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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
  • I'm back.... seven years later. Hello everyone!

    by Rmedvid | 22nd of February, 2015

    Hi there, I registered with Dreamstime 7 years ago, uploaded some images and... quit ( Really, was busy with some other stuff, shooting on demand photo and video. Also started developing Android applications for photographers -- that is so fun indeed ! Now decided... More
  • First $100 Payout- Thank You!

    by Jormonago | 21st of February, 2015

    Today I reached an awesome goal, my first 100 dollar payout! Thank you to everyone who has purchased or taken the time to view my photos! This is an awesome community to be part of. Below are my two best selling photos thus far.     More
  • At Last! 10,000,000!

    by Steveacer | 2nd of February, 2015

    After coming close in recent years. On the 29th of December 2014 Alicante airport had its 10,000,000th passenger of the year. When in Spain instead of going to the beach everyday I spend a lot of time standing on a muddy hump near to the airport. It is worth it to see all... More
  • What Have You accomplish in 2014?

    by Benoitle5 | 31st of December, 2014

    Now that 2014 is behind us, let's take one more look back and see what we accomplish to make 2015 even better.   - I took around 6500 pictures with my camera and I'm planning on using it even more. - I added 74 picture to my gallery in Dreamstime. I would like to... More
  • Incredible Year 2014

    by Digikhmer | 29th of December, 2014

     For me, this year 2014 is ending with incredible way and very challenging. My portfolio is reaching 1400 pictures online with more than 1450 sales/download. I grab this opportunity to thank all of the buyers for appreciating my works and for offering me this long... More
  • Making the most of your mobile device

    by Klodvig | 4th of December, 2014

    Almost all mobile devices like phones and tablets are equipped with a camera in them. Modern devices are capable of very good images, and best of all, you will almost always have your phone with you.      However, mobile devices can be more sensitive to the conditions... More
  • Getting out of your comfort zone

    by BCritchley | 26th of November, 2014

        As a photographer I tend to find that my creative side seems to go up and down, some days I'm full of ideas and other days everything seems to be overdone and there's nothing new and exciting to shoot.     So around a year ago or so I saw a video on Youtube... 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
  • 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. I love it! I´m kinda addicted to upload. Until the weekend, i think I´ll gonna... 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 AuthenticCreations | 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

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