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A trip to the bookstore (Part 1)
posted by ellenboughn - 16th of february, 2007
We all get "stuck" in a void of inspiration sometimes. I find that my best ideas often come out of the blue when I'm NOT consciencously trying to think of something creative. When that kind brain freeze sets in, try just taking... More...
Got inspired, thank you!
posted by awizard - 11th of april, 2014
I think that everybody needs inspiration from time to time. I live in Ukraine, last haft a year has been very tough here. I was exhausted emotionally, did not see any positive tendencies, did not find any source for inspiration to take... 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...
Returning to Dreamstime
posted by amitai - 6th of february, 2014
It's been years, 6 years since I last managed to upload a picture to Dreamstime. Many reasons contributed to this fact. I will talk about two: 1. I hadn't been able to get away from my daily activities to photograph. Children,... More...
Wishes of Creativity and Inspiration
posted by yorgy67 - 1st of january, 2014
Dear friends, colleagues, staff and all DT users! Here is a New 2014 came, keeping good memories from 2013 and bringing new hopes for this year. Sincerely wish you this year to become for all of you the Year of: - Interesting... More...
Inspirational quotes, November edition
posted by matthew105 - 14th of november, 2013
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." -Oscar Wilde "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." -Ralph Waldo Emerson "I've learned that people will... More...
Steampunk Images on Dreamstime
posted by whyzz - 3rd of october, 2013
I made up a lightbox today about steampunk for a new blog I am starting. It's aways good to have resources available, both for my own use and for my readers to learn about Dreamstime is STEAMY! There are nine pages of wonderful images... More...
Happy Halloween
posted by wordplanet - 20th of september, 2013
It's time to get out and shoot some Halloween photos if you haven't already. I'm heading to the farmer's market tomorrow to get some pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and mums, and planning some shoots for next week on my friend Sarah's... More...
Looking for Inspiration
posted by vtr - 9th of may, 2013
As a photographer at times we all tend to forget that all our shots revolve around a same theme or in some cases they are so diverse that its hard to find out. It is amazing to note that paintings of great artists are so unique in nature... More...
Winter = Inspirational problems?
posted by matthiase - 17th of march, 2013
Is it just me or do you also get less productive during the cold grey days of the winter?. What do you shoot during the winter months?. I find it hard to find something interesting and beautiful to shoot. Here and there you may... More...
Into the 300s
posted by t4nkyong - 13th of october, 2012
Its been 2 years since I joined Dreamstime, and after some struggle to get my photos approved, Ive finally reached my 300th photo online. Getting them up can be tough initially, but with perseverance, one can work their way up.... More...
Read!
posted by dudau - 18th of september, 2012
So, you have the tools, you have the skills, you have the time. What else do you need in order to be successful in stock photography? The concepts! Concept photography is the best selling stock photography. But which concepts to shoot?... More...
How to find your inspiration
posted by shmeljov - 8th of september, 2012
Every artist is dreaming to find his own muse. You can spend your whole life searching for and still remain without her. I got lucky. As far as I remember the photo shoot came out quite funny. I was almost done... More...
Inspiration from my eye doctor
posted by solidsdman - 22nd of august, 2012
Last week I went to my eye doctor for a check-up. As I was looking at the eye chart, I thought, "This would make a great theme for a "No! Texting While Driving" poster." I got home, sat down at my computer, and made this image in... More...
How to get inspired with a broken heart
posted by morganoliver - 17th of july, 2012
9 years with a guy. We were best friends and lovers until the end. Back a few months ago his last single friend got engaged and he figured he would want to do the same. And he just "cant", he explains. With that he left. Did he leave... More...
Extreme inspiration
posted by kimdeadman - 24th of june, 2012
I recently went to a photography exhibition at the Metropoliatan Museum of Photography while on holiday in Tokyo. I found it by chance while filling in time between some other activities, but it turned out to be a big source of inspiration.... More...
Inspiration from Blogs
posted by swelsh1 - 19th of april, 2012
After being a member of Dreamstime for about a year and a half I haven't really put much effort into my portfolio, I keep planning to come back and make an effort but when I do take some photos I don't think they are technically good... More...
Inspiration
posted by agcuesta - 7th of march, 2012
"As I progressed further with my project, it became obvious that it was really unimportant where I chose to photograph. The particular place simply provided an excuse to produce work...you can only see what you are ready to see... More...
Turning Rejection Into Self-Promotion
posted by angelaostafichuk - 30th of january, 2012
My name is Angela and I have a rejection problem. It's not the usual suspects that most women my age worry about, so it's slightly tricky on learning how to deal when you can't turn to a friend for advice. I of course, am talking... More...
Inspired by Life
posted by karenfoleyphotography - 17th of january, 2012
In Finding Inspiration, I wrote about the things and themes from which I draw my muse. You don't have to be active in stock photography very long to realize that images containing people tend to be the most popular with buyers. If... More...
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