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  • User Generated Content Expo

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of February, 2009

    Microstock falls into the UGC classification but when one tries to define UGC to someone who has never heard of it, you realize that the designation doesn’t totally apply to Dreamstime. A friend in the industry who works with professional advertising photographers on assignments... More
  • Booked Up

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of December, 2008

    Writing recently about a decrease in vacation time among the world’s travelers for ’09, I have been keeping my eyes out for what the trend watchers think we will be doing in our downtime and what visual opportunities this will offer. I was surprised to learn that reading... More
  • Personal Best

    by Ellenboughn | 7th of October, 2008

    Individual, recreational sports offer distraction from day to day stress and provide unlimited shooting opportunities. Engaging images of healthy activities and individuals competing with themselves to improve their skills and prowess are effective for a wide range of users... More
  • Focus on Wolves

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of November, 2007

    I spent last Sunday afternoon listening to Jim and Jamie Dutcher speak about the six years they spent living with a pack of wolves in the Idaho wilderness. Those years have been documented in their still photography, films and books. Using photographic and scientific talent,... More
  • Mystery in the tall trees

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of August, 2007

    Dramatic images of trees are powerful symbols of growth, shelter, change and endurance. Trees as a metaphor are popular for many brands and services. Beyond commercial use, many people have a somewhat universal emotional connection to trees that goes beyond simple awe.... More
  • A Kick in the Creative Pants

    by Ellenboughn | 2nd of March, 2007

    The most important advice I have to offer after my decades in the stock photo business about what images to make is listen to yourself. You know more than anyone about why you want to create imagery. Build on those thoughts first. Then see how to make the images... More
  • 5 warm destinations to escape the winter freeze

    by Dudau | 18th of December, 2014

    If you're not a winter fan, check out these 5 hot destinations you can escape to: 1) Buenos Aires, Argentina   Average temperature in January: 25°C (77°F). It's the most visited city in South America and it has the third best quality of life of Latin American cities.... More
  • Goal: To Sell Images Not to Capture Reality

    by Eric1513 | 9th of December, 2014

    I love all aspects of photography especially learning new things and challenging myself to create new images. When I first began in photography about 25 years ago, it was very difficult to change or alter what you captured. I shot mainly slide films for publishing. Pretty... More
  • It's Hip to be Square!

    by Eric1513 | 20th of November, 2014

    I know I'm dating myself when I say that the 80s pop band Huey Lewis and the News was right when they sang that it's hip to be square. When it comes to photography, I love the square format. It open up new and creative composition opportunities that a normal rectangle format... More
  • Great/Brown Skua's

    by Geoffreygreen46 | 11th of November, 2014

    Heres a bit of information about the Great/Brown Skua. This is a bird I had never seen before visiting South Africa, and getting pretty close to the Arctic. Below are a few photos that were shot off the coast of South Africa, near shark alley in 2013. Length: 53–58cm.... More
  • Handy Photography Cheat Sheets

    by Asakalaskas | 4th of November, 2014

    http://www.designzzz.com/handy-photography-cheat-sheets Here is a handy link to some visual cheat sheets that will be highly beneficial for beginners in understanding many basic photography principals including manual settings & exposure, angles, focal lengths, aperture,... More
  • Silhouettes that Sell!

    by Eric1513 | 3rd of November, 2014

    Let's face it, we are here at Dreamstime because we want to sell images. The question in our image creation, though, is what types of images sell. A quick look through my portfolio reveals that my subjects are broad and varied. I am always searching for another angle,... More
  • WATER

    by Ladybug1252 | 2nd of November, 2014

      Out of the vastness of void God called water into being And as the first rain drop formed Suspended before her Master’s eyes Arrested by the sight of his brilliance She captured a portion of spirit most divine! His beauty, glorious and incredible Found her... More
  • China's Great Wall incomplete

    by Zhangle | 1st of November, 2014

    China has many landscapes, the most famous is the Great Wall. There are many Great Wall in China, I shot one of them. Here is a crippled due to the Great Wall, due to disrepair, this is not the attraction, visitors very little. But this is the true nature of the Great Wall,... More
  • Have you ever saw a round rainbow

    by Monicaclinton | 28th of October, 2014

    I saw a picture of the rainbow someone took from a airplain, the amazing thing is that the rainbow is round. but we all know the rainbow should be semicircle, how could it be round. then, I learned that how the rainbow looks like depends on the position you viewing it.... More
  • Celebrate 3000 pictures online!

    by Sasanka7 | 27th of October, 2014

        Hi All! Welcome in Sasanka7´s profile. I have new goal. First greater milestone! Let´s go to celebrate with me! 3 000 th picture:    Thank You Dreamstime friends! More
  • Weather and Sport

    by Yorgy67 | 14th of October, 2014

    While travelling recently around Bavaria, I was quite impressed by Allianz Arena stadium in Munich. Having seen its night pictures before and having made a tour over it in the afternoon, I made up my mind to return there in the evening, when it is lightened with different... More
  • Celebrate 2800 pictures

    by Sasanka7 | 8th of October, 2014

                Hi All! Welcome in Sasanka7´s profile. I have new goal. First greater milestone! Let´s go to celebrate with me! 2 800 exclusive pictures online! Thank You Dreamstime! This is the picture ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥... More
  • The Color Red (Part 2)

    by Eric1513 | 27th of September, 2014

    My very first blog on Dreamstime was about using the color red in stock photos (here). I've gone back through my portfolio and can see that some of my best selling older images have the color red in them.       I can also see a trend in many of the photos... More
  • Dreams of photographers

    by Heungyoulyin | 26th of September, 2014

    I am Republic of Korean Photographer and hope to be creative phographer and also communicate other photographers on Dreamstime. I have been trying to study creative art. Hoping for your kind advice and support. My photo blog is as below. http://blog.naver.com/dreamyin... More

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