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  • A Kick in the Creative Pants

    by Ellenboughn | 2nd of March, 2007

    The most important advice I have to offer after my decades in the stock photo business about what images to make is listen to yourself. You know more than anyone about why you want to create imagery. Build on those thoughts first. Then see how to make the images... More
  • I will savour my first assignment acceptance

    by Sml | 6th of February, 2014

    I am not the first or the last to finally get my first image accepted on an assignment, but WOW what a fantastic feeling, overjoyed. I was letting myself get down with rejections and then I thought besides the images I was submitting what was I doing wrong. Number 1... More
  • State Quarters

    by Indy2320 | 6th of September, 2013

    After lots of work my image or illustration of the 50 state quarters was accepted into my portfolio. To create this image and make it appear more like an illustration,i painted every coin with silver spray paint you can buy at any hardware store. After that process was... More
  • A Studio Without Walls and Lighting Without Lights

    by Wisconsinart | 11th of June, 2013

    The image you see here in my blog is my second Editor's Choice. Creating it was actually very simple and it may be of interest for the amateur stock photographer in how it was done. There are three layers in the image. (1) The dungeon cell (2) Man in wheelchair (3) The... More
  • Imagination and Originality

    by Wisconsinart | 1st of July, 2012

    Imagination and Originality As the stock industry over-saturates itself with the same types of images and concepts, it will be key to come up with new ideas in order to stand out and maximize portfolio potential. Using your imagination to produce original ideas is therefore... More
  • Studio lighting.

    by Dgphotographic | 13th of September, 2011

    I have a home studio, it is set up in my garage, I have gradually built up my gear. I started off using my camera flash on a remote trigger mounted on my tripod, a secondary flash set on "slave". To give differing lighting set ups. My full time job as an engineer meant... More
  • The Golden Age of Stock is Over but there is Still Gold to be Found

    by Wisconsinart | 20th of August, 2011

    Critics of microstock will tell you that the microstock business is a race to the bottom and a waste of time. And you know what? They're right! When microstock first began, it was a boom for those who got in early. Contributors were making tons of money mainly because... More
  • Imagination is you friend

    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://johnfultonphotography.com/#/portfolio%... More
  • Imagination

    by Dmccale | 8th of June, 2011

    You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. by Mark Twain See Article
  • Show me something new and creative

    by Silent47 | 1st of June, 2011

    The title say all:)) NEW AND CREATIVE See Article
  • An Approach for Building Your Portfolio

    by Wisconsinart | 14th of July, 2010

    It's one thing to sit down and think of ideas to submit for stock, but I see a lot of people taking the same approach as I do: We mainly shoot what we know. Specifically, we work within our comfort level and skillset. I don't have a studio nor do I have access to models so... More
  • When you can't take a photo!

    by Ebamo | 3rd of May, 2010

    Are you someone like me who chickens to hire a model, or can't find any sibling or friend to help in that; but you wish you can translate your ideas into images??.... I've fulfilled some of my relish to do so by learning through some tutorial online how to create illustrations... More
  • Good Morning It's a Brand New Day - Poem From long ago

    by Knoxvillefm | 12th of April, 2010

    Anyone ever been banned from adding comments ? I didnt cuss or anything, just gave some ideas on how to get more recognized by search engines by adding more channels. I can't respond, if you post but just curious. I haven't had good experiences with blogs. Yahoo... More
  • out of the ordinary

    by Digitalreflections | 19th of March, 2010

    When I shot this photo,I wasn't sure if would have have any commercial value. Thanks to a willing model and good friend,we decided to give it a try. We got some pretty strange looks from people passing by but we didn't let that deter us. This file has now had twenty views... More
  • My first 100 images! Time to start my blog

    by Jarroyo1982 | 5th of January, 2010

    When I discovered stock photography many time ago I did not gave it importance. Well, better said, I did not gave all the importance that I give it nowadays. Years have passed by, the agencies have changed their printed catalogues and CDs for a lot more practical, fast... More
  • Use Your Imagination

    by Jsternig | 21st of August, 2009

    Have you ever hit a block when behind the lens and just weren't inspired to take a picture of anything around you? Perhaps you shot some really good images but they lacked that certain something that made them "great." Try combining a few of these images next time you find... More
  • What do we do when we don't have pictures to upload

    by Nikitu | 28th of May, 2009

    Every photographer reaches a dry patch at some point. Lack of inspiration, or a too busy period in his/her life, falling in love, falling out of love, camera broke, not enough light, there are a million reasons a photographer such as ourselves would like to take a break... More
  • Using friend's imagination

    by Mildegard | 29th of November, 2008

    Many people in the world have imagination so bright that it's a pity they're not artists. Pictures born in their mind sure could have been amazing when drawn. So, sometimes, when Muse of yours has a long vacation, why not using their ideas? "I want a picture of Mystirius"... More
  • Dreamstime dreamers

    by Papuga2006 | 8th of March, 2008

    Night dreams might be a nightmare, wonderful adventure or simple unusual vision. Dreaming gave our mind a repose from all day thinking, also tell us something about what is happening in our lives and same says that even what will happened in future. Dreaming is based on our... More
  • Keywording Service

    by Charlesoutcalt | 11th of February, 2008

    Taking a tip from another Dreamstimer (thanks, KenneyStudios!), I submitted a few images for full keywording. I was a little skeptical at first, thinking 'How could they know my photos better than I do?' Well, I am officially hooked on this service. The keyworders... More

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