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Staycation
posted by ellenboughn - 3rd of june, 2008
The hot buzzword in travel is ‘staycation’ meaning a vacation that takes place by staying in the neighborhood or city where one lives. The word and the concept seem to pepper every other article that I read and are also popping... More...
Focus on Wolves
posted by ellenboughn - 6th of november, 2007
I spent last Sunday afternoon listening to Jim and Jamie Dutcher speak about the six years they spent living with a pack of wolves in the Idaho wilderness. Those years have been documented in their still photography, films and books.... More...
Say "Hello!"
posted by yorgy67 - 25th of february, 2014
The last winter days are going to remain behind us... The smell of Spring is already in the air... Hey, guys, do you feel it? :) Let the Spring bring new fresh ideas and much inspiration! More...
Aiming for Romance eBook Covers
posted by aromancewriter - 23rd of november, 2013
Ten years ago, the ebook market was just seeing the dawn of a new era. It's when I started to write novels and I geared toward the digital industry. So did the photostock market for book covers. In the romance industry everything... More...
How Do Beginners - Like me - Get Models?
posted by edosaodaro - 9th of october, 2013
Hi Guys! I decided to write this as I imagine I am not the only one to ever have had this dilemma. A lot of people have great shooting ideas but just don't know how to approach the tricky subject - of models and, of course, associated... More...
Starting off and eager to learn
posted by teeimagination - 11th of may, 2013
I always loved taking photos and over the years I think I have created a great portfolio. The problem was that before this year all my photos were taken with a basic point and shot camera. I worked very hard and saved all my money to... More...
Explore, explore, explore!
posted by korat_cn - 29th of january, 2013
Again trying to find new ideas to draw, new emotions to illustrate, new images to submit... When you have more than one thousand images online you have to spend a lot of time to find something new to show. So, you know, for Christmas... More...
Christmas is coming
posted by chanevy - 25th of october, 2012
Are you working on your holiday images yet? I am just thinking about the new ones I will make, but have a couple from last year. What are your plans?
Ideas with fruits and how not to take photographs
posted by shmeljov - 14th of september, 2012
One day Jelena ran into the studio with an idea to make a photo with a couple of oranges like this one. So i made this shot. And another couple of hundreds. Sometimes this happens to me. And I don't really... More...
The news can drive your photo's
posted by birksphotography - 8th of march, 2012
Everyday you see the headlines of the impending doom of one sort or another and what goes along with them? photo's. If your running short on idea's for your next photo shoot, think about looking through the news. Try to spot some... More...
Make MORE money from old designs & illustrations
posted by jasnemo - 10th of november, 2011
I'd like to share a great tip for illustrators who already sell or are considering selling artwork on Dreamstime. This idea has worked extremely well for me. And while this article is a little wordy, if you take the time to read it,... More...
Finding Inspiration
posted by karenfoleyphotography - 5th of october, 2011
I’ve been with dreamstime for about a year and a half now, so I’m hardly at newbie in stock photography anymore (it’s hard to think of yourself as a newbie in anything once you’ve reached a Half a Century), but I have just recently... More...
Fresh Ideas For Xmas
posted by mariaam - 12th of september, 2011
I think about Christmas and I would like to create something special for this special holiday! There are already many greeting cards and backgrounds in my Merry Christmas! collection ... So it´s time for some fresh ideas and new concepts.... More...
Planning September...
posted by llareggub - 2nd of september, 2011
Despite August being another best month ever for me in terms of number of sales and revenue it was a poor month for inspiration and uploads! September is a month for me that signifies the end of the hard work on our little small... More...
I Suppose it aint all that bad!!!
posted by llareggub - 18th of august, 2011
I wrote and article a while back about having a poor start to the month of August, not poor in sales terms but poor in terms of creativity and ideas for me... Well things have not gpot a great deal better but have been looking back... More...
Imagination is you friend
posted by silent47 - 17th of july, 2011
The Internet is full of information.All you have to do is to find it.I would like to give you some websites full of creativity.I think it will inspire you and take you to other ways in your projects. John Fulton Photography http:... More...
250 up but disappointing sales
posted by llareggub - 8th of june, 2011
It was rather apt yesterday to notice the I got my 250th image up on line and it was a rather celebratury image of some strawberries and champagne :D However my motivation is taking somewhat of a knock due to the incredibly slow... More...
Think Tank
posted by wongj84 - 5th of june, 2011
Its often hard to think of good stock ideas. Perhaps we can inspire one another? What works, what doesn't. Lighting ideas, that make or break photos. Ideas that are lacking, designers feel free to chime in as well. Micro stock... More...
Yikes!
posted by taylorgracephotography - 12th of may, 2011
So this has been an incredibly busy week outside my world of photography. My children have more of a social life than I do and end of the year school activities have me running in all directions. Which has turned out to be a good... More...
Accelerating income from microstock: experience and a few thoughts!
posted by davidwatmough - 2nd of april, 2011
At Easter 2009 I was trying to get a picture of Inverness castle using a wide angle lens so a bunch of wild daffodils was in the foreground and the castle behind. The width of the River Ness stopped me from getting the shot I wanted.... More...
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