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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
  • For the love of horses.

    by Yana28 | 4th of October, 2015

    I love equine art! and I love to draw horses. I find horses glorious and so graceful creatures! Did you know, horses have the largest eyes of all land mammals? Also, horses are lateral-eyed, giving them a range of vision of more than 350. Do you love taking pictures... More
  • Mr.Leo Liu from Beijing. PRC

    by Upstep | 3rd of October, 2015

      Hi all My name is Leo Liu, and living in Beijing, PRC. I have telecommunication experience ranges from being PBX, digital microwave, satellite, GSM, WLAN, ATM, Wimax, 3G,Smart Traffic Management, IDC/ISP etc. I like photography and tinnes very much, so I... More
  • The Ralston Trail Hike

    by Lyoung403b | 3rd of October, 2015

    When I started on this hike with my friend, I was determined to get up to the top. Well, he did not come prepared so I had to compensate. And, a lot of things happened on the way up, but suffice to say, I did not get to the vista point due to the fact that this lady gave... More
  • 1000 SALES !

    by Danielc1998 | 3rd of October, 2015

    My 1000th sale    Three years ago I found dreamstime almost by chance, I had no idea what micro stock was, or even that it was possible for a simple mortal like myself to offer my own images for sale. When I joined, I thought to myself : Who the hell is going to... More
  • 200 sales!

    by Cousy86 | 3rd of October, 2015

    Some time has passed and finally i got up to 200 sales! The anniversary photo was with senior couple and I can't tell about this great couple! Even they are seniors they are full of live and full of love for each other!It was a great pleasure to work with them!!!  ... More
  • To my surprise...

    by 454autoart | 2nd of October, 2015

    >It has been many years since I had posted any photos of Dreamstime. To be honest, I forgot all about it until today when I was looking for an image on the site. I had to make a new password since I had no idea what I had made years ago. To my surprise, I forgot I had photos... More
  • Mobile pic

    by Picstudio | 2nd of October, 2015

    Checkout my first accepted pic clicked with my mobile phone.   See Article

    by Savo889 | 2nd of October, 2015

    I am very hapi ! I have first sale ! And when I drafted the text on the occasion of the first sale, came a SECOND sale ! 6 Months on, 4 Months actively, acceptante ratio 59.7%, 188 files online. Start ? I did not know what a stock photo. I do not know English well. I write... More
  • My second HAPPY GOAL

    by Mariayunira | 1st of October, 2015

    After 12 months of high speed-uploading, I finally reach my SECOND HAPPY GOAL: 1000 images online , withAcceptance ratio: 95.1% This is my lucky online artworks #1000     I do make a 'deadline' for my self and so that I can trully put a hardwork... More
  • Journey to my first Editorial License

    by Jyotiprdeka | 30th of September, 2015

      It took up to five rejections to finally get one of my photo selected for Editorial License. Initially I was uploading macro shots, but none got selected. The reason was pretty simple. You need something special and newsworthy. Some of the rejections were the best photos... More
  • Doomsday scene

    by Zenox2d | 30th of September, 2015

    I'm 3d modeler but sometimes to brake my routine I need to try to create creative art with other tools too.For this picture I was used a photo which was created before the thunderstorm.From tutorials I've learned so far,I saw you can create,different scene moods just by adjusting... More
  • See my first collection!

    by Julietta24 | 30th of September, 2015

    I gather a collection of the most beautiful places on earth! when you look at the picture - you want see it in life. If you have such images for my collection I'll be happy to include them here) Beautiful Places       Thank you in advance) More
  • Important Tips for Newbies to minimize Rejections!

    by Videokate | 29th of September, 2015

    Hi there. I had to learn the hard way with under 50% approval... So i would like to help YOU to get started BETTER! Problem: Dreamstime don't accepts single Web Graphic Buttons Solution: Group your buttons and banners to 2 or more in one picture Problem: Car's and... More

    by Josegoulao | 29th of September, 2015

    200 PICTURES ONLINE My 200th picture is online, representing 50% acceptance. I know that these facts are not very relevants for common professionals, but it is a gret win for me. I started photography as a hobby for two, three years, and today has become a passion that motivates... More
  • Pictures for peace and love and a little bit of Nature

    by Cleymans | 28th of September, 2015

    Patience is what you need here, (and I love it) 711 images, pictures and illustrations and do not ever want to stop, not in for the money, but learning from what i see. In love with The world, and picture my fragments of time.... More
  • Travel Photography: Ketchikan, Alaska

    by Sunfire | 28th of September, 2015

    In the last article I wrote about downtown Seattle and some of its attractions. From there we boarded the cruise to our first stop, Ketchikan.   Ketchikan is a small city named after the Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town, emptying into the Tongass Narrows... More
  • The 2000 club, I am in

    by Leswrona | 28th of September, 2015

         Many photographers are writing blogs about their personal milestones, so I decided to write a bit about my experiences as a stock photographer after reaching 2000 images at Dreamstime. I have been with Dreamstime since year 2000, shortly after I have switched from... More

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