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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 period.... More
  • Malachite Jewel

    by Physi28 | 10th of February, 2016

    In 2011 I made a trip to the Gambia and this relatively little west-african country, much as it can't boast with the "Big Five" of the east-african national parks, is however a paradise for birdwatchers and photographers. A quite safe place surrounded by... More
  • Branch or bird?

    by Physi28 | 4th of February, 2016

    When I made the photo I was not sure it would be of any use, for DT that is. Later on, when I checked it in the computer I liked the effect which the bizarre branch had on the whole image, after erasing some disturbing elements I thought it was ready for upload. I was wondering... More
  • Street art makes for great backgrounds

    by Bragearonsen | 1st of February, 2016

    Some of my best sellers are shots of street art in the streets of my home town Oslo. They make for great backgrounds and are popular with designers. Here are some of my favourite ones:                 More
  • My first 100 photos

    by Salvacubells | 31st of January, 2016

    This January I came to my first 100 photos on Dreamstime, I do not dedicate myself to photography full time, it is difficult to take pictures, edit, upload,... when you have a few hours a week but they are here, I hope soon reach thousand. It is a matter of patience and work,... More
  • First level 5 pictures

    by Sebastian423 | 30th of January, 2016

    Hey dear DT buyers and contributors I just wanted to share my first two most successful pictures. Both are now at level 5. Interesting thing is that I've used one of them as a background in the other :) The sky itself is being purchased for the same reason i think it... More
  • How to find models who will work for free

    by Sleepylog | 24th of January, 2016

    Who needs models who will work for free?    If you aren't one of the lucky few who can afford to pay models for their services, then you've probably answered with a resounding 'I do!', and if you have, then read on because I'm about to tell you where to find such elusive... More
  • One small step

    by Thanakrits15 | 21st of January, 2016

    Tuesday, the 19th seemed to be just like any other day, with some lecture, papers, and all the fun stuff that comes with university life. But that morning was also the first time I have ever had a sale on dreamstime! It was only for 58 cents, at an "extrasmall" resolution.... More
  • Photography Note #1 : Colour Displaying Problem

    by Salawin | 19th of January, 2016

    I always shoot with Adobe RGB colour space and have a problem about incorrect colours displaying on my mobile phone. I have tried so many ways to make my final image have the same colour displaying on both my PC (Colour Profile supported device) and my mobile phone (Colour... More
  • Fireworks Photography Tips

    by Creativei | 19th of January, 2016

        I have just published a blog about How to Photograph Fireworks? in Middle East based Blogging Community Website, www.myblogs.pw Since the website owner doesn't allow to post the content in other sites, I'm inviting you to read it from that site... More
  • Uploads

    by Eddaphoto | 18th of January, 2016

    Today I'm celebrating the first 100 uploads to Dreamstime! And of course, looking forward for the first sale!   See Article
  • My first sale after coming back

    by Salawin | 17th of January, 2016

    After stopping selling my images here for a long time. Now I am back here again and here is my first sale after coming back :)     Even though it was a small amount but I am still happy every time someone purchased my image. Hope that this year is gonna be my great year... More

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