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  • 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
  • NEW! Options for Publishing Your Own Book!

    by Wisconsinart | 8th of July, 2013

    Have you ever tried publishing your own photography in a book? I have. The traditional way is to submit a proposal to a publisher and hope there will be an interest for your work. That was a door slammed in my face. Brick and mortar publishers want material that will appeal... More
  • Oh no, he's back!

    by Shadow69 | 31st of August, 2012

    I haven’t written a blog for a while now. Things have been rather hectic for the last month or so. The sad thing is that I haven’t had that much time to pursue any of my interests that actually make me feel alive. The days just fuse into each other in a mundane and... More
  • Can't find a model? Check the mirror!

    by Mike2focus | 20th of June, 2012

    As another weekend approaches, another great photo idea pops into my mind. Only problem is, I need someone to model for this shot. Nobody is available, though. And that ad I've been meaning to put up on Craig's List didn't happen again this week. Ugh! What to do? Got it!... More
  • My first dragonfly sold!!!

    by M4rio1979 | 15th of December, 2011

    Yesterday I went exclusive, today I sold my first dragonfly image :). Here is my sold winner: I'm happy because dragonflies are my favorite macro subjects, and if anyone of you here love to shoot dragonflies, than you must now how hard is to get close to this little... More
  • "Me" my first model.

    by Faizanfaiz | 1st of November, 2011

    Well I have shot many portraits and I do commercial photography also but I haven't uploaded any model release signed photos on any stock agency yet. Other day while playing with my lights I decided to click some self portraits and signed a model release for me and uploaded... More
  • The best model I ever worked with...

    by Llareggub | 12th of May, 2011

    I read a blog on here sometime back written by Eric1513 about the people around us being free models and was struck by an idea... I have very little experience in taking pictures of people and the thought of learning how best to light people and try and manage composure... More
  • Keywording your own images

    by Gmargittai | 27th of May, 2010

    I am here on Dreamstime for almost three years. I very much enjoy the challenge. Getting a picture accepted and making a sale still excites me, although I have a few hundred of each. I am not a professional photographer and I do not live out of what I earn from DT so I am... More
  • Stock photographing Ourselves???

    by Katn1999 | 9th of March, 2010

    Hi everyone! I hope this finds you all with LOTS of sales.... I have a question about photographing ourselves. I, personally, look better behind the camera rather than in front of it. However, I was wondering if it is possible for a photographer to photograph himself/... More
  • Lovely couple

    by Peter.kirillov | 19th of January, 2010

    Just finished uploading the series of self-portraits of me and my lovely Nataly. Personally, I am happy with results, however, sales are not that high yet :) Hope it is just a matter of time. And do you enjoy shooting yourself? :) More
  • About Me

    by Sgnajn | 29th of October, 2009

    Hi there, I am a part time photographer, full time worker in a telecommunication Co. doing in-house design job. Taking photo is always my hobby, I hope this hobby can turn into business one day. Wish me luck. Cheers! See Article
  • Little promotion

    by Aginger | 28th of September, 2009

    I know, I know, everyone is full with shots about flowers and nature...nevermind! I have some newly approved photos about common nature and I'd like to share with you... :D Have a nice day :) P.S: first photo with me as model... :) More
  • wysiwyg ... putting myself into my work , literally..

    by Tan510jomast | 9th of August, 2009

    do you remember those catchy phrases that ads use to catch your attention? or like anagrams that send a message? like WYSIWYG - what you SEE is what you get or the famous words of Confucius : (??) A picture is worth a thousand words, which in the 60s, or was it... More
  • A Chinese girl's self-introduction

    by Yuguangli | 29th of July, 2009

    Hi, everyone. some time ago, one of my friend introduced me to this site. She knows I love photography. Now i'm learning English, hope to progress asap, so i can express my ideas better. In China, as the saying goes: 好好学习,天天向上。Translated in Chinglish... More
  • A happy week for me!

    by Pyfriend | 14th of March, 2009

    Thank you very much for downloading them! They are my first two downloads since I joined on January 10, 2009. It makes me so happy that I nearly cann't go to sleep recently ^_^! Now I have a large confidence in uploading my photoes. Where there is a will, there... More
  • Self portrait

    by Mildegard | 10th of January, 2009

    It must be very common among unexperienced artists to make self-portraits (from old photos usually). Nothing wrong about it when you're too shy to ask someone to be your model. So, that's a pencil drawn portrait of me how I looked a couple of years ago when I had short... More
  • Bliss in Ignorance... A Fool's Refuge

    by Thefinalmiracle | 6th of January, 2009

    John was a regular visitor to charity institutions. His life felt incomplete without talking to people in need and trying to make them feel better. He did not donate anything in cash or kind. He spent his time with children, elders or general people in distress that he came... More
  • Earnings from referral program - Proud of myself

    by Thayyilani | 8th of December, 2008

    It's fantastic, finally I got some active members who I referred in DT. I am getting loads of commission everyday through one of my referred member. I have referred six members so far to DT. But Riyasbabu is very active with Dreamstime, and he has a nice portfolio... More
  • Going it Alone

    by Astargirl | 19th of June, 2008

    Like many people here, I'm not a professional photographer. I've had some training, and I love it, but it's not my main job. I do it when I can in my spare time or when I'm going places that might turn out some good shots for myself or for DT. This means that I'm usually... More
  • Self introduction and more

    by Thumeau | 21st of May, 2008

    Just a quick article to introduce myself. I'm Thomas Humeau, french and I currently live in Tokyo, Japan. I'm an amateur photographer wishing to go pro some day. For now, I work as a software engineer in a small company. One of my hobby is panoramic photography... More

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