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  • Road trip! Family Vacation

    by Ellenboughn | 25th of July, 2007

    Recently I listed some resources to use in preparing for vacation photos when your holiday requires air travel and hotels. For many though, vacation is a time to visit friends and relatives close to home or to drive to a favorite spot at the beach or in the mountains. These... More
  • More Trippy Photo Tips

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of July, 2007

    In the past two posts we have discussed some pointers for doing research before you leave to ensure that you don't miss a location or an event and some tips on photos while on a family road trip. Now let's get serious about some other important issues. Packing: do... More
  • The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of March, 2007

    Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models. Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice by offering four different means of... More
  • Image Adoption

    by Celiaak | 28th of August, 2014

    It is always a joy to know one of our forgoten images fallen in to level 0 threshold has been adopted (AKA sold). I don't mind if it is a credit sale or a subscription sale. I feel happy just to know someone took the time to find it and the image is good enough to be adopted... More
  • Paris - the most visited town in the world

    by Jdanne | 1st of April, 2014

    Paris - for most of us this town is the most famous tourist area in the world. For rich Chinese it is a famous place for wedding tourism, too. For me Paris is a working place at the customer side - at least for several months. That means: Being away from my family, overtime,... More
  • What's in your title and description of your images?

    by Malinash | 28th of February, 2014

    Here's a little guide to read buyers' minds. You've already read the Bible of Keywording. Now you need to know the importance of the title and the description of your images. We all know that stock photography is related to generic topics. And if... More
  • The perfect description

    by Reberman | 4th of February, 2014

    I have pointed out what I consider to be problems with descriptions and keywords. I would like to highlight what I consider to be the perfect description (for me). The photographer is Travelling-light and he makes my job so much easier. The soup description is: "Traditional... More
  • First sale!

    by Dundaj | 22nd of January, 2014

    Haha :-D Eight minutes ago came my first sale. It was only for subscription... but I am so happy! It was the image of me. It is strange feeling... but it is good feeling. See Article
  • My image has already begun selling

    by Qin0377 | 9th of October, 2013

    http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-spring-tibetan-plateau-every-most-suitable-season-to-go-to-tibet-tibet-not-very-cold-crops-began-to-turn-green-peach-image33379791 More
  • Subscription sales

    by Fredbro | 1st of October, 2013

    Hello everyone, Today I sold my 21st picture and it was a subscription sale. That made me wonder if you guys ''attract'' as many subscription sales as I do. Indeed, 71% of all my sales are subscription ones. What about you all? And don't get me wrong, I'm happy to see... More
  • Tripods, the one accessory every microstock photographer must have

    by Mike2focus | 19th of August, 2013

    This subject has been touched on a few times here in the forum. But the importance of this subject warrants a refresher article on this important subject… One of the most important photography accessories, if not THE most important, is a tripod. I use mine whenever it... More
  • My latest sales only sub.

    by Marianvejcik | 26th of June, 2013

  • Image descriptions: A place for unrelated keywords?

    by Robinstockphotos | 29th of May, 2013

    I was looking up random images trying to figure out and list a number of potential subjects in demand. Right now I have no proper gear and not enough time for much. Next month, I think I will have both. Plenty of it. Hence the casual research in free time. And see what... More
  • Tripods...Useful or Too Heavy to Carry?

    by Tempestz | 28th of May, 2013

    Many of you already know that in order to capture tack sharp images either with a macro lens or a telephoto, you must use a sturdy tripod. Additionally, using a shutter release and changing the setting within your camera to keep the mirror up, will all help assure the... More
  • Earned $100!

    by Kphotos6411 | 16th of February, 2013

    Finally sold $100! with this picture. It was the image's 7th sale. Most of my sales have been by subscription. The $100 would have come sooner if buyers used credits. See Article
  • Valentine's day

    by Astormfr | 4th of February, 2013

    Love, love, love... We are one week from the famous Valentine's day. Dear all, be prepared, open your "heart" To your "sweet sugar" Make her/him a good meal What about planning a surprised trip to Florence... More
  • Switch off IS when using a tripod - but WHY?

    by Robinstockphotos | 4th of January, 2013

    I think many of you must wonder why you should switch off Image stabilization (IS) when using a tripod? IS was meant to suppress vibrations right? And using it on a tripod might get you really, really sharp pictures? So here is the secret behind it: Your camera has... More
  • Tips for novice tripod users

    by Chanevy | 9th of September, 2012

    I never used a tripod until I started shooting stock. I made some silly mistakes when I started shooting with one, and some of the tips I have read for my photo class include silly things that I managed to get right. This is a compilation of tips for novice tripod users... More
  • subscription rates on photos.. what gives?

    by Inyrdreams | 22nd of August, 2012

    hello everyone, and especially DT staff. Can anyone tell me what is going on with the new subscription rate fees for photos? this is a great deal for buyers but almost a slap in the face for photographers. someone can download an image for a set price no matter the size?... More
  • Estonian Photography

    by Robseguin | 18th of July, 2012

    I just returned from a month long trip to Estonia. This is a country where you can stay for months and shoot stock images, lots of castles, museums, nature and interesting places. I took many, many images. One of the most amazing places there for photography was Patarei... More

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