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  • Headroom on Images

    by Karldavis | 17th of December, 2008

    Well, I finally got started in stock photography! It seems like a whole new world to me and I have a huge learning curve... to come up to speed on what's important, what images sell and which ones don't. One thing has struck me already: LEAVE HEAD ROOM and Lots of... More
  • Upgrade pains... And the importance of backups

    by Southernstar71 | 15th of December, 2008

    For once, a blog post that has no real photographic content, just to underline once again how important regularily backing up your data is. Beside being an amateur photographer, I'm also a keen simracer (I use the iracing.com simulator, essentially racing on ovals), and... More
  • Continuing a Story

    by Noonie | 13th of December, 2008

    ............so I went out on a mountain bike ride. The day was sunny, the air cool and crisp, the sky bright blue. We were talking and having fun. All of a sudden something happened and I was going over the handlebars aiming at the ground. I landed under the bike... More
  • Concept to completion

    by Bradcalkins | 8th of December, 2008

    Every once in a while I have an idea that takes some time to pan out, arrange and execute. This image, of tying a tie is one of those. I've been thinking about it for some time and finally got around to doing it. I'm happy to see it was accepted today and is now online.... More
  • Which to shoot RAW or JPEG?

    by Aughty | 4th of December, 2008

    Since shooting stock for DT, I have been on a learning curve. Learning about ISO, DOF, Dynamic Range, Histograms and tons of other fun stuff that makes me feel more like a technician of imagery than a photographer. I deal with reality (photography) first and that’s... More
  • Hang In There!

    by Cmarshall717 | 3rd of December, 2008

    To all you newbies out there, or those of you wondering if you will ever reach your first payout, hang in there. I first started uploading to Dreamstime in September of 2007. So, you looked at my profile and said to yourself, "Hmmmm, she only has 90 uploads in over a year.... More
  • Composition

    by Lazar_x | 24th of November, 2008

    Thirds The most frequently quoted rule of composition is of use of thirds. Imagine your picture being divided equally into nine rectangles, three across by three up. The main features of your image should be placed not in the center of the frame, but on this dividing lines.... More
  • Submitters Competition

    by Fultonsphoto | 23rd of November, 2008

    Good day fellow photographers… On submission of my first Blog "HOORAY 100 Images selected, but no sales :0(" I have received many kind responses and many thought provoking ones as well, thanks again to all. But now onto one of those thoughts, in my last response I mentioned... More
  • 400th Upload....

    by Jaboardm | 7th of November, 2008

    I just had my 400th image accepted... I have set a goal to have 500 images online by the end of the year, which with my past couple months shouldn't be an issue. However, I do want to keep in mind that we have the holidays coming up and the review time may increase... More
  • I Did It!

    by Irisangel | 28th of October, 2008

    A few weeks ago I posted a blog stating that I was hoping to have at least 1,000 images approved and online before the end of the year. Well, today, a bit ahead of schedule, I made it with a new series of wedding invitations and florals. Now, on to 2,000. Here is image #... More
  • Its voting time, be a fair judge and choose the best

    by Creativei | 23rd of October, 2008

    Hi, I’m taking special interest in this month’s monthly competition for two reasons, one to be involved with DT as DT has started making money for me, every month I get an average on 75 USD which is fair enough considering my image portfolio. Second my image has been... More
  • Things I Wish I Had Known Before Going On Safari, Part 1

    by Charlesoutcalt | 17th of October, 2008

    Before I went on safari to Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, I scoured the web and photo guide books for tips on how to prepare. I found quite a bit of good advice, but, once I got to my destination, I realized there were many things that I wish I had known. In... More
  • 300th Image uploaded....

    by Jaboardm | 13th of October, 2008

    Just another among many milestones... My 300th image was approved on October 10, 2008. This was recently prolonged a bit as I disabled a few images, but worth the wait... (By the way - Yes, the player in white was carried off the field.) I have had to swallow my pride... More
  • It’s Been Framed!

    by Raptormusic | 8th of October, 2008

    Continuous advances in cameras, especially digital ones have made the science easier, so in theory anyone should be able to catch that perfect picture! I have to admit I was upset when digital cameras first came out and thought it would destroy the soul of photography.... More
  • My first image on DT Assignment

    by Creativei | 7th of October, 2008

    Today, was the most surprising day for me since I'm here in DT, I had been submitting images for monthly theme assignments, well to be precise this is the second submission for assignments, my previous two image was during Olympics, My image got selected for DT theme Assignment... More
  • Help me understand pending time

    by Creepers888 | 8th of September, 2008

    Hi there, i don´t really unterstand the ETR. Sometimes it shows 2 hours for the whole day and sometimes "n/a - Image under review" going back to "hours"!!?? For a few days over ftp uploaded images, that only needed keyword etc. and then are submitted, had an instant... More
  • A Few More Things to Enter

    by Patballard | 4th of September, 2008

    This must be competition season because I'm finding things to enter that look worthwhile almost everyday this week. Or is it just that I'm now on a ton of photography email lists? This was sent to me in the Santa Fe Photography Workshops email news letter. If they think... More
  • Tripods...where and when?

    by Teekaygee | 21st of August, 2008

    I remember when I started in photography, I was using a point and shoot camera. Like most people, I carried it around, and when I saw something interesting I pulled it out, aimed and snapped the photo. Then as I got more serious I read in a book that to get really sharp... More
  • little competition

    by Ladyminnie | 21st of August, 2008

    I want to hold a little competition between us photographers :) I was thinking myself like * Who hits the first 20 downloads * everyone makes the same kind of photo, we all upload them the same day and who hits the first 3 downloads wins. as prize we can do , that... More
  • An Introduction to Photography Composition

    by Yanc | 19th of August, 2008

    Hi Guys! Here a very visual approach to photography composition. I thought I would share it with you. It's great for beginners but is also a good review for advanced photographers. Check it out HERE! Yanik More

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