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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... More
  • Composing your Own Photo

    by Tianvf | 22nd of November, 2014

    Just think about this, you have a subject selected, but now, how do you make this picture as amazing as it can get? Well, you need to start off by knowing what makes up a good photo. When someone is looking to buy a photograph they look for key elements of composition, patterns... More
  • challenging oneself

    by Physi28 | 21st of November, 2014

    I don't know if all of you know what a Coot (Fulicula) is, it's a waterfowl which can be found all about Europe's parks, gardens, nature parks and wild areas, in other words it is more common than a Sparrow or a Pigeon, they are everywhere! Having... More
  • Persistence pays off.. Happy to do something creative

    by Photozlaja | 20th of November, 2014

    I would like to greet all old and new members of this site. Photography is something that relaxes me, something that I love very much, and something that will bring me the financial benefits too. Still amuses me more the fact that I daily learn and improve my knowledge... More
  • It's Hip to be Square!

    by Eric1513 | 20th of November, 2014

    I know I'm dating myself when I say that the 80s pop band Huey Lewis and the News was right when they sang that it's hip to be square. When it comes to photography, I love the square format. It open up new and creative composition opportunities that a normal rectangle format... More
  • So well... let´s do microstock, what could possibly go wrong?

    by Konsti | 29th of October, 2014

    First things first: Hi. My Name is Konstantin (yep call me Konsti pls) and i´m 19 years old. So i did photography for a year now and wanted to go commercial since i started this thing.d i love it! I´m kinda addicted to upload and until the weekend, i think I´ll gonna get... More
  • 1st sale 27-10-2014

    by Bhabotoshchakraborty | 27th of October, 2014

    Today I am feeling happy because I got my 1st sale @0.42 ,I have 31 file online and joining date March 8, 2014.So my 1st sale come out after 7 months 19 days later.  See Article
  • Editorial or Commercial? For the beginner .....

    by 1000wordsimages | 6th of October, 2014

    >Many beginners in stock photography are still struggling what photos they can put as commercial or editorial. Commercial photos can be used commercial and also editorial. Editorial photos or better said “Editorial Use Only” photos can be only used for editorial purposes.... More
  • When less could be... more. A personal review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5

    by Ciolca | 29th of September, 2014

    Some time ago I upgraded to full frame. I traded my excellent Nikon D7000 for a brand new D610. I have also replaced the standard zoom Tamron 17-55 f/2.8 with its bigger brother 24-70 f/2.8 for full frame. All was OK, I was extremely satisfied with the move. But besides the... More
  • Company whilst editing images

    by Martincp | 24th of September, 2014

    The process of producing images for stock photography takes a long time. Plan and shoot followed by the editing process. The latter seems to take longer than anything else. Hours sat at the pc, staring at the screen, making small adjustments all to create our images.... More
  • 13 pictures approved for the new greatest assignment of all times !

    by Bennymarty | 19th of September, 2014

    I'm very happy to be a member of this wonderful Dreamstime community and to have be admitted to the greatest assignment of all times to celebrate 25 million images online !!! I just would like to share with you my happiness to have now 13 pictures approved for this... More
  • My 2 dozen photo now online

    by Bhabotoshchakraborty | 19th of September, 2014

    I am glad to say it my 1st 25 photo online. Please share your opinion and if possible then suggest what look like my profile.   See Article
  • 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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