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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
  • Bokeh - behind the lens

    by Yellowind | 17th of October, 2017

    So wikipedia says: "In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens" ... that was a part of the article and I believe everyone can find and read it :) I won't write here about usual bokeh without... More
  • First Photo approved. YEAH

    by Richardhallford | 16th of October, 2017

    Got an email from DT today with my first photo apporoved. Gave me a little thrill, but, not allowing myself to get too carried away. After all, it was just a photo of some rocks. I actually had to go to Scotland from Australia to take that photo. And it was around 40 years... More
  • Im in!

    by Richardhallford | 13th of October, 2017

          Hey. First blog posting and hoping to contribute more. As a mature age amateur photographer, I always viewed my photos as something not to be sold, but to enjoy taking. I opened an account with Dreamstime in May 2015 and did nothing with it. After reading... More
  • Chinese National Day in Hong Kong

    by Nothing2tell | 4th of October, 2017

    When I first arrived in Hong Kong in 2015 I thought the New year eve would be a perfect time to practice firework shooting. I went to the Tsim Tsa Tsui promenade since 9 pm to get a good spot for shooting but I was a newbie back then. All the photos were either overexposed,... More
  • The Story Behind My First Sold Photo

    by Mgphotostock | 22nd of September, 2017

    Hello everybody, I want to tell the story behind my first sold photo recently.     (my first sold photo) It was a sunny summer day, weeks after spring ends. I with my family visited to a gardener that hiding in the trees of city, for get some flowers and little... More
  • Ice and Flames - My First Sold Photo

    by Allexxe | 14th of September, 2017

    This photo was the first photo that I have uploaded, it had good impact and it was bought fast.       I am happy about that and it made me confident. I thought of duality as the theme, ice and fire, really caught my attention. I put some ice cubes and water, in... More
  • My un/conventional workplaces and the first assignment file sale

    by Olgabugrovskaya | 26th of August, 2017

    This assignment is very a good one for me. In the contest took three of my works and one of them I was able to sell. This is my first sale of assignment file. For each picture in this contest is its own story. For example, this was done at the Hermitage, where my husband... More
  • Waterfalls and the world beyond them

    by Malinash | 10th of August, 2017

    Or the perks of being a photographer. You get to travel and discover the world and come back with stunning views of places that for starters, us, human beings, can only frame them in our houses. But how do you get to stand out with an amazing waterfall capture? Q&As with... More
  • Traveling in China with a fixed-lens camera

    by Grisho | 8th of August, 2017

    My sister started studying in China in 2012 and I had the opportunity to visit her multiple times during her stay there. I always stayed for about a month each time so I can experience closely the culture, people and what interested me most as a photographer - life on the... More
  • Fire destroys buildings in British Columbia

    by Project007 | 29th of July, 2017

    PHOTOGRAPHY AND FIRE TAKES COURAGE AND GUTS AND DO NOT BE AFRAID TO GET OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHY FRIENDS! HERE IS MY STORY...ABOUT FIRE THIS WEEK...... So I had the guts to go up to the fire and security to ask persmission to let me take pictures... More
  • British Columbia wildfires 45,000 people are evacuees july 2017

    by Project007 | 26th of July, 2017

    Do you think you got what it takes to take pictures of the fire? So far 327,000 hectares of fire has been reported across British Columbia in Canada. This translates into 155 active fires going on at one time. It is very difficult to get pictures of the blazes itself because... More

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