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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
  • 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
  • Learning the ways of stock photography

    by Biotabby | 24th of May, 2016

    So I am new to Dreamstime I just now finally got some photos excepted. Its not much but its a start. I have yet to sale anything but I find its helping me improve as a photographer by getting feed back on the images that are rejected. To know what to look for and to be mind... More
  • 119 sold photos

    by Warczakoski | 9th of May, 2016

    Unbelievable - I sold more than 100 pictures during the last night session!!! OK, I earned a very little money, but statistics is also very important ;-)   See Article
  • Upload instead of willing to sell at any cost...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 4th of May, 2016

    Hi guys, here I am again. Browsing the Blogs, I found many many contributors willing to sell almost one or two images at any cost, as if this site is aimed "only" to sell whatever you post on uploading... Bad point of view... Here's mine... I started my subscription as... More
  • Stock photography and mobile photography

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 23rd of April, 2016

    I'm starting to upload some images took with my phone during my travels or journeys... surprisingly found a million pictures laying in my phone camera roll that could be of stock interest. So, I tried with one of them that is the entrance of a themepark in Sicily, and... More
  • A Dream(stime) come true

    by Amitai | 20th of April, 2016

    I've been a member of DT since 2005.   (My best selling image of all times - Istanbul old city) Over the years I have tried numerous approaches to stock photography. I've tried shooting models. I've tried food photography, pet photography and even baby photography.... More
  • Rainbow blue sky

    by Rainbowblue | 13th of April, 2016

      I am a little horse that run across the grassland. I am a butterfly too that fly freedom in the sky. I am a fish that swim freedom on the sea. I am ..... I am feeling the land and the sky and others that are so broad and awesome that let me discover all are different... More
  • Things I learn while shooting for stock - Part 1: out on the streets

    by Unteroffizier | 8th of April, 2016

    When I first handled a digital camera, I did not know to surf the internet for information on camera operations, nor how to look for information on understanding the concepts and relations between shutter speed, aperture and ISO. The internet wasn't saturated with such information... More
  • Thank you to all our buyers

    by Tempest1 | 7th of April, 2016

    I would like to thank all our buyers.         See Article
  • 200 online photos

    by Balazovic | 4th of April, 2016

    Hallo everybody ! I am happy to tell you, that today evening I have me first milestone of 200 pieces of accepted photos ( 208 ) . For me it is amazing and uneblievable. I hope for good sales here and I am going to another milestone, that is 500 online files ...... More
  • Your model works for free for you

    by Moravaldes | 3rd of April, 2016

    Sometimes we do not have the resources to hire a model, or simply becomes difficult to find the right person at the right time. if you are going through that situation, you can go ahead adapting the script to the model .   yes , think about the idea that in that... More
  • Dropped by for a bit

    by Owstalaga | 25th of March, 2016

      Hey there! Looks like it's been a year since my last blog post. Haha~ Isn't this nice. Today I submitted a few more images for approval. Actually they're photos now instead of vector art that I used to do. I have a smartphone that produces good enough quality photos... More
  • Unusual photos

    by Mazhartekin | 16th of March, 2016

    My pictures are usually also include the countries I visited, but relevant to Turkey .. For example, France, Denmark, United States, Algeria, Jordan, Spain, have my photos in relation to countries such as Brazil. General business and leisure photos, but there are photographs... More
  • Criss-cross

    by Fjarabica | 14th of March, 2016

    I can not say that I have great pictures but wherever we roam'll take the camera. Whether it's a holiday or close surroundings in these wanderings are trying to take some photos that fill my free time and became passionate about my hobbies. I fill my portfolio photos around... More
  • Finding the right location, props and lights for your stock photoshoot

    by Nikitu | 9th of March, 2016

    In this previous blog we've discussed how to find the right model for your future photoshoot so it's time we move to the next step, finding a good location, props and lights setup. At this point you have already established a contract with your models so you... More
  • Why I love my iPhone

    by Bjorn999 | 2nd of March, 2016

    I periodically work as a full-time photographer, and periodically as an IT consultant. However, when working as a consultant, I don't always carry my photography gear with me. And that's why I love my iPhone! Together with some good (read great) photo apps (such as ProCamera... More
  • Almost 500!

    by Bjorn999 | 1st of March, 2016

    It's been quite a journey, but I'm almost reaching 500 pictures online! It's the last few steps, the last images to reach that first goal. The images are already shot, they're just sitting there waiting to be edited , uploaded and keyworded, so I expect to reach this goal... More
  • MUST-SEE in every trip

    by Yorgy67 | 19th of February, 2016

    To tell you the truth, I am quite a lucky guy, because my wife is as fond of photography and traveling as I am. So all our savings are going for new photo equipment and new travel destinations. We are both in stock photography and for the both of us it's, unfortunately, just... More

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