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  • Christmas is coming

    by Chanevy | 25th of October, 2012

    Are you working on your holiday images yet? I am just thinking about the new ones I will make, but have a couple from last year. What are your plans? See Article
  • Tip - Keep a photo wishlist

    by Enigmacypher | 16th of October, 2012

    One of the more helpful (and non technical) tips I have been given is to keep a list of shots that I want to take. This helps me ensure that I am able to get the shots that are important to me when it comes time for a specific shoot (be it a family photo walk... More
  • Ideas with fruits and how not to take photographs

    by Shmeljov | 14th of September, 2012

    One day Jelena ran into the studio with an idea to make a photo with a couple of oranges like this one. So i made this shot. And another couple of hundreds. Sometimes this happens to me. And I don't really know how to deal with it. I work through... More
  • The news can drive your photo's

    by Birksphotography | 8th of March, 2012

    Everyday you see the headlines of the impending doom of one sort or another and what goes along with them? photo's. If your running short on idea's for your next photo shoot, think about looking through the news. Try to spot some trending story, then think of a way to... More
  • Make MORE money from old designs & illustrations

    by Jasnemo | 10th of November, 2011

    I'd like to share a great tip for illustrators who already sell or are considering selling artwork on Dreamstime. This idea has worked extremely well for me. And while this article is a little wordy, if you take the time to read it, I think you will find it very worth your... More
  • Finding Inspiration

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 5th of October, 2011

    I’ve been with dreamstime for about a year and a half now, so I’m hardly at newbie in stock photography anymore (it’s hard to think of yourself as a newbie in anything once you’ve reached a Half a Century), but I have just recently started to look at photography as... More
  • Fresh Ideas For Xmas

    by Mariaam | 12th of September, 2011

    I think about Christmas and I would like to create something special for this special holiday! There are already many greeting cards and backgrounds in my Merry Christmas! collection ... So it´s time for some fresh ideas and new concepts. Maybe I should make some ...I... More
  • Planning September...

    by Llareggub | 2nd of September, 2011

    Despite August being another best month ever for me in terms of number of sales and revenue it was a poor month for inspiration and uploads! September is a month for me that signifies the end of the hard work on our little small holding and the completion of our harvest... More
  • I Suppose it aint all that bad!!!

    by Llareggub | 18th of August, 2011

    I wrote and article a while back about having a poor start to the month of August, not poor in sales terms but poor in terms of creativity and ideas for me... Well things have not gpot a great deal better but have been looking back through my portfolio and some of my earlier... More
  • Imagination is you friend

    by Silent47 | 17th of July, 2011

    The Internet is full of information.All you have to do is to find it.I would like to give you some websites full of creativity.I think it will inspire you and take you to other ways in your projects. John Fulton Photography http://johnfultonphotography.com/#/portfolio%... More
  • 250 up but disappointing sales

    by Llareggub | 8th of June, 2011

    It was rather apt yesterday to notice the I got my 250th image up on line and it was a rather celebratury image of some strawberries and champagne :D However my motivation is taking somewhat of a knock due to the incredibly slow sales I am seeing and am not really... More
  • Think Tank

    by Wongj84 | 5th of June, 2011

    Its often hard to think of good stock ideas. Perhaps we can inspire one another? What works, what doesn't. Lighting ideas, that make or break photos. Ideas that are lacking, designers feel free to chime in as well. Micro stock has been around for awhile, and it seems... More
  • Yikes!

    by Taylorgracephotography | 12th of May, 2011

    So this has been an incredibly busy week outside my world of photography. My children have more of a social life than I do and end of the year school activities have me running in all directions. Which has turned out to be a good thing because that has left very little time... More
  • Accelerating income from microstock: experience and a few thoughts!

    by Davidwatmough | 2nd of April, 2011

    At Easter 2009 I was trying to get a picture of Inverness castle using a wide angle lens so a bunch of wild daffodils was in the foreground and the castle behind. The width of the River Ness stopped me from getting the shot I wanted. However at this moment another photographer... More
  • 200 Sales and counting .. a few thougths and stats

    by Bevanward | 3rd of February, 2011

    I had planned on writing a 200 sales blog for a while now however it has come and past so this will have to be for 235 sales. My first 100 images took 422 Days to achieve which was for a portfolio of 271 images (each image online for an average of 251 days). My second... More
  • Get out of the box!

    by Mani33 | 27th of January, 2011

    You know that stock photography market is getting more & more complicated! So many agencies now a days & more & more photographers! Not to mention the crises that made some agencies reduce the contributor's commission! Anyway we are in DreamsTime so let's concentrate on... More
  • A minor milestone

    by Williamardrey | 25th of November, 2010

    I just received notice that three more of my images have been accepted. I had originally submitted 58 images and they were all rejected for various reasons. I corrected things that were wrong with the original images and submitted 21 corrected images. Out of the 21, three... More
  • Rejection

    by Annaskahill | 11th of November, 2010

    After some hard work getting new shots and uploading them to the site, I was rejected, every single one. Any advice on what I could do to make my work more successful? Here are some admitted images to give u an idea of what i like to photograph- More
  • Experimenting with out of focus subjects

    by Annaskahill | 27th of October, 2010

    I tried this photo the other day when i brought a container of fresh blackberries from a farm stand. They were the sweetest, juiciest, most mouthwatering little pockets of goodness that i had ever tasted. They were so beautiful that I had to whip out my camera for a few snapshots.... More
  • Make sure that the subject is covered!

    by Mani33 | 19th of October, 2010

    Sometimes you look to your portfolio and you think to your self, if you are doing a complete work! Are these enough to make your sales regular?! Have you covered a subject that you have started?! Is there away that you can add more images from the same concept?! Do I fulfill... More

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