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  • What is She Wearing?

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of February, 2007

    Wardrobe is key to a professional looking image. And the type of clothing that a model is wearing can enhance the salability of an image in more ways than one. Here is a terrific image of a teen writing on the board in her classroom. The model's top gives a clue... More
  • A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of February, 2007

    A pioneer in the stock business once said, "A good stock photo is an incomplete photo". That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the unfinished... 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
  • My first 2 sales includes a tiff sale

    by Yesphotographers | 26th of November, 2015

    I can say that I'm pleasantly surprised to announce my first 2 sales, after only one month on Dreamstime. I didn't expect to be found by customers so fast, considering my small portfolio of 200 images. The first one it was a small format with 5 credits  ... More
  • Trip to Nam Sang Wai (China. Hong Kong)

    by Tungtung1107 | 25th of November, 2015

    Crisscrossed by the Kam Tin River and Shan Pui River, Nam Sang Wai‘s rustic scenery attracts bird-watchers, cyclists and picnickers, as well as photographers and even film crews. You can explore the area along a network of paths. This landscape of (mostly abandoned) farms... More
  • My Christmas Bestseller

    by Veronikaouskova | 24th of November, 2015

    Since I am quite new in the stock photo business, I am still searching for my ways how to produce commercially desired pictures. The picture I am presenting in this blog is so far my bestseller. It is a collage of simple christmas decorations pictures. Maybe it could serve... More
  • 101 uploads and 1st sale!

    by Fatema7864 | 24th of November, 2015

    Yippee!!! This has been a great month. Crossed 100 uploads and bagged my 1st sale. I am really thankful to Dreamstime for giving me this platform and also to the buyer of my pic. My first sale has given me a new boost and motivated me to hone my skills further. Hoping... More
  • 150 approved images

    by Bmcleod19 | 23rd of November, 2015

    I just had my 150th image approved after being on here about 2 weeks now. I haven't had any sales yet, but hopefully that will happen soon. Right now, I have an approval ratio of about 28%, which has increased for 21% when I first started uploading. The first day or two that... More
  • Mysterious Huya Grand Canyon waterfall.

    by 11483899 | 23rd of November, 2015

    >Pingwu County in Sichuan Crystal Township, a world-famous Jiuzhaigou and across the mountain areas.We found a very nice Huya Grand Canyon. Tall canyon like a knife stabbing the sky from the ground, like a peak. It is clear that such a small indistinct.   Here, the best... More
  • Travel Photography for Writers: 10 Tips for Getting Started

    by Pedrovenancio72 | 22nd of November, 2015

    Travel photography Before the trip 1. Decide a camera strategy that suits you Determine whether you want to carry one (high end) camera kit, or do you have two or three cameras (good camera phones will do as well) at hand that you use in different situations. Both... More
  • Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

    by Valevvicki | 22nd of November, 2015

    Up until recently I had mainly taken photographs where I had most of the control over the elements - in that most of my subjects didn't move or there was one person or one animal and rarely a mix. I am currently completing a photography course and the topic choices for... More
  • The butterfly as symbol in art and culture

    by Yana28 | 22nd of November, 2015

         Butterflies remain prominent in fine art, advertising, fashion and jewelry. Butterflies constitute one of the major symbol in art with a significant number of major artists incorporating butterfly symbolism. Butterfly as a symbol can also represent transition,... More
  • My 230th image sale

    by Kanelo | 22nd of November, 2015

    Hello dreamstime community !!! I am very happy to share with you my 230th sale of image. This is insufficient but somewhat satisfactory. I wish sincerely to many sales you phototographe my friends, graphic designer, designer and we could find ourselves with time to share... More
  • My Drawings / Illustrations on Dreamstime

    by Earlydawnphotography | 20th of November, 2015

    I have always enjoyed drawing and painting as a hobby. Now I have decided to upload much of my artwork as illustrations here on Dreamstime.          I was pleasantly surprised to find that two of my drawings became my first images to achieve level two status:... More
  • Finding inspiration

    by Frozenmountainphotography | 20th of November, 2015

    I don't know if it's just me , but I find that finding inspiration to develop new concepts for photographing is sometimes an uneasy task. For me it's mainly because I worry about making a fool of myself by developing new concepts, or disappointing those who approve of my... More
  • What I love about photography

    by Tinald2012 | 20th of November, 2015

    When I go out to take shots of nature, I try to look for the unusual, strange patterns in dirt or sand, the roughness and patterning of bark that has peeled away or wood that has been marked by water or weather and strange bugs. I also look for unusual markings that cause... More
  • First sale celebration

    by Podichi | 19th of November, 2015

    I sold this   See Article
  • 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
  • Spiritual hub

    by Photashoot | 18th of November, 2015

    A beauty that had people crying inside, as they made their pilgrimage to the church described as holiest of Catholic shrines.   Built from 1506 to 1626, with no cranes! It still dominates the skyline of Rome, as part of the Vatican City sovereign jurisdiction. Amazing... More
  • Atlanterhavsveien

    by Wortam | 18th of November, 2015

    I love Norway and every year I try to learn a little bit more about this country. This year I started with, I think the most popular tourist route – Atlanterhavsveien - the Atlantic Road, which winds its way over smooth rocky islets. I will never forget the morning... More

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