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  • Black Is the New Black

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of January, 2009

    The July 08 issue of Italian Vogue featured only black models and became one of the best selling foreign magazine issues ever in the U.S. Photographer Steven Meisel shot the issue and was quoted as saying that he hoped that the success of the layouts would show the world... More
  • Feeting fish’es?

    by Wortam | 24th of November, 2015

      I can recommend Alesund aquarium - one of the largest saltwater-aquariums in northern Europe. I was impressed by the diving show, but to dive with … :) See Article
  • In the relentless pursuit of images....

    by Clewisleake | 15th of September, 2015

    I know the motto, "quality versus quantity", but I can't help but to think that the larger my portfolio is and the more diverse it is, the more chances I have for sales. I'm constantly in pursuit of interesting and useful images to expand my portfolio. As I carry on with... More
  • Defining Or Redefining Model Image

    by Emeraldraindropsphotography | 19th of August, 2015

        I wish to congratulate Seattle model Serjski on her first image sale through other channels! As some of you may know, individual image sales are not lucrative earnings for the most part, but every sale counts. Beyond the sales, here is what I really enjoy.... More
  • To specialise or have an eclectic mix???

    by Lightspire | 26th of June, 2015

        Beginning to get shots that (I think) are worth uploading and yes, they are being accepted! I now find myself thinking of new subjects to photograph and submit, oh the ideas are flowing...not sure the skill is up to it though :) I know it is "early days" for... More
  • Dancing Around the World With Over 400 Photos in Portfolio

    by Rhbabiak13 | 8th of December, 2014

    Today, I celebrate my 400 mark with some editorial photos that brought me to this point. Dancing around the world. I enjoy taking photos of people dancing. I love the movement and facial expressions. I took all of these photos at the Holiday Folk Fair International... More
  • New Girl On The Block

    by Jennyb99 | 15th of October, 2014

    I'm a Newbie on the block, only joined back in July and I'm really pleased to have had 84 images approved so far. Although no sales yet it still gives me pleasure to see each few days how 'viewings' sometimes shoot up...on some of my pictures...My range is pretty diverse... 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 I will... More
  • Commercial vs artistic integrity

    by Glennmart | 15th of July, 2014

      This is a repost (slightly edited) of something I said in one of the forums. I think it holds true to not just photography, but anything we are passionate about and would like to make a living from. It talks about the tension of doing only what you love, but the... More
  • Kenyan Masai Tribe

    by Davidemontalenti | 14th of January, 2014

    In 2011 I visited Kenya and a Masai tribe in the Natural Park in Masai Mara. Their buildings, made of mud and branches, are in a circular fence. Out of this fence there is a little corral for cows. They are agriculturists and breeders and, if there is not famine, they are... More
  • rejected image, creative solutions

    by Wimseyed | 19th of September, 2013

    enough flowers in the database, so a creative solution for my waterlilly hi folks, within a few months I am two years on dreamstime I think my portfolio is getting better, more diverse, containerships are my best selling items, meanwhile I upgraded again, started... More
  • 189 online

    by Guernica | 25th of April, 2013

    Hi plz check out photos i added recently. my portfolio contains 189 online photos from all aspects of life and collections so please check them out and put them in a suiting collection if you want i would really appreciate it. :) Also feel free to visit my page and... More
  • A question re content...need your opinion please.

    by Laqhill | 30th of July, 2011

    I have a question to anyone who has an opinion please. Out of my 162 uploads, only 44 of them DON'T have people in them. (they all have model releases attached). How are people pictures selling, or should I add more diversity of places, or things to my portfolio? I currently... More
  • Surviving Ups and Downs of Microstock

    by Haslinda | 9th of June, 2011

    In life, things can go up and down. Just like any market, sales in microstock comes and goes too. Over time, I think you can see patterns and trends here and there. Those that are here from the beginning will have a lot more insights. This article is to offer some bit of... More
  • Utopia on Utila

    by Conchasdiver | 22nd of May, 2011

    Hi Dreamstimers......... A short survey of a recent dive trip follows......... Utila isn't the normal destination for someone headed to Honduras. Most visitors to the Bay Islands stop where the 737 does - Roatan. Being the biggest of the Bay Islands it typically gets... More
  • I wrote a book!

    by Digitalg | 12th of April, 2011

    Hello friends! I wrote a book and I used for its cover a Dreamstime collection image by Richmond Paul Ruiz. I even wrote a credit line in the technical info page. (Hey, does that count as a badge?) I said image because I'm not sure this is a photograph. Either way,... More
  • Learning from Experience and Observation

    by Haslinda | 6th of April, 2011

    I am still a newbie, in many ways. It has been an interesting journey here, up and down. Just a few observations and experiences for sharing. First Month – Importance of Acceptance Ratio All fire-up to upload all your pictures? Remember the excitement and trepidation... More

    by Imaengine | 8th of August, 2010

    Kept thinking these few months since I've been a member of DT about different ways of catching up with the most "older" members sales wise ... and one of the ways I came up with is to DIVERSIFY MY PORTFOLIO. There's no way I'm going to catch up with portfolios that reached... More
  • The importance of copyrighting your images.

    by Groovychick69 | 17th of January, 2010

    The importance of copyrighting your images. It may take a little extra time to copyright your vector and photographic images and no one wants to hear that. Isn't writing the description and thinking of relevant keywords for your images hard enough? But spending a few extra... More
  • Diversity vs Speaciality

    by Fultonsphoto | 16th of September, 2009

    I read once somewhere here in the DT blogs that a good photographer should be able to take a photograph of anything and make it look great. That said this brings me to the point of this blog - its more of a quiz to which I hope to find some answers through responses though... More

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