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  • Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

    by Ellenboughn | 18th of November, 2008

    Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts everyone's downloads. Keywording should... More
  • PEACE

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of December, 2007

    All across the world in many countries the time between Christmas and the first week of the New Year is traditionally a time of celebration and reflection. It’s a time of hope, family and travel. I’m taking the week off for the same reasons. I have a blog ready in the... More
  • What Time Is It?

    by Ellenboughn | 14th of November, 2007

    There has been noise recently in the photo news about an email exchange that writer and Wired Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson, had with a hapless photographer who had sent Anderson a promo piece using bulk email from a purchased list. Anderson blasted back, accusing... More
  • Local Global

    by Ellenboughn | 10th of October, 2007

    Business and travel have shrunk the world. Our customers sometimes want images that represent local and regional lifestyles and symbols. How can you best illustrate the character of the country in which you live without using flags or depicting landmarks? The assignment beginning... More
  • Global Warming

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of April, 2007

    April 22 is Earth Day. The tipping point has been reached. Politicians and corporations have joined the rest of us in sharing concern for what human activity is doing to the earth. As a consequence there is an increasing demand for images that illustrate these major... More
  • How do you get into the mode of taking stock photos?

    by CandyN1157 | 11th of June, 2014

    I have uploaded Many photos and so far only 8 have been accepted. I'm not getting discouraged, as I'm going to get this. But I'm leaving this Thursday to go to the UP of Michigan, Munising to be exact for my sister's wedding. Since I apparently don't get this "stock"... More
  • Designers daring to make photographs... apologies :-)

    by Fantasyart | 5th of November, 2013

    Me and my wife Estela, working for years in the design vector. As a general rule we used the photos as a base material to work on vectors. One day my wife asked me ... Why not try to send some of the pictures we took at home? We tried sending a picture of a walk in Piriapolis,... 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
  • Concept and editorial market

    by Lenutaidi | 24th of August, 2013

    Hi!! Sometimes quality supplementation quantity,sometimes quantity supplementation quality.Was talk and talk more about the concept in stock.Because that brings sale, concept and conceptual. But also some editorial stock bring sales,and you know that. Editorial with... More
  • Stock Photos Are Created, Not Taken

    by Vcarmstrong | 24th of July, 2013

    If you have been around stock photography for any amount of time and paid attention to forums and blogs you undoubtedly have seen the phrase "Stock photos are created, not taken". Does this mean that you have to set up every situation and spend a ton of money of props and... More
  • Concept of security and protection seen with humor

    by Fantasyart | 16th of May, 2013

    For the Assignation of the month of May, you choose a serious issue, the security and protection. I look for ways to give this topic a touch of humor, without losing sight of the importance of it. So developed the idea of a thief trying to steal a house... and guardian... More
  • Concept Photography

    by Eric1513 | 15th of February, 2013

    The very best photos, including stock photos, are simple and convey a clear concept. The easier the idea of the image is to understand the more powerful it becomes. The last month or so I have tried to submit to Dreamstime photos with a clear concept. Here are a few recent... More
  • What is Stock?

    by Wisconsinart | 12th of February, 2013

    I had spent the entire day walking around downtown specifically to shoot pictures for stock. I'm trying to grow my portfolio to where it can generate a nice side income every month. I took a picture of an office building. I also shot a bridge going over a river. There was... More
  • Forcing myself to "shoot stock"

    by Robinstockphotos | 4th of February, 2013

    Stock photography is supposed to be serious business, right? Where you have bring well dressed businessmen in dark suit sporting spotless neckties, a finger hovering around in the air drawing an increasing bar graph? Or maybe pressing a button on a touch screen that strikes... More
  • Sale number 200 !..

    by Baldas1950 | 9th of January, 2013

    With this sold image my sales have reached 200! It was taken in the village of Santa Gertrudis, located in the hinterland of the island of Ibiza. The image falls into a category of pictures very simple, but I think very effective because they create in the viewer the... More
  • Concept of Simplicity

    by Jdanne | 7th of October, 2012

    One of my favorite concept is: SIMPLICITY. Keep it - stupidly - simple. Of course, such photos will never get an award nor will be accepted for assignment. They are neither first class nor fine art nor really charming. But they are useful. Here are a few - very simple... More
  • Assignments, Why Participate?

    by Vcarmstrong | 11th of April, 2012

    The assignments are a pain in the neck. The chance of getting an image accepted as an assignment is dismal. It is alot of work! So why participate? I participate because it pushes me to think a little harder about my shots. I participate because it takes me out of... More
  • Working on concepts...

    by Llareggub | 14th of February, 2012

    The start of 2012 has proved a difficult year for inspiration for me and have not really been sure what to photograph so my monthly growth has slipped from 30 or 40 imges a month down to just 4 or 5 at the moment... Not exactly a stellar start to the year, I am determined... 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
  • The Concept of Concepts for Amateur Stockers

    by Wisconsinart | 18th of January, 2012

    I think everyone understands the "Concept of Concepts" when it comes to stock yet it seems amateur stockers have a difficult time putting that "concept" into practice. Just browse through the database and look at what the high-end professionals are doing and you'll understand... More

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