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  • 2012 in review

    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, from the Queen's Diamond Jubilee to... More
  • Best selling images in 2009

    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 out of (Santa's) bag, here is another... More
  • Snap! Not! Vacation Photos

    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 about getting the best airfare and hotel... More
  • All the Pretty Faces

    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 character that looks like he/she/it is... More
  • A rose is a rose is a rose

    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 ever bloomed has had its picture taken.... More
  • Mommy LOOK!

    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: way too many images of them to compete... More
  • Booming

    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 started going to the gym in their 20'... More
  • Yummo! Shooting Food

    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. Many charities and non-profit organizations... More
  • Fore!

    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 of the golf business is in the Arab Emirates... More
  • Moving Pictures

    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 less. I am about to cart everything I own,... More
  • A Simple Life

    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 a quieter lifestyle.... More
  • The BIG Day

    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 asked to take photos for someone's event.... More
  • Sexy!

    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 on what is sexy; that is gender specific... More
  • Global Warming

    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 for images that illustrate these major... More
  • Doctor in the House

    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 to have access to a hospital. It'... More
  • Springtime

    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 images have reached their peak download... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part II)

    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 the light will be at different times... More
  • A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of February, 2007

    A pioneer in the stock business once said, "A good stock photo is an incomplete photo". That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the... More
  • Introduction

    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. Thus the art above. I hope to both teach... More
  • Image found on another stock photography website!

    by Aleksandersson | 27th of August, 2014

    One of my files here was downloaded few days ago. I did a search for it cause I just wanted to see where my files end up, and I found it on Czech stock photography website. So they bought my file, I got 35 cents for it and now they are getting money from it? I think they... More

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