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  • New blogs by Ellen Boughn

    by Ellenboughn | 3rd of January, 2010

    Thanks to all the wonderful experience I gained writing blogs for Dreamstime for two years nicely organized by Maigi here, I have decided to go forward with a new blog on my own site found here I hope you find them helpful as you continue to succeed at Dreamstime and look... 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
  • A trip to the bookstore (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    We all get "stuck" in a void of inspiration sometimes. I find that my best ideas often come out of the blue when I'm NOT consciencously trying to think of something creative. When that kind brain freeze sets in, try just taking a break from even thinking about your own work.... More
  • Introduction

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    Dreamstime has asked me to write a blog to share my knowledge of the stock photo business. First a bit about me. Before I found myself in the business of editing, marketing and producing images, I was a schoolteacher. Thus the art above. I hope to both teach and learn in... More
  • History through paintings by Jan Matejko

    by Leswrona | 22nd of September, 2017

       History of the Republic of Poland can probably be described as one of the most eventful history in Europe. The country has been through many invasions, wars, elimination of sovereignty, uprisings and fighting for independence. This history can be seen in numerous... More
  • Thinking like a Stock Photographer : Thoughts from the Edge

    by Leicaphotos | 15th of September, 2017

      I've been thinking about my content and photo projects a lot recently. I'm usually pretty busy... I have a full time day job, a girlfriend, I shoot bands, and like everyone else, I'm swamped with a million little things. This is NOT a complaint. It just means I have... More
  • Why my photographs aren’t selling?

    by Tru9ja | 13th of September, 2017

    There could be many reasons why we are here. I can assure you many are here because they desire to sell their photographs and make some extra cash. Having joined with that good intention, the reality on the ground is not what you initially envisaged. Sales are low. Not... More
  • 1000 milestone

    by Patrick57 | 12th of September, 2017

    I have recently achieved the 1000 image milestone on Dreamstime, which seemed a long way away when I started actively uploading files to Dreamstime just over a year ago and the first month my acceptance percentage was under 60%. I took note of the comments on refusals, read... More
  • A decade of Dreamstime in pictures

    by Nikitu | 8th of September, 2017

    Every photographer who ever sold an image knows that the key to a buyer's heart (and wallet) is uploading exactly what they need; and the key to being truly successful is catering for the taste of many. More than a decade of Dreamstime has passed, millions of images were... More
  • Key word in stock portraiture: Humor

    by Malinash | 28th of August, 2017

    Some of you probably remember this article about portrait photography. The article featured some of our artists, but since then, we've been thinking of getting into more details about what makes a portrait stand out. First of all, let us tell you that there are many... More
  • The Impossible Dream?

    by Adeliepenguin | 15th of August, 2017

    Today was a milestone for me—10,000 sales. So, I feel like celebrating and sharing my news. In the early years, I never thought it possible to reach such a milestone. It was my impossible dream. Living a dream is not easy. It takes hard work and perseverance And... More
  • Rules of the supermarket

    by Dudau | 14th of August, 2017

    This article is not about supermarkets. It’s about stock photography and how to sell more images. But first, a few words about supermarkets:    A century old business model The concept of supermarket, in its various forms, appeared about a hundred years ago. It... More
  • How and why you should use stock photos in Facebook marketing

    by Katairobi | 11th of August, 2017

      Did you consider starting a Facebook marketing campaign for your business or brand? What do you think about Facebook ads? Did you think about using stock photography for your campaigns? Facebook is the most popular social networking platform ever with tw billion monthly... More
  • Under the sun of China old town

    by Richardwhf | 10th of August, 2017

    It was a sunny afternoon in winter season. There was not little wind and the river and the pool were very peaceful.I rode to anywhere without any purple. Then turn a big Corner, there was a group of black building without any modern style.I knew it was Xincheng Old Town.... More
  • 600 files online and 35 sales

    by Gibizet | 6th of August, 2017

    600, I got to 600 and even better with with 35 sales, it's true that this month of July has been very prolific. To start really a year ago, I am very happy with these statistics and I approach the $ 100, I do not yet understand everything about the amounts of the various... More
  • Fire destroys buildings in British Columbia

    by Project007 | 29th of July, 2017

    PHOTOGRAPHY AND FIRE TAKES COURAGE AND GUTS AND DO NOT BE AFRAID TO GET OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHY FRIENDS! HERE IS MY STORY...ABOUT FIRE THIS WEEK...... So I had the guts to go up to the fire and security to ask persmission to let me take pictures... More
  • First milestone

    by Lyonnais069 | 27th of July, 2017

    This evening , I pass my first milestone on DT, I posted 10 photos :) photos from my travel in 2017 in carabeans islands now , i'm putting spanish photos from barcelona ... pending now my first sale , just have a look on my portofolio and tell me what can be improved... More
  • Hundreads and more....

    by Podichi | 23rd of July, 2017

    I made 126 entries. it's still not much and continue uploading. I made several mistakes. Uploaded some photos which are not .jpg for mistake and my ratio fall. In the future must be careful for this. Continuing ahead...  See Article
  • My Photography Story

    by Jrpopfan | 18th of July, 2017

    I have owned a camera since my teenage years. I got my first part-time job at 13 years old and took my first paycheck to a pawn shop and bought a Canon AE-1 (this was 33 years ago). Since then, I have had a camera in my hands. I took it to school, concerts, everywhere I went.... More
  • Learning every day

    by Patrick57 | 15th of July, 2017

    I have just passed the 800 images online milestone! I have enjoyed taking photo's over the last 11 months I've actively been uploading to Dreamstime and trying to improve my abilities whilst trying to add some inventiveness to some images. If you look through other site members... More

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