have found that holding an umbrella limits my hand freedom to adjust the tripod and camera controls. I have also tried the plastic coverings but found them somewhat... continue reading
Stock photography has long been regarded as commercial-oriented content, intended for ads and all sort of advertising related materials. And it’s true, most of the buyers are using stock images in commercial purposes, meaning that, in order to comply with the laws, there are a number of limitations to what you can and what you can’t sell as stock. However, creativity and limitations don’t go really well together. Yes, you should avoid copyrighted elements and have a model release for each visible... continue reading
These photos got me thinking about the importance of photographing environmental cleanup while taking care that photographers don't take on unnecessary risks.What do I mean by that? If you're like me, sometimes you get so focused (no pun intended) on the shot, that you may lose almost all awareness of other things around you. Sometimes safety is one of the first things to go.Documenting environmental cleanup is important - as photographers we can help show progress that complies... continue reading
Emerson says "Envy is ignorance, Imitation is Suicide." -- I learned the hard and painful way that comparing yourself with others - no matter what it is about - is simply torturing yourself and killing all your creativity.You may think this is being self-righteous but since I stopped trying to imitate other artists I become much more creative because I've felt free -- the feeling of that freedom gave me the freedom of creativity. I admire fellow artists works but I don't envy.... continue reading
I was raised to love my neighbor as myself. I think of my fellow photographers on Dreamstime here as my neighbors. One of the ways I try to show love to my neighbors here on Dreamstime is to help promote their pictures. I have a Twitter account that is set up just for my business. Twitter can be fun because it's kind of neat to see what is trending on any given day. Then I do a search on my portfolio to see if I have a picture that might go with what is trending. If I do, then I will post that... continue reading
A recent blog visit to a new photographers thoughts brought this subject to mind.When I was a beginning photographer many years ago a talented and very open minded professional photographer took me under his wing.He taught me everything he knew, creating his own competition.Eventually I moved from the area and his business returned.Several years ago, I found this site, joined and found a new mentor.When I joined here, the site was new, but grew quickly.I found many great photographers,... continue reading
As another weekend approaches, another great photo idea pops into my mind. Only problem is, I need someone to model for this shot. Nobody is available, though. And that ad I've been meaning to put up on Craig's List didn't happen again this week. Ugh! What to do? Got it! I'll use my remote clicker and tripod and get in front of the camera myself. I'm not the best looking model, but a lot of the time buyers are looking for average people.The best $30 I ever spent was on my remote clicker. Set... continue reading
When I began with stock photography back in July 2011. I was using mostly kit lenses like my 18-55 and 75-300 kit lenses from Sony. I tought that this kit lenses will satisfy my needs in photography, since I was beginner at a time. Well to be honest those lenses was pretty good for me, until I begin to pixel-peep my images, or inspecting them at 100% magnification. As you all know, that is how DT reviewers inspect and aproove or reject our images, so you all now why is important that we do it also.... continue reading
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