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  • I Want to Thank the Academy....

    by Ellenboughn | 29th of August, 2007

    As fall approaches, the music and film communities begin preparation for the award season. Hollywood puts on the glam as the award shows build to the granddaddy of them all: the Academy awards. Unless you are credentialed or very clever paparazzi, you are not likely to be... More
  • Nothing but editorials

    by Tempestz | 21st of January, 2014

    One of the easiest ways to sell pictures of people doing things is to submit them as an editorial image because you don't need a model release when used in this context. The alternative is to arrange for a model and set up planned shots. Sometimes, this creates an... More
  • Tips of the Trade

    by Afagundes | 24th of October, 2012

    Hi Folks, After all the response on my 10.000 sales blog, i decided to write down some tips of the trade, many things you already know, but its always good to emphasize, things I learned from my experience here, some you may know, but has long forgotten, some you may dont... More
  • Share what I have learned

    by Zenonk | 20th of September, 2011

    Well I have 166 photos online, 21 sales and I'm half way to my first payment. I was a major learning curve form me and my acceptance ration unfortunately reflect that. One thing I would like to share with everyone who beginning their journey with micro stock is to look... More
  • Avoiding the copyright/trademark rejection

    by Neilmachin | 20th of April, 2011

    I have been on dreamstime for a few months and, as expected, early on I got a few rejections for copyright/tradmark. I had thought that I had got an understanding of how this works, but alas no as this image shows. The original image has tradmarks/logos/names all over... More
  • Chillon Castle in Switzerland now a Trade Mark

    by Southernstar71 | 10th of March, 2011

    The Swiss press announced today that Chillon Castle, known by anglo-saxons because of the "Prisoner of Chillon" book by Lord Byron, and Switzerland's most visited monument, has now become a Trade Mark. What is interesting, is that it's not just the name "Ch√Ęteau de Chillon"... More
  • You would never guess, what is copyrighted these days...

    by Demonike | 6th of October, 2010

    Copyright issues are one of the most confusing and frustrating among contributors in today's dynamic and profit-driven world. Where ever there is some new architectural structure or a new product or even word of speech - there is always someone who wants and has it protected... More
  • How many of you use friends as models?

    by Nansaidh | 23rd of March, 2010

    I've only stated in micro-stock, but have used my family and friends as models, it's so helpful! How many of you use family? How many of you use models and do you pay them or offer them prints? Has that been successful? I'd love to hear from you! In the meantime,... More
  • Made In ...

    by Maigi | 6th of June, 2009

    Funny thing... browsing images on a photography site, I spotted an image with a funny label. Instead of usual Made in USA or Made in China or Made in whatever country, there was written: MADE IN 90ies That actually made a point. With that worldwide globalization, it doesn'... More
  • Stock market

    by Linqong | 29th of March, 2009

    Have you ever entered the stock market?It was a full of risks and exciting place ... I never dare to trade stocks,even if is a very good period in the quotations, I have not entered the stock market either. More
  • Sharing my exciting experience on my assignment.

    by Mailthepic | 13th of September, 2007

    ON my first submission picture of the Toad enjoying the Ipod were rejected because of the image contains elements that might be protected by copyright/trademark (logos, brands, specific buildings etc.).I could't find any logo or trademark on the picture therefore i start... More
  • Example of why selection criteria is so tight

    by Achilles | 25th of July, 2007

    In an article that (may) receives applause from traditionalists, Chris Ferrone describes an obvious case of sensitive usage associated with Model Release issues (or better said total absence of). Next time you get a refusal based on a legal issue (potential trademark infringement... More

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