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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
  • One Year With DT Celebration and New Model

    by Cheese365 | 22nd of July, 2014

    This week sees my 1 year Anniversary with Dreamstime. I also have a new model to photograph. I have to be quick to catch up with him as he's growing so fast! So here starts a new chapter in my family's life as we share it with our puppy. Lots of photographing to come, hopefully... More
  • Beginnings In Microstock I

    by Guernica | 20th of July, 2014

    As someone who is just taking my first tentative steps into the world of stock images, I am of course wondering what sort of images are most likely to be accepted. I would really prefer to not waste my time on images that really have no chance of being accepted due to the... More
  • Worldcup Round of 16: Argentina - Switzerland

    by Cartoondealer | 1st of July, 2014

    Who's going to win this one?  There isn't much doubt If you would ask me! Main characters are Lionel Messi of Argentina vs Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland. Everybody on this planet heard about the first one while so very few noticed the other.... More
  • World Cup, the 9th miracle

    by Malinash | 24th of June, 2014

    Rooney left too soon. Casillas has been defeated. Suárez humiliated England. On this year’s World Cup, we’re almost having a heart attack. Every four years one of the most important sports events takes place. This year, World Cup is all about colors as it’s happening... More
  • We Took 249 Photos Today.

    by Furorco | 31st of May, 2014

    I went out of town today with my girlfriend and came back with 249 high res. photos! At the end of the day I ended up touching up and uploading 47 of them. Cant wait to see what gets accepted. It was a exciting trip! The photo in this post is a Red-Winged Blackbird. This... More
  • 100 ups in a month

    by Libux77 | 28th of May, 2014

    Since I joined DT three years ago this is the first time I succeed in creating and uploading 100 images from scratch. It is only a personal and little satisfaction. In the past the record was 97....but records you know are made to be broken....what about you? what is your... More
  • 100 photos on line

    by Marcociannarel | 22nd of May, 2014

    My first 100 photos are online on DT. Sales are not so high but my aim is to improve and to increase sales! My first uploaded photo was and my 100 photo is now See Article
  • Finally 1700 sales...

    by FabioConcetta | 19th of May, 2014

    Greetings to all my friends of Dreamstime, today I finally reached (and exceeded) 1700 sales about my portfolio. As always thank you all for your support and those who believe in my pictures! See Article
  • 150 UPLOADS!!!

    by Newnow | 16th of May, 2014

    Today DT approved my 150th photo! I'm very happy because of that, but even more happy cause I really see the progress in my photos, so my learning and long evening hours with camera alone and in front of computer had paid off. And I want everyone to see the difference!... More
  • Advice for Motivation

    by Iheartcountryphoto | 30th of April, 2014

    I admit I have been in a bit of a photography slump lately waiting on the beauties of spring to appear after a treacherously cold hard long winter. I happened to be reading a website about stock photography and read the best advice for me at the time: SHOOT AS MANY... More
  • My 300 image mark is behind me!

    by Alexstork | 29th of April, 2014

    Milestones take huge effort and daily perseverance. Today I reached my second one. It seems that the first two may perhaps be the most difficult to achieve. Having confidence in one's ability when the sales are few and far in between sure takes courage. I'm hanging in... More
  • Small victory!

    by Jaymistrypixels | 28th of April, 2014

    Fairly new member here and finally got 20+ images approved. This meant there was page 2 to my uploads! - This got me excited a little considering its considering I've only concentrated on Photography recently! Small victory nevertheless! See Article
  • My 100 approved photos

    by Exsulor | 9th of April, 2014

    Finally I reached the threshold of 100 uploaded photos. I noticed that the quality of my work has improved since last year. The number of refused photos has decreased. But amount of my sales are still low, although it has a tendency to very slow growth. Anyway it's a small... More
  • March: a milestone month

    by ClaireCphotography | 27th of March, 2014

    Hi Everybody, I wanted to thank you all for the encouragement and the tips that I've been receiving since I've joined DT. As mentioned in the header, March is a milestone month for many different things. So what happened during this magical month? ;-) Well one... More
  • Second year anniversary

    by Phoenixci | 13th of March, 2014

    Two years ago I started my journey into stock photography. I have made the mistake that most of us do, upload pictures that I liked and I had no understanding of what stock photography was just that I could make money. Well there is a possibility to make money with it... More
  • Foggy sunrise on Borobudur

    by Thorken | 13th of March, 2014

    Borobudur is wonderful buddhist stupa on Java island neer by Yogyakarta in Indonesia. The best is in the morning when you are on a hill with view to Borobudur during the sunrise. For sure you need the tripod. The foggy morning comes slowly and is quite dark. More

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