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  • User Generated Content Expo

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of February, 2009

    Microstock falls into the UGC classification but when one tries to define UGC to someone who has never heard of it, you realize that the designation doesn’t totally apply to Dreamstime. A friend in the industry who works with professional advertising photographers on assignments... More
  • 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
  • Personal Best

    by Ellenboughn | 7th of October, 2008

    Individual, recreational sports offer distraction from day to day stress and provide unlimited shooting opportunities. Engaging images of healthy activities and individuals competing with themselves to improve their skills and prowess are effective for a wide range of users... More
  • Focus on Wolves

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of November, 2007

    I spent last Sunday afternoon listening to Jim and Jamie Dutcher speak about the six years they spent living with a pack of wolves in the Idaho wilderness. Those years have been documented in their still photography, films and books. Using photographic and scientific talent,... More
  • Mystery in the tall trees

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of August, 2007

    Dramatic images of trees are powerful symbols of growth, shelter, change and endurance. Trees as a metaphor are popular for many brands and services. Beyond commercial use, many people have a somewhat universal emotional connection to trees that goes beyond simple awe.... 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
  • FEED YOUR IDEAS WATCHING MOVIES

    by Martinchiroque | 22nd of July, 2017

    I think it´s important to watch some interesting movies that were dominated to oscar to the best photography beucause there we can notice some special play of light and colors that we can recreate later to our own way and add a little of our art and imagination then we can... More
  • Take Travel Photos While taking care of our enviroment

    by Bbudlao | 20th of July, 2017

    I love nature photography, beach view is one of my favorite subject. The photo below is one of the 7,107 islands in the Philippines.        In my observation local people living in the island had a different role for taking care of the place .     ... More
  • Clouds

    by Jimmytst | 19th of July, 2017

    Let's talk about clouds. Clouds are fascinating to watch. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Do you know that clouds have different names for different patterns? Here are some examples.    stratocumuls clouds    cirrus clouds    cirrocumulus... 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
  • My First sale in less than 10 days

    by Lungjaky | 29th of June, 2017

    My First sale which made $0.29 When I uploaded this file it made a sale within less than 10 days. When buyer search something they always use one or two words in the search box, So it means that we need to add some sharp and attractive tittle to our file. I also got that... More
  • 280 file and 10 sold

    by Zafarkhan132639 | 28th of June, 2017

    I have reached at 280 files and 10 of them sold. The reasons behind these photos are. Work regularly, Do Hard, Start slowly but work much hard, Search what type of images, vectors, footage the people are looking for. Regular uploads gets regular sale. Put great and suitable... More
  • Nuts, almonds and metaphor...

    by Sharkiboy73 | 21st of June, 2017

    Hey guys, What's up? I've been exploring and trying more subjects and ideas, and this time I have decided to go with walnuts and almonds, and also with a metaphor for the common expression: "Nuts and Bolts". That was fun and I really hope it will trigger some action,... 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
  • Incredible weather phenomena

    by Rstelmach | 23rd of May, 2017

    I used to be able to photograph the effects of incredible hail. While it looks innocent in pictures, in fact it was not so nice to see what was left of it. Fortunately, the hailstorm is already a past and only pictures left after.                ... More
  • Free Vacations to Exotic Places

    by Babar760 | 12th of April, 2017

    Some years ago, I decided to go on vacation for a few weeks during the winter. I checked the internet and found many hotels but with terrible pictures. That gave me an idea. I picked a few hotels and E-mailed them my proposal. If they let me stay at their hotel for free,... More
  • "Carpe diem"!

    by Helgardas | 3rd of March, 2017

    The most common symbolic use of the skull is a representation of death. At first impression it carries a negative aura and nowadays more often its portrayal express everything what can be associated with evil in general. However, it can have and another meaning such as life... 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
  • My Unusual hobby

    by Rossmcneillie | 15th of February, 2017

    Well....amongst my hobby's, I have one that is rather unusual. I'm part of a team which maintains theatre pipe organs...The Mighty Wurlitzer. For quite some time I've been helping out with looking after the very last Wurlitzer organ to come to the UK. The "old girl" as... More
  • Sometimes bad weather is not so bad

    by Moravaldes | 12th of February, 2017

    The popular belief is that you can only take good photos on sunny days, but a day with storm clouds can give a dramatic and expressive atmosphere to a place that on sunny days is not so attractive to photograph, To take the picture of the first image, I simply measured the... More

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