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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
  • 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
  • Firefighters competition

    by Thorken | 17th of July, 2016

    Voluntary firefighters can attack the fire when it happens. But in Czech villages they have firefighting also as a kind of sport. To keep they abilities for fighting the fire they practice - and compete. It´s one month ago whet took place the competition of firefighters... More
  • Fish Vector Illustrations Collection

    by Lglucena | 8th of July, 2016

    Hi everyone, I'm here at dreamstime since february 2015. This year I decided to make some illustrations of my passion: Fishing and fishes. I hope you enjoy them and if you have any suggestion to me, I will be very glad. Fish Vector Illustration Collection Hammer... More
  • 2nd milestone: 200 pictures online

    by Hkgfcochina | 7th of July, 2016

    Dear all: finally i have 200 pictures online. this is not easy job. wish every dreamtimer good luck.                 More
  • Mexican-Style Tortilla Soup for lunch

    by Felzum | 4th of July, 2016

    Hi everybody Very happy for my 200 uploads. I wanna show you this pics of a azteca soup or mexican style tortilla soup, If you like spicy food, you're going to love this lunch!    And some of my news pics: wood chips    a wood chips mountain... More
  • First image downloaded!!! :-)

    by Parinmnparmar | 30th of June, 2016

         When I created my account on Dreamstime before more than 2 years, I knew nothing about stock photography. Only I wanted to share my images, to learn more, and to improve my photography. It was a pleasure when after many rejections, some of my images were... More
  • Blue hour reflections and experiences

    by Hstovring | 26th of June, 2016

    The blue hour occurs twice every day, just before sunrise and after sunset, but despite its regularity it provides almost magical opportunities for photography. Do you lack colors in your photos? Would you appreciate more mystical atmosphere in your frames? And would you... More
  • First download!

    by Taytecampbell | 15th of June, 2016

      After four months since my first submission I finally got my first download! I'm just starting out but I've enjoyed the feedback from Dreamstime and it has helped improve the pictures that I'm taking now. I've learned to try various angles and compositions and I'm just... More
  • Flowering Sugarcane

    by Plagesse | 9th of June, 2016

    Each winter on the island of Mauritius is the time where the sugarcane fields turn from green to pink. Its a dream opportunity for a photographer. One must be quick because its also the season where the harvest starts.   See Article
  • 100 images uploaded

    by Pamjreynolds | 24th of May, 2016

    Hello Dreamstimers, At last I have got my 100th file approved today and also I am now up to eight sales - not a huge amount I know, but after a few very difficult months recovering from a broken hip and moving house etc. I am just happy to have got this far.  ... More
  • I'm back!

    by Dolby1985 | 5th of May, 2016

    After a while I wasn't uploading some pics i've decided to get back on dreamstime improoving also the quality after have brought some new gear and a new camera. I do have a particular syle of shooting that prefers whide lens and fisheyes.       ... More

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