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  • A Sense of Place (Part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of February, 2007

    Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how the light will be at different times... More
  • First smartphone pic sale

    by Physi28 | 18th of November, 2014

    Today I got my first sale of a picture I had made with a Nokia lumia 1020 smartphone, it shows a rare Aesculapian snake resting on a branch. During a few months I was only shooting and uploading with the 1020, many photos got rejected and I wondered if I would ever sell... More
  • Three hundred photos on line - the first milestone for me!

    by Theob | 12th of August, 2014

    My first three hundred images online, is for me an important step (a milestone); after an absence of several years, I came back in force at the end of April, and I added various image from different places and diversified domains! I hope that until the end of the year... More
  • 150 UPLOADS!!!

    by Newnow | 16th of May, 2014

    Today DT approved my 150th photo! I'm very happy because of that, but even more happy cause I really see the progress in my photos, so my learning and long evening hours with camera alone and in front of computer had paid off. And I want everyone to see the difference!... More
  • The Art of Seeing

    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 the local library in a day I was... More
  • Difficulties with first stock photos

    by Photoalenka | 23rd of January, 2013

    Hello! I'm now 25 years old and half of my life (since 12) I'm with camera in hands. The process of seeing the picture and finally taking it is something, that can't be divided from my life. But... for all these many years I was thinking of beauty or value of the moment... More
  • Stock photography, Hit or Miss

    by Linushutz | 10th of December, 2012

    Seems like some people are just cruising through the stock photography with ease, and some people like me are really struggling. Is it difficult for you as well? what are the challenges you go through mentally, physically? how much hours do you spend? how long have you... More
  • Diffraction on smaller aperture values TEST

    by Alvera | 14th of August, 2012

    This post was continued with some tests: http://www.dreamstime.com/thread_29668 Test finished (at least, a preview). http://alveraphoto.blogspot.ro/2012/08/diffraction-on-smaller-aperture-values.html Test subject: a small part of acrylic on canvas covered with varnish... More
  • Light Diffuser in a pinch

    by Racheld32 | 15th of June, 2012

    I was in a photo workshop not too long ago and our instructor told us a great idea for creating a light diffuser in a pinch. Basically, take a kleenx and wrap it around your flash and secure with a rubber band. Easy peasy,and it works pretty well. Since I don't have an actual... More
  • No rejections, what's wrong with my photos?

    by Jdanne | 10th of January, 2012

    Last Sunday I downloaded 11 editorial photos and the next day all were accepted! NO REJECTIONS! AND: Nothing to learn!!!! It's the first time I made this experience! No - bad light - that's not what we are looking for - not stock relevant - out of focus - to many... More
  • Sweet Reward !!

    by HongChan001 | 19th of November, 2011

    Since last month after decided on going serious into stock photography, this very first (Editor Choice) come in precise timing for giving me a boost in confident. The idea on creating this picture come when I do a Google search and notice lots of orange... More
  • The September 11 Syndrome

    by Digikhmer | 20th of August, 2011

    Today, it is increasingly more and more difficult to take photographs peacefully without being challenged by the so-called guardians of the place. It is generally accepted that any place frequented by the general public is in fact a private place. You have the CCTV everywhere... More
  • Backgrounds and textures

    by Dark3y3s | 9th of August, 2011

    Hey everyone! Lately, I was thinking to try something different, so here I am, sharing with you some of my first background and texture uploads. They're all taken at my home; we're currently making some changes and there's paint, varnish and all sorts of stuff everywhere,... More
  • Trying something new

    by Digitalreflections | 2nd of April, 2011

    While most of my uploads here on Dreamstime have been people or product shots,I recently decided to try something quite out of my comfort zone. While there are a number of tributes to 9-11 on this site, I decided to see if I could take something very simple and make a... More
  • Why some pictures sell

    by Joezachs | 28th of March, 2011

    I wonder why some pics sell and why some don’t For example compare the picture on the left and the one below. The sale for the first one is nill while the one below has 8 downloads. While the action depicted in both are same, the difference between them lies in... More
  • Two secondary level photos

    by Jianbinglee | 7th of March, 2011

    To date, there are two pictures promoted two level, hereby commemoration. Dreamstime Stock is interesting to do, it is difficult thing.Of course, fun. Here are a few pictures of the new approval. More
  • My worst photos?

    by Gennaro86 | 23rd of January, 2011

    Hi DT people, Today I'm studyng my upload photos views and I've seen a particular.... There are some picture in my portfolio that are more similiar in composition and keyword, but some of this are more visited while other of this have received very little views... I... More
  • Credits

    by Bobsphotography | 25th of September, 2010

    There is something I don't understand. This picture was sold two times. Last time yesterday and the first time three day's ago. Both with 2010 credits and with the same resolution, large. With the last sale the earnings were higher than with the first one. How is that... More
  • TIFF vs. JPG

    by Cristalloid | 15th of August, 2010

    Hi everyone! I am wondering about the difference between TIFF and JPG. We all load up JPGs to Dreamstime and the downloadable TIFFs were generated from these uploaded JPGs by Dreamstime. What I do not understand is how it comes that TIFFs have more pixels than the underlaying... More
  • To know a different Majorca

    by Charlydamart | 12th of July, 2010

    Hi to all, I have the collection to show you different images form Majorca. This is a beautiful place to live, but also to visita. And it is not ONLY SUN AND BEACH. Please, have a look of it and I promise I'll try to have this collection updated with new images.... More

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