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  • Booked Up

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of December, 2008

    Writing recently about a decrease in vacation time among the world’s travelers for ’09, I have been keeping my eyes out for what the trend watchers think we will be doing in our downtime and what visual opportunities this will offer. I was surprised to learn that reading... More
  • The New Commuters

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of July, 2008

    Commuter patterns have changed dramatically over the past few months as individuals cut back on driving both to save gas money and to protect the environment just as other countries such as India and China begin a love affair with the automobile. Both of these events have... More
  • War and Peace

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of June, 2008

    Occasionally I have the opportunity to query buyers of images about their specific needs. This week I spoke to the head of an art buying team that spends over seven figures on image licenses annually. Naturally I asked about the kinds of images they use in the subject area... More
  • Spectator Sports

    by Ellenboughn | 1st of April, 2008

    As a photographer you need to be the most focused of all spectators at sporting events not only to make the best images but to keep from getting into the action yourself. To see what happens when a photographer forgets where he is, go to this video before reading on. There... More
  • Point of View

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of March, 2008

    Fresh out of ideas? Your creative meter stuck on zero? Got the late winter idea blahs? I recommend reading this. It’s rather long but hey, if you are stuck in a morass of boredom with your creative brain flat lining, what else do you have to do? Or you can go to YouTube... 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
  • Composition

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of December, 2007

    There are some composition tricks that apply to stock photography specifically. As more and more image use migrates to the web, the old stock photo rule of leaving room for type is becoming less significant. It is becoming replaced with approaches that enhance an image’... More
  • A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of February, 2007

    A pioneer in the stock business once said, "A good stock photo is an incomplete photo". That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the unfinished... More
  • New to Dreamstime

    by Info70962 | 5th of October, 2015

    Hello Dreamstime community! I would like to quickly introduce myself and of course get to know a little more about the dreamstime community! I specialize in nature photography and for my age 23 have accomplished quite a bit already getting publications with nat geo,... More
  • The 2000 club, I am in

    by Leswrona | 28th of September, 2015

         Many photographers are writing blogs about their personal milestones, so I decided to write a bit about my experiences as a stock photographer after reaching 2000 images at Dreamstime. I have been with Dreamstime since year 2000, shortly after I have switched from... More
  • Soon to reach 300 - where do I go next?

    by Raulbaldean | 21st of September, 2015

    I am an older contributor but only recently I took thing a bit more serious. I had uploaded my first pics in 2009 pics and just waited to see what would happen to them. Things became interesting last year when I decided to upload more. Eventually I had more sales so I decided... More
  • The learning curve has been long and hard......

    by Laqhill | 13th of September, 2015

    Whew!!! Well, I have been in Dreamstime as a stock contributor now for 4 1/2 years. I have finally just now had 2000 images accepted!! The learning curve has been long and hard (my acceptance percentage is coming out of the toilet a little dab) and I still have MUCH to... More
  • Dreamstime journey (8+ months)

    by Jimmytst | 31st of August, 2015

    Today, I received my second payment from Dreamstime. It's been a gritty and rewarding journey. Like running a marathon, perseverance and determination pays off, coupled with practice and inspiration from within and without. The support and guidance from the community... More
  • One Year Anniversary on Dreamstime

    by Rhbabiak13 | 26th of August, 2015

    It's hard to believe that today marks one year since I started on Dreamstime. I was so unsure of myself a year ago, not knowing if I even had one photo that would be accepted. However, I love photography and dreamed of my photos being useful to someone rather than just... More
  • My Very First Blog Entry

    by Lyoung403b | 22nd of August, 2015

    Hello, As most of you know. I love taking photos so I decided to return to the uploading my photos on I've been a photographer for most of my life, taking mostly photos of nature and wildlife and people. It's site for commercial photographers to upload... More
  • TREEs

    by Ninoak | 7th of August, 2015

      I really love beautiful trees. It was one of first objects of my photographic attention. Please let me know if there is any nice tree in your neighborhood. Here I will show only few trees (accepted by rigorous dreamstime commission) but I have some old photos waiting... More
  • My first blog here on DT

    by Fotografieschnabel | 9th of July, 2015

    After being registed several months on DT, I found it time to introduce myself. My name is Jurgen Schnabel, born in 1981 and living in Belgium. After finding the exciting sport of WRC at the Germany round in 2004, I also discoverd my passion for photography. I bought... 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 give up chasing the light

    by Guernica | 4th of June, 2015

    485 reaching 500, Finally I'm close to 500 uploads, still have pending uploads, After long slow journey and many rejections, I like to say I learned a lot about stock and with the help and support of kind contributors on Dreamtime and your positive comments I was able to... More

    by Cathconvey | 13th of May, 2015

    Recently I’ve been reading several articles on how famous photographers built their professional careers. I discovered that actually many people took a few very similar steps on their way up to the top. Step one – shooting celebrities (not Hollywood stars Like... More

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