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  • Secrets of Microstock SuperStars

    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 words of wisdom from the panel members... More
  • You Say 'Macro'. I Say Maybe...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of June, 2008

    What ever you call it, macro photography (taken with a macro lens or a micro lens as one manufacturer calls their macro lens) is NOT simply a close-up image. What’s the difference between "close-ups", "macros", and "micrographs"... More
  • Hair and Makeup in Photos

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of April, 2008

    While reviewing a featured photographer's portfolio, I saw a perfect opportunity to write about the judicious use of makeup on women models. Nothing better illustrates how makeup can lend authenticity to a model in different situations than photographer Niderlander’s four... More
  • Working Together

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of September, 2007

    As concepts go, ‘teamwork’ is a big seller. It may appear that images of business teams have been done to death. Not so: a great image of a group of two or more in an office environment working together in an authentic manner, will sell again and again. Styles in furniture... More
  • Inflating my portfolio

    by Finestworks | 24th of January, 2016

    Hey folks, even my Dreamstime account is already older than three years, I used it rarely in the past. So I only had some few photos in it with a low number of sales... of course. Now, since November 2015 I have been uploading new photos and stock footage almost daily... More
  • Warm winter and Romance anywhere on beach

    by Leonwang302 | 18th of January, 2016

    This is a warm winter in Vancouver.BC Canada. It was just a piece of snow at city downtown area this year, nothing surprise:) There was the romantic thing that happened on the beach when I was taking pictures with seagulls:) Wish everyone here is falling in love and romance... More
  • 5 years DT

    by Martingraf | 18th of January, 2016

    Time runs - and I reckon 5 years doing something continuously without giving up is something to be a bit proud of. There are contributors who do far more uploads but I do this for fun - to learn - and I reckon I have learned heaps here. So a big thank you to all my DT friends,... More
  • Uploads

    by Eddaphoto | 18th of January, 2016

    Today I'm celebrating the first 100 uploads to Dreamstime! And of course, looking forward for the first sale!   See Article
  • Basic camera equipment for a small indoor event shoot assignment.

    by Unteroffizier | 16th of January, 2016

    If you ever wondered if you need to have plenty of high end camera gears for a small to moderate indoor event function (e.g a solemnization or small wedding) then I will like to share some in the list according to my past working experiences. (1)The camera body. A full... More
  • My first fifteen sales

    by Laupri | 12th of January, 2016

    Hello everybody! This is my first post in the blog is to share my joy at having reached the fifteen sales to start the year. I hope this year we can increase sales and make this more than just a hobby. Happy New Year and many sales for all! :) Here are a few... More
  • 200 uploads

    by Tempest1 | 12th of January, 2016

    Today I reached my small mile stone for my self by having 200 images online. This was not an easy task for a beginner       See Article
  • 300th accepted photo!

    by Rob3rt82 | 3rd of January, 2016

    I have reached my 300th upload today, on 3rd of January 2016! I'm very happy that my acceptance ratio is 84.5% but I'm a little bit disappointed with my sales, just 69 since Q1 of 2014. I hope that 2016 to be much better and I am looking forward to reach the next two milestones... More
  • Ways to improve photography skills

    by Adammeadows12 | 3rd of January, 2016

    New cameras, lenses and accessories open up the possibility of fresh adventures in photography. In reality though, most of us have to make do with what we’ve got, upgrading to new camera kit as and when we can afford it. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions to... More
  • First sell within 24h from the image upload. Thanks Dreamstime

    by Dhermendratiwari | 25th of December, 2015

    Since I have 50 images now and the first sell of this image was within 24h of its uploads and approval. More excited to continue uploading....  See Article
  • 250 uploads!

    by Adammeadows12 | 18th of December, 2015

    I have reached another goal of 250 uploads. Thank you all who bought my images and helped me on the way with supportive feedback. Here is some of my approved work in the past week           More
  • Slowly, but surely!

    by Dubsy21 | 2nd of December, 2015

    This is my first blog, but only to say thanks to those who have purchased my photos! Nothing gives me more encouragement than people giving me support and advice to improve my photography. The refused files with attached reasons for refusal is really painful but USEFUL... More
  • Understanding lighting: from physics to moods

    by Apers | 28th of November, 2015

    A couple of years ago I started with portrait photography. It was quite a challenge to find out what I wanted and how to communicate that to my models. I was in the lucky position that I knew my models before starting portrait photography. So, it was easy to have a conversation... More
  • 150 approved images

    by Bmcleod19 | 23rd of November, 2015

    I just had my 150th image approved after being on here about 2 weeks now. I haven't had any sales yet, but hopefully that will happen soon. Right now, I have an approval ratio of about 28%, which has increased for 21% when I first started uploading. The first day or two that... More
  • My First Uploads

    by Vintagepix | 13th of November, 2015

      I have just joined DT and am already having fun. I uploaded a few shots from a crab fishing expedition off the coast of Alaska and all were accepted. I'm really looking forward to building a large portfolio next year if time permits and it is great reading the experiences... More
  • First two weeks:93 uploads,acceptance ration 100%

    by Threestone | 13th of November, 2015

    Hello everyone. Here I want to record my first step as a beginner on DT. I registered DT on Oct.25th, 2015 and began to upload my illustration a few days later after some researches on DT. Till now I got 93 files online with the acceptance ratio to be 100%.  ... More

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