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  • Going Negative

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of August, 2008

    Much is being made in the current U.S. presidential race about ads and emails that disparage the candidates with the use of innuendo and false accusations. The polls show that most Americans are opposed to such ads. In general, negative claims or images are not effective... More
  • Stuff Happens

    by Ellenboughn | 25th of June, 2008

    What does leaving my wallet at the bookstore yesterday, a flashing warning light on the car dashboard as I pulled out to drive back to the bookstore and an error in posting a payment to a bill have to do with stock photography? Typical everyday annoyances and frustrations... More
  • The Eyes Have It

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of March, 2008

    Facial expressions and body language can either make or break a photo. Again and again we see images that would be successful if only there was emotion in the image instead of a subject with a bored look or a blank stare. How can you get your models more engaged with your... More
  • Dreamstime and CEPIC

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of June, 2007

    The Dreamstime Team is in Florence, Italy for the annual CEPIC (Coordination of European Picture Agencies) Congress. Serban Enache, Dragos Jianu and I were among the 900 delegates from 500 companies from 50 countries to attend the four day Congress. We met in a truly... More
  • What is She Wearing?

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of February, 2007

    Wardrobe is key to a professional looking image. And the type of clothing that a model is wearing can enhance the salability of an image in more ways than one. Here is a terrific image of a teen writing on the board in her classroom. The model's top gives a clue... More
  • 150 approved images

    by Bmcleod19 | 23rd of November, 2015

    I just had my 150th image approved after being on here about 2 weeks now. I haven't had any sales yet, but hopefully that will happen soon. Right now, I have an approval ratio of about 28%, which has increased for 21% when I first started uploading. The first day or two that... More
  • What I love about photography

    by Tinald2012 | 20th of November, 2015

    When I go out to take shots of nature, I try to look for the unusual, strange patterns in dirt or sand, the roughness and patterning of bark that has peeled away or wood that has been marked by water or weather and strange bugs. I also look for unusual markings that cause... More
  • Back on loop with 200 pictures online

    by Alexandr822 | 19th of November, 2015

    More than year ago i heard about stock photography at first time and registered at Dreamstime wishing to sell some of my pictures. After one month i already had few sold pictures and i was very happy with that. That time i used to work as resort photographer at Maldives and... More
  • First level 2 image - the sari sells!

    by Photashoot | 18th of November, 2015

    Hopefully a start to joining the big sellers - great to have got my first level 2 image.   Many thanks to the buyers! Time to get loading more...     See Article
  • Hallo :)

    by Wortam | 16th of November, 2015

    Hallo everybody, I'm very pleased to be in the community of photographers! I took photos since I was a child ... OK, maybe young girl :). But all my photos I took were only for me. And now I can show me pictures all over the world. I've already 21 photos online! I... More
  • My first sell

    by Braand | 12th of November, 2015

    Well, I finally sold my first image! It is the image of St. Lawrence Fortress or the Red Keep from the famous televesion series. The photo was taken a few years back when I went on a trip across the Adriatic Highway. Here it is:    More
  • I open the champagne, or not??

    by Photopassjonata | 12th of November, 2015

    Hello everyone, on November 22 it will be exactly a year of my adventure in Dreamstime. I'm very excited and happy that I can cooperate with you, thank you very much for that year, and I hope to open the champagne to celebrate 100 sold pictures I have at the moment 92,... More
  • I found my way - Photography

    by Mantvydasd | 4th of November, 2015

    When I started taking photos, I never thought that I will sell any pictures for somebody. I was taking photos just for my pleasure, holding them in my hard disk and showing to my friends in social media. Time to time i was looking for new ideas, lessons, interesting information... More
  • One month of Dreamstime

    by Constructerman | 20th of October, 2015

    Dear members, dear contributors, I greet all of you. I have almost one month of Dreamstime as contributor and... with no results yet :). In this month my total stock photos accepted are 36 with an acceptance ratio of 48%. I want to ask you how was your first month online... More
  • Funny and amazing Halloween costume ideas!

    by Yana28 | 19th of October, 2015

      Find funny and cute costume ideas ☺ Halloween only comes around once a year, so you want to make sure that you get your costume right!   Beauty and the Beast! It maybe a good idea for cute costumes for couple!   A dark violet clubwear party witch costume... More
  • Surprised

    by Cleymans | 7th of October, 2015

    Hey all, I was surprised to see that many of my latest Nature and garden pictures where accepted, cause its so difficult to get those on-line... So I'm quite happy and like to share some of those pictures with you. So keeping on trying, is the best way to go.... More
  • 200 sales!

    by Cousy86 | 3rd of October, 2015

    Some time has passed and finally i got up to 200 sales! The anniversary photo was with senior couple and I can't tell about this great couple! Even they are seniors they are full of live and full of love for each other!It was a great pleasure to work with them!!!   Now... More
  • Pictures for peace and love and a little bit of Nature

    by Cleymans | 28th of September, 2015

    Patience is what you need here, (and I love it) 711 images, pictures and illustrations and do not ever want to stop, not in for the money, but learning from what i see. In love with The world, and picture my fragments of time.... More
  • Treasure for nature photographers: Abbey Gardens, Scilly Islands

    by Hel080808 | 26th of September, 2015

    I had the pleasure to go to a short visit to the very beautiful hideaway, the sub-tropic Abbey Gardens, Tresco, Scilly Islands, UK, which are home to more than 20,000 species of plants and trees from 80 countries, ranging from Brazil to New Zealand and Burma to South Africa.... More
  • Soon to reach 300 - where do I go next?

    by Raulbaldean | 21st of September, 2015

    I am an older contributor but only recently I took thing a bit more serious. I had uploaded my first pics in 2009 pics and just waited to see what would happen to them. Things became interesting last year when I decided to upload more. Eventually I had more sales so I decided... More

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