Stock Photography Articles about 500 & Community Forum

  • The Do Nots of Successful Keywords

    by Ellenboughn | 13th of March, 2007

    Over the next week or so, I'll continue a short course in keywording the Dreamstime way. I can't promise that our guide will take all the tedium out of the job but if you follow it, the time you spend in adding data to your images should improve your downloads and the process... More
  • Not Just a Pretty Face

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of March, 2007

    Facial expressions send strong messages about what an image is trying to say...what the image is about. Unfortunately, a model's lack of expression can sometimes cause the photo to say next to nothing. One expression to avoid is the pouty-pouty runway model blank look that... More
  • Wild Models

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of March, 2007

    Yesterday I found myself on a long pier stretching far out into the Atlantic Ocean. An aggressive group of large pelicans were hanging around the end of the pier to snatch leftover fresh bait. These birds... More
  • A Kick in the Creative Pants

    by Ellenboughn | 2nd of March, 2007

    The most important advice I have to offer after my decades in the stock photo business about what images to make is listen to yourself. You know more than anyone about why you want to create imagery. Build on those thoughts first. Then see how to make the images more salable.... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of February, 2007

    Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how the light will be at different times in the day in... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of February, 2007

    I'm in San Francisco this week, staying near Union Square. There is a photographer on every corner snapping every which way. So how do to create images of a beautiful and much photographed city that will stand out from the competition?... More
  • Erin Go Bragh!

    by Ellenboughn | 22nd of February, 2007

    Erin Go Bragh translates to "Ireland Forever" and in the US where everyone claims to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day, it is often heard.
    In parts of the world, March 17th is all about beer. Specifically,... 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
  • A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of February, 2007

    A pioneer in the stock business once said, "A good stock photo is an incomplete photo". That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the unfinished... More
  • A trip to the bookstore (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    We all get "stuck" in a void of inspiration sometimes. I find that my best ideas often come out of the blue when I'm NOT consciencously trying to think of something creative. When that kind brain freeze sets in, try just taking a break from even thinking about your own work.... More
  • Introduction

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    Dreamstime has asked me to write a blog to share my knowledge of the stock photo business. First a bit about me. Before I found myself in the business of editing, marketing and producing images, I was a schoolteacher. Thus the art above. I hope to both teach and learn in... More
  • Is this going to be a night like this?

    by Markogt | 27th of March, 2017

    We have quite a good possibilities to see the Northern Lights over Northern Europe tonight. America and Canada are under fire right now. So it is time to charge your barreries and look up in the night sky :) It might look something like this:     Panoramic... More
  • God's creation

    by Billysiew | 26th of March, 2017

    If you know the true creation of God, you will think differently. Praise to the Lord! Share you some images of God's creation:         See Article
  • Categories & Keywords: Sometimes It's Best to Think Inside the Box P2

    by Smokinggun7 | 25th of March, 2017

    PART 2: THE SOLUTION FOR DOING SEO FOR IMAGES   “I’m going to give you less than 30 seconds to draw a picture of a tree. Go.” Running a sketch meetup group, I prompted a café full of extremely creative artists with this, and do you know what happened? I... More
  • Categories & Keywords: Sometimes It's Best to Think Inside the Box

    by Smokinggun7 | 25th of March, 2017

    PART 1: THE PROBLEM WITH SEO FOR IMAGES    “What’s in the box?” This question is asked by Brad Pitt’s character, Detective David Mills, in the 1995 neo-noir crime thriller movie, Se7en. As viewers, we never get to see the answer, what was actually in the... More
  • Komodo Dragon, Biggest Lizard on Earth

    by Brigitt1 | 24th of March, 2017

    Komodo or Komodo dragon is the biggest living species of lizard on earth. It is one the few venomous lizards and has been designated as one of The New 7 Wonders of Nature. I was really lucky that I could take photos of them in the wilderness of Komodo Island and Rinca Island,... More
  • 200 photos online

    by Janinalandisa | 24th of March, 2017

    Hi friendly community :) I decided to step in the micro-stock game just a month ago. I know it is hard to get sales for newcomers but decided to try anyway as I have lots of beautiful images sitting on my hard-drive and waiting to be seen. 200 photos approved in a month... More
  • Feedback on images

    by Bshel1983 | 24th of March, 2017

    Good morning Dreamstime community! I decided to do a short blog regarding feedback on Dreamstime. I'm sure that many of you are in the same boat as me! You get more serious about your photography and start thinking about what you could actually do with it, apart from uploading... More
  • My first video sold

    by Danielc1998 | 24th of March, 2017

    I have recently begun to upload some videos, this is my first sale !          Video footage here. Phoenix Park at sunrise. Aerial view. Dublin . Ireland The rest of my videos here. More
  • I received my first payment!!!

    by Primesh7 | 24th of March, 2017

    I received my first payment from Dreamstime last week in my Bank account. Thanks to Dreamstime and all the downloaders.   See Article

Stock Photography that BLOGS!

Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.

Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.

Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers

Create your blog

questions, meet answers

Join the discussion in the Dreamstime photography forum. Learn from, and share with, hundreds of professional stock photographers just like you!

Photography Forums