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  • 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 concept... 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 my... 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
  • A call for "Computer and Internet Concept" Collection.

    by Kharyadi | 5th of January, 2012

    I'm creating a new collection "Computer and Internet Concept". I would like to add images/illustrations from other Contributors into the Collection, if you have images/illustrations with "Computer and Internet Concept" post your image in the comment area and I will add... More
  • 3-rd Editor's chice

    by Silent47 | 14th of December, 2011

    This is my third editor choice:)That means alot for me.It's show me that my work have some value in the eyes of other people. See Article
  • Love concept zebra crossing

    by Chloehall | 22nd of November, 2011

    I think this love concept zebra crossing is very interesting,do you have the pic of other interesting zebra crossing?If you have shot that,would u like to share with us? See Article
  • Some ideas of what to do with your rejected images...

    by Titania1980 | 24th of October, 2011

    ... appart of sending them to other sites (for non exclusives) or removing them from the folder "Send to Dreamstime" (or whatever system you use. In my case I have folders, "Send to X"). Some ideas of things I have done: 1. Use them to create a whole new concept: I... More
  • You Can Lead a Horse To Water But You Can't Beat Any Sense Into It

    by Wisconsinart | 10th of September, 2011

    How do I say this in a nice way? It's my observation and opinion that virtually all the threads about lack of sales, poor sales, theories about views, post-a-blog-get-a-sale, etc., generally are started and bumped up by Contributors who have yet to understand the business... More
  • How important are Newsletters?

    by Mariaam | 5th of September, 2011

    How important are Newsletters? The newsletter is an important part of nowadays e-business. Businessmen can grab the attention of potential clients and clients receive interesting information about new topics. It´s also good for keeping customers up to date on new services... More
  • A photo that makes me proud...

    by Silent47 | 19th of August, 2011

    What is yours? See Article
  • The Concept Exercise

    by Livingstonatlarge | 23rd of July, 2011

    Concept photography is much harder than object photography. Or at least it is for me. It is easy for me to see a hot dog or some exotic salt and think WOW! That, I should shoot right now, and go get my camera (if it isn’t sitting right next to me.) On the other hand... 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
  • Exclusive Contributor

    by Roboriginal | 7th of June, 2011

    Hello fellow members out there, just after three months and a bit I decided to become an exclusive contributor to Dreamstime. Compared to other stock agencies around, I feel more comfy here, have the impression, that the chances to build up a decent portfolio might be bigger.... More
  • Finally i did what i wanted to...

    by Silent47 | 27th of May, 2011

    After writing this blog (http://blog.dreamstime.com/2011/05/20/what-is-wrong-with-my-photos-_art35235) i start making some compositions.Im really proud of what came out.Now,i want to see somebody alse reaction.Please tell me what these compositions tell's you.Thank you... More
  • 1000 downloads

    by Mellimage | 15th of April, 2011

    Today I received the 1,000th download on my portfolio. The image that was downloaded is this leadership concept image from my Playful Concepts series. In this series I try to realise social and business concepts with the help of small generic game figurines. Currently... More
  • not very similar in their similarity?!

    by Icefields | 22nd of March, 2011

    Just my two cents in the whole similarity discussion: not a proposal, just a reflection about it and some possible practical ways out of it. It's just that lately I noticed 2 batches of similar images can be very different regarding their similarity ;-) The hardest thing... More

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