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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
  • More than 200 photos online but no sale :)

    by Abdellahboughazoual | 27th of March, 2017

    I need your advice my friends about my pictures  See Article
  • 200 photos online

    by Janinalandisa | 24th of March, 2017

    Hi friendly community :) I decided to step in the micro-stock game just a month ago. I know it is hard to get sales for newcomers but decided to try anyway as I have lots of beautiful images sitting on my hard-drive and waiting to be seen. 200 photos approved in a month... More
  • Upload What?

    by Cwinkler25 | 20th of March, 2017

    As someone who is just taking my first tentative steps into the world of stock images,‭ ‬I am of course wondering what sort of images are most likely to be accepted.‭ ‬I would‭ ‬prefer to not waste my time on images that‭ ‬have no chance of being accepted... More
  • Patience pays out!

    by Bwagner656 | 14th of March, 2017

    I know, you heard it a thousand times. Now I'd like to talk to those, who have some experience with other stock sites, but are new on Dreamstime. I guess, you have some photos, that sold well on other sites, and are a disappointment here. Or maybe you have pictures that you... More
  • Why Your Content Calendar & Stock Image Portfolio Are Missing Out

    by Smokinggun7 | 6th of March, 2017

        Why Your Content Calendar & Stock Image Portfolio Are Missing Out aka “Marketing for Obscure Holidays, Part 2” When the movie, Independence Day was released back in 1996 on the 2nd of July 2 (the same day the action in the film started), we all knew that the... More
  • 300 Milestone

    by Patrick57 | 5th of March, 2017

    Just achieved the 300 milestone today more satisfying is my acceptance percentage which now stands at 78% from a low of 57% at the beginning of me uploading images to Dreamstime. I have found the comments on rejected images very helpful in helping me improve. Thanks to the... More
  • Milestone - 400 files online

    by Gibizet | 5th of March, 2017

    400 images to stock, not so easy, I tried new stuff, and I even had two pictures taken to the assignment on the crowd. Besides I am happy because my sales number now contains two digits, 11 sales. I share some pictures of this new hundred.       More
  • The Weekend Stock Photographer

    by Amitai | 3rd of March, 2017

    What does it take to become a stock photographer? today? nothing.   (shot on a day trip with my daughter). A decent camera, basic composition skills (since Auto everything/photoshop will take care of the rest) is all you need.   (shot on a family trip to a nearby... More
  • My first 100 images

    by Bographics | 1st of March, 2017

    I have started submitting photos and other graphic materials on Dreamstime almost two months ago, but now I've reached my first goal: 100 images online. This is a small but pretty hard step, but big things starts with small steps, isn't? Here are some of my newest images:... More
  • Over 1000 online

    by Mgntplus | 26th of February, 2017

    I thought that I would not succeed, but here they are, over 1000 photos. After more than two years, I can say that I kept interest. I was skeptical, but now I'm satisfied. Several interesting photos for me I will point out in this blog.        ... More
  • 500 images online! :)

    by Parinmnparmar | 24th of February, 2017

    Dear friends, It is a great pleasure for me to share that I have reached 500 milestone. I became actively working on dreamstime from August 2016, and I am happy to reach 500! This is one of my very initial images:    And this one is one of my recent ones...... More
  • 2,000 sales - the Power of Grit and how it applies to photography

    by Amitai | 21st of February, 2017

    In a very interesting coincidence, I stumbled upon this TED talk about 2 weeks before I reached my 2,000 sales benchmark (today!!!). Grit is a concept that claims that individuals who show passion and perseverance have more chance to succeed in the long run than other... More
  • Winter in Yellowstone

    by Pjworldtour | 16th of February, 2017

    I had the chance to visit Yellowstone National Park for a small week at the end of January. Here are some of my pictures of this magic !         See Article
  • 3 milestones reached!

    by Raulbaldean | 12th of February, 2017

    I recently found out that I reached 3 milestones: first 100 sales, first 100$ and exclusivity for Dreamstime. I definitely have to upload more photos. Here are some of them:                       More
  • Sometimes bad weather is not so bad

    by Moravaldes | 12th of February, 2017

    The popular belief is that you can only take good photos on sunny days, but a day with storm clouds can give a dramatic and expressive atmosphere to a place that on sunny days is not so attractive to photograph, To take the picture of the first image, I simply measured the... More
  • Trailer Travels

    by Lesterphotography | 11th of February, 2017

    A recent trip to the So. Rim, Grand Canyon during a snow storm created some challenging photographic conditions so I thought I would share as it might be helpful to less experienced shooters as I once was. It was cold, snowing and wind driven conditions, making it less... More

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