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  • A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet

    by Tangie | 28th of April, 2009

    As stated in my previous articles, a crucial stage in thinking up your uploads is to step in your buyer's shoes: what do buyers need and what are they searching for? Or, most importantly, how do they search for our files? I have seen other users have also addressed this topic.... More
  • Goodbye

    by Ellenboughn | 23rd of February, 2009

    It’s been two years and one month and well over a hundred blogs written since I joined Dreamstime. But now it is time to say goodbye as I move on to finish writing a book that continues the themes of my blogs to be published by an imprint of Random House and to concentrate... More
  • Ups and Downs

    by Ellenboughn | 14th of October, 2008

    Images that reflect the current turmoil in world financial markets and it's impact on key industries will be in the news and show up in print and online for months (years?) to come whether the economy plunges further or rebounds quickly. What goes up, must come down but... More
  • The New Commuters

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of July, 2008

    Commuter patterns have changed dramatically over the past few months as individuals cut back on driving both to save gas money and to protect the environment just as other countries such as India and China begin a love affair with the automobile. Both of these events have... More
  • Earth Day 2009

    by Ellenboughn | 13th of May, 2008

    Earth Day ’08 is over. It’s time to get ready for next year. By all accounts 2009 will be “Earth Year” as all aspects of life are now increasingly examined for their impact on the environment. You will want to photograph iconic eco-products as well as using them... More
  • Snow: Real or Instant?

    by Ellenboughn | 25th of October, 2007

    How do you make it snow when it doesn’t? Hands down, the real stuff is best but sometimes you have to fake it There are all manner of tricks. There is phony snow that is mixed with water and some swear by instant mashed potato flakes. A discussion about the merits of various... More
  • Working Together

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of September, 2007

    As concepts go, ‘teamwork’ is a big seller. It may appear that images of business teams have been done to death. Not so: a great image of a group of two or more in an office environment working together in an authentic manner, will sell again and again. Styles in furniture... More
  • First days in Photoland

    by Tangie | 12th of July, 2007

    Equipped with fairly good knowledge of words, strong sense of humour, gripping onto reality, sometimes wandering through alternatives, chattering all the time, a habit she still can’t get rid of, Alice stumbled upon photography with genuine and untrained eyes. Never wanting... More
  • Springtime

    by Ellenboughn | 21st of March, 2007

    A few Christmas images have been downloaded in the last few days. Seasonal images are often put into play many months prior to the actual time of year. The conundrum is that the best time to shoot seasonal images is after the images have reached their peak download... More
  • First sale!

    by Allisonterrence | 18th of September, 2014

    First of all thank you to dreamstime for all the help and feed back. Other stock photography web sights seem really hard to please and are not consistent with what they want to see in photographs. So my first photo to sell is of the American flag, which makes me realize... More
  • New to DT

    by Claudiobarreira | 9th of September, 2014

    Hello fellow DT users, I'm a photography enthusiast for a long time, always taking pictures for personal use and as a hobby. Recently I was introduced to the microstock world, which, of course, caught my attention. Why not try to make some extra money out of an hobby... More
  • 200 images online

    by Davem01 | 8th of September, 2014

    well, I've made it to 200 images online with the pic of the CTrain in dowtown Calgary  I'm not sure if I have fully grasped the requirements for stock photography as my favourite images don't seem to do too well, this is one of MY favourites but doesn't seem to be that... More
  • First sales!

    by Joerijacobs | 6th of September, 2014

    A few days ago i was glad to see that two of my photos were sold for the first time on DT. They were both made with a mobile device. So i guess this is a good prove that mobile photos can sell as well here on DT.     The strange thing is that my first batch... More
  • My first blog - all criticism and advices are greatly appreciated

    by Pet548 | 4th of September, 2014

    I read the blog and I find there helpfull advices but I have never posted anything because I don't fell good with my English. I am new at photography. I wish to learn how to take beautiful pictures from you all and to try to improve mines. Any help or advice would be appreciated.... More
  • First Sale! - Quantity is not everything

    by Shiny247 | 28th of August, 2014

    My first sale -thank you! I did not expect to sell anything yet. This image has only had 26 views! My portfolio only has 6 images in it at the moment. So maybe you don't need loads of images to get a sale after all! I hope this will inspire all other newbies to not give... More
  • Medieval tales. A journey at the fortified churches of Transylvania

    by Ciolca | 25th of August, 2014

    I have always loved castles and citadels. Who doesn’t, actually ☺. The older the castle, the more magical the tale. And it so happens that Romania has quite some very special ones. Those are the medieval fortified churches from Transylvania, built by the Germanic... More
  • That First Sale...

    by Ginntinn | 15th of August, 2014

    When I was 17, in my first semester of college, I got my first check for something I had written, a whole $17 (coincidentally). It was an amazing feeling, something I've never forgotten, even though I've worked as a writer for some 20 years since. Selling my first photo... More
  • 100 Pictures, first illustration!

    by Cleymans | 14th of August, 2014

    Hey Photo-maniacs, Just to tell you that I'm very happy with my 100 pictures on-line and more to come... But I'm really pleased cause this is my first illustration I send and it was accepted yipee... Thank you Dreamstime: My first illustration on-line at Dreamstime:... More
  • Just a kid with a dream

    by Marconti805 | 13th of August, 2014

    Good day I started a small business in construction 24 years ago. We do tile sealing, concrete staining and interior finishes on stone and tile. Added glass graffiti removal and dust and noise abatement a few years ago. Working on building equipment to be rented for small... More
  • First assignment approvals!

    by Holybork | 13th of August, 2014

    I'm so happy. I have not only one, but two approved photos in the new assignment.   While I really have no expectations to win, the exposure is nice, and the confirmation that at least 2 out of my 133 approved images so far hold a quality good enough to sometimes... More

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