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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
  • 3500 sales milestone

    by Digikhmer | 18th of April, 2017

    Just wanted to yell loud my new milestone. This picture is 3500th pictures sold since 2011.   Time flies very fast with a lot of milestones achieved along these 6 years. Thanks to all the buyers for their interest on my pictures. See Article
  • Free Vacations to Exotic Places

    by Babar760 | 12th of April, 2017

    Some years ago, I decided to go on vacation for a few weeks during the winter. I checked the internet and found many hotels but with terrible pictures. That gave me an idea. I picked a few hotels and E-mailed them my proposal. If they let me stay at their hotel for free,... More
  • Back with new stuff again...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 11th of April, 2017

    After a long time away from DT, due to the loss of my whole camera setup, I decided to buy another one and keep on posting for my Exclusivity contribution to this database, improving the quality of my shots and the times of shooting sessions. And so I also decided to ask... More
  • Assignment as principal for your concept picture improvement

    by Digikhmer | 29th of March, 2017

    Several months, I try to reading the assignment descriptions closely. Most of the time, it is kind of exercise that can brighten your creativity because there is a lot of examples or ideas to help you to create the concept picture and to pass the first assignment selection.... More
  • Acceptance percentage

    by Patrick57 | 23rd of March, 2017

    I have just got my acceptance percentage up to 80% from a low of 57% the first month or two of uploading to Dreamstime. So for anyone new my tip would be check your images carefully for blemishes and noise as a starting point and be a little selective. Now if I have any doubts... More
  • Editor's Choice

    by Keremgo | 17th of March, 2017

    Thank you for the opportunity to announce that my work Young Women On Meadow Sunset recognized as the editor's choice. It is good to know that the hard work and time I'm putting on my illustrations is appreciated. I'm honored, flattered and humbled.     I also like... More

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