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  • 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
  • Optimism, compromise and crowds

    by Jaquiht | 14th of August, 2017

    A family holiday is not a photography trip, so the sensible thing to do is probably to leave your photo dreams at home with your other valuables, and pack your “great shot blinkers” to avoid feeling irked whilst you’re away. But this year our family trip was to Argentina,... More
  • Composition with a candle light lighting

    by Suyothamiy | 12th of June, 2017

    Well ..It was a rainy night and i was studying on my table.Suddenly power cut off.I got a candle and light up it to get off the darkness.Actually the power cut was irritable and i was sitting doing exactly nothing in the candle light.Suddenly the DSLR on my table caught in... More
  • Trying some shots without post-production -Think out of box

    by Suyothamiy | 10th of June, 2017

    Hey Everyone, who are experts and passionate about photography. To introduce myself ,I'm an amateur in this photography field.But I have a lot of passion towards the photography. Well mostly I do not do any post production.Well I just want to try and get the shot of natures... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Firefighters competition

    by Thorken | 17th of July, 2016

    Voluntary firefighters can attack the fire when it happens. But in Czech villages they have firefighting also as a kind of sport. To keep they abilities for fighting the fire they practice - and compete. It´s one month ago whet took place the competition of firefighters... More
  • Leading lines

    by Lightpro | 30th of June, 2016

    Most experienced photographers know the concept of leading lines. They are one of the most basic elements of composition. Years of studying the masters of art show these lines as a major element in some of the greatest works of art, whether it be photography or the work... More
  • How to tell a story with pictures?

    by Apers | 21st of May, 2016

    How do I tell the story I have in mind with my pictures in an album? Here are some of the challenges I am facing: - How to construct micro-stories that fit on one or two pages that fit in and contribute to the overall story of the complete album. - Which pictures to... More
  • Wisdom digital future classroom

    by Cowboyyang | 21st of April, 2016

      Indoor architectural photography, the most difficult is the composition, this photo is my use wide-angle lens shooting, using the golden section composition method, but not perfect, do you have any better indoor mapping strategy? See Article
  • 400 online...few steps closer to next milestone!

    by Freedomsfolio | 12th of April, 2016

    Happy to see the 400th image online in my portfolio and gearing up to touch next milestone of 500 as soon as possible! Many thanks to the entire Dreamstime community and fellow photographers for being so happening here! Your images and interesting stories inspire a lot of... More
  • Image chosen for Assignment

    by Photographycornwall | 4th of April, 2016

    Every month Dreamstime offers contributors a chance to contribute images to the "on assignment" competition. Contributors can opt to make accepted images Level 5 right off the bat. Every month I think to myself that I'll give it a whirl, but never actually get round to it.... More

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