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  • About and around CEPIC, Dublin 2010

    by Tangie | 17th of June, 2010

    We're back from this year's CEPIC conference and after gathering the notes and observations made there, we've put together this article to give you a general idea of what went on in Dublin. This year, more than ever, microstock was under the spotlight. Many... More
  • Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

    by Ellenboughn | 18th of November, 2008

    Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts everyone's downloads. Keywording should... More
  • Secrets of Microstock SuperStars

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of November, 2008

    While in New York City last week for PhotoPlus Expo and the PACA (Picture Archive Council of America) International Conference, I attended a panel comprised of ‘Microstock SuperStars” moderated by PDN’s Daryl Lang. I heard some words of wisdom from the panel members... More
  • Ups and Downs

    by Ellenboughn | 14th of October, 2008

    Images that reflect the current turmoil in world financial markets and it's impact on key industries will be in the news and show up in print and online for months (years?) to come whether the economy plunges further or rebounds quickly. What goes up, must come down but... More
  • Baby Boomlet

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of August, 2008

    In Chicago a popular European coffee and pastry shop has banned classic baby prams – the type of baby carrier that plows down the street slicing though pedestrian traffic and taking up more space than a SmartCar. I fully understood the coffee shop’s rules as I strolled... More
  • PEACE

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of December, 2007

    All across the world in many countries the time between Christmas and the first week of the New Year is traditionally a time of celebration and reflection. It’s a time of hope, family and travel. I’m taking the week off for the same reasons. I have a blog ready in the... More
  • What Time Is It?

    by Ellenboughn | 14th of November, 2007

    There has been noise recently in the photo news about an email exchange that writer and Wired Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson, had with a hapless photographer who had sent Anderson a promo piece using bulk email from a purchased list. Anderson blasted back, accusing... More
  • PACA International Conference

    by Ellenboughn | 2nd of November, 2007

    Amidst all the glitter, smoke, gambling and Elton John that was Las Vegas this week, picture agencies and archives sat down for a series of three day seminars and meetings hoping that 'what happened in Las Vegas' WOULDN'T stay there and that all contacts made would develop... More
  • Local Global

    by Ellenboughn | 10th of October, 2007

    Business and travel have shrunk the world. Our customers sometimes want images that represent local and regional lifestyles and symbols. How can you best illustrate the character of the country in which you live without using flags or depicting landmarks? The assignment beginning... More
  • More PACA Conference

    by Ellenboughn | 8th of May, 2007

    The PACA Annual Meeting continued this past weekend. The seminars on Saturday and Sunday were well attended, especially the ones given by image users and members of the printed and online press. PACA president delivered the keynote address early Saturday morning. He took... More
  • A Simple Life

    by Ellenboughn | 24th of April, 2007

    A growing awareness of environmental issues has created a parallel change in personal values for many people. Instead of the conspicuous consumption of years past and the over indulgent styles of the 90's, more and more seek a quieter lifestyle.... More
  • Global Warming

    by Ellenboughn | 11th of April, 2007

    April 22 is Earth Day. The tipping point has been reached. Politicians and corporations have joined the rest of us in sharing concern for what human activity is doing to the earth. As a consequence there is an increasing demand for images that illustrate these major issues.... More
  • Keywords that Work (Part III)

    by Ellenboughn | 4th of April, 2007

    Keywording is both a science and an art. No matter what you call it, it can be the best cure for insomnia available outside of a bottle of sleeping pills. But without relevant keywords, images will be lost in remote territories and never be found.... 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
  • IRONMAN France 2017

    by Southmind | 26th of July, 2017

    This weekend, I made a small photo report on the IRONMAN 2017 (NICE, France, French Riviera) Athletes begin with a beach start and embark on a two-loop, 3,8 km swim in the Mediterranean Sea.   The 180 km bike course follows much of the original Nice Triathlon and passes... More
  • What kind of program do you use to enhance photos?

    by Rzachariasse | 24th of July, 2017

      How many people on Dreanstime are using Photoshop to enhance photos? I know a lot of people do so, but for some reason I'm always hesitating to do so. So if you do touch up your images, what kind of programs do you use?   More
  • About me

    by Lyonnais069 | 17th of July, 2017

    Passionnated by photography , I make photos during my travel or around me . I discovered that website by a TV show, and hope that all of my photos will show the atmosphere and expressions around me . Living in France , I hope you will discover my country and passion by my... More
  • My First Milestone

    by Anuraa30 | 27th of June, 2017

    Photography was so expensive before, with films to be bought and then processed and printed. Now with the digital cameras it has become so much cheaper. Photography being my hobby, the day I got a digital camera , I began clicking and still do. Out of the many photographs... More
  • Best Acceptance Ratio

    by Lungjaky | 26th of June, 2017

    I have now 64% acceptance ratio. To improve your acceptance ratio you need to look carefuly to the file which you are going to upload. Need good concept to make the buyer impress. To get buyer to your images make sure you are working professional. Everyone is looking... More
  • Handprints on the concrete.

    by Dliapiara | 26th of June, 2017

      With the help of paint and flowers you can transfer your inner world. I like experimenting with paint, as well as in this figure. Very beautiful look bright spots on gray and cold concrete. It's not just prints and not just concrete. For many lives like this concrete... More

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