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2012 in review
posted by tangie - 31st of december, 2012
The year which is about to end has been full of events: from the Olympic games to the US presidential elections, from riots and strikes to much debated bailouts, from record artwork sale to Felix Baumgartner's fearless supersonic jump,... More...
Best selling images in 2009
posted by tangie - 18th of december, 2009
Before moving to a new year, we would like to disclose some backstage info for our active and ever growing contributing community: Dreamstime's 2009 best 10 images, a list of the most downloaded files this year. And since this cat is... More...
Snap! Not! Vacation Photos
posted by ellenboughn - 2nd of july, 2007
Trying to pack too many photos into too little time can result in photos of everything but few, if any, terrific shots. To document your vacation as well as taking some great shots for Dreamstime, you need to plan ahead. It's not just... More...
All the Pretty Faces
posted by ellenboughn - 19th of june, 2007
When I think of portraits, I don't visualize the standard, studio shot of a family or a high school grad or even a scion of the business world. I think in stock pictures, so I see an image of a person or animal or an illustrated... More...
A rose is a rose is a rose
posted by ellenboughn - 6th of june, 2007
Summer is here and flowers are bursting into bloom. There they are right outside the door and so pretty. But just because they are so marvelous doesn't mean that you need to photograph them. It seems that every flower that has... More...
Mommy LOOK!
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of june, 2007
Everybody loves a baby...unless they are screaming in the seat next to you on a cross-country flight. And almost everyone has a baby around the house at one time or another. But beware...babies and children can be like little flowers:... More...
Booming
posted by ellenboughn - 24th of may, 2007
The older folks are most definitely not hanging around the rocking chairs these days. Life expectancy has been extended greatly over the last 30 years. Those that are living longer are enjoying it more. This is a generation that... More...
Yummo! Shooting Food
posted by ellenboughn - 17th of may, 2007
Many times a business deal has been concluded over a pricey meal or in a coffee shop. Hundreds, if not thousands of cookbooks, are published every year. Entire magazines and web sites are devoted to recipes and cooking tips.... More...
Fore!
posted by ellenboughn - 11th of may, 2007
Golf is no longer a game just for the plaid pants, country club set. Both ends of the financial spectrum have taken up the sport in big numbers. Not just bank presidents are rolling around the course; the fastest growing segment... More...
Moving Pictures
posted by ellenboughn - 27th of april, 2007
An industry that involves big trucks, banks and emotional trauma needs images to illustrate its goods and services. Americans change locations on average every five years. Standard business leases are often for five years or... More...
A Simple Life
posted by ellenboughn - 24th of april, 2007
A growing awareness of environmental issues has created a parallel change in personal values for many people. Instead of the conspicuous consumption of years past and the over indulgent styles of the 90's, more and more seek... More...
The BIG Day
posted by ellenboughn - 20th of april, 2007
June is just around the corner and all over the world, brides are lining up for their big day, panic setting in. Some Dreamstime photographers are accomplished wedding shooters. Sooner or later, though, most of you will be... More...
Sexy!
posted by ellenboughn - 13th of april, 2007
Youth and sex have forever been used to promote and sell products and services. And sexy pixs are especially important to the calendar sector that isn't dominated by kittens (the more feline type) and gardens. I'm not an expert... More...
Global Warming
posted by ellenboughn - 11th of april, 2007
April 22 is Earth Day. The tipping point has been reached. Politicians and corporations have joined the rest of us in sharing concern for what human activity is doing to the earth. As a consequence there is an increasing demand... More...
Doctor in the House
posted by ellenboughn - 27th of march, 2007
With an explosion of medical advertising and health care issues often in the news in print and on the web, there is an increased demand for images of medical professionals. To produce images of doctors and nurses, it's not necessary... More...
Springtime
posted 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... More...
A Sense of Place (Part II)
posted by ellenboughn - 28th of february, 2007
Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how... More...
Introduction
posted 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.... More...
At Last 100 images online!
posted by cheese365 - 15th of april, 2014
I am celebrating, 100 images online! Thought I'd never get there. Thanks DT. I've learnt a lot but I've still got loads more to learn. The important thing is I enjoy it! I doubt I'll ever be a great stock photographer as staging is... More...
Assignment question
posted by perstock - 14th of march, 2014
Anyone, how can i use an already uploaded image to enter an assignment? I am a little confused right now... I think some of my already uploaded - and some of them also been sold - images would ”fit in” as assignment images...... More...
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