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  • 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 unfinished... More
  • 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
  • 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 and learn in... More
  • Is 350!

    by Vladimirz747 | 5th of July, 2015

    Here also the boundary 350 is taken! It is so much files at me in a portfolio. I understand that it very much and very little.... Ten more times are necessary so much...   But the more I work with DT - the more you understand the defects and misses, as photographer and... More
  • Some simple tips to photographing fireworks!

    by Andreamangoni | 4th of July, 2015

    The fireworks are beautiful, they are fun and spectacular. To photograph it takes only little attention and a bit of patience.   1) have a tripod! A good tripod is essential, given the long shutter speeds. Choose a solid model, well balanced with respect to the weight... More
  • Summer time !

    by Zarg404 | 3rd of July, 2015

    It's summer time in Europe ! I created two new collections related to this season. The abstract solar pannels is a collection of closeup of solar pannels with nice blue colors and shapes Abstract Solar pannels                     Summer is also... More
  • Unusual background

    by Whitetqueen | 3rd of July, 2015

    Of all the categories design that our profession deals with most attracted me to design unusual, abstract background with a combination of multitudes of colors. Sauces and nuances that get playing with a palette of various patterns and combining them with light effects mapped... More
  • Turning a Passion into a Profit

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 2nd of July, 2015

    Many of us have a hobby that we’re passionate about – and at one time or another most of us have given thought as to how to turn that pastime into a money generating activity. Before quitting your day job however, ask yourself a few hard questions.    What... More
  • A to Z of Stock Photography Terms

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 2nd of July, 2015

    Starting out in photography, one can quickly become overwhelmed with the terminology. Photographers use their vernacular as comfortably as a first language, but for someone starting out, especially when starting in the world of stock photography, they may as well be speaking... More
  • Have a love of the window

    by 11483899 | 2nd of July, 2015

    > Every day I come home from work, passes through the window of some people, One window caught my attention, I pass the all year round, and they have no gorgeous curtain, but there has been a bunch of beautiful roses. I thought must be plastic flowers or new couples, direct... More
  • I finally reached the 2000 sales!

    by FabioConcetta | 2nd of July, 2015

    Hello to all my friends and to the great community of Dreamstime. Today I finally reached the 2000 sales, a very important number than the proportion of my portfolio, for this, I'm really happy.   See Article
  • I am very glad to get acquainted with Dreamstime!

    by Lunature | 1st of July, 2015

    Hello dear fans Dreamstime! Several years passed, I became carried away taking pictures! And the more there is in my experience, the more interesting it becomes to me. I like to photograph nature and wildlife !!! Especially good are obtained birds!  Quite recently I... More
  • Chinese riot police on patrol

    by 11483899 | 1st of July, 2015

    >  Due to the recent social unrest element increase, strengthen China's police patrols in public places, to shake the criminals and protect the normal social order.     See Article
  • 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
  • The piece of Bali

    by Avenikolas | 29th of June, 2015

    I´ve said many times that my opinion about Bali island was changed after one year when I was living there. Before that I was just a typical tourist and I used to think only about beaches, parties and temples. But now I can say that Bali is more than that. See these pictures... More
  • Getting Started with Strobe Lighting

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 29th of June, 2015

    Natural light. I often hear photographers say they ONLY work with natural or available light. To me, that means one of two things. They have either found a way to channel the creative genius of Ansel Adams – or they have yet to master the art of the strobe.   ... More
  • Dong Son drums, Vietnam

    by Chuotnhatdesigner | 28th of June, 2015

    Đông Sơn drums (also called Heger Type I drums) are bronze drums fabricated by the Đông Sơn culture in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. The drums were produced from about 600 BCE or earlier until the third century CE and are one of the culture's finest examples... More
  • Hoi An Ancient Town

    by Chuotnhatdesigner | 28th of June, 2015

    Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage... More
  • Almost 50 sales in 2 days

    by Julicos | 28th of June, 2015

    After my friend, Stef22, managed to sell 24 photos at once, it's my turn to announce such an achievement. Yesterday I sold 24 photos from the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Barcelona and today I sold another 22, mainly from the same event. You can see... More
  • Microstock Photography – The Winning Strategies, part I

    by Robinstockphotos | 28th of June, 2015

    Above is a catchy title that most stock photography veterans would raise an eyebrow at. Is there really a winning strategy? Not really. Or maybe there is. It depends largely on your expectations and definition of “winning”. This article has been compiled keeping the new... More

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