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  • In the News!

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of February, 2008

    I am very pleased with the images that are showing up daily under the new editorial license. It snows in Athens and BOOM, Dreamstime displays images of the Roman Forum covered in snow. Barack Obama appears at a rally and we see him quickly in the news section. (We have a... More
  • Introduction

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    Dreamstime has asked me to write a blog to share my knowledge of the stock photo business. First a bit about me. Before I found myself in the business of editing, marketing and producing images, I was a schoolteacher. Thus the art above. I hope to both teach and learn in... More
  • Entering the Blogosphere

    by Geomergent | 15th of April, 2016

    Yo Dreamers! Here is my first post! I have been on DT for 7 months now. I took a four month break from my computer as I traveled around north India just snapping and living. So here is my first India photo that has been accepted! This was one of those shots, where I... More
  • Editorial and RAW Images are profitable

    by Linnaeacat | 1st of April, 2016

    I was so delightfully surprised when I checked my Dreamstime account to see that my balance had jumped up by $18.98. I was further surprised that it was the purchase of one of my editorial images. I turned to my friend and thanked her for her guidance long ago when I first... More
  • Goldfinch

    by Physi28 | 3rd of March, 2016

    Some months ago I visited the hides of Natura Prop in northern Catalonia. A recently opened hide offered passerine birds in a beginning success story. Goldfinches were plenty around and the clever idea of sticking several thistle plants (cardus) whose seeds are the favourites... More
  • Your Stock Photo Workflow

    by Cgardinerphotos | 19th of January, 2016

    We don't get paid for micro stock photography by the hour so being efficient with your time is the most important thing of all. One of the important things to consider as you dedicate more time to stock photography is the workflow you use to do it. There are no right or... More
  • Four days on the island of Mallorca

    by Salvacubells | 12th of January, 2016

    This Christmas I visited the island of Mallorca and I had time to make a few photographs I'm uploading these days of January Dreamstime. I did not use a tripod, so for some shots I placed the camera resting on a seat, window, floor, and set the shot ... a few seconds after... More
  • My Favorite Editorials

    by Vintagepix | 4th of January, 2016

    We all try so hard to exclude people and trademarks from our images but some of my favorite shots are editorials and sell to those who just want them for their own photos albums. Here are a couple of my favorites.      More
  • Past few years on Dreamstime

    by Gofer | 19th of November, 2015

    The last few years on Dreamstime have been great and sales have been good too, especially since the royal wedding of Kate and William which really motivated me to take more editorial photos. I can remember just having the shear luck of the couple waving in my direction while... More
  • I won 100 credits!

    by TMarchev | 19th of November, 2015

    Yes yes yes !!! I win 100 credits NOW and maybe Ipad air i'm not sure BUT so excited Dreamstime again made my day :) Thank you so much i feel so lucky! WoooO!     See Article
  • Journey to my first Editorial License

    by Jyotiprdeka | 30th of September, 2015

      It took up to five rejections to finally get one of my photo selected for Editorial License. Initially I was uploading macro shots, but none got selected. The reason was pretty simple. You need something special and newsworthy. Some of the rejections were the best photos... More
  • The wonderful world of editorial content

    by Bratty1206 | 11th of September, 2015

    I love editorial content. It truly has changed how I photograph things. It has also enriched my life in tremendous ways. I have traveled so many places, just to photograph the architecture or the events going on. I have visited so many historic attractions, working on... More
  • 1001 Images!

    by Doubleclick7 | 24th of August, 2015

    1001 images It’s been 3 years, and my goal was to have 1000 images in 12 months! It’s not as easy as you’d think! But being a stock photographer/vector artist has taught me so much! It’s forced me to expand my talents, look for new things, explore new ideas... More
  • My first sale

    by Truthservant | 18th of August, 2015

    Hello friends, I want to share with you my happiness after having my first sale. And this is the photo chosen.   It's about United Nations Square in Casablanca, the biggest city in Morocco. With all my wishes to everyone. See Article
  • Rodeos, and editorial licenses

    by Wickedlydivine | 14th of August, 2015

    I've recently submitted photos I had taken whilst at a rodeo in Grace Idaho, and this is a place where it would be impossible to acquire a model release for all people in most photos. So I am very happy about using the editorial license to put my photos up for sale on Dreamstime.... More
  • Portfolio

    by Pamjreynolds | 3rd of August, 2015

    Hi folks, This is just a quick post to thank the Dreamtimers who have started to follow my portfolio, it really is very much appreciated. When I look around other artist’s portfolios I very quickly realise how much I have to learn, but I’m loving every minute of... More
  • New images - Mexico, Guatemala and Indonesia

    by Avenikolas | 14th of July, 2015

    Some new editorial photos from Latin America and Indonesia.   Protest sign on the wall in Guatemala. Words unionista (unionist) and patriota (patriot), orange symbol of sun and hand in fist. The Unionist is a conservative political party.   Balinese kids making... More
  • A Wonderful DT's Day

    by Wxh6763 | 13th of May, 2015

    Objectively, although I think my photos is very good but I never expected there is such a surprise just like today. It's so wonderful for me. I must named it DT's Day! Because there are 9 sales in one day. To work in Stock Photography, just like having a marvellous travel.... More
  • How and why to manage a collection?

    by Tempestz | 17th of April, 2015

    As you will find on the dreamstime website, managed collections are groups of pictures with a similar theme. They can be something simple as Food or Editorials or Backgrounds, textures. Or can be very specific as Recognizable Landmarks. The choice of what to... More
  • Making it work while being on vacation

    by Juanpfotografia | 5th of March, 2015

    My wife and I had a tough 2014 so we decided we needed some fun and booked a ticket to Orlando, Florida to visit the Disney and Universal Studios parks, and also the Kennedy Space Center. It's a long trip from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and at first, I thought I wouldn't take... More

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