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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
  • my new account

    by Luliaiko | 14th of March, 2017

      Hi guys, my name is Luisa, I just created this account, I really like to take pictures and some of my just got uploaded, but I still haven't sold any. If you are interested please look at my pictures, I would be glad. See Article
  • My First Sale!

    by Ladybillie | 13th of March, 2017

    Hello Everyone, What a wonderful end to the day to find all your hard work is paying off! Yes someone out there in the big wide world has purchased a license to use one of my images!! How exciting, I do wonder what project it was for?! Thank you to that person for... More
  • My first unexpected sale

    by Danieltork12 | 11th of March, 2017

      Hello everyone! This is my first sale. This blog is for those who are still waiting for their first sold photo. I never expected to sell this image. If you are one of those who belongs to that category, then maybe you are wondering "Will this even work?" or "What... More
  • My First Sale

    by Deniskorec | 10th of March, 2017

    After a few months and 120 images uploaded I finaly made my first sale. So happy about that. Hope it won't be last.       another photos from my gallery                   More
  • My first sale

    by Mihaistanciu1977 | 7th of March, 2017

    Hello! Happy day, my first sale finnaly came! I was worried that something was wrong with my account, but is there people! My first sale!  It is an inuit wooden sculpture, from the beautiful city of Ketchikan, Alaska.   So, I just had to be patient:) I have a ton... More
  • First day of spring

    by Olgabugrovskaya | 1st of March, 2017

    Today is the first day of spring! Also it is my birthday. So happy birthday to me!  See Article
  • Transparency Film

    by Trinijacobs | 21st of February, 2017

    I am a great fan of transparency films even today. I was shooting images in transparency film even after I acquired a dslr camera. The images are so vibrant and brilliant. Then came a time these film were scarce and the processing houses were shut down one by one. Though... More
  • Finally - A Sale

    by Ppeterson6030 | 18th of February, 2017

    I have about 160 photo files on Dreamstime now and I'm happy to report that I have made a sale. Not just one sale but 2 sales of the same photo. The amount of money is very small but I am happy. The image that sold was of a child in a music class.   My next goal... More
  • First mage approved

    by Monimitta | 15th of February, 2017

    I want to introduce myself to the community here. I have got my first image approved here. I will upload more photos very soon. this is my first image approved.   See Article
  • My first sale and my first illustrations for sale

    by Kristina2011 | 13th of February, 2017

    Cheers At last my first sale for $ 25 !!! On the task of the cultures of the world.  See Article
  • My first sale!

    by Ananve | 11th of February, 2017

    Finally, I have made my first sale, I am very happy. It was not so typical photo though with Dinosaur figures and then some. I wish this is the start of many more to come :) Being amateur as I am, I enjoy having a variety of types of photos as I can keep learning.... More

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