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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 Accepted Photo!

    by Rayzer1 | 21st of October, 2014

    My first blog here (though I've got, like, five elsewhere!) but I just want to chronicle my experience on Dreamstime. Starting out hopeful, although I did send a question off to admin to ask if I have to do my own marketing and the answer was yes. So, maybe... More
  • Do we need a CPL Filter?

    by And19sv | 18th of October, 2014

    For thoose that don't know what a CPL filter [circular polarizer filter] is, I will try to explain what is it's purpose and you can decide on your own if you need it. Let's imagine this: "You just came back from your vacation on the seaside and you download your pictures... More
  • Stormy Day Transforms World to Black and White

    by Martynelson | 13th of October, 2014

    Bright sunshine may make it easier to capture images in vivid colors. But sometimes interesting photos are shot on cloudy and stormy days.    Idaho's Redfish Lake and Sawtooth Mountains are cast into a Black and White world following a Rain Storm.   ... More
  • First 10 sales!

    by Dahlskoge | 8th of October, 2014

    Nothing solves a dearth of ideas like an increase in sales! The best motivation is undeniably appreciation. Since I moved to Los Angeles about 2 months ago I have been establishing monthly goals to overcome in terms of portfolio expansion, and so far I have been doing... More
  • Vote for me! Vote the diva of selfie!

    by Brocko | 8th of October, 2014

    After several attempts i managed to have one picture accepted to the assignment, so i'm trying to grab the big fish... /cheers   See Article
  • First tentative steps with models

    by Katey997 | 4th of October, 2014

    Thought I' ll have a go at shooting people, with a camera that is lol before you arks. It started with mum and her sister, I find it odd slightly as I, m use to animals, people are so much more difficult as they know the camera is there, all I said was take no notice of... More
  • Woohoo! My First Sale! So exciting!!!

    by Rhbabiak13 | 2nd of October, 2014

    I awoke to a pleasant surprise this morning. My first sale. This is the picture that will always go down as my first sale.   See Article
  • A LOVELY SURPRISE - my very FIRST SALE

    by Mariayunira | 30th of September, 2014

    It's been 30th days since I have 'full speed' activities of uploading. So far I have been so spirited by having 82 images online and 18 pending files. What a lovely surprise to finally discover how in this last day of September I finally got MY VERY FIRST SALE..  ... More
  • Santa Barbara, California

    by Marconti805 | 26th of September, 2014

    Good morning Santa Barbara! This is a film image taken with a Canon EOS-1N camera. Thank you Dreamstime for approving film and encouraging it. This day was beautiful a large thunder cloud looked over our city and the film made the colors look beautiful, a little different... More
  • New member

    by Phoenixci | 26th of September, 2014

    A few weeks ago I suggested a co-worker to join DT. We both share a passion for photography and we often talk about it during our lunch breaks, I explained how it was fun to have people purchase picture that I had taken and see them used as visualization and complementing... 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

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