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Happy holiday season
posted by tangie - 18th of december, 2009
Since I am going on a 2 week holiday (yeyyyyy, you can't see me, but I am dancing around the office), I take this opportunity to wish you a very very merry Christmas and a wonderful New year to you and your families. I hope Santa is... More...
Fall for fall: what sells best RIGHT now
posted by tangie - 16th of september, 2009
For those into site statistics, we have come up with one download evaluation you might find both interesting and useful. You will find below the most downloaded images over the very recent days. The list is presented for you to assess... More...
Booked Up
posted by ellenboughn - 16th of december, 2008
Writing recently about a decrease in vacation time among the world’s travelers for ’09, I have been keeping my eyes out for what the trend watchers think we will be doing in our downtime and what visual opportunities this will... More...
Naycation
posted by ellenboughn - 9th of december, 2008
Just as I was getting ready to reveal the top travel destinations for 2009 for those enterprising photographers planning shoots for the coming year, a new word popped up in a travel story to replace last year's "staycation": naycation... More...
Gathering
posted by ellenboughn - 2nd of december, 2008
Dining in is the new dining out. Whether the photos are of family or friends around a home cooked meal or a couple at home, the resulting images are increasingly important as budgets shrink and an emphasis on relationships increase... More...
Build Your Brand
posted by ellenboughn - 25th of november, 2008
Dreamstime success depends on many factors beyond an exciting and diverse portfolio. Building a reputation for a particular style or special subject niche creates a ‘brand’. As designers become familiar with your work, they will... More...
Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid
posted by ellenboughn - 18th of november, 2008
Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts... More...
Secrets of Microstock SuperStars
posted by ellenboughn - 5th of november, 2008
While in New York City last week for PhotoPlus Expo and the PACA (Picture Archive Council of America) International Conference, I attended a panel comprised of ‘Microstock SuperStars” moderated by PDN’s Daryl Lang. I heard some... More...
GENERATION Y
posted by ellenboughn - 19th of august, 2008
You know who you are, Generation Y. An analysis of Internet and social network use tells me that a majority of you reading this were born between 1977 and 1997. You are the children of the last of the baby boomers and the most studied... More...
War and Peace
posted by ellenboughn - 11th of june, 2008
Occasionally I have the opportunity to query buyers of images about their specific needs. This week I spoke to the head of an art buying team that spends over seven figures on image licenses annually. Naturally I asked about the kinds... More...
Staycation
posted by ellenboughn - 3rd of june, 2008
The hot buzzword in travel is ‘staycation’ meaning a vacation that takes place by staying in the neighborhood or city where one lives. The word and the concept seem to pepper every other article that I read and are also popping... More...
Is Your Photography Art?
posted by ellenboughn - 21st of may, 2008
There is a continuing dust up between those who claim that commercial photography isn’t art and that the photos in museums and galleries shouldn’t be sullied by appearing in promotions or ads. Not withstanding the fact that most... More...
Common mistakes when keywording
posted by tangie - 9th of january, 2008
I will continue with providing tips and examples from my hands-on experience with your images. Beware, here I come, I have my grades prepared and they rank from one to ten. I will proceed as announced also adding other experiences... More...
Retro and Recession
posted by ellenboughn - 20th of november, 2007
In the US housing prices are still falling, the stock market is as bumpy as a dirt road and more difficult to navigate, a credit crisis is the big news everyday and the dollar has sunk below the Canadian Looney in value. (Gotta love... More...
A Simple Life
posted by ellenboughn - 24th of april, 2007
A growing awareness of environmental issues has created a parallel change in personal values for many people. Instead of the conspicuous consumption of years past and the over indulgent styles of the 90's, more and more seek... More...
Photo for contactpage
posted by icolorihangmatten - 18th of april, 2014
I was looking for I nice picture for the contactpage on my site. Because we are selling hammocks it should be something with a hammock and a PC. Of course found it again. Nice clear picture. More...
Total relaxation
posted by myriiel - 15th of april, 2014
I may very well be lazy. Probably I am. My ears keep hearing silent screams: Get out out of the brick jungle! So i do! i finally do get out. It is Saturday afternoon. It feels chilly. I suddenly realize i am not prepared. I rush... More...
My development at Dreamstime
posted by gellerpa - 12th of april, 2014
When I started at Dreamstime, I thought every times about potential sales. I read different tips many times, which photos I should upload to get high sales and approval ratio. But 4 month ago I decided, that I don’t want take photos... More...
1 sale 0 view!?
posted by perstock - 11th of april, 2014
Numbers and stats obviesly fascinates and enchants many of us Dreamstimers. Many of the blogs here is all about milestones and stats. Less than a month ago i wrote about my latest milestone 1000 uploads. Two days ago I passed another... More...
Tianzi Mountains, from China to the movie Avatar
posted by nikitu - 1st of april, 2014
Tianzi means The Son of Heaven, and reaching the northern part of Wulingyuan Scenic Area you can see why. The mountain peaks shoot to the sky from a sea of mist and greenery and you feel transported straight into the sci-fi movie ... More...
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