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  • Creating quality images

    by Cammeraydave | 16th of October, 2017

    Quality: the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.        It has taken a while for me to create quality in my images. All the usual elements that help achieve quality are education, experience,... More
  • Step Up to a Mid Year Challenge

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 30th of June, 2017

    Happy Mid Year! We’ve reached the half way point of the calendar year. We are exactly half of the way through 2017, or we have half of 2017 to go, depending on your outlook on life.       Are you a little worn out from staying up late to ring in the Mid Year... More
  • 100 Happy!

    by Bdelaney34 | 28th of May, 2017

    Hello, So excited to have my first 100 accepted ! I guess the first time I was interesting in Photography was when my grade 6 teacher built a darkroom and I made my first photo from a negative, but I never pursued it. Life got in the way and that was somewhat forgotten... More
  • Color, concepts and creativity

    by Glynisquinlan | 1st of March, 2017

      I have just passed my first milestone of having 50 photos accepted by Dreamstime and it has been an interesting journey. If you look at my portfolio of online photos you will see a great deal of variety reflecting my varying interests. But they do all have three things... More
  • Give Your Creativity a Push: The Importance of Starting

    by Gracelife | 22nd of June, 2015

      Sometimes in photography, we find that we've slowed down for some reason. These slow periods can be a natural part of our creative work. Sometimes we feel inspired, energized, in love with life and photography! Other times, we feel lukewarm about it all. Exploring the... More
  • Promotions

    by Pamjreynolds | 23rd of April, 2015

    Hi folks, I’m well on my way of my first target of having 50 of my images accepted onto Dreamstime - still a long way to go I know, but I am getting there. Now onto my next target; to have my first sale. Beside the usual way of Tweeting, Pinterest and Facebook... More
  • Goal: To Sell Images Not to Capture Reality

    by Eric1513 | 9th of December, 2014

    I love all aspects of photography especially learning new things and challenging myself to create new images. When I first began in photography about 25 years ago, it was very difficult to change or alter what you captured. I shot mainly slide films for publishing. Pretty... More
  • That First Sale...

    by Ginntinn | 15th of August, 2014

    When I was 17, in my first semester of college, I got my first check for something I had written, a whole $17 (coincidentally). It was an amazing feeling, something I've never forgotten, even though I've worked as a writer for some 20 years since. Selling my first photo... More
  • Two thousand images sold

    by Arturoosorno | 26th of July, 2014

    New milestone, two thousand images sold through Dreamstime. I like to produce images of various subjects, work on a task until satisfactory results are obtained then go on to another topic. Refresh creativity, try new techniques is the goal for now. Still a lot of work to... More
  • Returning to Dreamstime

    by Amitai | 6th of February, 2014

    It's been years, 6 years since I last managed to upload a picture to Dreamstime. Many reasons contributed to this fact. I will talk about two: 1. I hadn't been able to get away from my daily activities to photograph. Children, career, getting my BA, all these factors... More
  • Run out of ideas for new images?...Create new images with composites.

    by Verdelho | 21st of January, 2014

    Occasionally we all need to boost our creativity by doing something new or different. And we have all taken images that could do with that little bit extra to pick it up or transform it into something a bit more saleable. Why not try combining some of your images into... More
  • Without Ideas for photos?

    by Maxsp | 7th of January, 2014

    LONG STORY SHORT! Okay, you have a camera, you want to make photos but you don't know what to photograph. Let's solve it now! First of all, it's not your fault and it's not because you are not creative, but because you still don't learn about it, until now! It is... More
  • Creativity

    by Tammarpre | 15th of December, 2013

    Photos stands for something I believe in ~ the importance of creativity in the world. ... That creativity is good for the soul. Creativity is when your spirit gets a chance to play and express itself and that is my goal to do with photos. See Article
  • Creativity and ingenuity

    by Baspentrubas | 16th of November, 2013

    I found an interesting article about how to make macro pictures with cheap tools. This demonstrates that human ingenuity and creativity matter most. These days we are bombarded with all kinds of technology and we tend to strive for the most professional cameras thinking that... More
  • 7 Years in Stock Photography

    by Thefinalmiracle | 1st of October, 2013

    Its been 7 years and a week to be precise that my journey in stock photography started. It has been with success, failures, saturation and probably a rebirth of me as a photographer in the end. There were moments of celebration where there were ocassional SR-EL or EL sales... More
  • Five years, and 20,000 sales later...

    by Bradcalkins | 7th of May, 2013

    I always had a thing for nice round numbers, so it is with some satisfaction that I hit 20,000 sales right around my 5 year anniversary! When I started out I never would have guessed I would get to this point, but I also completely underestimated how much effort would be... More
  • The Art of Seeing

    by Yelo34 | 25th of March, 2013

    I think, we will agree that the most important quality in a photographer is the ability to see interesting subjects. I would like to recommend a book named: "Photography and the Art of Seeing" by Freeman Patterson. I got it when I entered the local library in a day I was... More
  • Creative projects as a way to train your eye - a review

    by Mellimage | 1st of February, 2013

    Last year I wrote a short entry on how to use creative projects to train your eyes and stay creative. I also mentioned in that entry, that I had plans on taking part in a 52 week creative project where one had to create one image each week for a theme. This entry then is... More
  • and the award goes to .......

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 26th of January, 2013

    This is the time of the year my husband and I overdose on movies. The Academy Award nominations have been announced so there are tons of movies we want to see – and the kids are all in school so the theaters are free for matinee viewings (just don’t sit next... More
  • Can't wait to get your opinion

    by Hafakot | 29th of August, 2012

    As an enthusiastic beginner I want your opinion on my 2nd and 3rd accepted files to this site. What do you think? See Article

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