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  • Greenery - Pantone color of the year 2017

    by Dudau | 16th of January, 2017

    Pantone has chosen Greenery as the color of the year 2017, enough reason for us to celebrate as, you guessed it right, Greenery is pretty similar to Dreamstime’s brand color:          We’ve been committed to, and supported this color, for more than... More
  • Best sellers in 2016

    by Tangie | 5th of January, 2017

    Happy New Year everyone! Before we embark on what we hope to be an exciting 2017 journey, it is customary to take a look back at 2016 and draw some conclusions. A lot of things happened here on Dreamstime last year but the stats we're all curious about are the the... More
  • Top 10 tips for new contributors

    by Nikitu | 4th of November, 2016

    Congratulations on having your first images accepted at Dreamstime. Keep up the good work and many more to come! To improve your future uploads and continue with a high approval rate, here are some tips based on our extensive experience in microstock imagery review. You... More
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10 portrait photographers who will impress you

    by Dudau | 26th of February, 2015

    Usually, portrait photography is meant to reveal the personality, expression or mood of the subject. However, in stock photography world, we often use the portraiture to imply concepts. In the last two centuries, everything has been done, portrait photographers tried all... More
  • 17 ways to enjoy tea around the world

    by Nikitu | 24th of February, 2015

    I am a tea drinker, anyone here at the office will confirm that for you. I have this huge mug that is always filled with brewed teas from all over the world. If you think tea is a beverage you obtain from dunking a tea bag in hot water than you must read on, and if you know... More
  • Stock photos that can turn into wonderful gifts

    by Malinash | 23rd of February, 2015

    Finding the perfect gift is a never ending story. Instead of being one of the shopping's pleasant routines (for those of you for whom shopping itself is a pleasant thing), it's a headache, a burden, the most stressful activity. Pharma manufactures should... More
  • Chukchi People in the Soviet Era

    by Nikitu | 20th of February, 2015

    Over the long years of judging images here at Dreamstime I have come across some really amazing work. Stock photography has been put down many times for being cheesy and broken from reality and even goofy at times but I'd beg to differ. The story I am about to tell... More

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