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  • Lishui China Photography Festival

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of August, 2009

    I have been invited to be a guest curator at this international festival. I would like to have comments from anyone who has attended in the past or who can tell me more about the city of Lishui. See Article
  • Get Framed

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of May, 2008

    Images that are mass-produced as ‘wall art’ or posters for use in décor differ from fine art in that the images are not signed prints or original art. The business of wall art is complex and involves multiple publishers, distributors and online retailers as well as direct... More
  • Is Your Photography Art?

    by Ellenboughn | 21st of May, 2008

    There is a continuing dust up between those who claim that commercial photography isn’t art and that the photos in museums and galleries shouldn’t be sullied by appearing in promotions or ads. Not withstanding the fact that most photographers that fall into the ‘collectible... More
  • Snow: Real or Instant?

    by Ellenboughn | 25th of October, 2007

    How do you make it snow when it doesn’t? Hands down, the real stuff is best but sometimes you have to fake it There are all manner of tricks. There is phony snow that is mixed with water and some swear by instant mashed potato flakes. A discussion about the merits of various... More
  • It's All There in Black and White

    by Ellenboughn | 22nd of August, 2007

    Advertising screams, ‘We want color photos!’ and galleries yell back, ‘Only black & white matters.’ That was the past. Yes, it’s certain that color images dominate in print and web advertising and that classic photography found in galleries is more closely associated... More
  • My first stock photos

    by Fotopacza | 27th of July, 2015

    Hi, I'd like to share with You a short tale about my first two stock phtotos. Unfortunately still without sale. First one is macro - very nice vintage metal flower, which is an element of an old rusty gateway between the old Warsaw church the name Św. Katarzyny and it's... More
  • Making Art When Everything's Been Done Before

    by Gracelife | 23rd of July, 2015

        I sometimes think that the photographers who lived 200 years ago had it easy. Photography as an art form was completely uncharted territory, so every image these pioneers created was something new and wonderful. Today, nearly everyone has a camera, whether it’... More
  • New world new guy

    by Ddukang | 13th of July, 2015

    i am come from China,and i never upload images into any Non-Chinese website,the dreamstime is the first and the first to reject my photos,,,not one... this give me a shock and then i seriously read about why,,then ,i have a more clear understand with mine... may be there... More
  • Funny Animals Cartoon so cute.

    by Chuotnhatdesigner | 9th of July, 2015

    Some pictures of funny animals I drew. It's very fun colorful nature. And some background mushrooms can you like it.                      More
  • Smartphone Photography

    by Robinstockphotos | 25th of June, 2015

      With the rise in popularity of the digital camera, today there are millions of devices offering digital photography as a basic capability. Of course, a smartphone that doubles as a digital camera is not the professional’s most preferred piece of equipment but... More
  • Nepal - My photos became a history

    by Stroblr | 21st of June, 2015

    April 2015 was the earthquake in Nepal. When I heard about it, I was very sad. The year before, I had an opportunity to visit Nepal. I saw his culture, mountains and people. When I saw the shots from Nepal on the TV news, I realized that I photographed something that does... More
  • Never give up chasing the light

    by Guernica | 4th of June, 2015

    485 reaching 500, Finally I'm close to 500 uploads, still have pending uploads, After long slow journey and many rejections, I like to say I learned a lot about stock and with the help and support of kind contributors on Dreamtime and your positive comments I was able to... More
  • Leap of Faith

    by Eezeedesign | 17th of May, 2015

      Finally after years of designing for other companies I have made the leap into photography for myself. I am extremely nervous and excited at the same time. Fear of the unknown is what has me most afraid. Nobody wants to fail, but I know that with failure comes knowledge.... More
  • Starting Out

    by Can88tread | 16th of May, 2015

    I have been getting more into taking photos over the past five years. In a lot of ways it is a very spontaneous act, but at the same time not at all. Great photos can come out of planning all these details to make it just right and often there will be some great photos. My... More
  • 1 year on DT- my story , never give up!

    by Paulliversagephotography | 14th of May, 2015

    Like many togs here who may have alternative income means to support themselves i have been through the ups and downs of " am i wasting my time" scenarios. Remember the main reason many of us take pictures- for the enjoyment of it-simple. I first started taking pictures and... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part I)

    by Matthewcuda | 11th of May, 2015

      I have been asked two different times recently as to how to get started in wildlife photography and how my photographs are so sharp? I of course gave the obligatory answers about shutter speed, aperture, a good tripod and practice, but this has unfolded into larger... More
  • Historic landmark in the foothills of Himalaya- Ancient Temple

    by Singhlens | 30th of April, 2015

    Historic landmark in the foothills of Himalaya- Ancient Temple at Baijnath, Himachal, India. This temple is a very famous temple and lot of people come here from distant places to worship Hindu God Shiva. The temple is a very old one, it was created on 1204 A.D. by two... More
  • The story behind this photograph

    by Winnietam | 16th of March, 2015

        At first glance, this picture is just that: a picture. Colorful maybe, a little sappy and sentimental maybe. I look at this photo as much more. My boyfriend at the time was about to deploy to Japan which was half a world away. This was going to be a huge... More
  • Never to forget

    by Gjfoto | 4th of March, 2015

    I am happy that I sold another photo today ; "glashouse in the snow".   I put a lot of time in photography. And also after making the photo's, I put time in arrange the photo's... Sometimes I lost myself in this and thought I should do something else in my freetime,... More
  • I'm back.... seven years later. Hello everyone!

    by Rmedvid | 22nd of February, 2015

    Hi there, I registered with Dreamstime 7 years ago, uploaded some images and... quit ( Really, was busy with some other stuff, shooting on demand photo and video. Also started developing Android applications for photographers -- that is so fun indeed ! Now decided... More

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