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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
  • Milestone of $4.000,00

    by Maxsp | 16th of April, 2015

      Just reached the milestone of $4.000,00 Yuri, Challenge accepted! See Article
  • Over 500 images online!

    by Dianabahrin | 14th of April, 2015

    I am very excited to share with you my joy of finally having over 500 images online. I remember that when I first started submitting on Dreamstime in 2010 I had a small Fuji S5700 (which meant very few approvals) and I did not know how to draw, therefore getting images online... More
  • You are solely responsible for your success!

    by Photozlaja | 25th of March, 2015

    If you already have an approved portfolio with photographs that means that you are qualified and that the quality of your photos are satisfying. Is it worth it to just sit and wait for it to happen all by itself? I do not think so.   Always and at every step you make... 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
  • My Very first Image sold!!!

    by Gmgadani | 19th of February, 2015

    I am really ecstatic!!!! My very first image sold!! Considering I only got 12 pics in my portfolio, never though would get a sale!!! :)  See Article
  • 103 accepted photos

    by Pet548 | 2nd of February, 2015

    Hello friends, Although I have no sales yet I am very happy because I reached 103 approved photos. Photography is my hobby and my passion and I have a great desire to improve my skills. Therefore feedback and suggestions are very important for me. My English is not very... More
  • About Graphic Tablets

    by Alisen | 2nd of February, 2015

    I have a progress! I started drawing my vector illustrations on a graphic tablet recently. I liked it! This is much easier than to draw using a computer mouse. Computer mouse to draw is not very convenient and accurate. The first graphics tablet, which I tried - it'... More
  • New to This World and Happy I Found it

    by Jslaterphotos | 2nd of February, 2015

    I am a fairly new photographer in the real world. I spent four years in the United States Navy, and I was handed a camera by chance. I had no prior interest in photography, or cameras, for that matter, but I happened to be in the right place at the right time. The ship... More
  • Great! my second 2 images approved.

    by Jimmypontoh | 25th of January, 2015

  • My first photos approved!

    by Jimmypontoh | 24th of January, 2015

    Finally, my photos approved. Really exciting. Thanks DT!    See Article
  • 200 pictures today!

    by Project007 | 22nd of January, 2015

    I JUST GOT MY 200TH PICTURE ACCEPTED! IT TOOK ONE YEAR EXACTLY FROM WHEN I OPENED MY ACCOUNT. I DID NOT START SUBMITTING MY PICTURES UNTIL 6 MONTHS AFTER I OPENED THIS ACCOUNT AND ITS BEEN QUITE THE ADVENTURE. JOINING WITH DREAMSTIME HAS BEEN A VERY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE.... More
  • 3 Months in, Progress Update, First Blog Post

    by Rickdeacon | 20th of January, 2015

    Hey Everyone, Never posted a blog before so thought I'd make a start by posting about my very limited experience with the world of stock photography. Photography has been a serious hobby for me for around 2 years now (serious in the sense of purchasing my... More

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