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Mystery in the tall trees
posted by ellenboughn - 6th of august, 2007
Dramatic images of trees are powerful symbols of growth, shelter, change and endurance. Trees as a metaphor are popular for many brands and services. Beyond commercial use, many people have a somewhat universal emotional connection... More...
Snap! Not! Vacation Photos
posted by ellenboughn - 2nd of july, 2007
Trying to pack too many photos into too little time can result in photos of everything but few, if any, terrific shots. To document your vacation as well as taking some great shots for Dreamstime, you need to plan ahead. It's not just... More...
Change of season
posted by alexsleepy - 18th of april, 2013
Well, i guess spring is finally here for the most of us, contributors at dreamstime! I managed to upload and get quite a lot of images accepted from the winter and skiing season, fact that made me very happy. Here some examples... More...
Poor background removal - is this refusal bugging you?
posted by tamarabauer - 13th of february, 2013
"Poor background removal" - if this is a refusal reason that you commonly receive when your images are reviewed, especially on subjects that have a plain (often white) background, here are a few tips that I hope... More...
To upload flowers or not to?
posted by robinstockphotos - 21st of january, 2013
But Dreamstime has got enough flowers to fill up the Mariana trench and drown the Everest. I still don't know what would be a good strategy here. Of course I have to upload flower photos and I will. But what sells and what doesn'... More...
Christmas, the big subject!
posted by jackbluee - 12th of december, 2012
As we talked about what subjects sell better, I found Christmas is the big one. If you don't have models and a studio, just go out! Christmas decorations are everywhere! You don't even have to set up anything. No matter it is raining... More...
Collections
posted by perstock - 9th of november, 2012
Hi everybody! I'am a new contributor. Working on some new subjects at Dreamstime. How do i create a collection? Help :-) Regards Per
What happened to my sales ?
posted by cooper5022 - 29th of october, 2012
At the end of October I look back at the current month and wonder "where did my sales go"? This has been the lowest sales month for me in nearly 2 years, certainly for 2012. Now I don't sell $100s of images every month, but I have... More...
Read!
posted by dudau - 18th of september, 2012
So, you have the tools, you have the skills, you have the time. What else do you need in order to be successful in stock photography? The concepts! Concept photography is the best selling stock photography. But which concepts to shoot?... More...
The WOW factor step one-consider your subject
posted by chanevy - 7th of september, 2012
I am excited to be taking my first online photography class with Jim Zuckerman and better photo.com. The class I chose is 8 steps to more dramatic photography. Our first lesson was on selecting great subjects. And the assignment?... More...
How create an collection for reportage
posted by alphatango - 11th of march, 2012
Hello guys, could you explain me how create an collection for complete photo reportage ? Thanks :)
Happy Christmas from Inverness.
posted by davidwatmough - 24th of december, 2011
Happy Christmas from Inverness, which is a leading European scenic destination.........lots to see and lots to do....... and good photographic subjects.
Looking For Advise
posted by sunguy - 15th of december, 2011
Greetings I am looking for advise from some of you old timers on this site. I joined DT last July and have gone exclusive, with 72 images on line and 10 sales. For stock, is it better to specialize in a few areas of subject matter... More...
Falling in Love
posted by gunshe - 3rd of july, 2011
Why photographers fall in love? And why they should?I mean it's good for them. The more often they do the better it is for their photography & better for their subjects. So am I out of my mind? Have I become an agony aunt or something?... More...
25 images online
posted by fairyseasky - 22nd of june, 2011
I have been on DT for more than one year. this is a long time. now there are 25 images online. they are about different subjects. i will keep on. More...
Growing Your Portfolio
posted by instinia - 19th of june, 2011
These are the thoughts of a new photographer at Dreamstime. I have been with Dreamstime for nearly two years and would like to share from my own experiences establishing my portfolio. When I started to build my portfolio at... More...
Editorial - my market for the future?
posted by verdelho - 22nd of may, 2011
The more I get into this game the more I become convinced that editorial images are where my future is. Not for the money of course. Commercial is certainly going to provide a much greater RPI that most Editorial portfolios. I have... More...
not very similar in their similarity?!
posted by icefields - 22nd of march, 2011
Just my two cents in the whole similarity discussion: not a proposal, just a reflection about it and some possible practical ways out of it. It's just that lately I noticed 2 batches of similar images can be very different regarding... More...
Get out of the box!
posted by mani33 - 27th of january, 2011
You know that stock photography market is getting more & more complicated! So many agencies now a days & more & more photographers! Not to mention the crises that made some agencies reduce the contributor's commission! Anyway we... More...
Keyword list optimization
posted by seraphoet - 27th of november, 2010
Recently I've marked for myself, that the leading in sales pictures not depend on the "fullside" keywording. You may add 80 keywords to your picture, optimized as well as you can, using the experience of the most popular jobs, but..... More...
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