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  • Concept photography

    by Apers | 20th of February, 2016

    Concept photography is still very challenging for me. The challenge is to visualize an idea in a single picture. In such a way that it is immediately recognized and that it needs no explanation. I have tried several, however, this did not result in a big sales. Here is my... More
  • MUST-SEE in every trip

    by Yorgy67 | 19th of February, 2016

    To tell you the truth, I am quite a lucky guy, because my wife is as fond of photography and traveling as I am. So all our savings are going for new photo equipment and new travel destinations. We are both in stock photography and for the both of us it's, unfortunately, just... More
  • There's always something to photograph

    by Photographycornwall | 16th of February, 2016

    I don't know about you, but photography is something that gives me real pleasure. It's nearly always on my mind: planning the next project; scoping out new places to shoot; reading as much as I can about new techniques; appreciating other photographers' work; checking out... More
  • A 'REAL' assignment

    by Inyrdreams | 13th of February, 2016

    I really enjoyed the dreamstime assignment this month , titled 'real people'. I think unplanned, spur of the moment images are often the best, most magical part of photography. The power of observation is indeed, a super power we all have. But being able to capture that... More
  • What a disastrous day!

    by Physi28 | 12th of February, 2016

    Those of us contributors, specially the ones who are specialised in wildlife photography, know what it means to have a really bad day. Two weeks ago I had decided to spend a visit to the Llobregat Nature Park very near to Barcelona International Airport of El Prat. I had... More
  • Birds of Sierra Aitana

    by Physi28 | 7th of February, 2016

    In Spain the most well-known birding and wildlife photography areas are usually considered to be Extremadura, Castilla y Leon and even Catalonia. Lately I found out that the Pais Valencia has also a lot to offer and not only at the wetlands of the Albufera near to the capital... More
  • 1000 sales - Milestone

    by Hellen8 | 6th of February, 2016

    Hello everyone ! I've just reached a significant milestone - 1000 sales. I would like to express my thanks to the management DT and to all buyers. Also thanks to all my friends.             A nice day to all of you ! More
  • Our European

    by Physi28 | 5th of February, 2016

    When you travel to exotic far-away countries for wildlife photography the countless number of species which are unknown to you are just overwhelming. Not just the species itself but in many cases even the family is a mystery because it simply doesn't exist in Europe. The... More
  • Beautiful photos

    by Popsidoodle | 4th of February, 2016

    A photographer is invited to a dinner party. When he arrives the hostess says, "I've seen your beautiful photos. You must have a very good camera." After the meal she says to the photographer, "How did you like your dinner?" He responds, "It was delicious, you must have... More
  • Under the aeroplanes

    by Physi28 | 3rd of February, 2016

    Many people don't know that around Barcelona international airport of El Prat we find one of the finest nature reserves in Catalonia, the Llobregat delta nature reserve. Facing the sea on the left side the aeroplanes constantly land and from the right side they take off with... More
  • The tiniest and endemic too!

    by Physi28 | 3rd of February, 2016

    In 2014 I had the opportunity to visit again the Island of Cuba which is a very attractive destination for wildlife photographers. Besides of the beautiful beaches, excellent rum and friendly cubans the island boasts with quite a number of endemic birds. Among all of the... More
  • In front of our nose

    by Physi28 | 3rd of February, 2016

    When I began uploading my first photos at Dreamstime (that was in 2010) I was not yet understanding what makes an image capable of being sold. My idea was to shoot as many different animal species as possible and the more rare and unknown the better. I confused... More
  • Photography Note #1 : Colour Displaying Problem

    by Salawin | 19th of January, 2016

    I always shoot with Adobe RGB colour space and have a problem about incorrect colours displaying on my mobile phone. I have tried so many ways to make my final image have the same colour displaying on both my PC (Colour Profile supported device) and my mobile phone (Colour... More
  • Your Stock Photo Workflow

    by Cgardinerphotos | 19th of January, 2016

    We don't get paid for micro stock photography by the hour so being efficient with your time is the most important thing of all. One of the important things to consider as you dedicate more time to stock photography is the workflow you use to do it. There are no right or... More
  • Stock Photography Secret 1

    by Habibnawaz | 17th of January, 2016

    Long before in a magazine I saw a security camera Ad. It has a picture of room, interior was out of focus but an ant stealing a large piece of bread was well focused. After I jumped into Stockphoto industry that Ad revealed me a big secret. When you get a lot of energy... More
  • No time, no photos...

    by Thorken | 6th of January, 2016

    In past few month I have post less photos than usually. I had no time... and when I had time, there was no will or strength. That leads me to a question: How much time is for making, repairing, posting and describing one photo? I haven´t measured it. I just guess. Making... More
  • My evolution with stock photography

    by Dark3y3s | 3rd of January, 2016

    I remember the times when I first joined here a few years ago, I had only a few images up (flower snapshots most of them) and was checking every other minute to see whether I made any sales. The first sale brought a lot of motivation with it, so I started shooting anything... More
  • New Years Resolutions 2016 (Part Two)

    by Angelaostafichuk | 1st of January, 2016

    Happy New Years everyone from China to Canada! New Year's Resolutions! Let’s get started. 1. Don’t be afraid to take pictures. So many of us hold back thinking that we’re not amazing, or our stuff isn’t good for others to see, but that’s silly. Practice is... More
  • Lightweight, Compact Travel Photography Kit

    by Jfreestacy | 31st of December, 2015

    While researching cameras and tripods for a new lightweight, compact photography kit that I could take with me while bike touring I was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable cost of a couple excellent quality items. First I needed to replace an old Canon Rebel that started... More
  • New Years Goals For 2016 (Part One)

    by Angelaostafichuk | 30th of December, 2015

    Photography Resolutions For 2016 (Part One) As the year draws to a close, we’re reminded that as photographers it’s time to evaluate ourselves. Whether we do photography as a hobby or as an actual job it’s always good to set goals and reflect back upon the work we'... More

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