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  • 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
  • Eight sales on a single day

    by Amitai | 25th of December, 2015

    Two days ago, someone bought 8 of my images in one day, all from the same "Holy land series" images.   These images have been posted on DT for couple of years now, selling here and there, while I slowly increase the number of images that belong to this series.  ... More
  • Architectural photography

    by Apers | 19th of December, 2015

    In the past I mainly did landscape photography. In recent years I started to take more cityscape and portrait pictures. I really enjoy taking pictures in the cities I visit. It is nice to somehow capture the character of a city. Actually the picture below of Maastricht at... More
  • I Can't Believe I took That Picture...

    by Popsidoodle | 18th of December, 2015

    Has it ever happened to you? You take a look at your photos and think, that's not mine, I couldn't have taken that... Then you realize you had to because you remember holding the camera, but you still shake your head in wonder. It happens to me all the time. Here are some... More
  • Conceptual work over Christmas

    by Info70962 | 16th of December, 2015

    Well its that time of year again where the snow starts to fall and if your somewhere warm I'll envy you. Then again it could be worse and I could be back in Montreal in the freezing weather with three feet of snow! Instead I'm in the beautiful province of BC celebrating my... More
  • One year with Dreamstime

    by Glacyer | 14th of December, 2015

    I am celebrating my first year with Dreamstime. Thanks to all the buyers and Dreamstime team for everything you're doing for me, for helping me evolve and be a better photographer.                                  More
  • Digitization of photography: software

    by Apers | 12th of December, 2015

    Since the advent of the digital camera the whole workflow has been digitized. Below a list of software tools, platforms, and services I use. The hardware I use consists of and 27" iMac, a Synology NAS, and a bunch of external harddisks. For backup I use Sync Pro to copy... More
  • My first repeat sale

    by Popsidoodle | 7th of December, 2015

    WOO HOO!!! It finally happened, just like the law of averages said it would. My first repeat sale. It is exciting the first time a photo sells but for some reason, the second time is sweeter. Anyone else experience that special ZING the second time a photo sold? ... More
  • Media credentials tips and terms

    by Chanevy | 6th of December, 2015

    If you're thinking of giving photojournalism a try, I say go ahead and do it! Some of the benefits to covering an event as a credentialed photographer include being allowed to even have a camera at events where the general public may not be able to bring one in, being invited... More
  • Lipsi, Photography and Me

    by Newsfocus1 | 3rd of December, 2015

    Back in the Seventies and Eighties I used to be a professional press photographer -mainly concentrating on politicians and other public figures (many of which now feature in my portfolio here). Eventually, I changed careers and moved on from photography -even selling my set... More
  • I Should Have Used A FLASH (Beatles Parody)

    by Popsidoodle | 1st of December, 2015

    I Should Have Used A Flash (To the tune of I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles) Oh yeah I, take stock pictures, But they are all so dark, When I, take stock pictures, I should have used a FLASH I should have used a FLASH I should have used a FLASH Oh please,... More
  • Finally 150 items online!!

    by Fotografieschnabel | 29th of November, 2015

    Today is the day I finally got 150 images online. That makes me happy and hungry to upload more, but it took me a couple of months to get this far. As said before, mostly because of my fathers medical problems, but also because of a lot of refusals (most of them because... More
  • My New Panorama Photos

    by Wickedlydivine | 28th of November, 2015

    Today My first panorama was accepted in which I am very excited, I have been working on Trying to perfect my panoramas for a little over 5 months, and while it may have taken awhile to understand how to create High quality Panoramas I now can start focusing more on the subject... More
  • What are you doing with that picture?

    by Popsidoodle | 27th of November, 2015

    I have almost completed my first year with Dreamstime and have, so far, 24 sales which I am thrilled about. But some of the pictures I have sold really make me say, "What are you doing with that picture?" Like this one... Sitting at the side of the road with the kids... More
  • A Great Souvenir Idea For Photographers

    by Angelaostafichuk | 26th of November, 2015

    After you've been traveling for a while, you start to accumulate many random kick-knacks from batiks to bowls. And your friends and family may sigh and say "yet another _______"? The truth is, when you have traveled, a lot souvenirs start to look the same. I've found very... More

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