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New blogs by Ellen Boughn
posted 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... More...
Ups and Downs
posted 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.... More...
Introduction
posted 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.... More...
3 years and 404 images
posted 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... More...
Using iPhone 5S for Stock
posted 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... More...
1000 Sales!
posted 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.... More...
Milestone: $20,000 Total Earnings, Lesson Learned: Ego vs Confidence
posted 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... More...
Saying Hello
posted by amdizdarevic - 16th of march, 2014
It's been a while since I posted anything. Wanted to share some of the latest accepted images. I am looking forward to having 300 images accepted. More...
Tutorial - Stock video footage prepare/export as Valid Quicktime files
posted by designersl - 7th of march, 2014
Stock footage business has become a major income method for lot of video artists, producers, animators. Some people are doing this as a hobby while making passive income from it. I'm too into video animation and shooting, and... More...
Searching the web
posted by helgidinson - 16th of february, 2014
Out of my curiosity one day, I try to input my my name "Helgidinson" at the google search engine. And to my surprise several items were found. This includes stock photo website that I never heards of. Such as "Sevector" Dollarphoto... More...
Go where the action is
posted by inyrdreams - 26th of january, 2014
Stock photography is used in so many applications, we see images everywhere we look. For those of us in the business, we can hire models, have state of the art studios, or travel all over the world. or... we can go where the action... More...
Steve Allen's favorite images - New Collection
posted by mrallen - 24th of january, 2014
Have a look at the new collection - Steve's Favorite Images. This great collection of almost 400 colorful stock images includes some of Steve's own work, but mostly the great photography of more than 75 other Dreamstime... More...
Top 10 Things to Do When It's Cold Outside
posted by karenfoleyphotography - 23rd of january, 2014
It’s January. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, that means it’s winter. And winter means the days are short and the temperatures are low. Hearing words like “polar vortex”, makes you just want to crawl into... More...
Romancing the Camera
posted by daddiomanottawa - 22nd of january, 2014
I often wander about with my camera... even on the coldest of winter days and nights. Whilst some enjoy a cold, winters evening in their home, sitting on the couch, huddled under warm blankets and enjoying the TV, I might be outdoors... More...
Double Digits
posted by jormonago - 17th of january, 2014
I am very excited that I have reached double digits for my number of sales. My next goal is to reach 100 uploads before my 1 year with Dreamstime next month. Here is a picture of my best selling photo, which has had four sales. It... More...
To win is to give all energy to your creations.
posted by okanakdeniz - 16th of january, 2014
I am not an After Effect or web design author. I don't have much skills on creating something. But I can see angles in photos and videos quiet well enough to sell. My real job is making commercial musics to companies. I am a musician... More...
How to deal with common rejections?
posted by mrhighsky - 14th of january, 2014
What do every contributors hates about stock photography? Yes that's right being your image rejected. I have been on dreamstime as a contributors for about 3 years and during this period I have learned a lot about microstock,... More...
Stock photography with your phone ?
posted by feriteglas - 13th of january, 2014
Yes, you can do stock photography with your phone. Nowadays, smartphones have good enough cameras. Of course you will not have the same results as with a good DSLR, but here are a few photographs made with my phone. Actually, the... More...
Level 3 TIFF sold!!!
posted by m4rio1979 - 12th of january, 2014
Wooohooo...this is my best sold TIFF photo so far...I made $14.38 with this sale...o man...I wish many more sales like this. Nice start of a 2014. :) I remember a morning on my vacation in Turkey when I have taken this shot...... More...
How to take best photo
posted by anees32 - 8th of january, 2014
How to make photos that really sell ....it is simple if don't waste your time to take too many pictures rather concentrate on quality because it is quality and concept that will rise your photo to higher level. And important use the... More...
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