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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... 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... 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
  • I miss my Indonesia!

    by Avenikolas | 28th of February, 2015

    After one year when I was living in Bali and travelling around all archipelago I´m sitting in my flat in Brno, outside is 5°C and I´m thinking about my dear Indonesia. And I decided to write few words about photos which I love so much. My photos, to be clear. 1.... More
  • 1st of March

    by Live4photo | 28th of February, 2015

      Mărțișor is a Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring, on March the 1st in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians. Alike, though not identical customs can be found in Bulgaria (see Martenitsa), while similar ones exist in... More
  • Night market Cambodia

    by Coffeehuman | 28th of February, 2015

    The First Night Market In Cambodia. Night street market at Siem Reap, Cambodia. August 30th, 2014. My family went on a year ago. Siem Reap serves as a gateway to the world famous Angkor temples and is a major tourist hub, Cambodia. Tourists can shop at the night market.... More
  • Octopuses in Lembeh Strait

    by Thorken | 28th of February, 2015

    Octopuses are interesting animals. They´re clever and can change their colors. And there is lots of kinds of them spread all over the world seas. Some of them are living also in Lembeh Strait in North Sulawesi (Indonesia). The most common octopus in Lembeh Strait... More
  • My Experience Buying Your Images

    by Litifeta | 28th of February, 2015

    For many years I was a photographer on Dreamstime. And I still have an old, but still selling portfolio here. These days I am too busy to shoot. But I am back on Dreamstime buying instead of contributing. It's early days, but I thought I might share a few thoughts... More
  • new developments dreamstime - it's great!

    by Fengai | 28th of February, 2015

    Hello! I wrote a message service "dreamstime" that need a button "pinterest". voila !!! Recent improvement of the site, added the button !!! thanks to the team dreamstime. Now I can easily add your images in the portfolio on the site "pinterest... More
  • Let it Be

    by Marconti805 | 27th of February, 2015

    Enjoyed a night out with good friends in Santa Ynez, California to see The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band! From the first LP's to the last they dressed up and sang their hearts out. Even "John Lennon" made heartwarming comments about the world we live... More
  • santorini 2016

    by Santorini2016 | 27th of February, 2015

    Santorini is most likely the most fascinating island of Greece. Just its name is all that anyone could need to unfold as a primary concern shocking nightfalls and landscape, white, red and dark sand shorelines, impresive customary houses, overhangs with vew to the Volcano... More
  • How my first sale happened

    by Juanpfotografia | 27th of February, 2015

    It was January 2015. I had joined Dreamstime just a few months before that: October 2014. By then, I had just uploaded the pictures I had taken since I bought my DSLR and found that had just about 66% survived the review process. I found myself wondering: where can I get... More
  • March 1, spring beginning

    by Allmyphoto | 27th of February, 2015

    The long awaited spring back in our hearts and souls with joy and happiness .Is a magical moment when all nature comes alive after a long winter when the birds returning from the hot countries full of energy with their enchanting ballads . Also for us romanians celebrate... More
  • First editors' choice

    by Brocko | 27th of February, 2015

    I was surprise to see that i finally have my first editors choice. I'll drink at least one beer for that. Thanks whoever you are, editor! /cheers      See Article
  • Why Photographers Earn Much More Than Professional Footballers!

    by Steveacer | 27th of February, 2015

    It is easier than ever to take photographs these days so photographers are very luck that they earn much more than even the top professional footballers. A footballer in the UK is lucky if he can earn £3000,000 a week which works out at just £1,785 an hour. Most photographers... More
  • SALES Fantasy Portrets

    by Alenalazareva | 27th of February, 2015

    In my portfolio now - 55 images ! 207 sales at Dreamstime. Most of these images - FANTASY ILLUSTRATIONS. Most popular - Fantasy portraits. 4 of my images selected as Editors Choice Immerse yourself in the magical world with this Fantasy Woman Gallery!    ... More
  • Cruise liners in Batumi

    by ImagesLib | 27th of February, 2015

    Cruise liners visited Batumi in 2013 - 2014           See Article
  • New milestone - $ 15K in sales

    by Eyewave | 26th of February, 2015

      ...and that's the image that added the latest last 0.35 $ to my account - just wished it was something less mundane :) However, it was the first time this image has been downloaded after being online for 5 months - and that's still a good thing. More
  • 10 portrait photographers who will impress you

    by Dudau | 26th of February, 2015

    Usually, portrait photography is meant to reveal the personality, expression or mood of the subject. However, in stock photography world, we often use the portraiture to imply concepts. In the last two centuries, everything has been done, portrait photographers tried all... More
  • First Milestone - $100!!

    by Prsntg | 26th of February, 2015

    6 months, 313 uploads, 36 sales and today I reached my first personal milestone - The payout limit. I was interested in photography since a long time. Bought my first P&S sometime in 2009 and started shooting just about anything I see!! After a long wait, I managed to... More

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