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  • First level 5 image, keep it simple

    by Terhox | 24th of April, 2014

    This is my very first level 5 sold picture. I took the picture with Sony NEX-5 + kit lens. It is very simple and I think there are many kind of uses for it. So my message here is that simple pictures sell well on Stock photography. Also you would not always need the... More
  • HOW TO INCREASE DETAILS IN YOUR SHOT IN FIVE SIMPLE STEPS

    by Harshvardhan | 27th of March, 2013

    I know there are lots of photographers out there like me who worked very hard to take a shot and loved it the most. But when reviewed it on their laptop or PC before submission to the site, felt lack of DETAILS in that shot and went into frustration over the result of hard... More
  • Simple image editing (for buyers)

    by Robinstockphotos | 17th of March, 2013

    I have noticed threads in the message boards from buyers who want to do simple things but don't know how to. So that is what this article is about. If you are a contributor, please skip this. I'm sure you know much more than the basics already. Share this article with your... More
  • Sale number 200 !..

    by Baldas1950 | 9th of January, 2013

    With this sold image my sales have reached 200! It was taken in the village of Santa Gertrudis, located in the hinterland of the island of Ibiza. The image falls into a category of pictures very simple, but I think very effective because they create in the viewer the... More
  • Concept of Simplicity

    by Jdanne | 7th of October, 2012

    One of my favorite concept is: SIMPLICITY. Keep it - stupidly - simple. Of course, such photos will never get an award nor will be accepted for assignment. They are neither first class nor fine art nor really charming. But they are useful. Here are a few - very simple... 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
  • The key word for keywords is: Simplicity

    by Mark6138 | 3rd of May, 2012

    Wherever I have information available about the terms used by buyers to select an image they have invariably used one of the simplest terms in my keywords list. Recent sales for me that highlight this include the terms 'gravel path' and 'headphones' as well as 'inhaler'... More
  • Keywording in DT

    by Zarg404 | 9th of December, 2011

    You can help other contributors by suggesting key word for their pictures. It is very simple to do it. Just go to any picture in Dreamstime. And then just above the keywords related to the picture, you can hit "Suggest". Then you have to enter a minimum of 10 new key words... More
  • How to make a simple "home made" studio

    by Matijakeber | 5th of July, 2011

    I will tell you how I made my "home made" studio which cost me not more than a few euros. This is not a professional studio but you can make good enough shots that sell. I have a 3×3 meters of space (it's studio for small objects). I just hang some white, clean sheets to... More
  • Rejoice, no choice!

    by Bradcalkins | 22nd of June, 2011

    I'm currently reading a few books, including one called the 'Paradox of choice'. One of the themes is that too much choice brings negative side effects. People seem to want choice, and to exercise their freedom to choose - yet when choices are more limited they are better... More
  • Wishes for my portfolio

    by Silent47 | 27th of April, 2011

    Things seem to be simple when you see someone else's portfolio and like what you see.You think: I can do this"but in fact is very hard to do. After hours of search for inspiration we realize that we are never satisfied with our work.How to make clean and simple ideas?I... More
  • Simplify to Sell Stock

    by Eric1513 | 19th of October, 2010

    Photographers and designers have the same goal: to create and/or utilize powerful images that make money. One thing that sets successful photographers apart is that they know that a simple image is almost always the most powerful image. To illustrate, imagine that you... More
  • 3D Renders - When is it big enough?

    by Avion49 | 21st of August, 2010

    As 3D artists, the size of the render we submit is totally up to us. All we have to do is to be willing to "put up" with tying our computers up while the image renders. This can take anywhere from mere minutes (the Marlin only took 15 mins) to hours (like this room!)... More
  • Simple but strong

    by Raindrop | 19th of July, 2010

    Simple but strong If you think it is difficult to earn some money try not to think so hard. Ok, you must think of course but usually all the good ideas are also the easiest ones. You can just try to think what people may need and how they are going to use your work. I... More
  • Finding inspiration

    by Treasurehunter22 | 6th of May, 2010

    A few days ago, someone asked about where to get inspiration. To me, there are a lot of places. I've been a DT buyer for 4 years...I haven't bought a lot -- about 120 images, mostly of which are used in a medical-type newsletter. I've used these 2 recently: Now that... More
  • Life should be simple

    by Jianbinglee | 18th of April, 2010

    When we came to this world nothing. With a daily growing, we continue to study and learn a lot. But it is also a burden. Know, the more it will consider the more joy will be less and less. Simple life and successful career which is better? Let it be. More
  • rediscovering keywords

    by Tan510jomast | 3rd of April, 2010

    Hello DT world... HAPPY EASTER ...HOLY PASSOVER...PEACE Carmen's April Fool secret to search is still hot on my mind especially with reference to keywords. I also recall Carmen pointing out to me to be less articulate with my titles as "shorter keywords work better... More
  • Pictures that do sell and do not (personal experience)

    by Mildegard | 4th of February, 2010

    By this moment I have 242 sales, which include different types of images. There are some facts I've found... 1. Artistic pictures like these above that took a great deal of time usually sell very bad (and mostly - by subscription) or don't sell at all. This is a biggest... More
  • Home Made Food (photography)

    by Amitai | 20th of October, 2009

    Food photography definitely isn't an easy profession. It demands vast investment in equipment, a great sense of composition and creativity, and a never ending effort to find new ways to make your dishes look like you can eat them right away. I found that you can still... More
  • Simple vs complex

    by Olyashevchenko | 30th of July, 2009

    As I do mostly illustrations, I'd like to share my ideas on this subject. When you think of an artwork or series, one of the issues you need to consider is the following: - How simple (or how complex) should my illustrtation be performed? The simpliest Of course,... More

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