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  • 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
  • 600 photos milestone and 400+ sales!!

    by Snookless | 15th of November, 2015

    600 photos I am sure is small potatoes for some but for me it is an accomplishment - it is very difficult to get the time to get photos online, and honestly sometimes I am just too tired.     But I finally got to 600 photos online and feel good about it. I have been... More
  • Cape Verde VS Rain

    by Alex3 | 17th of October, 2015

    Cape Verde before rain         and Cape Verde after rain     See Article
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Newbie's Comprehensive Guide: From Camera's to what Sells

    by Clewisleake | 12th of August, 2014

    Pictured in this article is my 700th accepted image and represents one heck of a journey, one year ago I started my adventure on Dreamstime with lofty goals and high expectations, but there was one problem I had no idea what I was doing and really had no one to ask and there... More

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