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  • 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
  • Pet Photography Tips

    by Cheapeallarts | 30th of August, 2014

    Cheapwallarts Ltd. has rich experience in pet portraits from photo, we can turn your pet photos into beautiful hand made oil paintings. And if the photos you supply is good then the photo to painting result would be perfect. The following is some pet photography tips which... More
  • Do you like movies? Let's play game

    by Oliena | 29th of August, 2014

    One of my favorite ways to spend chilly autumn evenings - is watching movies. Once I wondered, if there was a film about stock photographer as a main character, what was it like? I imagine some romantic comedy about very talented, but shy guy, who worked from 9 till... More
  • Persistence?

    by Physi28 | 29th of August, 2014

    I have been at DT since 2010 with now around 2800 images online and with an average approval rate of around 84 percent, I have newer stopped uploading any month, sales were increasing with temporary downs, (all the veterans here may remember the crisis in the first quarter... More
  • First Sale! - Quantity is not everything

    by Shiny247 | 28th of August, 2014

    My first sale -thank you! I did not expect to sell anything yet. This image has only had 26 views! My portfolio only has 6 images in it at the moment. So maybe you don't need loads of images to get a sale after all! I hope this will inspire all other newbies to not give... More
  • Image Adoption

    by Celiaak | 28th of August, 2014

    It is always a joy to know one of our forgoten images fallen in to level 0 threshold has been adopted (AKA sold). I don't mind if it is a credit sale or a subscription sale. I feel happy just to know someone took the time to find it and the image is good enough to be adopted... More
  • Shooting cats

    by Obiectiv | 28th of August, 2014

    Cats are one of the hardest subjects to photograph. To do this, you need a cat or more, and very important, patience, a lot of patience. If you want to capture a certain scene, well thought before shooting, you must have a good relation with the cat, and the cat must cooperate,... More
  • Photography can be so dangerous sometimes

    by Katey997 | 27th of August, 2014

    Well after a few days of nonstop rain, today i thought i try my new canon 100mm L 2.8 macro out for size but it didn't go to plan. About one mile in on my walk i started feeling really weak, i thought oh no not again, my blood sugar levels started to drop and i had no... More
  • Image found on another stock photography website!

    by Aleksandersson | 27th of August, 2014

    One of my files here was downloaded few days ago. I did a search for it cause I just wanted to see where my files end up, and I found it on Czech stock photography website. So they bought my file, I got 35 cents for it and now they are getting money from it? I think they... More
  • SO EXCITED ONE OF MY PICS GOT EDITORS CHOICE

    by Lifeontheside | 27th of August, 2014

    Well, I am just so thrilled and have to share. When I logged onto my account I was so excited to find that one of my photographs had received Editors Choice. What an honour to be included among some of the most truly amazing images in this section. I was not expecting... More
  • My first sale

    by Rapeepan | 26th of August, 2014

    I waited for this for so long and very happy that my picture has been accepted by the buyer.Thank you so much.  See Article
  • Make us smile!

    by Heathse | 26th of August, 2014

    OK, so you've had no sales, can't get even one image accepted for the assignment and it's raining hard on the one day you took off this month for photography! (Yes that's me!) Don't get depressed, I know there are loads of very witty characters on DT so turn to your funny... More
  • 5 reason why you should use the Dreamstime Wordpress plugin

    by Honkamaa | 26th of August, 2014

    Recently Dreamstime released their long awaited Wordpress plugin and I eagerly installed this to a couple of my main blogs to try it out. It did not dissapoint! If you are running a Wordpress blog or web site, here are the reasons why you need to install and use the Dreamstime... More
  • Exploring new horizons

    by ClaireCphotography | 26th of August, 2014

      I've been with DT for a year now! Time has gone by pretty quick! The past year I've managed to get +100 pictures on-line and realized that stock photography is a time consuming matter, but it's fun! I invest time in DT when I can and it still fascinates me and challenges... More
  • Footage - to...do or not to do?

    by Msalena | 26th of August, 2014

    My dearest friends! I felt a "victim" in a newly born stream of video at DT. Footage is fun... It's nice looking for some scenes to capture, but... I ask myself if there are chances it can be as popular as stills? Should I dedicate my time to it, taking it from photos?...... More

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