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  • “Give Thanks, Give Back” Initiative, a Success!

    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 $6,470. As you know, the choice of charity... More
  • Give Thanks, Give Back

    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 of year. Universally, it's a season... More
  • Give It Away

    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 and an age-old marketing ploy: the... More
  • Camp Whatucallit

    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 in snow. Over six million kids attend... More
  • Spectator Sports

    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, go to this video before reading on. There... More
  • The New China

    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 world's first fully sustainable city, and... More
  • Point of View

    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 you have to do? Or you can go to YouTube... More
  • What Makes Best Selling Photo?

    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. How many images would have been in the... More
  • Composition

    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 with approaches that enhance an image’... More
  • Special Needs

    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, Richard Corman. Corman has photographed... 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
  • 24 sales

    by Fike2308 | 19th of December, 2014

    I am happy to announce that I have more than tripled my sales since my first/last blog entry. 24 sales is still extremely modest but I feel like I am making progress.     See Article
  • The In Tempo Building - The Stairway To Hell

    by Steveacer | 16th of December, 2014

    Construction of the In Tempo Building in Benidorm Spain started in 2006 amid much excitement that the 200 metre high 55 floor tower would be the tallest residential building in Europe. The building was completed this year, so I thought that I would go along and take some... 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
  • Simple Backgrounds

    by Steveacer | 28th of November, 2014

    As I always have a camera with me wherever I go I am always looking for new things to shoot. Speaking to a designer gave me the idea of simple backgrounds, so now when I am out and about I find myself looking into the sky, puddles, fences and the ground more. Here are... More
  • 500 sales reached

    by Streager | 27th of November, 2014

    Today i reach an important goal, 500 sales od Dreamstime. I'm so happy. :-)  See Article
  • Composing your Own Photo

    by Tianvf | 22nd of November, 2014

    Just think about this, you have a subject selected, but now, how do you make this picture as amazing as it can get? Well, you need to start off by knowing what makes up a good photo. When someone is looking to buy a photograph they look for key elements of composition, patterns... More
  • It's Hip to be Square!

    by Eric1513 | 20th of November, 2014

    I know I'm dating myself when I say that the 80s pop band Huey Lewis and the News was right when they sang that it's hip to be square. When it comes to photography, I love the square format. It open up new and creative composition opportunities that a normal rectangle format... More
  • Baha'i

    by Yorgy67 | 13th of November, 2014

    I am sure, that many of you have heard about Baha'i Faith. With the dry informative language it's the youngest independent world's religion, which was founded in Persia by Bahá'u'lláh in 19th century. Its name is derived from the Arabic Bahá' , meaning "glory" or "splendor.... More
  • Trip Through the Tetons!

    by Eric1513 | 24th of October, 2014

    The title to this blog is accurate. I didn't just go to the Tetons. Rather, with some good friends, I backpacked "through" the Tetons and had a marvelous 3-day trip. We went 21 miles, hiked over a 10,700 foot pass and saw an abundance of wildlife, including a bear, moose,... More

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