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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
  • 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
  • That First Sale...

    by Ginntinn | 15th of August, 2014

    When I was 17, in my first semester of college, I got my first check for something I had written, a whole $17 (coincidentally). It was an amazing feeling, something I've never forgotten, even though I've worked as a writer for some 20 years since. Selling my first photo... More
  • Dream came true when my work was accepted

    by Katey997 | 10th of August, 2014

    since about the age of 7 i was interested in having a camera, i just took any old photos but really couldn't wait to get the photos back from the shop, that was alway so cool, most was not that great thought. mum bought me my 1st proppa camera in 1988, i think it was... More
  • First Submissions

    by Feralbeagle | 11th of July, 2014

    I am very excited to see my first approved submissions in Dreamstime. The feedback is very helpful on those that were refused. I think you'll see my approval ratio rise from here on. There will be more coming soon. I have hundreds.   See Article
  • 26 photos online

    by Jaap2861 | 8th of July, 2014

    It's summer, time for delicious strawberries of private garden. Role after the pick even a thick Strawberry in a pot with sugar. That is pure enjoyment! I have all these things combined in my photo studio. The result is a serie of 6 photos. And since today they are... More
  • Another milestone!

    by Doubleclick7 | 24th of June, 2014

    I recently reached 600 images uploaded on Dreamstime! This is Dillon, I tell him he's my star! He's my 600th image, and I have quite a few of him. It helps that he's so photogenic! And our small town is still recovering from a large hail storm, so editorial photo... More
  • How do you get into the mode of taking stock photos?

    by CandyN1157 | 11th of June, 2014

    I have uploaded Many photos and so far only 8 have been accepted. I'm not getting discouraged, as I'm going to get this. But I'm leaving this Thursday to go to the UP of Michigan, Munising to be exact for my sister's wedding. Since I apparently don't get this "stock"... More
  • 300 I did it!

    by Astormfr | 26th of May, 2014

    That is it. THREE HUNDRED pictures online! I joined three years ago so average of 100 accpeted pictures per year. Monthly uploads: 6.69 average. It is not that much, I have to improve! My new targets: - Increase again and again my portfolio (400 online pictures)... More
  • Back to Dreamstime

    by And19sv | 13th of May, 2014

    November 2011 - "Hm... Dreamstime. Let's upload some photos." REFUSED. I was mad, I hated this site! "It's not fair! My photos are great!" They were not! But I needed a few years until I realised that I have a lot to learn. May 2014... More
  • Advice for Motivation

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 30th of April, 2014

    I admit I have been in a bit of a photography slump lately waiting on the beauties of spring to appear after a treacherously cold hard long winter. I happened to be reading a website about stock photography and read the best advice for me at the time: SHOOT AS MANY... More
  • Small tip to all new photographers

    by 1000wordsimages | 23rd of April, 2014

    >At the beginning I see that many have to struggle with getting many images accepted. This is because some of us have to get used with the rules of getting images accepted or because you just started with photography. I would like to let you avoid starting with an low acceptance... More
  • Milestone 100 photo accepted

    by Olaf6500 | 28th of March, 2014

    I'm glad to see my 100th image got accepted See Article
  • Milestone 100 images accepted

    by Preslav | 25th of March, 2014

    I'm glad to see my 100th image got accepted. See Article

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