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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
  • 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
  • The best things about frogfish

    by Jeremykeithbrown | 10th of February, 2017

    I think it's safe to say that the long lure frogfish, Antennarius multiocellatus, is not classically beautiful. However, they have loads of character and are, I would argue, so comical in form and behaviour as to make them, well, cute. Although highly camouflaged ambush... More
  • Wow factor - Film lenses with adapters on digital cameras

    by Doubleclick7 | 9th of February, 2017

    I got my first film lens to digital camera adapter in 2012, when I received a Minolta lens as a gift. I work with a Canon 7D. My daughter, a wedding photographer, told me about using an adapter. They aren’t expensive, so I gave it a try. The adaptor fits between your camera... More
  • Going back in time

    by Physi28 | 7th of February, 2017

    Life for innocent villagers during the middle-age was tough, roaming bandits, looting troops of neighbouring war-lords and coming under the crossfire of the wars of powerful and land-hungry kingdoms kept people under constant danger of loosing properties and even worse, their... More
  • My first year at Dreamstime

    by Felzum | 6th of February, 2017

    My first year in dreamstime After 1 year I have the following numbers to summarize my experience: • 257 images online • 12 sales • Acceptance ratio is 48% The first image sold was given 2 months after opening the account. The image was sold 7 days later it was... More
  • First sale

    by Yanahgeorgieva | 3rd of February, 2017

      I registered in DT in January 2017. My first sale was photo taken in Ochrid. The photo was approved on 01/15/2017 and downloaded on 01/30/2017. I'm very happy! Thank you! See Article
  • My first stock photos: places, cars and birds :)

    by Bographics | 2nd of February, 2017

    I have done a lot of photos for the last few years and since the beginning I had this desire to get ready for publishing some of them. So, here are my first steps in stock photography! The Bay of Kotor, Montenegro:   Rome, Italy:   Some cars:     And some birds:... More

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