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  • Mystery in the tall trees

    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 to trees that goes beyond simple awe.... More
  • Snap! Not! Vacation Photos

    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 about getting the best airfare and hotel... More
  • 6 Tips for Taking Better Maternity Photographs

    by Designroast | 19th of September, 2014

    As the trend of maternity photo shoots continues to increase, so does the opportunity for you to make your clients feel like this important time in their life has been properly and beautifully captured. Maternity photographs come with a great amount of responsibility for... More
  • Change of season

    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 of my winter season images:... More
  • Poor background removal - is this refusal bugging you?

    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 you will find helpful. If you intend... More
  • To upload flowers or not to?

    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't? After thinking about it all I decided... More
  • Collections

    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 See Article
  • What happened to my sales ?

    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 had a steady increase month on month and... More
  • Read!

    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? How to find inspiration? One option... More
  • The WOW factor step one-consider your subject

    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? Submit examples of great subjects paired... More
  • How create an collection for reportage

    by Alphatango | 11th of March, 2012

    Hello guys, could you explain me how create an collection for complete photo reportage ? Thanks :) See Article
  • Happy Christmas from Inverness.

    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. See Article
  • Looking For Advise

    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 or spread yourself out. My non-stock... More
  • Falling in Love

    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? Hey! I am talking about falling... More
  • 25 images online

    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

    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 Dreamstime I found it often difficult to... More
  • Editorial - my market for the future?

    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 to emphasise "most", as there are a few... More
  • not very similar in their similarity?!

    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 their similarity ;-) The hardest thing... More
  • Get out of the box!

    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 are in DreamsTime so let's concentrate on... More
  • Keyword list optimization

    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... My first sales was made with images, I... More

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