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  • Stay Frosty

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of September, 2008

    Images of refreshing beverages, both alcoholic and otherwise are used for purposes as diverse as major ads and invitations to small parties. The virtues of drinking eight glasses of water daily may have come under scrutiny recently but no one argues with the importance of... More
  • Women (want to) RULE...

    by Ellenboughn | 3rd of September, 2008

    Truth in advertising requires ads to present the benefits and qualities of their products in an honest fashion. Of course, advertising has a very loose relationship to reality especially in the manner in which women are pictured. Advertisers recognize that women are responsible... More
  • Hair and Makeup in Photos

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of April, 2008

    While reviewing a featured photographer's portfolio, I saw a perfect opportunity to write about the judicious use of makeup on women models. Nothing better illustrates how makeup can lend authenticity to a model in different situations than photographer Niderlander’s four... More
  • Gay Pride

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of September, 2007

    I have written about certain demographic groups that are important to marketers and advertisers. One of these is the gay and lesbian population. Figures show that approximately 10% of any population falls into the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender group. It is important to... More
  • It's All There in Black and White

    by Ellenboughn | 22nd of August, 2007

    Advertising screams, ‘We want color photos!’ and galleries yell back, ‘Only black & white matters.’ That was the past. Yes, it’s certain that color images dominate in print and web advertising and that classic photography found in galleries is more closely associated... More
  • The Trendspotting Trend*

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of August, 2007

    Traditional stock photo agencies are heavily vested in ‘creative research’. This is the stuff that informs expensive stock productions and drives editing guidelines. The biggest stock producers look for sociological and economic trends that will impact general image needs... More
  • The RGB of it all

    by Ellenboughn | 10th of August, 2007

    Or is it the CYMK? (One matters online; the other in print). Do you dream in color? Did people dream in black and white before the invention of black and white film? If so, how did they know what the world looked like in black and white? When are color photos best and when... More
  • Masters of Light

    by Ellenboughn | 30th of July, 2007

    Lots of blog talk lately about what differentiates a pro from an amateur. If an image has what it takes, I don’t care who took it. Could be a top photographer or my Aunt Nellie: it’s a professional image. But on the over all career level, it’s usually the light that... More
  • 1001 Images!

    by Doubleclick7 | 24th of August, 2015

    1001 images It’s been 3 years, and my goal was to have 1000 images in 12 months! It’s not as easy as you’d think! But being a stock photographer/vector artist has taught me so much! It’s forced me to expand my talents, look for new things, explore new ideas... More
  • First 50 uploads!!

    by Fatema7864 | 23rd of August, 2015

    A year back I discovered a new passion, the passion of photography. And here I am today, successfully completed over 50 uploads. I still can’t forget the day when my first photo was approved on Dreamstime. It boost my confidence and I guess it gave a new direction to my... More
  • How to produce quality stock images.

    by Mirzamlk | 18th of August, 2015

    My journey in the field of stock photography started in the month of May- June 2015. It was summer vacation in my country, me and my kids were tired of shooting remote images and landscapes, a friend of mine told me about stock photography and its standards. The high quality... More
  • Shoot Everything

    by Circed | 28th of July, 2015

       There is value in photographing everything, everywhere, all of the time. That value is sight improvement. Sight improvement is the ability to see more clearly tat which will make a better photograph. The more you shoot, the more you are seeing. The more you are seeing,... More
  • the Canadian Rockies secured my first 50 Images online!

    by Sam20140218 | 17th of July, 2015

    It has been a big learning curve to see what images were refused and which images were sold, however I am very happy that I now finally reached my target of 50 files online. I am working hard to increase my approval ratio and hopefully reach my next target of 50 images sold... More
  • Turning a Passion into a Profit

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 2nd of July, 2015

    Many of us have a hobby that we’re passionate about – and at one time or another most of us have given thought as to how to turn that pastime into a money generating activity. Before quitting your day job however, ask yourself a few hard questions.    What... More
  • Revisiting Your Old Work

    by Gracelife | 1st of July, 2015

      Looking at Your Old Images with Fresh Perspective As photographers, we are on a never-ending quest to create something new and unusual. After so many years of taking photos, you more than likely have terabytes of archived raw files or boxes upon boxes of negatives... More
  • New to Dreamstime

    by Wconny | 25th of June, 2015

      Hi there, I'm new here and just got my first pictures approved some days ago :D I enjoy traveling and the beauty of nature - hope people will like my pics!     See Article
  • What happens to my photos when someone buys them?

    by Stroblr | 21st of June, 2015

    I was thinking about it. Where are the photos used? I was very happy when I had my first sale. But now I felt proud when I found one of my photo with my name on the website of some travel agency and other in travel magazine. I felt proud for these photo:     Thank... More
  • 140 sales! many or less?

    by Augustinasg | 16th of June, 2015

    So I reach 140 sales, it is achievment for me cuz its quite big number for me. But when I realize that I have uploaded more that 3 k illustrations I think that I am quite a loser. Other guys with uploads like that have the same number of sales and I reach only 140 is that... More
  • Its working!!!

    by Kitneyi | 16th of June, 2015

    My previous blog post was about testing the waters and deciding to start selling more seriously... well it has worked. It is slow but it is moving. I am grateful to those who have supported me and given the the encouragement to carry on pushing forward and sell more images... More
  • 50th image accepted

    by Robertflynn | 14th of June, 2015

    hi folks Well when i started with DT i set myself a target, get 50 images accepted, i am pleased that today i successfully crossed that off my to do list, well not really i just added another 50 and now aiming for the round 100.        At the same time i was... More

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