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Returning to Dreamstime
posted by amitai - 6th of february, 2014
It's been years, 6 years since I last managed to upload a picture to Dreamstime. Many reasons contributed to this fact. I will talk about two: 1. I hadn't been able to get away from my daily activities to photograph. Children,... More...
Run out of ideas for new images?...Create new images with composites.
posted by verdelho - 21st of january, 2014
Occasionally we all need to boost our creativity by doing something new or different. And we have all taken images that could do with that little bit extra to pick it up or transform it into something a bit more saleable. Why not... More...
Without Ideas for photos?
posted by maxsp - 7th of january, 2014
LONG STORY SHORT! Okay, you have a camera, you want to make photos but you don't know what to photograph. Let's solve it now! First of all, it's not your fault and it's not because you are not creative, but because you still don'... More...
Creativity
posted by tammarpre - 15th of december, 2013
Photos stands for something I believe in ~ the importance of creativity in the world. ... That creativity is good for the soul. Creativity is when your spirit gets a chance to play and express itself and that is my goal to... More...
Creativity and ingenuity
posted by baspentrubas - 16th of november, 2013
I found an interesting article about how to make macro pictures with cheap tools. This demonstrates that human ingenuity and creativity matter most. These days we are bombarded with all kinds of technology and we tend to strive for... More...
7 Years in Stock Photography
posted by thefinalmiracle - 1st of october, 2013
Its been 7 years and a week to be precise that my journey in stock photography started. It has been with success, failures, saturation and probably a rebirth of me as a photographer in the end. There were moments of celebration where... More...
Five years, and 20,000 sales later...
posted by bradcalkins - 7th of may, 2013
I always had a thing for nice round numbers, so it is with some satisfaction that I hit 20,000 sales right around my 5 year anniversary! When I started out I never would have guessed I would get to this point, but I also completely... More...
The Art of Seeing
posted by yelo34 - 25th of march, 2013
I think, we will agree that the most important quality in a photographer is the ability to see interesting subjects. I would like to recommend a book named: "Photography and the Art of Seeing" by Freeman Patterson. I got it when I entered... More...
Creative projects as a way to train your eye - a review
posted by mellimage - 1st of february, 2013
Last year I wrote a short entry on how to use creative projects to train your eyes and stay creative. I also mentioned in that entry, that I had plans on taking part in a 52 week creative project where one had to create one image each... More...
and the award goes to .......
posted by karenfoleyphotography - 26th of january, 2013
This is the time of the year my husband and I overdose on movies. The Academy Award nominations have been announced so there are tons of movies we want to see – and the kids are all in school so the theaters are free... More...
Can't wait to get your opinion
posted by hafakot - 29th of august, 2012
As an enthusiastic beginner I want your opinion on my 2nd and 3rd accepted files to this site. What do you think?
Creative projects - how to stay creative and train your eyes.
posted by mellimage - 10th of february, 2012
How do you keep your creativity flowing? How do you train your eyes to see photographically? I have creative projects that help me with that. I have a few projects going, most of them are long term projects. One project is the "Project... More...
Inspired by Life
posted by karenfoleyphotography - 17th of january, 2012
In Finding Inspiration, I wrote about the things and themes from which I draw my muse. You don't have to be active in stock photography very long to realize that images containing people tend to be the most popular with buyers. If... More...
Finding Inspiration
posted by karenfoleyphotography - 5th of october, 2011
I’ve been with dreamstime for about a year and a half now, so I’m hardly at newbie in stock photography anymore (it’s hard to think of yourself as a newbie in anything once you’ve reached a Half a Century), but I have just recently... More...
Creativity
posted by dmccale - 6th of september, 2011
Creativity refers to the phenomenon whereby a person creates something new (a product, a solution, a work of art, a novel, a joke, etc.) that has some kind of value. What counts as "new" may be in reference to the individual creator,... More...
Ready, Set, DRAW!
posted by livingstonatlarge - 22nd of august, 2011
So…Hi Everyone! I’ve been doing a lot on photography and my photo journey here, but now I have something else to blog about. Illustrations! Which I will get to after I tell you my Photoshop story. It’s a BLOG. I get to do what... More...
The Golden Age of Stock is Over but there is Still Gold to be Found
posted by wisconsinart - 20th of august, 2011
Critics of microstock will tell you that the microstock business is a race to the bottom and a waste of time. And you know what? They're right! When microstock first began, it was a boom for those who got in early. Contributors... More...
When it hits you
posted by dianabahrin - 6th of july, 2011
The things I rely upon when trying to find subjects for my stock photography are inspiration and creativity. That's why when I've got an idea I write it down, I draw something or...I start working immediately:) Last week it was around... More...
Recycling your images
posted by tamarabauer - 23rd of june, 2011
Do you ever stare at your image files on the computer screen and think that while they're "okay", perhaps they could be better? Or do you ever suffer from the photographer's version of Writer's Block and can't find anything to shoot?... More...
Strawberry season...
posted by llareggub - 19th of may, 2011
It is a fun and glorious time of year for me, our first crop of the year is coming into fruition and we are over run with strawberries. I tend to take the approach of not checking the DT catalogue to see if what I am already... More...
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