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  • A trip to the bookstore (Part 1)

    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 a break from even thinking about your own work.... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • My first selling

    by Y33p00n | 31st of August, 2015

    I'm a newbie in Dreamstime! This is my first selling image on Dreamstime :P. There is such a lot of world to see and discover. There is always an adventure waiting just round the corner. They say that ” beauty is in the eye of the beholder ” and sharing that beauty in... More
  • Tatry Slovakia highest mountains

    by Fjarabica | 20th of August, 2015

    Tatras are long no longer taboo for foreign tourists. In addition to the masks we have a chance there came across the German and Swiss mountain lovers.  In addition to the long and difficult hikes can be day in the Tatras will make a comfortable lift to the Lomnicky.  ... More
  • No Flowers!

    by Photographycornwall | 3rd of August, 2015

    If there's one subject that we're told not to photograph for stock photography, it's flowers. And yet many of us take great joy in practicing our art and technique on a subject that does not require a model or property release. Moreover, flowers are ubiquitous: they are everywhere.... More
  • Revisiting Your Old Work

    by Gracelife | 1st of July, 2015

      Looking at Your Old Images with Fresh Perspective As photographers, we are on a never-ending quest to create something new and unusual. After so many years of taking photos, you more than likely have terabytes of archived raw files or boxes upon boxes of negatives... More
  • 3 Months in, Progress Update, First Blog Post

    by Rickdeacon | 20th of January, 2015

    Hey Everyone, Never posted a blog before so thought I'd make a start by posting about my very limited experience with the world of stock photography. Photography has been a serious hobby for me for around 2 years now (serious in the sense of purchasing my... More

    by Msabree88 | 20th of January, 2015

    im excited to follow in dreamstime as a contributor. just joined in last december by uploading a few photo, in a few hour later got accepted and after a few days, i just got my first download, for this below photo   im getting excited and thankful to all member that support... More
  • My 100th sale on Dreamstime!

    by 4harmony | 31st of December, 2014

    I am very excited to reach sale #100 today! Here is my #100 sale.   Stock photography is my hobby and I really enjoy being part of this great community. I am learning so much from each of you and from the photos that do or do not get accepted. Here are my two... More
  • Christmas movies list

    by Oliena | 19th of December, 2014

    Christmas and New Year movies are always very emotional and beautiful, so they may be great source of inspiration for photographers, videographers and illustrators in the field of composition, colors, details, portraits, reactions and plot topics, of course. So, I suggest... More
  • Mosaic images

    by Whitetqueen | 10th of December, 2014

    My first inspiration in the design was the mosaic. A variety of colors blended into simple geometric shapes, such as square. A multitude of squares in a variety of shades. Pastel shades, many shades of the same color, clear and simple lines, the correct sequence and as a... More
  • First 10 sales!

    by Dahlskoge | 8th of October, 2014

    Nothing solves a dearth of ideas like an increase in sales! The best motivation is undeniably appreciation. Since I moved to Los Angeles about 2 months ago I have been establishing monthly goals to overcome in terms of portfolio expansion, and so far I have been doing... More

    by Cathconvey | 23rd of May, 2014

    On May 21, 2014 4th Biennale of architecture opened in Moscow. This is a large exhibition covering different aspects of architecture: artistic, commercial, historical, design and many more! It’s a great opportunity to get a lot of knowledge about architectural tendencies... More
  • Got inspired, thank you!

    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 pictures. But then I read Wisconsinart... More
  • Say "Hello!"

    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

    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, career, getting my BA, all these factors... More
  • Wishes of Creativity and Inspiration

    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 trips and colorful impressions... More
  • Inspirational quotes, November edition

    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 forget what you said, people will forget... More

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