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  • Haunting and haunted locations for photography

    by Tangie | 30th of October, 2013

    We're getting closer to that spooky night of the year when they say the dead walk the earth and all sort of supernatural, spine-chilling phenomena occur. Most of you will probably grab their cameras. Experienced photostockers will always try to shoot the best of the worst... More
  • Naycation

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of December, 2008

    Just as I was getting ready to reveal the top travel destinations for 2009 for those enterprising photographers planning shoots for the coming year, a new word popped up in a travel story to replace last year's "staycation": naycation (no vacation) may be this year's most... More
  • Catching ZZZZZ's

    by Ellenboughn | 21st of October, 2008

    Photos of models sleeping or relaxing have a multitude of uses. How can you ensure that you include the major concepts associated with sleep in your images? Consider how the photos will be used: for vacation promos, stress-relieving activities, sleep clinics and pharmaceutical... More
  • Staycation

    by Ellenboughn | 3rd of June, 2008

    The hot buzzword in travel is ‘staycation’ meaning a vacation that takes place by staying in the neighborhood or city where one lives. The word and the concept seem to pepper every other article that I read and are also popping up in ads for travel destinations close... 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
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of January, 2008

    Hotels in major business centers and cities empty out on weekends as do resorts in slow seasons. As a result many promote packages geared to special groups/interests in order to fill empty rooms. One of the fastest growing hotel and tour packages is for women only. Men... More
  • Snap! Not! Vacation Photos

    by Ellenboughn | 2nd of July, 2007

    Trying to pack too many photos into too little time can result in photos of everything but few, if any, terrific shots. To document your vacation as well as taking some great shots for Dreamstime, you need to plan ahead. It's not just about getting the best airfare and hotel... More
  • The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of March, 2007

    Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models. Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice by offering four different means of... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of February, 2007

    Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how the light will be at different times... More
  • So how was your July?

    by Gmargittai | 31st of July, 2014

    Month after month there is a message on DT Message Board starting toward the end of the month asking How was your ... whatever month is coming to an end. Now it is July's turn. So how was my July? Thanks for asking. I did not sell very much but I had a very good... More
  • first milestone $100

    by Davem01 | 28th of July, 2014

      After more than 3 years with Dreamstime I've finally made the $100 stage - its taken a long time and at time I thought it may never happen. Next target 200 images online It would be great to be able to find what/where the images have been used for.... More
  • Commercial vs artistic integrity

    by Glennmart | 15th of July, 2014

      This is a repost (slightly edited) of something I said in one of the forums. I think it holds true to not just photography, but anything we are passionate about and would like to make a living from. It talks about the tension of doing only what you love, but the... More
  • Danube Boilers - the place where peace lives

    by And19sv | 3rd of July, 2014

    If you ever need a break, if you ever need a place to run away or just want a weekend out consider a visit to The Danube Boilers.     Placed in the south-west corner of Romania, Danube Boilers are a magical place where the river carved the mountains and made a great... More
  • MOTOGP

    by Ivan23g | 16th of June, 2014

    All the photos of GP Catalunya MOTO GP available on my profile! See Article
  • My Vacation Pictures Tips

    by ClaireCphotography | 11th of June, 2014

    How to take a good picture and how can I improve mine? Because how hard can it be?... You just push a button?! ;-) I often get questions about my pictures from friends and family. I believe a mixture of gut feeling, technique and equipment ( sometimes luck) will create... More
  • 100 Sales!

    by Doubleclick7 | 7th of June, 2014

    I've been on Dreamstime just over 2 years. I started with the hope of making a decent living at stock photography, but have found that it takes a lot of effort and a lot of time - with really delayed gratification. Today I've sold my 100th image, an editorial image.... More
  • It's summer time - time for some rest!

    by Oliena | 3rd of June, 2014

    I’m not a successfull stock seller yet, but I actually am very good at making movies from archive family video shootings. And at the beginning of the vacation season I have some, hope, useful tips for your family summer time with video equipment: -It’s very... More
  • I like this cat

    by Shaowen1994 | 2nd of June, 2014

    This is a stray cat, but in my opinion is a different cat and other cats, it has a temperament like people, it's very flattering, it's temper is different at different times, it is sometimes very cute, sometimes particularly fierce, sometimes lazy, sometimes jump. This... More
  • Got inspired, thank you!

    by Awizard | 11th of April, 2014

    I think that everybody needs inspiration from time to time. I live in Ukraine, last haft a year has been very tough here. I was exhausted emotionally, did not see any positive tendencies, did not find any source for inspiration to take pictures. But then I read Wisconsinart... More
  • Second year anniversary

    by Phoenixci | 13th of March, 2014

    Two years ago I started my journey into stock photography. I have made the mistake that most of us do, upload pictures that I liked and I had no understanding of what stock photography was just that I could make money. Well there is a possibility to make money with it... More

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