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  • Manual LENS: BOKEH & LENS FLARE

    by Yellowind | 21st of April, 2015

    A few years ago I wrote a little about my new toy - manual lens Jupiter-9. Here I have the new one Helios 40-2. I use it with Nikon but it can fit to other systems too. So I'd like to share my new experience with it. Helios 40-2 is mostly known for it's unique... More
  • Goals for 2015

    by Dahlskoge | 4th of April, 2015

    1. Have 1000 + images online 2. At least 70 sales 3. Take more portraits outside using existing light 4. Visit and take photos of new places, preferably abroad 5. Have more patience while either waiting or preparing for the perfect image 6. Master the basic skills in... More
  • 10 most used stock illustrations

    by Andreeadobrescu | 3rd of March, 2015

    If you want to create a flyer or a children's book, or you just want an icon to illustrate a button on your website, stock illustrations offer you a wide range of possibilities and elements that you can mix together to create unique designs or use them as they... More
  • 10 portrait photographers who will impress you

    by Dudau | 26th of February, 2015

    Usually, portrait photography is meant to reveal the personality, expression or mood of the subject. However, in stock photography world, we often use the portraiture to imply concepts. In the last two centuries, everything has been done, portrait photographers tried all... More
  • 17 ways to enjoy tea around the world

    by Nikitu | 24th of February, 2015

    I am a tea drinker, anyone here at the office will confirm that for you. I have this huge mug that is always filled with brewed teas from all over the world. If you think tea is a beverage you obtain from dunking a tea bag in hot water than you must read on, and if you know... More
  • Stock photos that can turn into wonderful gifts

    by Malinash | 23rd of February, 2015

    Finding the perfect gift is a never ending story. Instead of being one of the shopping's pleasant routines (for those of you for whom shopping itself is a pleasant thing), it's a headache, a burden, the most stressful activity. Pharma manufactures should... More
  • Chukchi People in the Soviet Era

    by Nikitu | 20th of February, 2015

    Over the long years of judging images here at Dreamstime I have come across some really amazing work. Stock photography has been put down many times for being cheesy and broken from reality and even goofy at times but I'd beg to differ. The story I am about to tell... More
  • Live the New York experience ... with a twist

    by Nikitu | 18th of February, 2015

    You're about to visit what is widely considered the Greatest City on Earth, The City That Never Sleeps, The Big Apple, The Capital of the World, The City of Dreams or simply, THE CITY, New York, and all you can think about is: how am I going to experience all of it, where... More
  • Celebrating the International Year of Light

    by Malinash | 16th of February, 2015

    From a sparkle of fire to breakthrough technologies, light is the essence of our lives; in our rush hours, we forget about it and pass it by. But we really need to understand and appreciate what the universe offered us so that we can evolve. We need light in order to grow,... More
  • The bookmark bar - a powerful microstock tool

    by Stamena | 14th of February, 2015

    The bookmark bar in my browser turned out to be a great microstock tool and here’s why - I have several international news agencies websites as bookmarks through which I follow what is going on in the world every day. Yes, images with people may sell the most, but to those... More
  • GET TO KNOW THE BIRDS OF TURKEY - 13

    by Hyperbiker | 11th of February, 2015

    Hi, This article is about a very lovely species: FIRECREST - REGULUS IGNICAPILLA  The common firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) also known as the firecrest, is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family. It breeds in most of temperate Europe and northwestern Africa,... More
  • Best sellers in 2014

    by Tangie | 11th of February, 2015

    Knowing what sells is crucial if you're looking to be a successful stock photographer. Prediction is equally useful and can be easily made by scrutinizing image consumer behavior. Here's where we can help and show you last year's best sellers. Let's watch, learn and perhaps... More
  • Happy Valentine's Day!

    by Malinash | 10th of February, 2015

    Roses are red Violets are blue A picture is worth a thousand words, it's true. This crazy little thing called love is something that turns our world upside down. We love in infinite ways, and that's what makes us different from one to another. Love is special... More
  • Why assignment refusals should be welcomed

    by Stamena | 9th of February, 2015

    Assignments are a nice way to put your imagination to work and force yourself to think out of the box. But to have images approved for an assignment you need to raise the bar for yourself as well. I realized that the hard way as I had three rejections before having an illustration... More
  • 10 cities more romantic than Paris

    by Dudau | 9th of February, 2015

       It's that time of the year again, and if you're thinking about hitting the road with your sweetheart for the Valentine's weekend, let me suggest you 10 cities more romantic than Paris. In no particular order: 1. Prague, Czech Republic    Filled with mystery,... More
  • Safari users - find your images on Google easily

    by Stamena | 8th of February, 2015

    Checking if and where your images have been on used is probably the biggest addiction and satisfaction for the microstock photographer (ok, after checking your earnings balance ;) And since the reverse Google image search is the go to place for this, I found a great extension... More
  • Marsala - Pantone color of the year 2015

    by Nikitu | 5th of February, 2015

    Last year when someone would say Marsala you'd instantly think Tiramisu, the delicious Italian layered cake flavoured with the sweet fortified wine obtained from grapes grown on the sun-kissed slopes surrounding the town with the same name in Sicily and aged in wooden caskets.... More
  • 5 warm destinations to escape the winter freeze

    by Dudau | 18th of December, 2014

    If you're not a winter fan, check out these 5 hot destinations you can escape to: 1) Buenos Aires, Argentina   Average temperature in January: 25°C (77°F). It's the most visited city in South America and it has the third best quality of life of Latin American cities.... More
  • Making the most of your mobile device

    by Klodvig | 4th of December, 2014

    Almost all mobile devices like phones and tablets are equipped with a camera in them. Modern devices are capable of very good images, and best of all, you will almost always have your phone with you.      However, mobile devices can be more sensitive to the conditions... More
  • $10,000 earned to date: lessons learned

    by Davidwatmough | 3rd of December, 2014

    In May 2009 I joined DT after meeting another photographer who said he earned $480 per month on micro stock sites. It was sometime after I joined before I knew what I was doing.................... even now there's much to learn. The feedback from editors is probably the... More

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