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  • Best sellers in 2014

    by Tangie | 11th of February, 2015

    Knowing what sells is crucial if you're looking to be a successful stock photographer. Prediction is equally useful and can be easily made by scrutinizing image consumer behavior. Here's where we can help and show you last year's best sellers. Let's watch, learn and perhaps... More
  • Best selling photos in 2010!

    by Tangie | 21st of January, 2011

    Hot arrival from our secret statistics, here comes the list of best sold images in 2010! We'll start with the best selling photos and continue with best selling illustrations so stay tuned for our next post to see the entire list of images the buyers went nuts for last year.... More
  • Best selling images in 2009

    by Tangie | 18th of December, 2009

    Before moving to a new year, we would like to disclose some backstage info for our active and ever growing contributing community: Dreamstime's 2009 best 10 images, a list of the most downloaded files this year. And since this cat is out of (Santa's) bag, here is another... More
  • Fall for fall: what sells best RIGHT now

    by Tangie | 16th of September, 2009

    For those into site statistics, we have come up with one download evaluation you might find both interesting and useful. You will find below the most downloaded images over the very recent days. The list is presented for you to assess and draw some conclusion from the contributor'... 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
  • 2008 Best Selling Photos

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of January, 2009

    The new year is the best time to look back at last year’s successes and failures to see how to increase the former and decrease the latter in the coming year. What photos were the most successful on Dreamstime in 2008 and why? Three photos that made the top sellers... More
  • Stay Frosty

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of September, 2008

    Images of refreshing beverages, both alcoholic and otherwise are used for purposes as diverse as major ads and invitations to small parties. The virtues of drinking eight glasses of water daily may have come under scrutiny recently but no one argues with the importance of... More
  • HOT! HOT! HOT!

    by Ellenboughn | 1st of July, 2008

    Temperatures are soaring in the western US. Californians are dealing with heat over 103 degrees in the south. Last weekend’s temperatures soared to over 90 in normally cool Seattle. Except for the southern hemisphere it’s Hot! Hot! in many places. Articles and posts... 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
  • Update Business Images

    by Ellenboughn | 29th of January, 2008

    It’s a fact business images that work seldom ******** from the predictable: business teams, meetings, handshakes, office collaboration and portraits. Within these scenarios you should always try to move ahead by updating wardrobe and props as your images evolve.... More
  • The Trendspotting Trend*

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of August, 2007

    Traditional stock photo agencies are heavily vested in ‘creative research’. This is the stuff that informs expensive stock productions and drives editing guidelines. The biggest stock producers look for sociological and economic trends that will impact general image needs... 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 gives a clue... More
  • The butterfly as symbol in art and culture

    by Yana28 | 22nd of November, 2015

         Butterflies remain prominent in fine art, advertising, fashion and jewelry. Butterflies constitute one of the major symbol in art with a significant number of major artists incorporating butterfly symbolism. Butterfly as a symbol can also represent transition,... More
  • Ease on down the road

    by Bartdierickx | 15th of November, 2015

    Dear contributors, Still a beginner, yet I feel things are changing. I do not have sales yet on Dreamstime. But Dreamstime is helping me in other ways. So to all other beginners, do not fret if you're selling nothing. Dreamstime can still be of use somehow. I know... More
  • The beginning

    by Croitorrr | 13th of November, 2015

    Today was my first picture accepted... I am beginner in this area but I want to improve my skill and i hope that one day to make some photos that i will be proud ... I would be grateful to hear your opinions about my photos... Thanks for your time       More
  • Beginner trying to find path in stock industry. Please help!

    by Alemtma | 10th of November, 2015

    Hello everyone :) Two years ago I've joined Dreamstime. Unfortunately, I haven't made any sell yet. I was not very active in the past two years, but now I work every day and looking forward for some result. My portfolio counting about 5.000 images that need to be retouched.... More
  • With a warm ... History of one photoshoot

    by Vagengeym | 31st of October, 2015

    October 2014. As I recall, it was the first experience for me with the new master of beauty Alexandra. Image, or rather the makeup, long discussed, specified the items to the shooting and during the preparation of the model is directly in the dressing room.   I wanted... More
  • Traveling in the Beagle Channel, Argentina

    by Kovgabor79 | 28th of October, 2015

    Let me introduce myself, my name is Gábor, a Hungarian travel photographer, married to an Italian, and living in Spain for the last 10 years. I have always been traveling a lot, but by far the biggest adventure I have ever taken on was a year and a half long backpacker trip... More
  • First Two Photographs Sold Featuring a Honey Bee On a Manuka Flower

    by Tangatawhenua | 18th of October, 2015

    On the 20th September I had my first photos approved and I made a post called First Photos Accepted Because I Did Not Give Up. Since then I have played with my camera learning more and more about the different settings. Today I came back here to see how my photos... More
  • Getting the grips

    by Bartdierickx | 16th of October, 2015

    Dear Fellow contributors, and designers, It's been a month since I decided to start creating illustrations and, since I wrote my previous blog post. I feel I can still learn a lot more. So far I illustrated 15 images, and generated no sales. I feel like I do not comprehend... More

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