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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
  • Fete de la Musique 2017 in Lyon

    by Pjworldtour | 25th of June, 2017

    The "Fete de la Musique" (french for "Music Festival") takes place every June, 21 since 1982. It was originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, to celebrate the longer days of solstice, and permit a lot of amateur musicians to express... More
  • Nuts, almonds and metaphor...

    by Sharkiboy73 | 21st of June, 2017

    Hey guys, What's up? I've been exploring and trying more subjects and ideas, and this time I have decided to go with walnuts and almonds, and also with a metaphor for the common expression: "Nuts and Bolts". That was fun and I really hope it will trigger some action,... More
  • The plants sculpture (1)

    by Jameshexin | 17th of June, 2017

    The plants sculpture is the green sculpture, it is regarded as the world garden art of the bizarre, it is the life plant sculpture The plants sculpture is a vibrant "flower sculpture" ,which is another civilization created by the human use of natural forces.... More
  • It's really about the food

    by Ajlis | 7th of June, 2017

    Sometimes in my city there are food markets. Some restaurants put their food and drinks, you could buy and try. Immediately plays the music, you can communicate directly with the cafe's owners and chefs. It is Very atmospheric. It's Really about the food.       More
  • 100 Happy!

    by Bdelaney34 | 28th of May, 2017

    Hello, So excited to have my first 100 accepted ! I guess the first time I was interesting in Photography was when my grade 6 teacher built a darkroom and I made my first photo from a negative, but I never pursued it. Life got in the way and that was somewhat forgotten... More
  • Become exclusive user

    by Blackcat97 | 23rd of May, 2017

    Six year pass from the day join Dreamstime, from the hobby, I think about earn some money from my image, so I request Dreamstime to be an exclusive user. Today, I receive email from Dreamstime approve my request. And I'm very happy when I see my Earning increase from 21$... More
  • Parade of the Renaissance Festival in Lyon

    by Pjworldtour | 15th of May, 2017

    The last weekend took place in the streets of the Vieux Lyon, as every year, the Festival of the Renaissance, when Lyon returns to the past to celebrate its heritage. Here are some of my pictures of the parade in the city, with a lot of people dressed in Renaissance costumes.... More
  • Milestone 600 images

    by Patrick57 | 15th of May, 2017

    I have just had my 600th image accepted onto Dreamstime. I'm not sure if I'm making good progress but I am making some progress. I have just read Thorkens blog 10,000 images online(pretty amazing), congratulations to him and it makes me want to strive to get more and... More
  • Staying active to keep your profile fit

    by Westwoodkuba | 13th of May, 2017

       Hello everyone its been a few weeks since my last blog, and don't i know it. You see when i was very active,adding comments and uploading, people were viewing my portfolio and i even made a sale. But last couple of weeks i have not found or had the time to do much... More
  • What I look for when Selecting Images Featuring People

    by Dwhaley8 | 11th of May, 2017

        As a marketer working with a staffing agency, photos of people are of course pretty necessary. One wants to convey a sense of promise to potential temp workers and a sense of organization and expertise to potential customers in-need of temp workers. And since... More
  • Communal activities are common in China

    by Apers | 7th of May, 2017

      While walking on the City Wall of Xi'an I noticed that there were quite a few groups doing communal activities. Such as gymnastic exercises as you can see above. However, playing music and singing is also very popular.   In the evening, on the squares of Xi'an,... More

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