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  • A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet

    by Tangie | 28th of April, 2009

    As stated in my previous articles, a crucial stage in thinking up your uploads is to step in your buyer's shoes: what do buyers need and what are they searching for? Or, most importantly, how do they search for our files? I have seen other users have also addressed this topic.... More
  • Flagging insights

    by Tangie | 21st of November, 2008

    Say flag and everyone will jump: where, why, when, how? Ever since we put up the flagging system, people have used it continuously - needless to say there are some tens of thousand of flags at this point. A lot of work for us and a huge piggybank for you. Looks like you... More
  • Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

    by Ellenboughn | 18th of November, 2008

    Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts everyone's downloads. Keywording should... More
  • Common mistakes when keywording

    by Tangie | 9th of January, 2008

    I will continue with providing tips and examples from my hands-on experience with your images. Beware, here I come, I have my grades prepared and they rank from one to ten. I will proceed as announced also adding other experiences I came across in my ramblings through the... More
  • Keywords, what a nuisance!

    by Tangie | 20th of September, 2007

    It is time to look deeply into our hearts and admit the truth: we have not done our homework properly. Honesty is the best policy and we need to be honest with ourselves when it comes to something some of us tend to overlook when uploading images: keywords, title and description.... More
  • Keywords that Work (Part III)

    by Ellenboughn | 4th of April, 2007

    Keywording is both a science and an art. No matter what you call it, it can be the best cure for insomnia available outside of a bottle of sleeping pills. But without relevant keywords, images will be lost in remote territories and never be found.... More
  • The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of March, 2007

    Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models. Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice by offering four different means of adding information.... More
  • The Do Nots of Successful Keywords

    by Ellenboughn | 13th of March, 2007

    Over the next week or so, I'll continue a short course in keywording the Dreamstime way. I can't promise that our guide will take all the tedium out of the job but if you follow it, the time you spend in adding data to your images should improve your downloads and the process... More
  • Monkey business

    by Bragearonsen | 12th of May, 2016

    Some shots of a couple of wild monkeys in the higlands of Sri Lanka:         See Article
  • Face to face with our "relatives"

    by Physi28 | 16th of March, 2016

    As it happens when we are confronted with the face of a primate, we sometimes get a shocking impression of looking at somebody who is familiar to us. That happens because many apes share with us our most common feelings like fear, anger, happiness and joy among many others... More
  • Almost 500!

    by Bjorn999 | 1st of March, 2016

    It's been quite a journey, but I'm almost reaching 500 pictures online! It's the last few steps, the last images to reach that first goal. The images are already shot, they're just sitting there waiting to be edited , uploaded and keyworded, so I expect to reach this goal... More
  • Again that monkey!

    by Physi28 | 12th of February, 2016

    Last February 4th and after making a bunch of sales all of them showing Woolly Monkeys from Peru I wrote a post about that issue. Today one of the pics I showed on the post was sold again, coincidence or a result of posting at Dreamstime? It will probably be impossible... More
  • Most adorable woolly guys

    by Physi28 | 3rd of February, 2016

    In 2012 I made my second visit to Peru, this time to the Peruvian amazon which is simply amazing! The seasonal flooding of the amazon that year had been by far much stronger than the average and even the huts of the indians which are built high up on stilts were partially... More
  • Istanbul under the snow

    by Moravaldes | 4th of January, 2016

    last day of 2015; despite the snowstorm, Istiklal one of the most famous streets in Istanbul was full of people walking under continuous snow. nothing seems to discourage residents and visitors in this exotic and beautiful city.                  enjoying... More
  • How do you remember all of the specific places you have captured?

    by Tempestz | 23rd of September, 2015

    I have the perfect and i think easiest solution to this question. As many of us take lot's of pictures and then have to sort through them, it is important that we capture the specific details of our photo shoots. For example, i have traveled to many places within... More
  • Travel In Hong Kong - Monkey Mountain

    by Tungtung1107 | 22nd of September, 2015

    In Hong Kong. There have a park it Call - Hong Kong Kam Shan Country Park the local people call that - Monkey Mountain this place have a lot of Monkeys & their family This Photo is hard to take. Because after take this photo few second this monkey looks angry & want... More
  • Soon to reach 300 - where do I go next?

    by Raulbaldean | 21st of September, 2015

    I am an older contributor but only recently I took thing a bit more serious. I had uploaded my first pics in 2009 pics and just waited to see what would happen to them. Things became interesting last year when I decided to upload more. Eventually I had more sales so I decided... More
  • Non-working keywords

    by Paparazzofamily | 18th of August, 2015

    In this article, I would like to give the irreplaceable advice to the photographers, who are just starting their work with the Dreamtime photostock. I hope it will be useful for you at the stage of photos description and selecting keywords. My advice concerns the step... More
  • Kemer and its surroundings - Turkey

    by Stroblr | 25th of June, 2015

    I was thinking for a long time, when I decided which part of Turkey to visit. I finally decided to visit Kemer and I don't regret it. I explored its surroundings and I have to say there is a lot to discover. I'll start with the Kemer, there are some interesting places... More
  • Monkeys in the Sea

    by Avenikolas | 12th of June, 2015

    One day, I was traveling around Java and I was hitch-hiking for 10 days. I felt really tired in that time and I stopped in some small National Park in the East Java. I sat on the beach and wanted to take a rest after long trip. Then I saw these monkeys in the sea. It was... More

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