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  • Tips for my Friends

    by Davinciphotos | 13th of January, 2014

    Welcome to Dreamstime. A strange world where you could earn money for the photos that you take. You may be asking yourself, "What is a commercial image and how do I get a submitted file approved through Dreamstime?". Well I am still learning myself.... More
  • Just Beginning at Dreasmtime

    by Kingtrac | 30th of December, 2013

    I'm just starting out at Dreamstime and it is my first microstock experience. I have nine images that have been accepted so far! I have been analyzing the images that have been accepted and rejected and I think it has already had a positive effect on my photography. I'... More
  • How Do Beginners - Like me - Get Models?

    by Edosaodaro | 9th of October, 2013

    Hi Guys! I decided to write this as I imagine I am not the only one to ever have had this dilemma. A lot of people have great shooting ideas but just don't know how to approach the tricky subject - of models and, of course, associated releases - required to implement such... More
  • MR each time while shooting..?

    by Vennys | 29th of September, 2013

    As I noticed, there is only 1 MR needed here (for 1 model). When you shoot more times (different days) with the same model, do you sign every time MR? Or may I use same form for the whole year (specific) year..? (only once signed at the beginning) Thanks. Vašek More
  • Model Releases

    by Jormonago | 21st of August, 2013

    I have many shots in my personal portfolio that I have not been able to use here mainly because of people reluctant to sign model releases. Due to this I've started taking self portraits and I'm having a lot of fun with it :) Much easier to get a model release for yourself!... More
  • MY FIRST BATCH OF EDITORIAL IMAGES RELEASED

    by Harshvardhan | 15th of July, 2013

    Hey everybody out there and specially newbie like me who have just started out and feel confused what to upload and what not. Few months ago I visited to a cultural festival at Surajkund Faridabad Haryana in India. I shot lots of artists performing their traditional arts... More
  • Model release, each shooting new release?

    by Vennys | 2nd of July, 2013

    Can anyone help please? If I shoot with one model for example twice a week (MO, FR) do I need for each day extra release - sheet? Is there any way, how to use one for a month cooperation for example? Thanks for answer! Vašek See Article
  • Model release general-purpose?

    by Vennys | 26th of March, 2013

    Is there some general purpose model release form, which I can use somewhere else except for DT? Thank you in advance for answers. Vašek See Article
  • 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
  • Three ways to find real people that will model for you

    by Chanevy | 29th of October, 2012

    Do you want to shoot stock shots of people? Can you afford to pay a model? Me neither! So I decided to try to think of ways to get people to model for free without relying too much on friends and family Here are some ideas I had. 1) Set up a joint make over party... More
  • Life is what happens when you're paying attention to something else...

    by Dnavarrojr | 11th of August, 2012

    When I got my DSLR a couple of years ago, little did I know the life change that would occur. I bought a Canon DSLR that also shot HD video, mostly for Microstock. I really needed experience in using it, so I signed up to do a 48 Hour Film Festival. Based on the work... More
  • Image misuse can be a very expensive mistake

    by Enigmacypher | 4th of May, 2012

    While browsing the Internet, I came across an article from February 2011 about a company that made a costly mistake when they used an image without permission on their website, and that image was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. This mistake ended up costing the... More
  • about cats and photos

    by Alvenok | 3rd of March, 2012

    She doesn’t need a “model release”, she will choose her best position herself. She is natural, She does not see you, her eyes looks into the distance. Maybe she is looking for something, maybe she is missing for somebody. We will never know it. Because people only... 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
  • RF to Editorial Image

    by Dash76 | 29th of January, 2012

    After about a year on Dreamtime (on and off) I think I am finally coming to grips what is an eligable photo. I do have a concern with a few photos I have taken in the past that have buildings in them. It comes down to 'Is it recognisable?' and 'Should it really be an Editorial... 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
  • New release templates

    by Demonike | 20th of December, 2011

    We are launching new and improved versions of our branded model and property release forms. The updating process is necessary, because the now outdated documents did make clear all the information we legally require from the signing parties on the present day. It has been... More
  • Editorial uploads

    by Sleiselei | 25th of October, 2011

    You have some fun photos but no model release, no problem! Upload them by Editorial! My recent Editorial photos as follows: People playing in amusement park Arts Performance Lifestyle More
  • Rejected for Assignment - Sold

    by Kphotos6411 | 24th of October, 2011

    This image just sold as Editorial. It was submitted originally to the Assignment, but, rejected. I had the 2 model releases, but no PR. This makes 7 sales and 6 images sold! See Article
  • First model released image approved!

    by Marsaz | 1st of September, 2011

    Hello, Everyone, This is the first article on my blog and I'm very glad to say I've just got my first model released image approved here on Dreamstime! Can't wait to see how popular and profitable it will be. I've always liked shooting people at family events or... More

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