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  • 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... 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
  • Persistence?

    by Physi28 | 29th of August, 2014

    I have been at DT since 2010 with now around 2800 images online and with an average approval rate of around 84 percent, I have newer stopped uploading any month, sales were increasing with temporary downs, (all the veterans here may remember the crisis in the first quarter... More
  • First Sale! - Quantity is not everything

    by Shiny247 | 28th of August, 2014

    My first sale -thank you! I did not expect to sell anything yet. This image has only had 26 views! My portfolio only has 6 images in it at the moment. So maybe you don't need loads of images to get a sale after all! I hope this will inspire all other newbies to not give... More
  • Image Adoption

    by Celiaak | 28th of August, 2014

    It is always a joy to know one of our forgoten images fallen in to level 0 threshold has been adopted (AKA sold). I don't mind if it is a credit sale or a subscription sale. I feel happy just to know someone took the time to find it and the image is good enough to be adopted... More
  • Shooting cats

    by Obiectiv | 28th of August, 2014

    Cats are one of the hardest subjects to photograph. To do this, you need a cat or more, and very important, patience, a lot of patience. If you want to capture a certain scene, well thought before shooting, you must have a good relation with the cat, and the cat must cooperate,... More
  • Photography can be so dangerous sometimes

    by Katey997 | 27th of August, 2014

    Well after a few days of nonstop rain, today i thought i try my new canon 100mm L 2.8 macro out for size but it didn't go to plan. About one mile in on my walk i started feeling really weak, i thought oh no not again, my blood sugar levels started to drop and i had no... More
  • SO EXCITED ONE OF MY PICS GOT EDITORS CHOICE

    by Lifeontheside | 27th of August, 2014

    Well, I am just so thrilled and have to share. When I logged onto my account I was so excited to find that one of my photographs had received Editors Choice. What an honour to be included among some of the most truly amazing images in this section. I was not expecting... More
  • Make us smile!

    by Heathse | 26th of August, 2014

    OK, so you've had no sales, can't get even one image accepted for the assignment and it's raining hard on the one day you took off this month for photography! (Yes that's me!) Don't get depressed, I know there are loads of very witty characters on DT so turn to your funny... More
  • 5 reason why you should use the Dreamstime Wordpress plugin

    by Honkamaa | 26th of August, 2014

    Recently Dreamstime released their long awaited Wordpress plugin and I eagerly installed this to a couple of my main blogs to try it out. It did not dissapoint! If you are running a Wordpress blog or web site, here are the reasons why you need to install and use the Dreamstime... More
  • Footage - to...do or not to do?

    by Msalena | 26th of August, 2014

    My dearest friends! I felt a "victim" in a newly born stream of video at DT. Footage is fun... It's nice looking for some scenes to capture, but... I ask myself if there are chances it can be as popular as stills? Should I dedicate my time to it, taking it from photos?...... More
  • Medieval tales. A journey at the fortified churches of Transylvania

    by Ciolca | 25th of August, 2014

    I have always loved castles and citadels. Who doesn’t, actually ☺. The older the castle, the more magical the tale. And it so happens that Romania has quite some very special ones. Those are the medieval fortified churches from Transylvania, built by the Germanic... More
  • Milestone: 1000 Photos Online!

    by Jdanne | 25th of August, 2014

    Today is a happy day for me: - 1000 photos online !!!! And: - around 4,5 years at Dreamstime - 70,1 percent acceptance ratio - 3 assignment photos - 753 images sold (should be improved!) Progress comes slowly but constantly. Now I want to concentrate on more... More
  • Getting Settings Right

    by Abl8zedezign | 25th of August, 2014

    I have always had a great passion for photography. I can still remember my first old 'point and shoot' camera my granddad gave me when I was six years old. I have recently bought myself the 'real deal' camera, complete with lenses, timer switches and the rest of the bells... More
  • 11,111 Downloads - it's not the end, is it?

    by Eyewave | 25th of August, 2014

    I usually don't car about the number of downloads - i find $ to be more interesting - but today I saw two contributor blogs here writing about their new milestones of 10,000 DLs. So I looked into my stats and noticed I was already way beyond that number. Since the actual... More
  • Boost your portfolio with Antique Car Shows

    by Clewisleake | 24th of August, 2014

    What a great summer it's been, beautiful weather, grilled food, a great camera lens set-up and enough free time to be able to go out and enjoy it. This summer I've been lucky enough to get a lead on two car shows and they have proven to be a boon for my portfolio, with... More
  • Culturalstockphoto's focus for 2014 and '15

    by Culturalstockphoto | 24th of August, 2014

    Good evening! Just want to share with you that for the near future (2014/2015) my photographic focus concerns the following topics: castles, cloisters/monasteries, ruins and ancient (often Romanesque) churches. Of course, my attention will not be strictly... More
  • A Lesson Learned!

    by Valevvicki | 23rd of August, 2014

    I am not proud to be admitting I have learned the following lesson the hard way. By sharing this experience I hope others may avoid making the same mistake. After reading many times about the importance of backing up files at least twice for safe keeping, I purchased... More
  • Hey there! I love pictures of tureens!

    by Souptureen | 23rd of August, 2014

    Hi there! I am so excited to be apart of Dreamstime. I am very excited to share my pictures of my soup tureens. Honestly, you have no idea how adding a tureen to your home can change its entire feeling. I will share pictures of the tureens that I find special for you all... More
  • Food Production Photography

    by Angelaostafichuk | 22nd of August, 2014

    One of the biggest things that fascinated me while travelling was food and its production. When I was in Asia, I got to see tea plantations, rice paddies and countless markets. In South America it was coffee, cocoa, olives and wine grapes. Here in Canada I think we give very... More

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