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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... More
  • Wicha Wannarat

    by Wichastockphoto | 24th of July, 2014

    My Stock Photo         [previmg]0_41653831[/previmg]         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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Four years with Dreamstime

    by Rigmanyi | 27th of April, 2014

    I'm celebrating four years with Dreamstime and I'd like to share with you some of my experiences and ask you some questions that may be difficult, perhaps rhetorical. When I first got into stock photography, I've done some research and I started working with... More
  • 10 encouraging tips for newcomers in stock photography

    by Newnow | 25th of April, 2014

    Hello everyone, This is my first blog and first post ever published anywhere on internet and it's just because I think I have some great tips for all new stock photographers such as myself. First of all, I would like to say few things about myself because later you'll... More
  • The Kung Fu Master of Stock Teaches Grasshopper About the "Obvious"

    by Wisconsinart | 19th of April, 2014

    The Kung Fu Master of Stock was in his garden photographing garden tools arranged in ways to appeal for commercial purposes when Grasshopper wandered in, looking dejected and sad. Master inquired as to why the long face and the reply was Grasshopper was disappointed with... More
  • 3000 Image Online with Dreamstime !!

    by Joshuaraineyphotography | 16th of April, 2014

    Well, in the spirit of how Dreamstime does things around here, celebrating every milestone, I wanted to celebrate my 3000th image online! I couldn't be happier with the progress I've been making in the microstock world and Dreamstime has really been a huge success for me.... More
  • 3 years and 404 images

    by Mrhighsky | 7th of April, 2014

    So recently I have reached my goal of 400 images online on Dreamstime, well 404 to be exact. I joined Dreamstime 3 years ago and during this time I learned a lot. I started out as an illustrator. I wasn't very good at this. It took me some time to learn about it and then... More
  • Using iPhone 5S for Stock

    by Joshuaraineyphotography | 31st of March, 2014

    I've really been on a motivated journey recently to get more and more images accepted on the microstock sites I contribute to, especially Dreamstime. I've been increasing my portfolio at a pretty rapid pace and I've seen my downloads increase quite quickly! Part of the... More
  • 1000 Sales!

    by Joshuaraineyphotography | 26th of March, 2014

    I have officially hit the 1000 sale mark with my portfolio here at Dreamstime! This image of a snow-covered dock at Lake Tahoe did the trick. That's really exciting news, especially considering where I was at less than a year ago. I've been adding images like crazy and... More
  • Milestone: $20,000 Total Earnings, Lesson Learned: Ego vs Confidence

    by Wisconsinart | 23rd of March, 2014

    I've recently reached two milestone with Dreamstime: Fives years as a contributor and $20,000 total earnings. I was first published 40 years ago and thus started my career in freelance art, but I never really enjoyed any real income until I branched into online microstock.... More

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