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  • 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
  • No advice here!

    by Rigmanyi | 3rd of May, 2014

    Time and time again I see articles about tips and/or advice for newbies, written by... well, newbies. When I read a blog that might contain new, useful info, I check the source. I look at the author's profile page, his online files/sales ratio but most importantly at the... More
  • 200+ views without downloads!!

    by Nepality | 24th of April, 2014

    Hi dreamers!!..I've some photos with more than 200 views but no downloads, it means i'm doing something wrong. So I am writing this for new comers to tell them learn from my mistakes, and request pros for some tips or what's going wrong here. More
  • Ideas with fruits and how not to take photographs

    by Shmeljov | 14th of September, 2012

    One day Jelena ran into the studio with an idea to make a photo with a couple of oranges like this one. So i made this shot. And another couple of hundreds. Sometimes this happens to me. And I don't really know how to deal with it. I work through... More
  • What kind of friend you are?!

    by Mani33 | 11th of July, 2012

    Like all in life, we meet different kind of friends, those that are the friends we know in a moment or an occasion, by coincidence or friends of friends, other kind that we like to meet when it’s about fun & good moments, because we don’t have enough trust to share them... More
  • Joe's blog on mistakes

    by Bradcalkins | 5th of November, 2010

    If you are a beginner or just looking for a reminder of the basics, yesterday's post on Joe McNally's blog is a great look at some common mistakes: Joe McNally blog Joe's blog and books are full of interesting anecdotes about getting the shot... More
  • Series of mistakes drops acceptance average

    by Visceralimage | 26th of August, 2010

    Hopefully my experience will help others here on Dreamstime not make the same mistakes I have made during the past month. This is not a critique about DT, it is to help others not make same mistakes. Prior to this month, I had submitted roughly 500 images with an acceptance... More
  • 3 Posted!!! But not such a good rating.. :(

    by Jurphotography | 2nd of December, 2009

    Alright.. Not off to a very good start but thats ok right? It's a learning process. Apparently I key worded up the wazoo with words that didn't have anything to do with the photos.. I mean it is a stop sign so I thought that words like: Traffic, Cars, Motorcycles, etc.... More
  • Wine Photography

    by Flowerpistol | 14th of July, 2009

    Having worked in the wine industry for a number of years, I am constantly searching for good wine stock photography. We are fortunate to hire professional photographers for many projects, but when the budget does not allow this, I turn to stock photography. I usually turn... More
  • 02 - Discovering stock photography

    by Grofnula | 26th of February, 2009

    As you upload, you start wondering what are the stock rules about? What is quality for reviewers when they often reject quality for other reasons? Over time, I learned to respect their decisions, and to treat rejections as natural. As soon as I started thinking about a rejection... More

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