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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 a truly... 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 issues.... More
  • Something insignificantly different

    by Moravaldes | 28th of March, 2016

    I never thought that a simple hair dryer could become an acceptable image for microstock ,   but with a little imagination and playing with the backlight and using a table lamp to illuminate the interior of the hair dryer I could turn it into an image that makes besides... More
  • Concept photography

    by Apers | 20th of February, 2016

    Concept photography is still very challenging for me. The challenge is to visualize an idea in a single picture. In such a way that it is immediately recognized and that it needs no explanation. I have tried several, however, this did not result in a big sales. Here is my... More
  • 600 Images on Dreamstime

    by Umdash9 | 5th of January, 2016

    I am pleased to have reached a significant goal of 600 images on Dreamstime, Iset this goal of 600 images as the minimum amount to start thinking about stock photography as an income. My first accepted image Dubrovnik cable car 10/02/2013     More
  • Starting to upload concept art and digital backgrounds

    by Coralreefart | 21st of December, 2015

    I am starting to upload digital background. I want to upload all type of image which I can imagine. Taj Mahal In future Beautiful forest scene Tropical mountain island                 More
  • 500 images online! Wahoo!

    by Williamsphere | 14th of December, 2015

    Some days I thought it would never happen. 500 DT images accepted and online. I am excited and appreciative of the admin folks who take time to peruse my work and give suggestions. I may not always agree (sometimes my favorites are declined) but those times make me think,... More
  • New on Dreamstime

    by Anouknoordhuizen | 14th of December, 2015

    Just recently I got accepted on Dreamstime. I was really very happy and honored I got accepted. Step one was taken, now I will have to find my way in this. I will have to find out what kind of pictures are accepted and which pictures are not. Also I will have to discover... More
  • My New Panorama Photos

    by Wickedlydivine | 28th of November, 2015

    Today My first panorama was accepted in which I am very excited, I have been working on Trying to perfect my panoramas for a little over 5 months, and while it may have taken awhile to understand how to create High quality Panoramas I now can start focusing more on the subject... More
  • Finding inspiration

    by Wickedlydivine | 20th of November, 2015

    I don't know if it's just me , but I find that finding inspiration to develop new concepts for photographing is sometimes an uneasy task. For me it's mainly because I worry about making a fool of myself by developing new concepts, or disappointing those who approve of my... 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
  • First two weeks:93 uploads,acceptance ration 100%

    by Threestone | 13th of November, 2015

    Hello everyone. Here I want to record my first step as a beginner on DT. I registered DT on Oct.25th, 2015 and began to upload my illustration a few days later after some researches on DT. Till now I got 93 files online with the acceptance ratio to be 100%.  ... More
  • Acceptance Ratio Increased!

    by Lmhphotography | 12th of November, 2015

    Hello all, With the upload of my six new photos, my acceptance ratio has increased from 72.1% to 76.5%! I think my mistake last month (my first month at Dreamstime) was that I uploaded too many at once, meaning that only nineteen out of thirty one were actually accepted.... More
  • 4000th Picture Accepted

    by Aneese | 17th of October, 2015

    I had my 4,000 picture accepted today Its of the drawbridge I worked on this summer as a extra job.   See Article
  • First Photos Accepted Because I Did Not Give Up

    by Tangatawhenua | 20th of September, 2015

    If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again A few months ago I signed up to Dreamstime as I have 1000's of images collecting digital dust on my hard drives. Choosing my favourite photos, and reading the rules and regulations, I uploaded 7 only to have them all... More

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