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  • No sales and now it´s free!

    by Mariaam | 23rd of August, 2011

    They are colorful, dimensional and isolated; they have reflections and are very useful for website designs. .... Well that were my thoughts when I created this glossy website buttons and hoped they will sale! But they did not sell at all and now I decided to donate them... More
  • My best selling image

    by Dudau | 23rd of August, 2011

    I worked for a business newspaper for almost three years. One day, I was shooting a boring conference in a tiny, but crowded room in an office building. The conference lasted for about 2 hours, but I got really really bored in the first half an hour. So I got out, having... More
  • Happy birthday to me!!!

    by Francy874 | 22nd of August, 2011

    Hello everyone, today is a special day for me, it's my birthday :-) I'm in vacancy in Sicily with my husband and my parents. My mother prepared for me a delicious menù: Lasagne, grilled swordfish, swordfish rolls, seafood salad, lemon sorbetto and for last a tipical sicilian... More
  • First level 5 image!!!

    by Francy874 | 19th of August, 2011

    Hello dear friends, today my best seller has reached the level 5!!! It's very nice to see the green symbol associated with the image :-) I am very satisfied for this achievement and I want to share some statistics about my image: Approved on 02/25/2010 (It took a year... More
  • Retro Fever!

    by Mariaam | 16th of August, 2011

    Although retro is a culturally outdated style it is still fascinating. Retro style photos and illustrations create a nostalgic atmosphere and are nowadays very trendy.They awaken feelings and memories of the “good old times”. In general retro style implies a vintage... More
  • Flawed Characters Bring Life to Your Novel

    by Mariaam | 12th of August, 2011

    An instruction about how to create “evil” characters in a novel. Very interesting and exciting: Flawed Characters Bring Life to Your Novel by Connie Briscoe "If you’re writing a novel with a perfect lead character, I don’t want to read it. All fictional characters... More
  • How to spot images used without license

    by Dudau | 12th of August, 2011

    Following our new feature for contributors (Report misusage - DMCA notification) we'd like to explain some simple steps in spotting image misuse, or what we officially call copyright infringement. Ok, if you didn't follow the link above, please stop, click on it, read... More
  • First time ever

    by Frui | 12th of August, 2011

    First ever "Editor's Choice" image. I'm pretty excited. I hope that soon will appear on home page, oh madness :-) Lucky me :-) See Article
  • Follow Me!!!

    by Mariaam | 9th of August, 2011

    If you have an account on Twitter and like to tweet sometimes please follow me! I like to follow you and your tweets :)) There are many DT friends out there on Twitter and it´s a pity that we do not connect with each other – just follow me if you like! Thanks! And... More
  • Free images in use

    by Mariaam | 6th of August, 2011

    I was searching the web and found my pics from the free image section in use. I did not found all - at the moment I have 8 free images online - but some of them are really favored! And the best part about this is that many people wrote down = "Credits:Mariaam/dreamstime.... More
  • Halloween is coming soon...

    by Mariaam | 4th of August, 2011

    ... so it is the right time to draw pumpkins, witches, ghosts, haunted houses, cemeteries and all the spooky and nice things which belong to this great holiday. I like Halloween very much! What about you? How do you prepare for Halloween? I will definitely make some sets... More
  • Cool effect made with the blend tool

    by Mariaam | 2nd of August, 2011

    A very nice and easy to learn effect made with the blend tool in Illustrator. It is very useful to decorate background images especially technology backgrounds. When I learned how to make it, this tutorial was very helpful for me "Abstract background with Illustrator... More
  • Isolated in Stock Language

    by Dudau | 27th of July, 2011

    I'm not a big fan of photographing isolated objects, but from my experience as a buyer for three years, I feel pretty qualified for writing on this subject. So here it is: "Isolated" in Microstock Language means plain, shadowless, easy to remove background. So, when you'... More
  • days of misunderstanding

    by Eternalfour | 26th of July, 2011

    what are we seeing ? and why do we photograph what we see and like ? is it the camera or us that see ? are we doing it for the money or for our pure joy and appreciation of what surrounds ? why do we throb our walls within our homes with photos that are outside instead... More
  • Recycling your images

    by Tamarabauer | 23rd of June, 2011

    Do you ever stare at your image files on the computer screen and think that while they're "okay", perhaps they could be better? Or do you ever suffer from the photographer's version of Writer's Block and can't find anything to shoot? I sometimes study my images and try... More
  • My favorite quotes …

    by Mariaam | 22nd of June, 2011

    1. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. (Confucius) 2. Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. (Anonymous) 3. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. (Albert Einstein)... More
  • 2000 sales! Yeah!!!!

    by Mariaam | 16th of June, 2011

    2,000 total sales - That feels really great! Next dream/aim is to increase my portfolio to 2000 files online. I hope I can reach that soon, my monthly uploads are 29.05 average, but I´m very motivated. Now it´s time for relaxation and celebration with a nice drink.... More
  • Mandalas

    by Mariaam | 9th of June, 2011

    Mandalas are beautiful and they help to relax. If you translate the word "mandala" it means "circle" but a mandala is far more than just a simple shape ... It gives you relaxation, inspiration and harmony. Creating a mandala is a great experience! More information!... More
  • I want your ROLLER COASTER pictures

    by BCritchley | 9th of June, 2011

        I have today created The ultimate ROLLER COASTER collection. As of yet I have only added my newest images but I would very much like to add your ROLLER COASTER/THEME PARK images. What I want.... both editorial and RF images, brighter the better, would prefer... More
  • +11,000 views for an image in a single day

    by Achilles | 9th of June, 2011

    Here's a short but true story of how online socializing can work to your advantage financially speaking. Fame is only a few clicks away. A regular Dreamstime image got to be virally famous, when filmmaker, actor and recently author, Albert Brooks tweeted yesterday:... More

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