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  • Gathering

    by Ellenboughn | 2nd of December, 2008

    Dining in is the new dining out. Whether the photos are of family or friends around a home cooked meal or a couple at home, the resulting images are increasingly important as budgets shrink and an emphasis on relationships increase in unsteady times. This is the time of year... 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
  • Road trip! Family Vacation

    by Ellenboughn | 25th of July, 2007

    Recently I listed some resources to use in preparing for vacation photos when your holiday requires air travel and hotels. For many though, vacation is a time to visit friends and relatives close to home or to drive to a favorite spot at the beach or in the mountains. These... More
  • Photomodels that do not have to pay

    by Aynursib | 3rd of November, 2016

    Good day! Don't know how many photographers doing that, but I have never paid the models. Don't even know how to interact with the photo-models. This is probably my next step in photographing people. In the meantime, I use the "services" photo-models, which I do not need... More
  • What's up with Lightning?

    by Dream111184 | 11th of August, 2016

      When I was about five years old I was at home with my mom and two sisters. There was a terrible thunderstorm and the lightning was almost constant. All of us were in the living room looking out the front window watching the storm when a flash of light came out of the... More
  • What's up with Landing Nets?

    by Dream111184 | 17th of July, 2016

      On a warm, sunny, calm morning in 1948, my mom, her Uncle Reuben, Aunt Olga, and her cousin’s wife JoAnne, were staying at a cabin on Fish Trap Lake in Minnesota. They were at the cabin for two weeks and it would be non-stop fishing. In fact they fished so much that... More
  • Future sales

    by Pamjreynolds | 18th of June, 2016

    Hello I have now decided to offer 50% of any of my future earnings on Dreamstimes to a Cancer Research Charity. The reason for this is that over the years I have seen quite a few of my family and friends succumbed to this awful disease, and I want to try in my own way... More
  • Lessons from The 100

    by Sandrafoyt | 8th of March, 2016

      The 100 is the name of a post apocalyptic show on the CW network. Survivors return to Earth after a hundred years on a space station only to discover that they must battle against harsh environments and warring tribes. Getting one hundred images approved wasn't quite... More
  • Thanksgiving

    by Inyrdreams | 26th of November, 2015

    It is a holiday here in the USA, a day of reflection and family for many, where we give thanks for what we have. I will NOT be out in the stores buying 'things' or camping out in the rain and snow. I will be with grandkids and grown children and parents, thankful that my... More
  • Making best video memories of your kids

    by Oliena | 19th of November, 2015

      When your precious baby is only a few months – it’s better to find some time and take interesting and bright static pictures (the way kid becomes bigger, in colorful costumes in front of funny backgrounds, first of everything etc.) But when child begins to move... More
  • The tree is a symbol of life!

    by Julietta24 | 2nd of September, 2015

    The tree is a symbol of life, the family!I love to take pictures of trees in any state, it can be faded life   or just life originated   Or burgeoning every year    Do you like to take pictures of trees?    More
  • A photo close to my heart

    by Prsntg | 24th of April, 2015

    My first successful attempt at Dreamstime assignments! Excited !! In fact the excitement is double as this photo is very special to me. That baby is my cute little daughter and the mother is my sweet wife! This visual came to my mind a few months ago when I was taking... More
  • Use of photos for controversial topics

    by Cathyr1 | 19th of January, 2015

    I am new to stock photography and have not yet made much use of photos of people. Usually my “models” are young family members and I have not yet come to terms with the fact that there is no real control over how the photos are used. I think that the only time I really... More
  • Like Mindedness

    by Lelabaggett | 17th of September, 2014

    While growing up, I had always been surrounded with some form of art. Now that I'm half of a century old, I find myself looking back at the memory's of my childhood. In this memory I'm around four years of age in the late nineteen - sixties watching my father paint an oil... More
  • New models: Father with daughter and son

    by Thorken | 16th of August, 2014

    I have got new three models and I think the photos with them will be successful. It´s young father and his son and daughter. Especially the little girl is very cute. More
  • It's summer time - time for some rest!

    by Oliena | 3rd of June, 2014

    I’m not a successfull stock seller yet, but I actually am very good at making movies from archive family video shootings. And at the beginning of the vacation season I have some, hope, useful tips for your family summer time with video equipment: -It’s very... More
  • My family hates microstock

    by Daddiomanottawa | 3rd of May, 2013

    Well, not exactly. I suppose I should rephrase my title to more correctly say, "My Family Hates the way microstock has changed me". Yup, it has. I am changed, altered. Microstockly-speaking, I am but a shadow of the man I was fifteen months ago. Like one of the Autobots... More
  • Models how?

    by Matthiase | 18th of March, 2013

    How do you get people to stand infront of the camera and let you take their picture and to sell them online to the whole world to see ?. Do you ask friends and family to help you?. Or do you ask random people in the street to strike a pose and then let them fill out... More
  • Memorable Moments

    by Lindsaybasson | 6th of March, 2013

    Since she took her first breath and became part of our family, my niece has been one of the greatest joys in our lives. She went from having dark brown hair to the most beautiful blonde locks. And those blue eyes of her are enough to make anyone’s heart melt. Yes, she is... More
  • Big thanks and little thanks

    by Chanevy | 27th of November, 2012

    Big thanks: My daughter's apartment was in a complex that burned down on Thanksgiving Day and everyone got out alright. Because she worked late the night before, my granddaugther was at the babysitter's and did not have to experience the smoke and flame from inside the... More

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