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  • Build Your Brand

    by Ellenboughn | 25th of November, 2008

    Dreamstime success depends on many factors beyond an exciting and diverse portfolio. Building a reputation for a particular style or special subject niche creates a ‘brand’. As designers become familiar with your work, they will seek out your images by searching first... More
  • Personal Best

    by Ellenboughn | 7th of October, 2008

    Individual, recreational sports offer distraction from day to day stress and provide unlimited shooting opportunities. Engaging images of healthy activities and individuals competing with themselves to improve their skills and prowess are effective for a wide range of users... More
  • Is Your Photography Art?

    by Ellenboughn | 21st of May, 2008

    There is a continuing dust up between those who claim that commercial photography isn’t art and that the photos in museums and galleries shouldn’t be sullied by appearing in promotions or ads. Not withstanding the fact that most photographers that fall into the ‘collectible... 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 Eyes Have It

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of March, 2008

    Facial expressions and body language can either make or break a photo. Again and again we see images that would be successful if only there was emotion in the image instead of a subject with a bored look or a blank stare. How can you get your models more engaged with your... More
  • Mommy LOOK!

    by Ellenboughn | 1st of June, 2007

    Everybody loves a baby...unless they are screaming in the seat next to you on a cross-country flight. And almost everyone has a baby around the house at one time or another. But beware...babies and children can be like little flowers: way too many images of them to compete... More
  • Doctor in the House

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of March, 2007

    With an explosion of medical advertising and health care issues often in the news in print and on the web, there is an increased demand for images of medical professionals. To produce images of doctors and nurses, it's not necessary to have access to a hospital. It's been... More
  • Not Just a Pretty Face

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of March, 2007

    Facial expressions send strong messages about what an image is trying to say...what the image is about. Unfortunately, a model's lack of expression can sometimes cause the photo to say next to nothing. One expression to avoid is the pouty-pouty runway model blank look that... More
  • The Contributor's Guide to Understanding the SEO of Stock Images

    by Smokinggun7 | 9th of December, 2016

      (This featured image was the first result for "SEO" on Dreamstime.) This is not a leaked document, nor a methodical dissection of any general or specific stock library algorithm out there, full of equations and statistics or anything mathematical.... More
  • 11 Ways to Get Started Creating Concept Pieces

    by Smokinggun7 | 8th of December, 2016

      (This is the #1 result for "big fish in a small pond." But it's a shark. How could you benefit from creating concepts?) Can I let you in on a dirty little secret? A lot of designers out there don't want to admit it, but, well... There are a lot of us who have... More
  • 10 Power-Packed Insights to Capture a Hero on Camera or Digital Canvas

    by Smokinggun7 | 8th of December, 2016

      BAM! Oof! Snikt! Pow! Heroes are ingrained deeply into our culture. From ancient Greece to Gotham City, heroes help us tell our story of what it means to be human through their powerful symbols, epic plot lines, Herculean feats, and mysterious superpowers. Not to... More
  • 250 Photos ONLINE!!!

    by Brigitt1 | 5th of December, 2016

    I am really excited with the number of photos accepted in less than 2 years. I started to join dreamstime in June 2015 and by December 2016 I reached 250 photos online. Here are my first accepted photo and my 250th accepted photo. First photo   250th photo  ... More
  • 1,000 images online!

    by Dianabahrin | 20th of November, 2016

      Hello, I write this blog post with great joy, announcing that my portfolio has finally reached 1000 images. Six years ago, when I started submitting images on Dreamstime, I had such a difficult time getting my images approved and having even 40 online was a very big... More
  • Aviation and tourism

    by Bragust | 19th of November, 2016

    The aviation industry supports about 63 million jobs around the world. Around 10 million people work directly in the industry itself. These jobs are in the following areas: airport operators, airlines (cabin crews, managers, ground services, check-in, training, maintenance... More
  • Exclusive contributor sales vs non-exclusive contributor sales

    by Bhabotoshchakraborty | 7th of November, 2016

    till now have 152 image online 11 sales if your client buys SR-EL license then you have to remove your image within 72 hours from your portfolio but if not get SR-EL sales then your same image can give you more income for long term. Advice from myself personally want... More
  • Have Camera, Will Travel!

    by Jruffa | 15th of October, 2016

    I suspect that I am like most of the contributors to Dreamstime- not a photography professional (where photography is how I make a living), but a hobbyist who does this as a creative outlet on the side of my normal life and job. My actual profession sometimes requires a... More
  • First video online

    by Thorken | 10th of September, 2016

    I´m taking photos for Dreamstime already 6 years. But I have never tried to upload video. Actually, I have tried to make a video just few times at all. I prefer taking the moment. But... It´s few weeks ago and I was taking pictures with two models (my wife and my neighbor)... More
  • New Achievement: 5000$

    by Julicos | 29th of August, 2016

    I've just reached 5000$ earnings on Dreamstime. It's a nice feeling, but it would have been even greater if I wouldn't have requested previous payments. But still, it gives me a great satisfaction.   Good luck to all in selling as much as possible! More
  • FC Rostov - AFC Ajax, League Champions match

    by Ajlis | 29th of August, 2016

    This sensation in Rostov-on-don, football club "Rostov" defeated the legendary "Ajax" of Amsterdam with a score of 4-1. The team went through to the group stage of the Champions League 2016/17 season The team from Amsterdam, the beginning of the match   And then - a goal... More
  • Benchmark Achieved

    by Pamjreynolds | 25th of August, 2016

    Hello Dreamstimers It’s been a little while since I blogged about anything but in my last blog I mentioned about my benchmark was to have 150 images online by the end of the year. Today I’m pleased to say I managed it a few months earlier. It is surprising, but when... More

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