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  • New blogs by Ellen Boughn

    by Ellenboughn | 3rd of January, 2010

    Thanks to all the wonderful experience I gained writing blogs for Dreamstime for two years nicely organized by Maigi here, I have decided to go forward with a new blog on my own site found here I hope you find them helpful as you continue to succeed at Dreamstime and look... More
  • Ups and Downs

    by Ellenboughn | 14th of October, 2008

    Images that reflect the current turmoil in world financial markets and it's impact on key industries will be in the news and show up in print and online for months (years?) to come whether the economy plunges further or rebounds quickly. What goes up, must come down but... More
  • A trip to the bookstore (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    We all get "stuck" in a void of inspiration sometimes. I find that my best ideas often come out of the blue when I'm NOT consciencously trying to think of something creative. When that kind brain freeze sets in, try just taking a break from even thinking about your... More
  • Introduction

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    Dreamstime has asked me to write a blog to share my knowledge of the stock photo business. First a bit about me. Before I found myself in the business of editing, marketing and producing images, I was a schoolteacher. Thus the art above. I hope to both teach... More
  • Beginnings In Microstock I

    by Guernica | 20th of July, 2014

    As someone who is just taking my first tentative steps into the world of stock images, I am of course wondering what sort of images are most likely to be accepted. I would really prefer to not waste my time on images that really have no chance of being accepted due to the... More
  • Milestone - Level 3

    by Amdizdarevic | 16th of July, 2014

    Just wanted to share that one of my images reached level 3. Hoping that more will reach same level soon. See Article
  • Commercial vs artistic integrity

    by Glennmart | 15th of July, 2014

      This is a repost (slightly edited) of something I said in one of the forums. I think it holds true to not just photography, but anything we are passionate about and would like to make a living from. It talks about the tension of doing only what you love, but the... More
  • 300 photos online

    by Msalena | 7th of July, 2014

    Hey guys! Today I got accepted my 300s photo online. I suppose, not too bad for someone, who is working full time job, dedicating just some of evening time to what I really enjoy - to Ms Photography! During these 7 months of being a part do DT family I learnt a lot about... More
  • 100 images online

    by Nguyenhoangyen | 2nd of July, 2014

    Finally I reached first milestone: 100 images online. I'm not professional photographer, so I really worked hard to shoot as much as possible (about time, technique, …). Learning from huge Dreamstime's society makes me excited! In future, I hope that my portfolio would... More
  • Consistently send photos to stock photo agencies

    by Noegrr | 1st of July, 2014

    For the purposes of sending stock photo agency is not easy. Even then we should have a fairly high self consistency. because if not, just in a matter of a few months, you will stop. We do not need to be anxious if you want to send a photo to an agent if just a hobby.... More
  • My first stock photo sales

    by Piconstock | 1st of July, 2014

    This are my first stock photo sales and i'm happy :) Valladolid Streets Mexican lasso demonstration Thank you! See Article
  • MILESTONE: 1000+ Images online

    by Matthiase | 24th of June, 2014

    Finally 1000 images online:). See Article
  • Another milestone!

    by Doubleclick7 | 24th of June, 2014

    I recently reached 600 images uploaded on Dreamstime! This is Dillon, I tell him he's my star! He's my 600th image, and I have quite a few of him. It helps that he's so photogenic! And our small town is still recovering from a large hail storm, so editorial photo... More
  • Welcome to my Pinterest Board

    by Subhra2jyoti | 23rd of June, 2014

    Dear friends, I have created a board in Pinterest to promote my stock images. Please do visit the same at the following link:- My Board on Pinterest Your feedback and tips will be quite helpful to me. Please do visit. Warm regards, Subhrajyoti India... More
  • Are you a professional?

    by Idruzhinin | 20th of June, 2014

    Have you ever thought, are you a professional photostock photographer? Have you ever thought, who are all those guys who are earning lots of money this way? I did. And I have answers. They are relevant for me only but you can try them if they match you. Or you can find... More
  • Milestone reached- 50th download sale- thanks Dreamstime

    by GWHughes | 12th of June, 2014

    Just sharing my appreciation and thanks to Dreamstime as I have now made my 50th sale! Here's the image that did it! Onwards. See Article
  • How could I sell more pictures?

    by Zhaoqianjun | 12th of June, 2014

    I have 154 pictures on Dreamstime at the moment and I have only sold 6 pictures out. I wish I knew the secret of picture selling. I love taking pictures of Chinese historical buildings. My ancestors lived there, worked there and were buried there. Whenever I visit those... More
  • How do you get into the mode of taking stock photos?

    by CandyN1157 | 11th of June, 2014

    I have uploaded Many photos and so far only 8 have been accepted. I'm not getting discouraged, as I'm going to get this. But I'm leaving this Thursday to go to the UP of Michigan, Munising to be exact for my sister's wedding. Since I apparently don't get this "stock"... More
  • 2100 pictures online!

    by Sasanka7 | 8th of June, 2014

    Hello, welcome in Sasanka7´s profile. I have new goal. First greater milestone! Let´s go to celebrate with me! 2 100 exclusive pictures online! Thank You Dreamstime! This is the picture ♥ And now I am waiting for 2100 sales :-D More
  • 100 Sales!

    by Doubleclick7 | 7th of June, 2014

    I've been on Dreamstime just over 2 years. I started with the hope of making a decent living at stock photography, but have found that it takes a lot of effort and a lot of time - with really delayed gratification. Today I've sold my 100th image, an editorial image.... More

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