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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
  • First Photography Uploads!

    by Lmhphotography | 7th of October, 2015

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the Dreamstime community and would just like to share the overwhelming joy of my first photos being accepted on the website. I didn't expect ten, let alone twenty five! I only joined less than a week ago but I have been taking photos for... More
  • First 15 sales!!!

    by Primesh7 | 7th of October, 2015

    My first 15 sales !!! feeling blessed and motivated a humble beginner... Thank you dreamstime and all our buyers...   See Article
  • Learning from the Masters: Where to Look at Fine Art Photographs

    by Gracelife | 6th of October, 2015

        As a photographer, you’ll never stop learning. However, it is sometimes challenging to find new places or new people to learn from. That is doubly true if you're unsure where to find quality photographs. The Internet is filled with websites and galleries that... More
  • My first sale

    by Rekhadream | 3rd of October, 2015

    I am very excited about my first sale.It occurred within a year.One photo got sold out of my 36 photos.It came as a big surprise to me.The photo attached to this blogpost got sold. Thanks Dreamstime.  See Article
  • I made my first sale!!

    by Boweriam | 23rd of September, 2015

       It's been about 5 months since I first decided to give this whole photo thing a try. AND, in fact and I got my first sale today! It's $2.00 but hey, it's a start. I'm excited to upload more photos and see if I can get even more activity! I only have 30 photos... More
  • First Photos Accepted Because I Did Not Give Up

    by Tangatawhenua | 20th of September, 2015

    If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again A few months ago I signed up to Dreamstime as I have 1000's of images collecting digital dust on my hard drives. Choosing my favourite photos, and reading the rules and regulations, I uploaded 7 only to have them all... More
  • My picture was saled ! hoho~

    by Leileixcc | 18th of September, 2015

    Hello! My readers! Yesterday, I found that one of my photos was dowdloaded and I got $0.35! I was so exciting! That is the first revenue by saling my photos! I love photography very much. It really encourages me! Thank you that one who download it! And I upload several... More
  • My first 100 $ :)

    by Jijikalinkova | 17th of September, 2015

    After a year hard uploading I finally reach my first 100$ I so glad to see them :) I expect to have a sale for each one of my images so I buy to myself a gift - a new lens>it is my lucky lens :)   See Article
  • My first photo

    by Soumikchattopadhyay | 14th of September, 2015

    I have posted my first photo. This is my first photo for a stock photo site. Hope it will be a great journey. Please comment and guide.  See Article
  • First milestone - first payment done!

    by Arx0nt | 5th of September, 2015

      A year passed since I started doing stock photography. Finaly reached my first milestone at dreamstime - first 100$ payed. Fantastic feeling. A lot of work has been done, but I want better results. More sales to go! Btw, this image is bestseller. What you think? Cheers More
  • 100 images online milestone

    by Truthservant | 4th of September, 2015

    Hi everyone ! I finally reached 100 online images, so I would like to share my happiness with you, and wish all the best to all of you my friends ! Here are 11 images of my work. The next images are from south Morocco:                     ... More

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