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“Give Thanks, Give Back” Initiative, a Success!
posted by tangie - 29th of november, 2011
The Dreamstime “Give Thanks, Give Back” initiative has come to a close, and it’s the community that deserves the biggest thanks! In total, you all contributed $3,235 that Dreamstime will match for an impressive total of $6,... More...
Give Thanks, Give Back
posted by tangie - 11th of november, 2011
It's the season for many things - picture-perfect snow falls and autumnal trees, holiday feasts with family and harvest festivals are the first things that come to mind, but everyone has their traditions and nostalgia for this time... More...
Give It Away
posted by ellenboughn - 28th of january, 2009
The idea of free images makes the budget minded sing and some artists cringe. How can it be a good idea to give away what you are trying to sell? On the one hand is the sanctity of the copyright. On the other is the spirit of the Internet... More...
Camp Whatucallit
posted by ellenboughn - 22nd of july, 2008
As the end of summer approaches, it’s time to capture as many summer themed images as possible. When the demand for this genre grows in early 2009, you’ll find yourself looking for a campsite or outdoor pool that isn’t covered... More...
Spectator Sports
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of april, 2008
As a photographer you need to be the most focused of all spectators at sporting events not only to make the best images but to keep from getting into the action yourself. To see what happens when a photographer forgets where he is,... More...
The New China
posted by ellenboughn - 12th of march, 2008
The world prepares to visit China in great numbers for the 2008 Olympics. Many visitors may be surprised at the extent of China’s expansion. According to Businessweek, “China will soon be home to the world's largest airport, the... More...
Point of View
posted by ellenboughn - 5th of march, 2008
Fresh out of ideas? Your creative meter stuck on zero? Got the late winter idea blahs? I recommend reading this. It’s rather long but hey, if you are stuck in a morass of boredom with your creative brain flat lining, what else do... More...
What Makes Best Selling Photo?
posted by ellenboughn - 12th of february, 2008
The most popular concepts in the top photographs from last year are happiness/love/family and determined business teams. Don’t drop everything to focus on kisses and bunches of business types. Statistics only tell part of any story.... More...
Composition
posted by ellenboughn - 12th of december, 2007
There are some composition tricks that apply to stock photography specifically. As more and more image use migrates to the web, the old stock photo rule of leaving room for type is becoming less significant. It is becoming replaced... More...
Special Needs
posted by ellenboughn - 27th of november, 2007
The idea that we need to focus our lenses on people with disabilities and special needs came to me while reading Daryl’s Lang’s (PDNPulse) post last week. He mentioned a new book by the well-known portrait, celebrity and ad photographer,... More...
A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...
posted 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... More...
My development at Dreamstime
posted by gellerpa - 12th of april, 2014
When I started at Dreamstime, I thought every times about potential sales. I read different tips many times, which photos I should upload to get high sales and approval ratio. But 4 month ago I decided, that I don’t want take photos... More...
How to design a brand identity for your company
posted by mmulligan828 - 3rd of february, 2014
A brand identity is the image of your company that you promote to consumers. A business, like an individual, has an identity and personality. A brand identity integrates the ideas, personality and values of a company. If you take the... More...
Winter fun
posted by fredbro - 28th of january, 2014
It's amazing how people always complain about the weather: too hot, too cold, too much rain, too much humid, too much snow... Where I come from, people complain even more when it's winter time. I find that weird, since winter is so... More...
Run out of ideas for new images?...Create new images with composites.
posted by verdelho - 21st of january, 2014
Occasionally we all need to boost our creativity by doing something new or different. And we have all taken images that could do with that little bit extra to pick it up or transform it into something a bit more saleable. Why not... More...
How to photograph flames like in the Olympic Torch Relay.
posted by gwhughes - 19th of january, 2014
With the Olympic Torch Relay underway for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games there will be thousands of photo opportunities. If you are on the route, here's how to plan your best shot. 1. Try to pick an early morning or late afternoon... More...
How to deal with common rejections?
posted by mrhighsky - 14th of january, 2014
What do every contributors hates about stock photography? Yes that's right being your image rejected. I have been on dreamstime as a contributors for about 3 years and during this period I have learned a lot about microstock,... More...
Keywording is your name....
posted by 1000wordsimages - 13th of january, 2014
> Importance of relevant keywording. I understand that this topic is covered well and that we all know that keywording is important for our search ranking to create extra exposure. Clients will find your images faster and the... More...
100 Uploads
posted by simathers - 11th of january, 2014
After 8 long months, I finally reached 100 uploads! In the beginning I uploaded way too much and my images were not of interesting subjects and were low quality. After having almost all of my images rejected I went out and bought... More...
Old lamp
posted by brocko - 9th of january, 2014
Sometimes blackouts are welcome. You can find that old things like this gas lamp can be useful if you have it around...
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