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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
  • Give It Away

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of January, 2009

    The idea of free images makes the budget minded sing and some artists cringe. How can it be a good idea to give away what you are trying to sell? On the one hand is the sanctity of the copyright. On the other is the spirit of the Internet and an age-old marketing ploy: the... More
  • Camp Whatucallit

    by Ellenboughn | 22nd of July, 2008

    As the end of summer approaches, it’s time to capture as many summer themed images as possible. When the demand for this genre grows in early 2009, you’ll find yourself looking for a campsite or outdoor pool that isn’t covered in snow. Over six million kids attend... More
  • Spectator Sports

    by Ellenboughn | 1st of April, 2008

    As a photographer you need to be the most focused of all spectators at sporting events not only to make the best images but to keep from getting into the action yourself. To see what happens when a photographer forgets where he is, go to this video before reading on. There... More
  • The New China

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of March, 2008

    The world prepares to visit China in great numbers for the 2008 Olympics. Many visitors may be surprised at the extent of China’s expansion. According to Businessweek, “China will soon be home to the world's largest airport, the world's first fully sustainable city, and... More
  • Point of View

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of March, 2008

    Fresh out of ideas? Your creative meter stuck on zero? Got the late winter idea blahs? I recommend reading this. It’s rather long but hey, if you are stuck in a morass of boredom with your creative brain flat lining, what else do you have to do? Or you can go to YouTube... More
  • What Makes Best Selling Photo?

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of February, 2008

    The most popular concepts in the top photographs from last year are happiness/love/family and determined business teams. Don’t drop everything to focus on kisses and bunches of business types. Statistics only tell part of any story. How many images would have been in the... More
  • Composition

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of December, 2007

    There are some composition tricks that apply to stock photography specifically. As more and more image use migrates to the web, the old stock photo rule of leaving room for type is becoming less significant. It is becoming replaced with approaches that enhance an image’... More
  • Special Needs

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of November, 2007

    The idea that we need to focus our lenses on people with disabilities and special needs came to me while reading Daryl’s Lang’s (PDNPulse) post last week. He mentioned a new book by the well-known portrait, celebrity and ad photographer, Richard Corman. Corman has photographed... More
  • A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of February, 2007

    A pioneer in the stock business once said, "A good stock photo is an incomplete photo". That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the unfinished... More
  • Be PROUD of your development!

    by Dahlskoge | 24th of August, 2016

    This article is simply supposed to be a quick reminder of that we all, once in a while, need to look back at some of our very first uploads and compare them with some of our recent ones. This will allow us to see how far we've actually come, if not in picture quality... More
  • For better background images

    by Eternalfour | 22nd of August, 2016

    I see you posting a lot of background related visuals which may have a good selling rate. Normally you’d be busy posting those visuals with the hope of them be selected at first then sold later, however the preference of them being sold may dominate the latter giving... More
  • How my dog photography has grown in quality with Dreamstime

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 21st of August, 2016

    Hi everyone, since I am a Dreamstimer I submitted a lot of my dog photography with tips on how to take decent shots on non cooperative models such as dogs... and I have to say, each refusal note was teaching me to perform better shots me too...   This was one of my... More
  • Getting the shot

    by Leicaphotos | 17th of August, 2016

      Sometimes, being a photographer can be exhausting. We all push ourselves. Some mornings, it's worth being awake before anyone else... Sunrises and sunsets can be cliche or exotic. Look for the angle nobody else is shooting, carry a wide, a macro, and a telephoto at... More
  • Tennis championships

    by Project007 | 2nd of August, 2016

    In order to shoot some pictures photographers have to go thru things that most people never see behind the scenes. This picture was taken at a huge tennis court where many people usually are watching matches at day or night. Tennis is a very famous sport and is always on... More
  • Overnight camping - this is the Life

    by Romancaffrey | 27th of July, 2016

    We are working and working eight to six from day to day, eagerly dreaming for the long-awaited weekends, gathering our hiking backpacks and finally going on a back-country tent camping far away from routine, from obligations, from everything! Just you, your love, nature... 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
  • Wayag Raja Ampat, Hidden Tropical Paradise

    by Brigitt1 | 5th of July, 2016

    So guys, this is the unknown beauty.. Amazing crystal sea in an island which was called the black island. It's called so because 200 years ago, it was still the unknown, untouchable by the outsiders. It's in Raja Ampat, Bird head of Papua New Guinea which is the... More
  • Trailer Travels

    by Lesterphotography | 5th of July, 2016

    My June weekend at the North Rim was a chance to visit the annual Star Party which is held during the new moon. Amateur astronomers with awesome 'scopes share the views of Saturn, Jupiter and Mars with all the visitors and educate you as well. After taking in some spectacular... More

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