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  • Surprise Inside?

    by Elianehaykal | 21st of July, 2015

    Have you ever taken a photo and got a surprise inside? Something you were totally unaware of its existence? An unexpected action as soon as the shutter went off? I took this photo a few months ago in Tuscany thinking that it's a cool gloomy photo of the foggy forest. When... More
  • New to stock photography? What should you do?

    by Benliammelville | 17th of July, 2015

    So you're checking out the world of stock photography, and you have no idea what to do? Here are a few good tips, from someone who is currently going through the same stage. 1. Read everything! Photography is full of creative helpful people, who have covered every subject... More
  • 7 Tips for Taking Better Sports Action Shots

    by Designroast | 16th of July, 2015

    Mastering sports photography and action shots in general can be a frustrating task. With moving targets, sometimes less-than-ideal lighting conditions, and money shots that only last for a split second before they disappear, action photography is really challenging. Here... More
  • Zone Focusing and When to Use it

    by Matthewcuda | 14th of July, 2015

    You are setup in a place where the wildlife is very close and moving at high speed. You have very little time to react, so you pick up the camera and try to use your focusing points to get a good focus lock on the subject and begin to fire away. In only a moment's time the... More
  • Microstock Photography - The Winning Strategies, part II

    by Robinstockphotos | 5th of July, 2015

    Continued from Part I... Your intentions matter! Are you looking for shortcuts to make easy money online? Trying to anyhow get an image past the reviewers who seem to reject everything? It can be easily observed that many of those new to microstock photography believe... 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
  • Tips for farm photography

    by Adammeadows12 | 30th of June, 2015

    Farms are seen as a dirty place, but through the lens of a camera so much beauty can be captured. As a farmer by day and a photographer by night one thing I can ensure you is that you should be prepared at all times. Prepare yourself and your equipment for dirt and dust,... 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
  • Some fast tips on photographing insects and other invertebrates

    by Andreamangoni | 27th of June, 2015

    Insects are a very interesting subject to photograph. Can be useful, however, to have some foresight, to get a better result.   Know your "enemy" insects are an interesting subject to photograph because they are virtually everywhere, but it must be familiar... More
  • Over 500 online

    by Mgntplus | 27th of June, 2015

    Hello everyone, This is my first blog ever and I am glad that the DT provoked me to write a blog for the first time. I do not have much experience with writing in public places. I am grateful to Dreamstime and all participants who generously share their experiences. This... More
  • Where is your focus?

    by Matthewcuda | 26th of June, 2015

    Focus can be thought of in two general ways in photography. There is the idea of focusing our creativity and our energy into making a great photograph and there is the physical act of focusing the camera. Both of these concepts are intimately linked and this article is going... More
  • Smartphone Photography

    by Robinstockphotos | 25th of June, 2015

      With the rise in popularity of the digital camera, today there are millions of devices offering digital photography as a basic capability. Of course, a smartphone that doubles as a digital camera is not the professional’s most preferred piece of equipment but... More
  • First 100 uploads

    by Adammeadows12 | 22nd of June, 2015

    today is my first milestone of 100 photo uploads . After uploading hundreds of photos and receiving disappointing rejects and I have learned about what to shoot and what not to shoot. The formula for successful photos and an increase in sales is the lessons learned from previous... More
  • First photo uploaded successfully

    by Sumitahldr80 | 13th of June, 2015

    Hi, I am newbie to this site. Not a photographer but definitely want to learn the craft. I created my login sometime back but looking at the jaw dropping pictures here was quite reluctant to add my pic.. so after lots of wait added one picture and voila the picture got... More
  • Over 2,000 images on Dreamstime! Amazing!

    by Bratty1206 | 12th of June, 2015

    A few years ago, I had no idea what stock photography even was. I remember the feeling, when the first ones were uploaded and accepted. I remember when they were rejected as well. I love the fact that there is always a reason for that 'little pink slip' and I make it... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part 4)

    by Matthewcuda | 7th of June, 2015

    This week I am wrapping up the "Bird Photography on a Budget" series with a conversation about flashes. I often see postings online that say "I prefer to not use flash on wildlife" and another might say "Flash scares the birds so I don't use flash." I am going to specifically... More
  • TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY (Part Two - Extended Version)

    by Mrallen | 3rd of June, 2015

    TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY - Extended Version. This is a much more in depth look at how to make good sales from travel photography. It includes most of my previous blog on the subject plus a whole lot more info and some different photos. I've tried to include info that will... More
  • Photography is a physical work

    by Wxh6763 | 30th of May, 2015

    Photography is a physical work. Yes, I think so. A good and successful photographer must have a healthy body except a set of advanced photographic equipment and mature photography skills. I often go out to photography with a group of friends every year. Sometimes to the... More
  • Milestone, 100th image online

    by Drobacphoto | 28th of May, 2015

    My new milestone, 100 images online on dreamstime :-) Thank you for looking!             See Article
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part 2)

    by Matthewcuda | 22nd of May, 2015

    In part one of this series I talked about bird photography and photography in general as a blending of knowledge, pre-image visualization and gear which when used properly will result in better photographs of the subject. I also talked about my recommendations for a great... More

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