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  • E-novel book covers

    by Billowack | 29th of July, 2017

    Most e-book authors are not rich and famous and need their covers to attract readers. A cover design must give a clue to the content without giving away something the author wants the readers to discover in the reading process. I avoid artsy-fartsy modeling poses. I pick... More
  • FINGERS CROSSED

    by Westwoodkuba | 18th of May, 2017

    As i sit here uploading numbers 98,99 and 100, in the hope they take me to the magic one hundred,it suddenly hit me. They are photos from nearly 3 years ago,photos that i took on our holiday to my second home. Pictures i had overlooked and not even thought about until... More
  • Only 3 ?

    by Callearlisa | 28th of April, 2017

    Three reasons to rethink the photos you submit. 1. I have found those I think are the best are the ones being rejected. 2. People are looking for easy to the point subjects to use for their publications. 3. Those photos I work harder at editing are being rejected but... More
  • Looking at things a different way

    by Westwoodkuba | 25th of April, 2017

      I was lucky enough to have a day off from work a few days ago, (as this is not yet a full time job for me yet) and decide to go somewhere local with my camera and see what i could find. I went to a park in Solihull, which i had been to many times before, but never with... More
  • First assignment approval and how it happened!

    by Vogonify | 1st of December, 2015

    I've tried to get images selected for assignments, but had never succeeded. Until now. The "Retro Look" call for assignments was of great interest to me. This was like an open invitation to get iphone or android app processed images or even Lomo-ish images out into the competition,... More
  • Hello!

    by Reganyuan888 | 16th of March, 2014

    I am a new member, and I like taking pictures. Please have a look at here: https://www.dreamstime.com/reganyuan888_info See Article
  • Unbelievable - photo made with smartphone on stock assignment!

    by Alvera | 20th of November, 2012

    Four years ago, when I start uploading stock photos, I upgraded my Panasonic bridge camera to a dslr, special for this kind of photography. I would not believe that, four years later, I have one photo made with a phone, in assignment! I am very happy, but also a little worried... More
  • You Have to be a Photographer FIRST

    by Wisconsinart | 25th of April, 2012

    I have been a victim of the economy; I've been working but doing consulting which means the jobs are temporary. As my most recent assignment was ending, I began to look for another job and have landed a permanent position. My start date is April 30 and thus have a few days... More
  • Take a Second Look

    by Adeliepenguin | 24th of August, 2011

    Yesterday was a big day. I hit 1,000 sales. Interestingly, what made the difference in reaching this milestone more quickly is that over the past months I have re-looked at, and uploaded, several images I “passed” the first time around. Previously, I either did not... More
  • Look up !

    by Dgphotographic | 16th of July, 2011

    On a recent visit to London, I was heading to the river Thames to photograph some landmarks, most people are familiar with the famous views of the capital. However, walking through the commercial district I was amazed at the modern architecture, the stark mixture of concrete,... More
  • Pet Photography: Getting that look with dogs

    by Visceralimage | 20th of January, 2011

    Part of my income stream comes from pet photography. I am sure I could make much more shooting weddings but I am not fond of Bridezillas. I get along much better with animals. When photographing dogs, owners want a picture of their pet that looks alert and responsive.... More
  • It's Not My Fault if Sales are Poor

    by Wisconsinart | 19th of January, 2011

    There is a common theme you see in the forums that goes something like this: "I've been on DT for a year and with 100 images in my portfolio I have only 5 sales. But over at XYZ I have 25 sales." In other words, there is a problem with DT. Someone else eventually will... More
  • Look into the viewfinder, not through the viewfinder

    by Spectrumstudios | 21st of December, 2010

    Below is what I believe to be one of the most important tips for a photographer. Once I was taught this, it totally changed how I take photos The statement is “Look into the viewfinder, not through the viewfinder”. When you are taking a photo, what is shown in the... More
  • About the future.

    by Jianbinglee | 7th of May, 2010

    I have access to the microstock relatively late. Some friends say the best time of microstock is by 2008. Here are some against my confidence. These days, one after another since the adoption of some of my photos, but not a download. Now only 17 online photo, online... More
  • Seeing through the camera

    by Eternalfour | 21st of March, 2010

    Taking pictures not only involve looking and shooting. When we are experiencing a certain place space or object, not only our vision is stimulated; all our senses are; so when the photo is taken one may think that a great photo has been shot, but in reality it may be a... More
  • chicken

    by Bimuyu503 | 13th of February, 2010

    a chicken look at you See Article
  • What Designers Are Looking for in Stock Photography

    by Torchdesigns | 27th of October, 2009

    What are Graphic Designers and Creative Directors looking for, when it comes to the images they select? That is the ultimate question for anyone who creates stock photography, isn't it. Being a graphic designer and a creative director for almost a decade now has given... More
  • Looking forward to Valentine's Day.

    by Linqong | 11th of February, 2009

    Romantic Valentine's Day is coming, do you get rose and present ready? See Article
  • Improve organization's profile

    by Alberto*_* | 2nd of February, 2009

    First of all I have to give proper credits to lifesazoo for the initial input. A couple of days ago, while looking for ways to improve the appearance and organization of photos in my profile, I found a thread in the forum who gave me some ideas. The thread is this: http:... More
  • Common Robin Often Overlooked

    by Toynutz | 25th of October, 2008

    The American Robin (Turdus migratorius) is so common to most of North America that it is often overlooked as the subject for photographers. Their natural tendency to not be easily startled or distracted by nearby human activity makes them excellent subjects for highly detailed... More

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