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  • About and around CEPIC, Dublin 2010

    by Tangie | 17th of June, 2010

    We're back from this year's CEPIC conference and after gathering the notes and observations made there, we've put together this article to give you a general idea of what went on in Dublin. This year, more than ever, microstock was under the spotlight. Many... More
  • Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

    by Ellenboughn | 18th of November, 2008

    Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts everyone's downloads. Keywording should... More
  • PEACE

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of December, 2007

    All across the world in many countries the time between Christmas and the first week of the New Year is traditionally a time of celebration and reflection. It’s a time of hope, family and travel. I’m taking the week off for the same reasons. I have a blog ready in the... More
  • What Time Is It?

    by Ellenboughn | 14th of November, 2007

    There has been noise recently in the photo news about an email exchange that writer and Wired Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson, had with a hapless photographer who had sent Anderson a promo piece using bulk email from a purchased list. Anderson blasted back, accusing... More
  • Local Global

    by Ellenboughn | 10th of October, 2007

    Business and travel have shrunk the world. Our customers sometimes want images that represent local and regional lifestyles and symbols. How can you best illustrate the character of the country in which you live without using flags or depicting landmarks? The assignment beginning... More
  • Dreamstime and CEPIC

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of June, 2007

    The Dreamstime Team is in Florence, Italy for the annual CEPIC (Coordination of European Picture Agencies) Congress. Serban Enache, Dragos Jianu and I were among the 900 delegates from 500 companies from 50 countries to attend the four day Congress. We met in... More
  • Global Warming

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of April, 2007

    April 22 is Earth Day. The tipping point has been reached. Politicians and corporations have joined the rest of us in sharing concern for what human activity is doing to the earth. As a consequence there is an increasing demand for images that illustrate these major... More
  • Finally - reaching 75% AR. My Personal Story

    by Amilevin | 20th of May, 2015

    Hi all, I'm writing this Blog mostly for you newbies out there.. :) I'll tell you my personal story and hope you'll learn from my mistakes and be a better stock contributor. I started here in 2008 and was making my first steps as a stock contributor.... More
  • Future of the moon

    by Sebastian423 | 24th of April, 2015

    I often wonder if we ever going to colonize the moon. I wanted to visualize it so below you can see my idea a concept :) I am not a graphic designer so my image is limited to my limited skills. Pushing myself in to unknown territory of graphic manipulation brings me much... More
  • First illustrations accepted

    by Daisymay11 | 2nd of April, 2015

          two months since I started... 30 images accepted....I am being much more selective now....really glad my linocuts are now in ...but my drawings apparently need a property release...more to learn ..will keep going... but it takes so long to find out if i have done... More
  • My first download

    by Daisymay11 | 19th of March, 2015

    Had my first download...very exciting...still very low acceptance ratio!...but I'm learning  See Article
  • 10 portrait photographers who will impress you

    by Dudau | 26th of February, 2015

    Usually, portrait photography is meant to reveal the personality, expression or mood of the subject. However, in stock photography world, we often use the portraiture to imply concepts. In the last two centuries, everything has been done, portrait photographers tried all... More
  • My first approved assignment photo

    by Sebastian423 | 23rd of February, 2015

    After 4 assignments with many attempts i failed to get approved every time... must be about 20 pictures rejected during that time i had my doubts if i can make it, but true rewarding feeling comes when you fail many times and you don't give up but learn how to win. Today... More
  • A perfect month

    by Phoenixci | 8th of February, 2015

    Long have I awaited for it to happen, I kept trying and trying and trying, sometimes even too hard. I kept telling myself this is the one I will get it an when I got a refusal my dream of a perfect month was shattered even to my dismay that images that was refused, someone... More
  • The first 211 images accepted

    by Radoimihay | 4th of December, 2014

    with great pleasure I noticed that on my site have been accepted so far 211 photos! I started to photograph and upload photos about six months ago, not knowing anything about what the picture. I learned, I improved and are now proud to have supported 211 photos !!! as a... More
  • 555 !

    by Msalena | 27th of November, 2014

    Hi, guys! Just got my 555th image accepted :) Nice number after one year with DT Family. In fact, it turned out to be a "celebrating" image:)))) Here it is!   Wishing to all of you numerous happy moments with DT See Article
  • 32 images accepted in 3 weeks from my registration

    by Adrianacapuccio | 29th of October, 2014

    Hey guys, I'm in the third week of entry in dreamstime with my 32 images accepted, so far all commercial images. Yesterday, I brought my first editorial image! The world of microstock is still very unknown for me and I hope to reach at least 100 images within the next... More
  • 100 uploads online

    by Scandia2023 | 11th of October, 2014

    Today i reached a small but still significant milestone here on Dreamstime when my 100 image got accepted. Its time to celebrate so now i am heading out for a nice cup of coffee. :D It feels great.  See Article
  • Steep Road Ahead

    by Jpavlish | 4th of October, 2014

    In the beginning of April of 2014 I made the decision to try making money with my photography. I had always gotten many complements on the various social medium, so I wanted to see if anyone wanted to put money into it. I attempted to apply my content to the three largest... More
  • The Long Walk and Taking Pictures of Nothing for Composites

    by Wisconsinart | 14th of September, 2014

    Two years ago I moved into the house where I currently live and it's a place on the edge of the metropolitan area. Here the subdivisions crash into farmland so you get a mix of neighborhoods and fields corn, depending on which street you're on. I like to go for walks, mainly... More

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