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  • Amazing fjords of Norway

    by Philipmorch |

    I recently had the pleasure to visit a tiny Norwegian town called Flam. Flam is a very small town situated at the end of a fjord (Aurlandsfjord) and dramatically surrounded by high mountains with steep sides and snow on the top. Aurlandfjord and Naeroyfjord are both part... More
  • Imagining Business as a Newbie

    by Karenfoleyphotography |

    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
  • NICE AND UNEXPECTED BONUS!

    by Cathconvey |

    Recently I knew that several photos of mine have been purchased through photobanks and published in books. That’s a great pleasure to know! I found those books at a bookstore – they’re very nice and I decided that I want to have them in my family library. Also I decided... More
  • Some tips for photographing children

    by Guernica |

    Some things I know so far for photographing children and I thought to share since editorial children photos became somewhat popular in my portfolio Of course after taking the permission of their parents however most photos I took were at charity events so their parents... More
  • Turning a Passion into a Profit

    by Karenfoleyphotography |

    Many of us have a hobby that we’re passionate about – and at one time or another most of us have given thought as to how to turn that pastime into a money generating activity. Before quitting your day job however, ask yourself a few hard questions.    What... More
  • A to Z of Stock Photography Terms

    by Karenfoleyphotography |

    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 |

    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
  • 10,000th Sale Today

    by Aneese |

    I am so happy to announce that I had my 10,000th sale on Dreamstime today. The picture that was the 10,000th sale was of a dog looking out of an airplane window. This picture also happens to be the one most downloads with 75 sales. a BIG THANKS to all the buyers that help... More
  • Celebrating 1° place

    by Bennymarty |

    Thanks to all for voting me on this last "Country life" Assignment, granting me the first place :) I take part to every assignment, since one year, but never won anything... So the first place is a very lucky strike for me :) I'm glad you have... More
  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6

    by Matthewcuda |

    Most of my work is in the wildlife realm, but I also enjoy shooting landscapes from time to time as well. Since I bought a Canon 7D last fall I have needed an APS-C wide angle and so I decided to pick up the Canon EF-S 10-18mm lens. As do many of you, I went to many of... More
  • The Art of Light Painting

    by Karenfoleyphotography |

    The art of photography is often referred to as painting with light. The photography technique called Light Painting brings that art to a literal definition.   Light painting is all about using lighting selectively and creatively to bring subjects alive in a darkened... More
  • Backgrounds for Nature Photography

    by Matthewcuda |

    We have all had the experience of taking the family to a commercial portrait studio to have some family photos made. We all get dressed up in our Sunday best, comb our hair and probably look and act as if we are going to a funeral rather than a festive photography adventure.... More
  • Gear Isn't Everything: Creating Art with the Camera You Have, Not....

    by Gracelife |

        Creating Art with the Camera You Have, Not the Camera You Want Photographers often feel as if they’re caught in something of a rat race – the race to get the best camera, the perfect optics and thousands of dollars of accessories, equipment and editing software... More
  • The Joy of Photographing Waterfalls

    by Gracelife |

                   There are few things more soothing than the trickling sounds of water mixed with birdsong from a nearby forest. As a photographer, we have the unique opportunity to capture the beauty, and that includes rushing waterfalls. To make an image... More
  • Some fast tips on photographing insects and other invertebrates

    by Andreamangoni |

    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
  • The camera can create amazing images, even for the visually impaired

    by Debratos |

    We all can attest to the beauty that the camera allows us to reproduce, just look over the hundreds of thousands of images you all have contributed here on Dreamstime. We can find photos of beautiful people, colorful flowers, spectacular sunsets, mouth watering food and so... More
  • Buzzzzzzzz

    by Heathse |

    Everyone must bee aware by now that there is a worldwide bee crisis, especially of the honeybee which accomplishes about 75% of the worlds plant pollination. We've also been told that should mankind disappear the planet would do very well thank you, but should insects beegone... More
  • Bird Photography on a Budget (Part 4)

    by Matthewcuda |

    This week I am wrapping up the "Bird Photography on a Budget" series with a conversation about flashes. I often see postings online that say "I prefer to not use flash on wildlife" and another might say "Flash scares the birds so I don't use flash." I am going to specifically... More
  • Morning walk in Stockholm

    by Philipmorch |

    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
  • Let's congrats for the winners!

    by Wxh6763 |

    This assignment - "Country life" have already finished. Let's congrats for the winners first. They are so beautiful. Here they are:       I have attended several times and there are 7 images passed. Although they are both failed to become the winner but I still feel... More

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