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  • War and Peace

    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 of images they use in the subject area... More
  • In the News!

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of February, 2008

    I am very pleased with the images that are showing up daily under the new editorial license. It snows in Athens and BOOM, Dreamstime displays images of the Roman Forum covered in snow. Barack Obama appears at a rally and we see him quickly in the news section. (We have a... More
  • What Makes Best Selling Photo?

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of February, 2008

    The most popular concepts in the top photographs from last year are happiness/love/family and determined business teams. Don’t drop everything to focus on kisses and bunches of business types. Statistics only tell part of any story. How many images would have been in the... More
  • Update Business Images

    by Ellenboughn | 29th of January, 2008

    It’s a fact business images that work seldom ******** from the predictable: business teams, meetings, handshakes, office collaboration and portraits. Within these scenarios you should always try to move ahead by updating wardrobe and props as your images evolve.... More
  • 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
  • The Trendspotting Trend*

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of August, 2007

    Traditional stock photo agencies are heavily vested in ‘creative research’. This is the stuff that informs expensive stock productions and drives editing guidelines. The biggest stock producers look for sociological and economic trends that will impact general image needs... More
  • Global Warming

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of April, 2007

    April 22 is Earth Day. The tipping point has been reached. Politicians and corporations have joined the rest of us in sharing concern for what human activity is doing to the earth. As a consequence there is an increasing demand for images that illustrate these major issues.... More
  • What is She Wearing?

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of February, 2007

    Wardrobe is key to a professional looking image. And the type of clothing that a model is wearing can enhance the salability of an image in more ways than one. Here is a terrific image of a teen writing on the board in her classroom. The model's top gives a clue... More
  • Those tough pigs

    by Physi28 | 8th of February, 2016

    Today I made a sale of a Warthog which is one of the funniest (the piglets) and toughest (mother with piglets) african animals you can imagine. This pic is by far not any of the better Warthog photos I made during several trips to Kenya but sometimes the buyer choses those... More
  • Star Wars Fever

    by Shootalot | 21st of December, 2015

    This past week the new Star Wars Movie, Star Wars Episode 7, The Force Awakens opened in movie theaters across the country. In Washington DC it opened at the Uptown Theatre on Thursday December 17, 2015 to a huge crowd of people waiting in a three hour line to get in. The... More
  • Digitization of photography: software

    by Apers | 12th of December, 2015

    Since the advent of the digital camera the whole workflow has been digitized. Below a list of software tools, platforms, and services I use. The hardware I use consists of and 27" iMac, a Synology NAS, and a bunch of external harddisks. For backup I use Sync Pro to copy... More
  • Androgen. The story of a photoshoot

    by Vagengeym | 5th of November, 2015

      - Look, the girl sword ... - Girl, and it is possible to meet you? .. - The sword! This, huge so, why is it her? These and other phrases flew me next cold night, when I was standing at the bus stop waiting taxi. The benefit of a long ash wig waiting mnya home and... More
  • Running Out of Time

    by Laroach | 2nd of November, 2015

      Had a nice sale today for this photo - "Running Out of Time". This has been one of my best-selling images, created in 2007 as an assignment photo, illustrating climate change/global warming. I find it rather prophetic that the last year I chose to include in the running... More
  • Dreamstime journey (8+ months)

    by Jimmytst | 31st of August, 2015

    Today, I received my second payment from Dreamstime. It's been a gritty and rewarding journey. Like running a marathon, perseverance and determination pays off, coupled with practice and inspiration from within and without. The support and guidance from the community... More
  • Milestone 300 Sales!

    by Valevvicki | 28th of August, 2015

    I was very excited to see the Dreamstime symbol appear on my phone today as it was my 300th sale. It has been a long road of learning, taking on board feedback and trying new ideas over the last couple of years. It is always great to have an image accepted, but a real 'buzz'... More
  • Warsaw's Old Town, UNESCO's World Heritage Site

    by Leswrona | 22nd of July, 2015

            The Warsaw's Old Town was declared as the UNESCO's World Heritage Site in 1980 and is listed as "an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century.        The Warsaw Old Town was established... More
  • Star Wars returns

    by Kryspl | 13th of July, 2015

          Soon face a new adventure with Star Wars . Show your photos with characters from the movie :) Here are my :) What do you think about them ? :) Greetings. Let the force be with you;)      More
  • Give Your Creativity a Push: The Importance of Starting

    by Gracelife | 22nd of June, 2015

      Sometimes in photography, we find that we've slowed down for some reason. These slow periods can be a natural part of our creative work. Sometimes we feel inspired, energized, in love with life and photography! Other times, we feel lukewarm about it all. Exploring the... More
  • Retirement was my connection to photography. What was your connection?

    by Debratos | 14th of May, 2015

    I retired from my "job" and now I'm a photographer! Yay   PLEASE READ ON Over the past few months I've been struggling with the question, "what is retirement"? Is it quitting your job? Is it collecting a pension? Is it the beginning of a new, fun career? Is it... More
  • The celebration of the 70th anniversary of Victory Day

    by Aynursib | 14th of May, 2015

      2015 is a jubilee year of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 in Russia (the Soviet Union in those days). This date is celebrated in Russia on a large scale, especially in big cities.   Villagers watched the big celebration on TV. But we celebrated... More

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