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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 own work.... 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 and learn in... More
  • Microstock Photography – The Winning Strategies, part I

    by Robinstockphotos | 28th of June, 2015

    Above is a catchy title that most stock photography veterans would raise an eyebrow at. Is there really a winning strategy? Not really. Or maybe there is. It depends largely on your expectations and definition of “winning”. This article has been compiled keeping the new... More
  • Imagining Business as a Newbie

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 27th of June, 2015

    I often see newbies asking questions on the message boards about what types of images are needed in this highly competitive business. To understand what end users are looking for, I recommend looking at the way dreamstime classifies images into categories and sub-categories.... More
  • Morning walk in Stockholm

    by Philipmorch | 25th of June, 2015

    On a recent business trip to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, I had brought my camera in the hope that there would be an opportunity for some sightseeing. I was only in Stockholm for three days but the weather was excellent during my stay with temperatures of approx. 18... More
  • Capturing the Concept of Technology

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 25th of June, 2015

    Looking for inspiration for your next stock image? Look no further than the devices that surround you. We’re a wired world. It is hard to imagine getting through a day without using technology in some form or another. For a stock photographer, that’s a gold mine... More
  • 265 images online

    by Afrumgartz | 21st of June, 2015

      At last a milestone of 260 images is taken See Article
  • Nepal - My photos became a history

    by Stroblr | 21st of June, 2015

    April 2015 was the earthquake in Nepal. When I heard about it, I was very sad. The year before, I had an opportunity to visit Nepal. I saw his culture, mountains and people. When I saw the shots from Nepal on the TV news, I realized that I photographed something that does... More
  • Finally.. the much awaited First Sale happened

    by Spradhandce | 14th of June, 2015

    I started uploading images on DT towards end of 2014 and shortly had managed more than 100 pics approved. I used to regularly track my images and saw that most of them were getting frequently viewed but they were not getting downloaded. I thought maybe I am missing some basic... More
  • First photo uploaded successfully

    by Sumitahldr80 | 13th of June, 2015

    Hi, I am newbie to this site. Not a photographer but definitely want to learn the craft. I created my login sometime back but looking at the jaw dropping pictures here was quite reluctant to add my pic.. so after lots of wait added one picture and voila the picture got... More
  • Over 2,000 images on Dreamstime! Amazing!

    by Bratty1206 | 12th of June, 2015

    A few years ago, I had no idea what stock photography even was. I remember the feeling, when the first ones were uploaded and accepted. I remember when they were rejected as well. I love the fact that there is always a reason for that 'little pink slip' and I make it... More
  • Reaching milestone of 50 images online

    by Gmgadani | 10th of June, 2015

    Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would reach a 50 image mark online. Not being a professional photographer or even an amateur at photography, was ecstatic when I sold one of my images twice, back then only had about 10 photos in my portfolio.   Another... More
  • The monastery of Les Avellanes at Balaguer, Catalonia

    by Physi28 | 10th of June, 2015

    On a week-end trip to the city of Balaguer (Lleida) we stayed during the night in the Monastery of Santa Maria de Bellpuig de les Avellanes which has been converted into a modern hotel but keeping the monasteries ambient (no TV in the rooms). The ancient building itself... More
  • New script for preparing vector files for microstocks

    by Dacascas | 3rd of June, 2015

      Hi there! I have a fantastic news for all microstockers who work with Adobe Illustrator. Now we have new free script for preparing vector files for microstocks - Stock Master. This script automatically scans a vector file and fixes mistakes such as open paths, ghost... More
  • Any ideas on improving your popularity and sales?

    by Awesomesiang | 3rd of June, 2015

    Hey guys, I've been here for more than 5 months now. Just got 1 sale until today. So I've been wondering if there's any ways to increase my sales or perhaps which and what kind of stock photos you guys focus more on? The image that I got sale is `old book with old glasses`... More
  • Happy to complete another Milestone!

    by Ujjaldey | 31st of May, 2015

    Never thought I would get interest in stock photography and now I completed my 2nd Milestone of 50 online images! The quick sales did the 1st trick and then browsing some of your portfolios (with whom my interest matches) created a huge fascination within me to continue.... More
  • Battle of the Nations: Medieval fencing tournament

    by Thorken | 31st of May, 2015

    Romantic age of knights is still attractive not only for kids. Many men and women are still going to battles in historical costumes and armors fighting in fictive battles with swords, battle hammers, halberds and much more kinds of arms. It´s more theatre than sport. But.... More
  • Milestone, 100th image online

    by Drobacphoto | 28th of May, 2015

    My new milestone, 100 images online on dreamstime :-) Thank you for looking!             See Article

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