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  • What is your stock photo workflow like?

    by Arenacreative | 13th of February, 2008

    I seem to enjoy creating images more than I do keywording in uploading....but as you all know, we need to do that in order to make sales. I have about 100 images sitting just waiting to be keyworded. How do you guys stay motivated? I work full time, so I only have maybe... More
  • Buy your credits at Dreamstime: Why DT is best for image buyers!

    by Notebook | 2nd of February, 2008

    Most blogs on here come from DT contributors – photographers. This blog post looks at needs of those on the other end of the creative process – consumers of photographers’ work – BUYERS. My point in a nutshell: Dreamstime is the most cost-effective agency for photo... More
  • show us your favorite automotive / car photos!

    by Arenacreative | 1st of February, 2008

    Here is one of my favorites- please share some of yours! See Article
  • What a difference!

    by Cleaper | 24th of January, 2008

    Hi there...I am a brand new Dreamstime member and it looks as if I have quite a bit to learn! It was interesting to see that the photos that are most liked by friends, family and Flickr members are the ones that are no good for stock photography and the photographs that... More
  • gimme some money!

    by Taragolden | 11th of January, 2008

    well, hey, i dont consider myself too money oriented, but ill confess i came on dreamstime with the hope/dream of making some extra cash to pay the bills. being a filmmaker is a little like being an actor.. most of us have other jobs, and i thought stock photography might... More
  • New year just started....2008

    by Kaphoto | 7th of January, 2008

    The day Its 31st Dec , everybody gets excited about the new year, make new resolutions party and make new friends. what is more interesting is how soon we forget about them, the resolutions, friends, party, and off course about the girl friend we had last year. I am trying... More
  • webphotoschool.com $10 for 1 month access to all lessons

    by Loveliestdreams | 3rd of January, 2008

    I just signed up through www.webphotoschool.com and the lessons are great! They have plans ranging from $9.99 for 1 month and access to all lessons, 3 months $24.99, 6 months $44.99, and $79.99 for 1 year, access to all lessons and instructor interaction. I went ahead and... More
  • Stocking or not stocking

    by 1enriquesniper | 27th of December, 2007

    For a newby, an amateur, a raw meat like me to suddenly read that some think we should not be selling our photos comes accross like... surprising. But they do, there are lots of very good artists saying I shouldn't be one because I don't sell my pictures 500 apiece. And at... More
  • music by stock

    by Dnf-style | 18th of December, 2007

    Did you see the newest trend being set by one of the first and biggest stocks around (can't mention name here). They are selling licensed music. How far will it go? See Article
  • Why are microstock images so cheap?

    by Pickerell | 5th of December, 2007

    Do a search on Dreamstime or any of the other major micropayment sites and you’ll find some great pictures equal in quality to anything on competitor name removed by admin or competitor name removed by admin or any of the other sites where full-time professional photographers... More
  • Simple Stock Photo Collage Using Photoshop

    by Ronster | 22nd of November, 2007

    I designed a simple website header at the request of one of my clients using 4 Dreamstime stock photos and merging them into a collage. The entire finished graphic took only 40 minutes to complete using my photoshop cs2 software. View my work here if you like.... More
  • 50 images in DS!

    by Omegatransfer | 19th of November, 2007

    Whatever I choose, i will continue shooting and stocking. Love it;) More
  • Stock Image -vs- Snapshot

    by Kenneystudios | 15th of November, 2007

    For the past couple of weeks, I have been slowly editing and keywording several images before uploading them here. These were images from two different caverns, one in Virginia and one in West Virginia. I probably have about 100 photos between the two locations. Going through... More
  • Achilles on Microstock Diaries

    by Fotogeek | 13th of November, 2007

    Hi Everyone, Look what I found here! Keep up the good work Serban! See Article
  • How quickly this site is improving my photographic eye...

    by Acesarek | 9th of November, 2007

    Most people don't deal well with rejection, especially not when it comes to their "art". But the truth is, its the rejection that can push us to become better at a quicker pace. For the most part, I'd say I'm a self taught photographer. I had a back ground in filmmaking... More
  • Finding opportunities for stock in what seems to be not

    by Fertographer | 8th of November, 2007

    I was at a shopping mall one day to try my hands on shooting some runway shots. It was my first and probably last as I got bored of it. It didn't mean a thing to have the faces of the models and clothes I won't buy kept in my harddisk. At least that is me. Haha So,... More
  • First Blog Post- fighting chance

    by Tritooth | 7th of November, 2007

    I am not sure what to put into this blog. I think it will be about the shoots that I go on and the day to day of being a stock/freelance photographer, trying to eek out a living in a small US city. I will try to update it a couple of times a week. Right now I have galleries... More
  • Hibernation

    by Fertographer | 5th of November, 2007

    I can't wait till 9nov. That is when my exams will finally end. These past few weeks I have been so stagnant from shooting that I can only envy picture after picture that is being uploaded here. Browsing through new photos only make my fingers itch more, so ever eager... More
  • Connecting Creativity & Commerce

    by Iofoto | 31st of October, 2007

    Stock is a business based on creativity. Knowing what subjects to shoot and how to diversify your collection is paramount to creating a good income from stock photography. At the recent PhotoPlus in New York City, I was privileged to be on the "Do It Yourself Creative... More
  • I'm going to Disney Land!

    by Astargirl | 30th of October, 2007

    Well, not quite Disney Land actually, but I am moving about an hour north of Mickey's homeland. I just got a job in Florida and I'm excited about it and about the new stock photo shots I'll be able to get there. I'm about 1 1/2 hours from the beach, so I'll have more opportunities... More

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