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  • “Give Thanks, Give Back” Initiative, a Success!

    by Tangie | 29th of November, 2011

    The Dreamstime “Give Thanks, Give Back” initiative has come to a close, and it’s the community that deserves the biggest thanks! In total, you all contributed $3,235 that Dreamstime will match for an impressive total of $6,470. As you know, the choice of charity... More
  • Give Thanks, Give Back

    by Tangie | 11th of November, 2011

    It's the season for many things - picture-perfect snow falls and autumnal trees, holiday feasts with family and harvest festivals are the first things that come to mind, but everyone has their traditions and nostalgia for this time of year. Universally, it's a season with... More
  • Ellen Boughn offering inexpensive mini-consults

    by Ellenboughn | 19th of April, 2010

    More than anything in my long career in stock photography, I have most enjoyed interactions with photographers and their work. Now that I've finished my book about microstock photography, I've decided to offer microstock photographers a relatively inexpensive consulting... More
  • Lishui China Photography Festival

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of August, 2009

    I have been invited to be a guest curator at this international festival. I would like to have comments from anyone who has attended in the past or who can tell me more about the city of Lishui. See Article
  • Black Is the New Black

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of January, 2009

    The July 08 issue of Italian Vogue featured only black models and became one of the best selling foreign magazine issues ever in the U.S. Photographer Steven Meisel shot the issue and was quoted as saying that he hoped that the success of the layouts would show the world... More
  • Personal Best

    by Ellenboughn | 7th of October, 2008

    Individual, recreational sports offer distraction from day to day stress and provide unlimited shooting opportunities. Engaging images of healthy activities and individuals competing with themselves to improve their skills and prowess are effective for a wide range of users... More
  • Focus on Wolves

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of November, 2007

    I spent last Sunday afternoon listening to Jim and Jamie Dutcher speak about the six years they spent living with a pack of wolves in the Idaho wilderness. Those years have been documented in their still photography, films and books. Using photographic and scientific talent,... More
  • Mystery in the tall trees

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of August, 2007

    Dramatic images of trees are powerful symbols of growth, shelter, change and endurance. Trees as a metaphor are popular for many brands and services. Beyond commercial use, many people have a somewhat universal emotional connection to trees that goes beyond simple awe.... More
  • A Kick in the Creative Pants

    by Ellenboughn | 2nd of March, 2007

    The most important advice I have to offer after my decades in the stock photo business about what images to make is listen to yourself. You know more than anyone about why you want to create imagery. Build on those thoughts first. Then see how to make the images more salable.... More
  • Acceptance percentage

    by Patrick57 | 23rd of March, 2017

    I have just got my acceptance percentage up to 80% from a low of 57% the first month or two of uploading to Dreamstime. So for anyone new my tip would be check your images carefully for blemishes and noise as a starting point and be a little selective. Now if I have any doubts... More
  • My first exclusive sale

    by Olgabugrovskaya | 2nd of March, 2017

    And here is my first sale as a photographer working exclusively with Dreamstime.com. I am very happy and proud!   See Article
  • Color, concepts and creativity

    by Glynisquinlan | 1st of March, 2017

      I have just passed my first milestone of having 50 photos accepted by Dreamstime and it has been an interesting journey. If you look at my portfolio of online photos you will see a great deal of variety reflecting my varying interests. But they do all have three things... More
  • 5 facts on Mardi Gras

    by Malinash | 20th of February, 2017

    Are your costumes ready? Here are 5 facts to know before you put on your beads and masks and go celebrate. What does Mardi Gras mean? It’s in fact French for Fat Tuesday. It is believed to have arrived in North America in the year 1699, on March, when the French-Canadian... More
  • Your Top 10 Reasons to Let the Good Times Roll This Mardi Gras

    by Smokinggun7 | 19th of February, 2017

         Rio's Carnival just started yesterday. Venice's Carnival is already in full swing. That means the big shabang, the biggest party of the year in the Big Easy, is right around the corner. That's right, I'm talking about Mardi Gras, the party... More
  • Celebrating Carnival at Rhineland in Germany

    by Hel080808 | 17th of February, 2017

    Most of the regions in Germany have their own tradition to celebrate carnival. But the craziest fans of "Karneval" live in the Rhineland around the Cities of Cologne and Dusseldorf. (You have to know that the inhabitants of this cities are big enemies at this time because... More
  • Full exclusivity

    by Radiso2000 | 15th of February, 2017

    Joined dreamstime in August 2016 and now decided to take the exclusive route. As an amateur photographer i would say this has been a learning curve for me and i shall continue sharpening my photography skills in this journey with DREAMSTIME.       [previmg]0_85610143[/previmg]... More
  • 3 milestones reached!

    by Raulbaldean | 12th of February, 2017

    I recently found out that I reached 3 milestones: first 100 sales, first 100$ and exclusivity for Dreamstime. I definitely have to upload more photos. Here are some of them:                       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
  • Carnival Time in Belgium

    by Imladris | 5th of February, 2017

      We have all heard of Carnival in Rio and in Venice but these are not the only cities who celebrate at this time of year. Many other towns and cities across the world go a little crazy during the carnival season too. Many have colorful parades with fantastic costumes and... More
  • 12000 sales, a new milestone!

    by Linqong | 31st of January, 2017

    Time flies, I've been in DT for 9 years. As an exclusive photographer, I think DT is the best platform for me,I believe my choice all the time. Thanks a lot for buyers! Thanks a lot for DT!           More

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