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  • Tip - Leave space for copy

    by Peanutroaster | 14th of November, 2011

    No earthshattering new ideas here but for novices to Dreamstime I think its worth mentioning that stock image buyers want to have room for their copy. Nothing says "amateur" or snapshot more than a composition with the subject in the direct center of the frame. Just... More
  • A photo that makes me proud...

    by Silent47 | 19th of August, 2011

    What is yours? See Article
  • 400 Images Sold!!!

    by Aviahuismanphotography | 16th of August, 2011

    It has taken a long time to get to this point, but I have finally sold my 400th image! It took me a while to figure out what types of images buyers are looking for. In the beginning I spent many hours systematically looking through the portfolios of successful photographers... More
  • Imagination is you friend

    by Silent47 | 17th of July, 2011

    The Internet is full of information.All you have to do is to find it.I would like to give you some websites full of creativity.I think it will inspire you and take you to other ways in your projects. John Fulton Photography More
  • Is time for business

    by Silent47 | 16th of July, 2011

    With so many business images,how do you know what to shoot to create a new trend or at least to have a honest chance agains the rest of much better photographers who invest a lot of money and time in a photo?In my mind the only way is, to combine photos with digital design... More
  • Composition is the key?

    by Coraldesign | 12th of June, 2011

    I'm not sure how many of you entered the micro-stock business as contributors, but I first started as a customer, mainly to get images for my web design company. I always appreciated the great diversity of pictures I found in micro-stock websites and the low rates they charged... More
  • Vertical or Horizontal Photos?

    by Haslinda | 7th of June, 2011

    Do you like to shoot photos vertically or rather horizontally? My initial preference was to shoot landscape or horizontal photos. But for some strange reason I find my photos shot vertically sells better than those done horizontally. As an example, this was the latest... More
  • Finally i did what i wanted to...

    by Silent47 | 27th of May, 2011

    After writing this blog ( i start making some compositions.Im really proud of what came out.Now,i want to see somebody alse reaction.Please tell me what these compositions tell's you.Thank you... More
  • Be zen, zen and zen !

    by Digikhmer | 10th of May, 2011

    I think that "Zen" is a keyword for all contributors of the dreamstime community. Because, whatever you think about your picture, you have to accept the judgment and go beyond the frustration. And this is the picture that I am really proud of. This is the first time that... More
  • Top 10 Composition Tips

    by Egomezta | 24th of March, 2011

    I'm sharing some composition tips to get better images, although I know most of the time you can't apply these tips for microstock photography, but they should help you to get better images. 1.- Rule of the Thirds: Some say it is the most important rule of composition,... More
  • Composition: subject in center ?

    by Indianeye | 10th of March, 2011

    Every beginner in photography does one mistake which professionals don't like i.e. keeping subject in the center of the frame. He must have been bombarded of advice for not doing that mistake again by senior colleagues. Centered place in the frame is considered having... More

    by Groovychick69 | 20th of January, 2011

    YEH! I HIT THE 324 UPLOAD MARK! Yes, it did take a little longer than expected but I work full time as a Graphic Designer so my job is my first priority. My goal this year is to start creating more creative images. I'm so inspired by other people's conceptual work. You can... More
  • Eureka : lessons learned in reaching $1000 today.

    by Davidwatmough | 2nd of November, 2010

    This is not a boast although naturally I am pleased that today I reached earnings of $1000 and I haven't withdrawn a cent yet. I joined Dreamstime in the Spring of 2009 and it took a while to get the first image accepted. Then I believed wrongly that scenic images would sell... More
  • On using ultra-wide-angle lens

    by Nikmd | 21st of October, 2010

    Among the most difficult to use are the ultra-wideangle lens as most of you would agree on that. I love my wideangles and I am sure you love yours too. Compositions on a ultra-wide-angle lens would require one to be as close as possible to a subject and not for staying back... More
  • Canon 50mm 1.8 II Lens - The Best Lens....

    by Junpinzon | 26th of September, 2010

    Let me start off with a disclaimer, I am not in any way endorsing Canon or any of its products. This is just my personal opinion based on my personal experience with their product, particularly the humble 50mm 1.8II lens. The Canon 50mm 1.8II is not made up of any expensive... More

    by Mikefoto | 30th of July, 2010

    In essence as photographer you must separate image subject from the overall image and the context in which the subject is put or found (object/background). The following is just a guidline to achiving this, and also for ensuring useful and commercially viable visuals.... More
  • The rule of thirds

    by Imaengine | 8th of June, 2010

    The rule of thirds in photographic composition is one of the very basic rules and taught to budding photographers and entry level aspirants in the stream. The rule of thirds is a fundamental rule in photographic composition. Basically you align the areas of interest in... More
  • Breaking the rules of photography: before you break the rules!

    by Imaengine | 8th of June, 2010

    I was having a casual conversation with a renowned photographer. And he proudly said that it was all about breaking the rules – he never follows any rules. He said he does that because if he followed the rules he would never have grown beyond those rules. Though breaking... More
  • get noticed through quality

    by Kikkerdirk | 2nd of May, 2010

    The best way to draw attention to your port is buy uploading high quality pictures. There are several way to draw attention to your port, high quality is only one but its the most important! - exclusivity : exclusive pictures end up higher in stock searches and therefore... More
  • Inspired by the featured photographer

    by Mstycoon | 5th of February, 2010

    Have you clicked on foodmaniac's featured photos? If you haven't yet please do that. That beautiful food photo we see is just part of a larger photo. It is amazing that such a great shot is actually only part of another. My portfolio is sickly in comparison to the ricness... More

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