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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

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of December, 2007

    All across the world in many countries the time between Christmas and the first week of the New Year is traditionally a time of celebration and reflection. It’s a time of hope, family and travel. I’m taking the week off for the same reasons. I have a blog ready in the... More
  • What Time Is It?

    by Ellenboughn | 14th of November, 2007

    There has been noise recently in the photo news about an email exchange that writer and Wired Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson, had with a hapless photographer who had sent Anderson a promo piece using bulk email from a purchased list. Anderson blasted back, accusing... More
  • Local Global

    by Ellenboughn | 10th of October, 2007

    Business and travel have shrunk the world. Our customers sometimes want images that represent local and regional lifestyles and symbols. How can you best illustrate the character of the country in which you live without using flags or depicting landmarks? The assignment beginning... More
  • Global Warming

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of April, 2007

    April 22 is Earth Day. The tipping point has been reached. Politicians and corporations have joined the rest of us in sharing concern for what human activity is doing to the earth. As a consequence there is an increasing demand for images that illustrate these major issues.... More
  • Trying Something New: Concept Photography

    by Winnietam | 12th of September, 2015

    I'm hoping to start a new series on my blog called "Trying Something New" to document new techniques or areas of focus in my photography in an attempt to improve my skills and keep learning. This week: concept photography. Anyone who gives a quick glance through my portfolio... More
  • Reaching 1800 sales finally

    by Digikhmer | 19th of July, 2015

      I finally reached thousand height hundred sales last week after full four years of presence in the Dreamstime community. Such a long, long curve of learning and improvement picture after picture. I am still learning to make better and better pictures. Dear buyers,... More
  • Capturing the Concept of Technology

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 25th of June, 2015

    Looking for inspiration for your next stock image? Look no further than the devices that surround you. We’re a wired world. It is hard to imagine getting through a day without using technology in some form or another. For a stock photographer, that’s a gold mine... More
  • Never stop DREAMING

    by Mariayunira | 12th of June, 2015

    Do you know why I love drawing? It's simply because by drawing I can do a lot of DREAMING... Just by moving my mind and my fingers (and absolutely my best friend, the Wacoom Bamboo pen.. ^_^ ) I can dream about being everybody.     I can dream to be any kind... More
  • Future of the moon

    by Sebastian423 | 24th of April, 2015

    I often wonder if we ever going to colonize the moon. I wanted to visualize it so below you can see my idea a concept :) I am not a graphic designer so my image is limited to my limited skills. Pushing myself in to unknown territory of graphic manipulation brings me much... 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
  • My first approved assignment photo

    by Sebastian423 | 23rd of February, 2015

    After 4 assignments with many attempts i failed to get approved every time... must be about 20 pictures rejected during that time i had my doubts if i can make it, but true rewarding feeling comes when you fail many times and you don't give up but learn how to win. Today... More
  • The Long Walk and Taking Pictures of Nothing for Composites

    by Wisconsinart | 14th of September, 2014

    Two years ago I moved into the house where I currently live and it's a place on the edge of the metropolitan area. Here the subdivisions crash into farmland so you get a mix of neighborhoods and fields corn, depending on which street you're on. I like to go for walks, mainly... More
  • How do you get into the mode of taking stock photos?

    by CandyN1157 | 11th of June, 2014

    I have uploaded Many photos and so far only 8 have been accepted. I'm not getting discouraged, as I'm going to get this. But I'm leaving this Thursday to go to the UP of Michigan, Munising to be exact for my sister's wedding. Since I apparently don't get this "stock" photo... More
  • Designers daring to make photographs... apologies :-)

    by Fantasyart | 5th of November, 2013

    Me and my wife Estela, working for years in the design vector. As a general rule we used the photos as a base material to work on vectors. One day my wife asked me ... Why not try to send some of the pictures we took at home? We tried sending a picture of a walk in Piriapolis,... More
  • The new me:)

    by Silent47 | 11th of September, 2013

    Ok...At wisconsinart advice i begin to redefine myself.This is what came out: And some images in pending...What do you think about new me?Thank you all for the good advices!They took me here These images was accepted today: More
  • Concept and editorial market

    by Lenutaidi | 24th of August, 2013

    Hi!! Sometimes quality supplementation quantity,sometimes quantity supplementation quality.Was talk and talk more about the concept in stock.Because that brings sale, concept and conceptual. But also some editorial stock bring sales,and you know that. Editorial with... More
  • Concert photography

    by Costa007 | 13th of August, 2013

    Taking photos at a concert seems like a hard thing to do, so that is why I've decided to try and help by giving you a small technical advice set. Either you have a phone, a compact camera or a high end dslr, one creative person can take really good photos at a concert.... More
  • Stock Photos Are Created, Not Taken

    by Vcarmstrong | 24th of July, 2013

    If you have been around stock photography for any amount of time and paid attention to forums and blogs you undoubtedly have seen the phrase "Stock photos are created, not taken". Does this mean that you have to set up every situation and spend a ton of money of props and... More
  • Concept of security and protection seen with humor

    by Fantasyart | 16th of May, 2013

    For the Assignation of the month of May, you choose a serious issue, the security and protection. I look for ways to give this topic a touch of humor, without losing sight of the importance of it. So developed the idea of a thief trying to steal a house... and guardian... More

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