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  • A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet

    by Tangie | 28th of April, 2009

    As stated in my previous articles, a crucial stage in thinking up your uploads is to step in your buyer's shoes: what do buyers need and what are they searching for? Or, most importantly, how do they search for our files? I have seen other users have also addressed this topic.... More
  • Goodbye

    by Ellenboughn | 23rd of February, 2009

    It’s been two years and one month and well over a hundred blogs written since I joined Dreamstime. But now it is time to say goodbye as I move on to finish writing a book that continues the themes of my blogs to be published by an imprint of Random House and to concentrate... More
  • Ups and Downs

    by Ellenboughn | 14th of October, 2008

    Images that reflect the current turmoil in world financial markets and it's impact on key industries will be in the news and show up in print and online for months (years?) to come whether the economy plunges further or rebounds quickly. What goes up, must come down but... More
  • The New Commuters

    by Ellenboughn | 15th of July, 2008

    Commuter patterns have changed dramatically over the past few months as individuals cut back on driving both to save gas money and to protect the environment just as other countries such as India and China begin a love affair with the automobile. Both of these events have... More
  • Earth Day 2009

    by Ellenboughn | 13th of May, 2008

    Earth Day ’08 is over. It’s time to get ready for next year. By all accounts 2009 will be “Earth Year” as all aspects of life are now increasingly examined for their impact on the environment. You will want to photograph iconic eco-products as well as using them... More
  • Snow: Real or Instant?

    by Ellenboughn | 25th of October, 2007

    How do you make it snow when it doesn’t? Hands down, the real stuff is best but sometimes you have to fake it There are all manner of tricks. There is phony snow that is mixed with water and some swear by instant mashed potato flakes. A discussion about the merits of various... More
  • Working Together

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of September, 2007

    As concepts go, ‘teamwork’ is a big seller. It may appear that images of business teams have been done to death. Not so: a great image of a group of two or more in an office environment working together in an authentic manner, will sell again and again. Styles in furniture... More
  • First days in Photoland

    by Tangie | 12th of July, 2007

    Equipped with fairly good knowledge of words, strong sense of humour, gripping onto reality, sometimes wandering through alternatives, chattering all the time, a habit she still can’t get rid of, Alice stumbled upon photography with genuine and untrained eyes. Never wanting... More
  • Springtime

    by Ellenboughn | 21st of March, 2007

    A few Christmas images have been downloaded in the last few days. Seasonal images are often put into play many months prior to the actual time of year. The conundrum is that the best time to shoot seasonal images is after the images have reached their peak download period.... More
  • First sale!

    by Ntonks | 23rd of January, 2017

    It's almost unreal how good this feels. I've never considered myself a photographer, I still don't. I just enjoy taking pictures and I have fun doing it. Knowing that someone liked one of my pics feels really nice. It is like when you find out that someone... More
  • New to Dreamstime

    by Sweetpoisonblog | 21st of January, 2017

    I got my first photo approved and I'm so excited to see where this goes. I'm new to photography and still finding my way.   See Article
  • First 50 images online

    by Agarwalsheetal25 | 20th of January, 2017

    Hello everybody, I joined DT 4 days ago and I have more than 50 images online. I am so happy about it. Thanks to Dreamstime. Now I am able to apply for exclusivity. Now I am just waiting for my first sale on DT. As I am new to DT if someone have suggestions please tell... More
  • Wow, Level 5!

    by Denger342 | 18th of January, 2017

    Hello! I want to share with you a photo that was held on a competitive basis, and it was granted Level 5. I wish you all good luck :)   See Article
  • Commercial-style photos

    by Moravaldes | 16th of January, 2017

    From the simplest but trying to do it as useful and professionally as possible, no need for model release (it is not necessary in this case) because we can not see the face of the model, so everything works faster and simpler And the best of everything, the model is me,... More
  • New contributor

    by Aleksandrmendelev | 6th of January, 2017

    Hello, dear friends! My name is Aleksandr Mendelev. I am a professional 3D Animator from Belarus. I create silhouette animations. Here is one of my works:    All my works you can see in my profile. Also I have 3ds Max certificate and Photoshop certificate. My skills:... More
  • Camera, slow-motion, frame rates, flickering

    by Filmovar | 29th of December, 2016

    When shooting high speed over 100fps with tungsten lamps we sometimes have problems with flickering light in the shot. The solution is to use more powerful lamps for slow motion. For example use a 5Kw lamp instead of a pair or three 1Kw lamps.   See Article
  • The rage of fire

    by Plagesse | 17th of December, 2016

      Every year, during the sugar cane harvest in Mauritius, the fields are burnt before the canes are cut. The fire is really powerful and the burnt straw flies around in the smoky atmosphere. See Article
  • Tractor under heavy rain

    by Plagesse | 14th of December, 2016

      I think a photo must have a certain atmosphere to create emotions. When I saw this tractor working under heavy rain I could note resist the picture. It works well in Black and white. See Article
  • Taking Photos of Your Food in a Restaurant

    by Shootalot | 14th of December, 2016

    Many of us have dined at a good restaurant and have wondered-should I take a photo of my meal? Obviously the result will not be as nice is having pro lighting equipment, tripod and a professional camera system. However there are solutions to this problem. Generally speaking... More
  • Getting there with the lighting

    by Jeremykeithbrown | 12th of December, 2016

    So, these guys are my local models who are more often than not hanging out under the jetty at buddy dive. Around 1630hrs on calm sunny days, and it is rainy season at the moment so sun and calm water are a little rare, the light is perfect for shooting them with a little... More

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