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  • Booked Up

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of December, 2008

    Writing recently about a decrease in vacation time among the world’s travelers for ’09, I have been keeping my eyes out for what the trend watchers think we will be doing in our downtime and what visual opportunities this will offer. I was surprised to learn that reading... More
  • The New Commuters

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of July, 2008

    Commuter patterns have changed dramatically over the past few months as individuals cut back on driving both to save gas money and to protect the environment just as other countries such as India and China begin a love affair with the automobile. Both of these events have... More
  • 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
  • Spectator Sports

    by Ellenboughn | 1st of April, 2008

    As a photographer you need to be the most focused of all spectators at sporting events not only to make the best images but to keep from getting into the action yourself. To see what happens when a photographer forgets where he is, go to this video before reading on. There... More
  • Point of View

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of March, 2008

    Fresh out of ideas? Your creative meter stuck on zero? Got the late winter idea blahs? I recommend reading this. It’s rather long but hey, if you are stuck in a morass of boredom with your creative brain flat lining, what else do you have to do? Or you can go to YouTube... 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
  • Composition

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of December, 2007

    There are some composition tricks that apply to stock photography specifically. As more and more image use migrates to the web, the old stock photo rule of leaving room for type is becoming less significant. It is becoming replaced with approaches that enhance an image’... 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
  • Camera changes

    by TheSlowWalkers | 18th of February, 2017

    Since joining Dreamstime, I've submitted photographs taken with various cameras, starting with a good old point and shoot, followed by a bridge camera and now, with a recently bought DSLR. It's a natural progression but I feel it's still, more about the subject of your photo... More
  • Hello World

    by Ladybillie | 15th of February, 2017

    Well hello to the world of Dreamstime! So this is my first blog post on here, not too sure what I am doing on dreamstime, there seems just so much compared to other sites! So I guess you want to know a little about me? Here it goes... I am a 22 year old (23 soon to be)... More
  • Making the most of January

    by Nycscripts | 31st of January, 2017

      Have been taking baby steps with my submissions on Dreamstime, but this last year, have finally found the time needed to get on board. Happy to say that today I finally hit the 200 posted picture mark and happy with this milestone. What I found to be helpful was... More
  • Leaders of tomorrow

    by Radiso2000 | 27th of January, 2017

    Despite all odds stalked against them this kids would stop at nothing to ensure that they realize their goal, which is acquiring the right education. This is just the kind of resilience we need in our today society.   See Article
  • Hope to sell more in 2017

    by Photomall | 24th of January, 2017

    THE 2000TH SALE TODAY. New little milestone. THE 1000TH sale on 25th of January, 2016.Just a year ago. Under the guidance of my friend Mr. Gao, I registered DT account in May 2013. Bulk images upload from November 2014.Became an exclusive Dreamstime contributor in January,... More
  • Full exclusivity

    by Adammeadows12 | 11th of January, 2017

    Hello DT community, I am happy to announce that after 2 years I have become fully exclusive with Dreamstime.   Here are a few of my images off my portfolio that you may check out       More
  • My 2016 Accomplishments and New Year's Goals for 2017

    by Biotabby | 29th of December, 2016

    My 2016 Accomplishments I had Dreamstime account for a year now I have not been as active as I had hoped for I have had a few photography jobs fall in to my lap. Like my first freelance job with a local paper. Managed to get a few payed photography gigs for senior portraits... More
  • Stats

    by Stef22 | 8th of November, 2016

    2161 online images   1001 sales   third prize winner in the assignment - Usual people in unusual situations   1800 $ income   Next step? Canon 1DX Mark II :D See Article
  • 500 Uploads

    by Apers | 1st of October, 2016

    This week I reached a total of 500 uploads. I am extremely proud of that. As an amateur photographer it is very rewarding to meet the high quality criteria of a professional organization like Dreamstime. It is rewarding to get your pictures accepted and even more rewarding... More
  • The rule of thirds, seen by a french guy

    by Egoprod | 30th of September, 2016

    You already know about theese three components that are opening, shutter speed and ISO sensitivity. But it's othing without composition? The composition is actually how you arrange the elements of the scene being shot. Including moving yourself or moving objects. It is... 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
  • Getting the shot

    by Leicaphotos | 17th of August, 2016

      Sometimes, being a photographer can be exhausting. We all push ourselves. Some mornings, it's worth being awake before anyone else... Sunrises and sunsets can be cliche or exotic. Look for the angle nobody else is shooting, carry a wide, a macro, and a telephoto at... More

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