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  • A to Z of Stock Photography Terms

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 2nd of July, 2015

    Starting out in photography, one can quickly become overwhelmed with the terminology. Photographers use their vernacular as comfortably as a first language, but for someone starting out, especially when starting in the world of stock photography, they may as well be speaking... More
  • Getting Started with Strobe Lighting

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 29th of June, 2015

    Natural light. I often hear photographers say they ONLY work with natural or available light. To me, that means one of two things. They have either found a way to channel the creative genius of Ansel Adams – or they have yet to master the art of the strobe.   ... More
  • Microstock Photography – The Winning Strategies, part I

    by Robinstockphotos | 28th of June, 2015

    Above is a catchy title that most stock photography veterans would raise an eyebrow at. Is there really a winning strategy? Not really. Or maybe there is. It depends largely on your expectations and definition of “winning”. This article has been compiled keeping the new... More
  • Some fast tips on photographing insects and other invertebrates

    by Andreamangoni | 27th of June, 2015

    Insects are a very interesting subject to photograph. Can be useful, however, to have some foresight, to get a better result.   Know your "enemy" insects are an interesting subject to photograph because they are virtually everywhere, but it must be familiar... More
  • Imagining Business as a Newbie

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 27th of June, 2015

    I often see newbies asking questions on the message boards about what types of images are needed in this highly competitive business. To understand what end users are looking for, I recommend looking at the way dreamstime classifies images into categories and sub-categories.... More
  • Over 500 online

    by Mgntplus | 27th of June, 2015

    Hello everyone, This is my first blog ever and I am glad that the DT provoked me to write a blog for the first time. I do not have much experience with writing in public places. I am grateful to Dreamstime and all participants who generously share their experiences. This... More
  • 100 photos in portfolio

    by B8900456194 | 26th of June, 2015

    Today, I reached 1,00 photos in my portfolio. I have been a part of Dreamstime for 6 months now. It is quite exciting to be a part of such a wonderful group of people. I will share some of my latest accepted photos with you.           More
  • Where is your focus?

    by Matthewcuda | 26th of June, 2015

    Focus can be thought of in two general ways in photography. There is the idea of focusing our creativity and our energy into making a great photograph and there is the physical act of focusing the camera. Both of these concepts are intimately linked and this article is going... More
  • Morning walk in Stockholm

    by Philipmorch | 25th of June, 2015

    On a recent business trip to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, I had brought my camera in the hope that there would be an opportunity for some sightseeing. I was only in Stockholm for three days but the weather was excellent during my stay with temperatures of approx. 18... More
  • Smartphone Photography

    by Robinstockphotos | 25th of June, 2015

      With the rise in popularity of the digital camera, today there are millions of devices offering digital photography as a basic capability. Of course, a smartphone that doubles as a digital camera is not the professional’s most preferred piece of equipment but... More
  • Capturing the Concept of Technology

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 25th of June, 2015

    Looking for inspiration for your next stock image? Look no further than the devices that surround you. We’re a wired world. It is hard to imagine getting through a day without using technology in some form or another. For a stock photographer, that’s a gold mine... More
  • 265 images online

    by Afrumgartz | 21st of June, 2015

      At last a milestone of 260 images is taken See Article
  • What happens to my photos when someone buys them?

    by Stroblr | 21st of June, 2015

    I was thinking about it. Where are the photos used? I was very happy when I had my first sale. But now I felt proud when I found one of my photo with my name on the website of some travel agency and other in travel magazine. I felt proud for these photo:     Thank... More
  • Nepal - My photos became a history

    by Stroblr | 21st of June, 2015

    April 2015 was the earthquake in Nepal. When I heard about it, I was very sad. The year before, I had an opportunity to visit Nepal. I saw his culture, mountains and people. When I saw the shots from Nepal on the TV news, I realized that I photographed something that does... More
  • Finally in my portfolio 400 backgrounds and illustrations

    by Whitetqueen | 20th of June, 2015

    I am happy in my portfolio managed to cross the 400 approved illustration. Most of my ideas are the background for the sites, and more recently a number of papers appearing in the portfolio are made vektorki logo or vectors of plants. I am very happy, because the patient... More
  • No photo

    by Afrumgartz | 17th of June, 2015

      "No photo! I'm playing!" Sometimes a picture taken on a walk can become stock-photo See Article
  • Finally.. the much awaited First Sale happened

    by Spradhandce | 14th of June, 2015

    I started uploading images on DT towards end of 2014 and shortly had managed more than 100 pics approved. I used to regularly track my images and saw that most of them were getting frequently viewed but they were not getting downloaded. I thought maybe I am missing some basic... More
  • First photo uploaded successfully

    by Sumitahldr80 | 13th of June, 2015

    Hi, I am newbie to this site. Not a photographer but definitely want to learn the craft. I created my login sometime back but looking at the jaw dropping pictures here was quite reluctant to add my pic.. so after lots of wait added one picture and voila the picture got... More
  • Over 2,000 images on Dreamstime! Amazing!

    by Bratty1206 | 12th of June, 2015

    A few years ago, I had no idea what stock photography even was. I remember the feeling, when the first ones were uploaded and accepted. I remember when they were rejected as well. I love the fact that there is always a reason for that 'little pink slip' and I make it... More
  • First time Blogging so I'll talk about what I know

    by Sunfire | 12th of June, 2015

    This is the first time I ever write a Blog and following the classic advice of Mark Twain - "Write what you know" - I've decided that for my first Blog I will write about the Island that is my home, Puerto Rico.    I’m always fascinated by how little some people... More

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