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  • A Sense of Place (Part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of February, 2007

    Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how the light will be at different times... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of February, 2007

    I'm in San Francisco this week, staying near Union Square. There is a photographer on every corner snapping every which way. So how do to create images of a beautiful and much photographed city that will stand out from the competition?... More
  • Erin Go Bragh!

    by Ellenboughn | 22nd of February, 2007

    Erin Go Bragh translates to "Ireland Forever" and in the US where everyone claims to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day, it is often heard.
    In parts of the world, March 17th is all about beer.... More
  • What is She Wearing?

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of February, 2007

    Wardrobe is key to a professional looking image. And the type of clothing that a model is wearing can enhance the salability of an image in more ways than one. Here is a terrific image of a teen writing on the board in her classroom. The model's top... More
  • A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of February, 2007

    A pioneer in the stock business once said, "A good stock photo is an incomplete photo". That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the... More
  • A trip to the bookstore (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    We all get "stuck" in a void of inspiration sometimes. I find that my best ideas often come out of the blue when I'm NOT consciencously trying to think of something creative. When that kind brain freeze sets in, try just taking a break from even thinking about your... More
  • Introduction

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    Dreamstime has asked me to write a blog to share my knowledge of the stock photo business. First a bit about me. Before I found myself in the business of editing, marketing and producing images, I was a schoolteacher. Thus the art above. I hope to both teach... More
  • Myths of the Microstock Industry

    by Wisconsinart | 6th of May, 2015

    It is a constant for new contributors joining Dreamstime so there are always people who are beginning their journey into the business of commercial photography. And thus, many of them invariably ask the same questions over and over as they seek answers for being successful... More
  • Celebration-day for me today: over 500 pictures online!

    by Cleymans | 6th of May, 2015

    Hi Finally and just in one years work I have 500 pictures online and counting... and I didn't even have a camera one year ago... I'm really more and more into stock-fotography and take my camera with me every day i go out, I think it is the best way to create... More
  • I broke my camera

    by Dianabahrin | 6th of May, 2015

    Hello Last night I was taking some pictures indoors and while I was arranging some items on the table, my camera which was on the tripod fell flat on its back. At first I thought there was no damage, I was shooting pictures on black background, therefore I did not see the... More
  • Keep your horizons flat

    by Tempestz | 6th of May, 2015

    Since anyone with a decent digital camera can contribute to stock photography, many people don't have the formal training or experience for taking professional grade pictures. To help you, one simple step can greatly enhance the quality of your images and make them... More
  • Wonderful place and nature in Thailand

    by Fotoshooter2523 | 6th of May, 2015

    This blog introduced myself and pictures in my portfolio.Each picture described place,moment and scene of everywhere I go around Thailand architecture,plant,flower,animal,Thai temple and beautiful objects that you can see in Thai traditional.        ... More
  • My first $100

    by Tigertim01 | 5th of May, 2015

    Hi fellow dreamers. Just wanted to share some success in reaching my first milestone of $100 on Dreamtime. I started back in Sept last year and had only owned my camera for about 3 months and wanted to challenge myself to see if anyone would want to buy a photo I had... More
  • My first sale!

    by Hbcs0084 | 5th of May, 2015

    The first sale of video comes. very exciting!!   See Article
  • 1500 images online

    by Perstock | 5th of May, 2015

        Time to celebrate! Today I past 1500 images online - an image from Vaxholm, "capital" of Stockholm archipelago. The other image is taken in Gaschurn, Austria where I spend a great week in february - partly financed from DT sales :-) Cheers from Stockholm! More
  • MY BEST GARDEN

    by Jackbluee | 5th of May, 2015

    Hey! Spring time, gardens, gardens, gardens. I am sure I am not the only one thinking of it. Gardens sells very well in stock photography business. But on the other hand, it is very hard to sell a picture of garden. I guess one reason is that there are too many good ones... More
  • The Best Part of Being a Parent

    by Popsidoodle | 5th of May, 2015

    As we approach Mother's Day, and soon after Father's Day, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on parenting. I have been fortunate enough to be a Daddy four times and soon expect my first grandchild. For me the most special moment in being a parent is the wonder... More
  • My very first sale

    by Frozenmountainphotography | 4th of May, 2015

    Well today I made my very first sale on dreamstime so I'm very excited, and also very thankful that someone liked my picture enough to purchase it.   See Article
  • 1st sale!

    by Angelaciudad | 4th of May, 2015

    And at the perfect moment, when I was searching the lost motivation, comes the first sale and push me to improve my photos :)   See Article
  • How To Take a Lot of Pictures

    by Jackbluee | 3rd of May, 2015

    Have you asked yourself this question before? If not, I think you have not been serious in stock photography. Or, I would say, you have not played hard. A lot of professionals have written about how to improve picture qualities. I have not seen any topics about how to take... More

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