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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

    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
  • 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
  • Trying Something New: Concept Photography

    by Winnietam | 12th of September, 2015

    I'm hoping to start a new series on my blog called "Trying Something New" to document new techniques or areas of focus in my photography in an attempt to improve my skills and keep learning. This week: concept photography. Anyone who gives a quick glance through my portfolio... More
  • Assignment joy

    by Williamsphere | 21st of August, 2015

    I have been on Dreamstime for about 9 months now and have learned a lot about stock photography. I love being part of a photographic community and I am working toward becoming an exclusive contributor. This week my work achieved one of my highest goals to date (besides sales)... More
  • Fifty images online

    by Bavdekar | 20th of August, 2015

    Finally, my 50th image has been accepted today. I joined Dreamstime in the beginning of 2014 and have taken almost a year and a half to reach this landmark. Being a hobbyist photographer means I do not have a dedicated time to shoot photographs, which is partly responsible... More
  • Reaching 1800 sales finally

    by Digikhmer | 19th of July, 2015

      I finally reached thousand height hundred sales last week after full four years of presence in the Dreamstime community. Such a long, long curve of learning and improvement picture after picture. I am still learning to make better and better pictures. Dear buyers,... More
  • Capturing the Concept of Technology

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 25th of June, 2015

    Looking for inspiration for your next stock image? Look no further than the devices that surround you. We’re a wired world. It is hard to imagine getting through a day without using technology in some form or another. For a stock photographer, that’s a gold mine... More
  • Never stop DREAMING

    by Mariayunira | 12th of June, 2015

    Do you know why I love drawing? It's simply because by drawing I can do a lot of DREAMING... Just by moving my mind and my fingers (and absolutely my best friend, the Wacoom Bamboo pen.. ^_^ ) I can dream about being everybody.     I can dream to be any kind... 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

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