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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Editorials for assignment

    by Lenutaidi | 28th of February, 2014

    Hi everybody! I suggest (propose) to all editors, admins and contributors, all dreamstimers as one month in the year (only one) to be dedicated editorials images in section assignments! I mean to be accepted and editorial images! I assure you that many... More
  • Do editorial photos sell? And at what ratio to commercial?

    by Babar760 | 19th of December, 2012

    I have about 1200 photos on line at DT and practically all are for advertisement. But when I click on contributors portfolios, I see many editorial images. I just got back from a trip to France. Do any images of say, a prespective shot of the Arc de Triomphe with the Champs... More
  • Can this be true about Facebook? !

    by Chanevy | 26th of October, 2012

    My friend had this notice on her status, which I did put on my personal timeline. Doesn't seem like it could possibly true, but there have been so many people stealing IP that I thought it couldn't hurt. "You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from... More
  • Take Warning Signs Seriously

    by Jcimagery | 11th of May, 2012

    Living on 55 acres banking a scenic river, with a 270 degree view of a mountain range, we get all kinds of people on our property. Rafters systematically pull up and cut across our pasture to get to the county road, dropping their popped rafts/tubes/floaties/beer... More
  • How to make model assessment better

    by Rosipro | 19th of March, 2012

    There would be a great feature to have in DT management area - seeing total earnings per model. For example, we have "Photos with this model", and we could have also "Earnings with this model". Looks like a great tool to analyse which of your models are most valuable and... More
  • Adding a sense of scale

    by Tamarabauer | 20th of February, 2012

    I love to shoot landscapes - I'm fortunate in that I currently live in a very scenic Australian State where landscape photography is a must. At times, it's difficult to convey a sense of scale with an image - I know the depth and breadth and height because I can see it... More
  • Property release

    by Klicaqui | 4th of February, 2012

    Hi people Do I need a property release signed by the owner of a car so that i can sell the pictures here? I tought so but when i downloaded the form on dreamstime i got confused because it said: " I ..................... the rightful owner (...) of the property located... More
  • OF EDITORIAL PICS

    by Akulamatiau | 17th of January, 2012

    Previously, I found it very hard to capture a decent pic specifically meant for RF sale. No logos, business signs, faces, etc. (well, you know the drill) and to obtain model/ property releases is totally out of question. Being an outdoor photographer, it was frustrating... More
  • Really look at the details

    by Birksphotography | 9th of January, 2012

    When it comes down to trademarks it is really important to look at the details. I found out just how much detail recently on a submission where a patent number, barely visible but still there, held things up. I never noticed it until I really got zoomed in on the image... More
  • Remembering an old proposal

    by Charlydamart | 23rd of November, 2011

    On December 2008 I made a proposal to promote our best image in 3 categories. As probably there are a lot of new contributors, I would like to remember it. See original here With this proposal I just try to promote our own work, and I would like to recieve your... More
  • Big Dreams

    by Vinitaseyecandy | 30th of August, 2011

    I decided to start a little blog on here. I am an Illustrator/Artist and play around alittle with photography. I work from home doing my Art so that I can take care of my little girl who is 5. My goal is to have enough illustrations online to sell to make a comfortable... More
  • Need Inspiration? Look Around The House

    by Livingstonatlarge | 6th of July, 2011

    I admit it, I am addicted to yard sales and thrift stores. Tiny teacups, reindeer candle holders, baskets. I’m always looking for props. At this time of year they’re the only places besides my garage one can find Christmas stuff. The other day though, I decided... More
  • How to get property releases for soical media networks!

    by Lovephotography79 | 23rd of June, 2011

    Hi everyone, I am a new member at dreamstime and at this level in the stock photography business I have much to learn about what is acceptable in order for an image to be approved. I recently posted a Social Media diagram and it was rejected because of the logos. I originally... More
  • What sells best these days?

    by Epstock | 30th of May, 2011

    hey all, what do you guys think are selling the most these days? fashion and beauty is really slow sellers... we are about to expand our interior and architectural collections. looks like they sell best in many libraries? any thoughts? a nice lifestyle interior,... More
  • Anything common ?

    by Joezachs | 12th of April, 2011

    See anything common in the pictures above? I don’t see anything common, but these are the pictures that are thrown up when I was searching for a picture with the keyword Bracket. There were many more funny pictures which has nothing to do with a Bracket, but I have not... More
  • False Prophets Cry of Doom

    by Thefinalmiracle | 3rd of April, 2011

    False Prophets Cry of Doom I Have To Find My Peace Cuz No One Seems To Let Me Be False Prophets Cry Of Doom What Are The Possibilities I Told My Brother There’ll Be Problems, Times And Tears For Fears, We Must Live Each Day Like It’s The Last! (Michael... More
  • My first TIFF sale

    by Mangroove | 7th of February, 2011

    Hello everybody, I saw so many blogs about Tiff sales and I always thought : "when will I write the same?". Well today is the day :) Here is my first Tiff sale: Have a great day! See Article

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