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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
  • Camera changes

    by TheSlowWalkers | 18th of February, 2017

    Since joining Dreamstime, I've submitted photographs taken with various cameras, starting with a good old point and shoot, followed by a bridge camera and now, with a recently bought DSLR. It's a natural progression but I feel it's still, more about the subject of your photo... More
  • Accepted photos on Crowds assignment - an improvement?

    by Raulbaldean | 10th of February, 2017

    I haven't uploaded a lot since last time I wrote a blog article 2015, but I had a nice surprise having 6 photos accepted for "Crowds" assignment. Last time I sent photos for an assignment, all 10 were refused. After that, I uploaded them normally and they were accepted, so... More
  • Auksumalos swamp. Lithuania.

    by Milllda | 5th of February, 2017

    Hello to everyone ! Today I vant to show for us few photos from Aukstumalos swamp, located in Nemunas Delta Regional Park. I like this place, because there can do landscape, sunrise or sunset photos. There is a lot insect and reptile. Sometimes I am lucky ;)    ... More
  • Making the most of January

    by Nycscripts | 31st of January, 2017

      Have been taking baby steps with my submissions on Dreamstime, but this last year, have finally found the time needed to get on board. Happy to say that today I finally hit the 200 posted picture mark and happy with this milestone. What I found to be helpful was... More
  • Detroit

    by Ccchristian1001 | 28th of January, 2017

    I've lived in Detroit for 9 years this May, and I and my husband and son finally started venturing Downtown for the past years. There is so much stigma and negative speak about Detroit, that I was nervous to go down there at all, but it hasn't proved to be disappointing at... More
  • 2500 sales on DT

    by Pjworldtour | 19th of January, 2017

    Today I reach a new milestone : 2500 sales ! And the last sale is from Louisiana.     See Article
  • 150 images approved last month

    by Habibnawaz | 11th of January, 2017

    Last month 150 of my images were approved. Sales were slow during past couple of months. Got only one sale this month. Just waiting for images to be indexed in DT and Google Search Engine. I was expecting Salt Tiles and Lamps images to get sales quickly.       ... More
  • My 2016 Accomplishments and New Year's Goals for 2017

    by Biotabby | 29th of December, 2016

    My 2016 Accomplishments I had Dreamstime account for a year now I have not been as active as I had hoped for I have had a few photography jobs fall in to my lap. Like my first freelance job with a local paper. Managed to get a few payed photography gigs for senior portraits... More
  • What’s up with Dogs?

    by Dream111184 | 18th of December, 2016

    Years ago my parents and I were camping at Temperance River State Park along the north shore of Lake Superior. Dad and I went for a walk down to the shore to check out the lake from our campsite. The trail went through the woods and down a slight grade. There was a turn in... More

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