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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The new me:)

    by Silent47 | 11th of September, 2013

    Ok...At wisconsinart advice i begin to redefine myself.This is what came out: And some images in pending...What do you think about new me?Thank you all for the good advices!They took me here These images was accepted today:... More
  • Gear vs Eye

    by Mangalika | 9th of May, 2013

    I often encounter a question. Well, I am so sure most of you must have answered such question. You upload a good shot in your public profile and the next question will be 'Which camera?' Might be the most irritating question for a true artist :) Well, better gears do help... More
  • Newbie vs DT. 0-2

    by Delned | 7th of May, 2013

    Well, I just got a hard lesson from DT. I uploaded 10 photos within about two weeks and the first two who were moderated were rejected. Honestly, I had high expectations because I spent a lot of time making and edit these pictures. 0-1. "This image is over-processed/ overfiltered.... More
  • Bridge fetish or a lesson in composition? You decide!

    by Tangjans | 21st of August, 2012

    I've got a confession to make: I've got a bridge fetish. I find the lined interior and exterior of bridges irresistible, and I always have an overwhelming urge to photograph, dissect and digest them during my travels. Take for example the Helix Bridge at the Marina Bay... More
  • Beyond the Rule of Thirds; Vanishing Points

    by Chanevy | 30th of June, 2012

    The rule of thirds is an indispensable guideline for composing commercial images, but there are other options out there! Have you tried using vanishing points to create perspective in your photographs? This is a concept that is used frequently in drawings and illustrations,... More
  • 3 Things You Must Get Right to Get Your Photos Online

    by Chanevy | 9th of June, 2012

    This photo uses the line of cheese wheels to draw the viewer's eye into the image. It may not be easy, but it is simple. The three most important things to nail down if you want to get your photos accepted at this, or any, stock site are focus, lighting and composition.... More
  • Cup of tea and Henri-Cartier Bresson

    by Shadow69 | 9th of May, 2012

    Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again. Any photographer’s supreme ambition is to capturing the precise millisecond that tells the whole story. A picture... More
  • My first tutorial about creating stock images

    by Silent47 | 24th of January, 2012

    Hello all!I just started a series of tutorials showing how i created some of my photos.Maybe you will find interesting to know how to combine several images to create one photo ready to be sold online.I must admit is not a complete tutorial but,let me know what you think... More
  • Bird Photography: Framing

    by Silasfirth | 15th of December, 2011

    So you’re all set up to go take photographs, you have your expensive lenses and a camera body; you’re hauling around a heavy tripod so that your images are blur-free. And yet, when you go home and look at your photos on the computer, they still aren’t very pleasing... More
  • Tip - Leave space for copy

    by Peanutroaster | 14th of November, 2011

    No earthshattering new ideas here but for novices to Dreamstime I think its worth mentioning that stock image buyers want to have room for their copy. Nothing says "amateur" or snapshot more than a composition with the subject in the direct center of the frame.... More
  • A photo that makes me proud...

    by Silent47 | 19th of August, 2011

    What is yours? See Article
  • 400 Images Sold!!!

    by Aviahuismanphotography | 16th of August, 2011

    It has taken a long time to get to this point, but I have finally sold my 400th image! It took me a while to figure out what types of images buyers are looking for. In the beginning I spent many hours systematically looking through the portfolios of successful photographers... More
  • Imagination is you friend

    by Silent47 | 17th of July, 2011

    The Internet is full of information.All you have to do is to find it.I would like to give you some websites full of creativity.I think it will inspire you and take you to other ways in your projects. John Fulton Photography http://johnfultonphotography.com/#/portfolio%... More
  • Is time for business

    by Silent47 | 16th of July, 2011

    With so many business images,how do you know what to shoot to create a new trend or at least to have a honest chance agains the rest of much better photographers who invest a lot of money and time in a photo?In my mind the only way is, to combine photos with digital design... More
  • Composition is the key?

    by Coraldesign | 12th of June, 2011

    I'm not sure how many of you entered the micro-stock business as contributors, but I first started as a customer, mainly to get images for my web design company. I always appreciated the great diversity of pictures I found in micro-stock websites and the low rates they charged... More

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