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  • Growing passion for photography into successful stock

    by Assignments | 10th of February, 2012

    Monika Wisniewska, or Amaviael as many Dreamstimers may know her, joined our community in 2004 and has been an active presence ever since. Self taught, keen on improving, optimistic, and in love with being a photographer, Monika has managed to build an impressing, varied... More
  • Travel to Milan? Yes Ma’am! (part 1)

    by Catarii | 9th of February, 2012

    It is good to dream as long as you work to make it happen I am thinking sometimes. It is good to dream anyway, makes your heart easier and gives you comfort when you don’t feel too well. When I was a kid many people around me considered me a dreamer, an open eyes dreamer... More
  • Capturing the moment - on photojournalism and more with David Fowler

    by Assignments | 6th of February, 2012

    David Fowler, this week's featured photographer, is a seasoned photojournalist whose impressive collection includes hundreds of celebrity photos and covers all sort of events, from concerts, political meetings to simple street scenes. David's passion for photojournalism... More
  • Paul Cowan - traveler, cook and microstocker

    by Assignments | 30th of January, 2012

    Paul Cowan joined our community in 2004 and although his interest in photography emerged during his college days, it blossomed when he discovered microstock. He has an eye for successful stock concepts and his view is definitely unique, backed by an innate talent for stock... More
  • Talking about the numbers..500 pics

    by Yellowind | 25th of January, 2012

    I feel quite new to stock photography, and the whole photography as well. Last year I've got the camera and started to look around more deeply and passionately. The art of view or the view of art is not completely new to me, though photography has it's own rules of creation.... More
  • Protests in Bucharest, Romania

    by Dudau | 24th of January, 2012

    Hundreds of Romanians rallied in Bucharest for 12 days in a row, to protest against austerity measures, calling on president Traian Basescu and prime minister Emil Boc to quit. The protests started on January 13, because of a planned health-care reform, which was withdrawn... More
  • Study, think, plan, shoot - Mangostock's tips for photographers

    by Assignments | 19th of January, 2012

    Mangostock/Mauricio Jordan De Souza Coelho joined our community in 2008 and his is perhaps one of the best examples of the rigorous, disciplined, self-taught photographer whose great portfolio is the result of both talent and hard work. Very much like an assiduous researcher,... More
  • 1000 images

    by BCritchley | 18th of January, 2012

    Joining DT in 2009 and getting all/most my first submissions rejected caused me to give up on stock and subsequently left for over a year. Mid 2010 I thought I would have another crack at it and was pleasantly surprised by getting a few on here, not just by luck but by spending... More
  • Tragic accident with cruise ship off Italian Coast.

    by Davidwatmough | 16th of January, 2012

    We are all now aware of the tragic accident last Friday to the Costa Concordia, a cruise ship with about 4000 passengers on board , off the coast in Italy. There must be a demand for images of that ship prior to the accident. I knew I had images of cruise ships anchored... More
  • Michael Pettigrew's World and Photography

    by Assignments | 13th of January, 2012

    Michael Pettigrew/Websubstance, this week's featured photographer, joined our community in February 2006 and is perhaps the perfect example of the highly selective photographer whose portfolio may be small but sells big. His favorite subjects are children: "Taking pictures... More
  • RAW file format and program I use to work with it

    by Yellowind | 10th of January, 2012

    Taking pictures in RAW file format has huge benefits. First of all you can better correct the exposure parameter. This is important because a) if you shoot a picture and went home with the exposure not as you was expected (too light or too dark), you can easily correct... More
  • Euphoric about photos - Interview with Photoeuphoria

    by Assignments | 10th of January, 2012

    Photoeuphoria joined our community in 2004 and has managed to build an impressive portfolio while maintaining a fresh approach to concepts and photography in general. When she started this business, she was "a single stay at home mother of three amazing kids, who got... More
  • Diet after Christmas

    by Mariaam | 5th of January, 2012

    The holidays are over and it is time to start a diet or try to lose some weight. I will concentrate on these things and I hope it will work out!? 1. Three meals a day that make me feel full. 2. Coffee without sugar. Just milk and coffee is enough, although I´m... More
  • Happy new models!

    by Dudau | 5th of January, 2012

    Hey guys! Happy new year to everybody! I know 2011 was a very happy year for me and my wife :) Three months ago, my son was born. After two months of discussions, I finally convinced him to sign me a model release. He's a tough negotiatior, I'm telling... More
  • Dreamstime can transform your life.

    by Davidwatmough | 4th of January, 2012

    Dreamstime can transform your life is a bold claim to make but can be easily substantiated. How ? Well once you have had an image accepted you read the blogs and everyone says increasing sales figures needs a decent sized portfolio so buyers have a good chance of finding... More
  • First year on Dreamstime

    by Tamarabauer | 27th of December, 2011

    So, I've just hit a year on Dreamstime, and what a year it's been! After being exclusive on another agency for over 7 years, it was a huge decision for me to change over, but I have been most pleasantly surprised with the subsequent sales here for my first year. I've really... More
  • Happy Christmas from Inverness.

    by Davidwatmough | 24th of December, 2011

    Happy Christmas from Inverness, which is a leading European scenic destination.........lots to see and lots to do....... and good photographic subjects. See Article
  • Christmas time & a little bit stress

    by Mariaam | 22nd of December, 2011

    I´m running out of time. Yesterday I was shopping, today also and I´m not yet done. Tomorrow I will continue the shopping madness. I have made a list with all family members and friends. I wrote the list 6 weeks ago just to make sure everybody gets a wonderful Xmas present.... More
  • New release templates

    by Demonike | 20th of December, 2011

    We are launching new and improved versions of our branded model and property release forms. The updating process is necessary, because the now outdated documents did make clear all the information we legally require from the signing parties on the present day. It has been... More
  • Addictions.

    by Davidwatmough | 16th of December, 2011

    I created a few images on quitting smoking and other addictions such as credit earlier this year and have also searched the Dreamstime data base. Another problem area is gambling especially online I can imagine readers of this blog saying to themselves I am... More

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