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  • Dahlskoge
    Be PROUD of your development!

    by Dahlskoge | 24th of August, 2016

    This article is simply supposed to be a quick reminder of that we all, once in a while, need to look back at some of our very first uploads and compare them with some of our recent ones. This will allow us to see how far we've actually come, if not in picture quality then... More
  • Eternalfour
    A good joke and bad joke

    by Eternalfour | 24th of August, 2016

    A joke can make us laugh out loud and it can do nothing. It is the same joke yet told by different people ... so what makes a joke a good one? ... its the way the joke is told The photo, be it conceptual or indicative may have no meaning unless taken in the "proper"... More
  • Eternalfour
    For better background images

    by Eternalfour | 22nd of August, 2016

    I see you posting a lot of background related visuals which may have a good selling rate. Normally you’d be busy posting those visuals with the hope of them be selected at first then sold later, however the preference of them being sold may dominate the latter giving... More
  • Dahlskoge
    MILESTONE: 1000 IMAGES ONLINE

    by Dahlskoge | 26th of July, 2016

    Hey guys, Hope you're all enjoying your summer and taking advantage of the inspiration that comes with it, I know I am. Today I reached a milestone of 1000 images in my portfolio which I am thrilled about! I've also come to realize that I enjoy sport photography and... More
  • Dahlskoge
    200+ sales!

    by Dahlskoge | 10th of May, 2016

    Hello Dreamstimers, I just wanted to share with you my latest accomplishment of 200+ sales! The past few months have been relatively low on sales for me but it seems like it's starting to pick up again, and I couldn't be happier about it. This week I'll head out in... More
  • Dahlskoge
    My new love

    by Dahlskoge | 7th of April, 2016

    Hello Dreamstimers! It's me again, long time no see. This time, I would like to share with you my new equipment. A 18-50 mm f/2.8 Sigma lens that is just outstanding in every possible way considering the low cost. I even purchased mine used for about 220$! The... More
  • Nikitu
    Top 10 awesome destinations for 2016

    by Nikitu | 7th of April, 2016

    Suffering from wanderlust but don't know which way to go? Scratch your head no more, we have some awesome destinations for you that apparently are all the rage this year according to the Lonely Planet guide.      1. Botswana This South African country... More
  • Nikitu
    Finding the right location, props and lights for your stock photoshoot

    by Nikitu | 9th of March, 2016

    In this previous blog we've discussed how to find the right model for your future photoshoot so it's time we move to the next step, finding a good location, props and lights setup. At this point you have already established a contract with your models so you... More
  • Nikitu
    How to find the right model for you future stock photo shoot

    by Nikitu | 18th of February, 2016

    Ever went through pages and pages of professionally shot stock images with the right people in the right light and in the right posture just to scratch your head wondering how you can achieve the same result without an army of professionals in your stride?    Worry... More
  • Tangie
    Your business models look old and ugly

    by Tangie | 25th of January, 2016

    Don't get mad, they're still young and beautiful, they just pose, dress and look oldfashioned. Here are a few things you need to pay attention to when working with models for a business photo shooting: 1. The right expression     Don't you find fake forced smiles... More
  • Tangie
    2015 in review

    by Tangie | 7th of January, 2016

    Goodbye 2015 and welcome 2016! May this be an amazing year, much better than the last one. But before we bid adieu to an eventful 2015, we want to have a last look at what happened stock wise here on Dreamstime. As usual, we're making some stats and facts public... More
  • Hyperbiker
    Get to know the birds of Turkey - 14

    by Hyperbiker | 7th of November, 2015

    Hello all, After a very long period, I'm back in the blogs with the queen of birds: MUTE SWAN - CYGNUS OLOR   The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan, and thus a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Europe and Asia. Adults of this... More
  • Dahlskoge
    100 sales!

    by Dahlskoge | 11th of October, 2015

    Hi guys, Last week I reached 100 sales which I am thrilled about! Especially since my goal for 2015 was 70 sales. Looking forward to accomplishing my second goal of 1000 uploads within this year. Some of my last sales       More
  • BCritchley
    British wildlife, get your shots added to the ULTIMATE collection.

    by BCritchley | 17th of August, 2015

      I've recently started trying my hand at photographing the wildlife here in Britain, not the easiest thing to do well.   The main ingredients I have found to half decent images are research, planning, time/patience, equipment and the quality of light. If your... More
  • Klodvig
    10+1 Flowers Everyone Should Recognize

    by Klodvig | 14th of August, 2015

    "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" - Juliet in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. What the great bard wrote is probably true, but in the world of stock photography, a customer looking for a photo of a rose probably wouldn’t be very satisfied if all... More
  • Dahlskoge
    The 50 mm blessing!

    by Dahlskoge | 9th of August, 2015

    So, I bought my Nikon AF 50 mm F/1.8 for about six or seven months ago and I can't begin to tell you how impressed I am of its performance. It is absolutely incredible and wherever my camera goes, it goes! Reasons? 1) Sharpness - The sharpness of a zoom lens is nothing... More
  • Kikiritkata
    My first sale

    by Kikiritkata | 15th of May, 2015

    A couple of days ago I sold my very first image. It is a drawing of mine that I did four years ago. As every other new contributor I was anxious and didn't have the patience and constantly asked myself: When will I finally sell something?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I would like to... More
  • Yellowind
    Manual LENS: BOKEH & LENS FLARE

    by Yellowind | 21st of April, 2015

    A few years ago I wrote a little about my new toy - manual lens Jupiter-9. Here I have the new one Helios 40-2. I use it with Nikon but it can fit to other systems too. So I'd like to share my new experience with it. Helios 40-2 is mostly known for it's unique... More
  • Dahlskoge
    Goals for 2015

    by Dahlskoge | 4th of April, 2015

    1. Have 1000 + images online 2. At least 70 sales 3. Take more portraits outside using existing light 4. Visit and take photos of new places, preferably abroad 5. Have more patience while either waiting or preparing for the perfect image 6. Master the basic skills in... More
  • Andreeadobrescu
    10 most used stock illustrations

    by Andreeadobrescu | 3rd of March, 2015

    If you want to create a flyer or a children's book, or you just want an icon to illustrate a button on your website, stock illustrations offer you a wide range of possibilities and elements that you can mix together to create unique designs or use them as they are. This... More

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