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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • You will be inspired by a Florida radio station blog

    by Project007 | 11th of June, 2017

    So for anyone that wants a good chuckle, I will tell you my story. Im still testing the dreamtime platform to see what the public and designers will actually buy so I am on purpose taking pictures of things that are just to test the market for now until I start doing... More
  • 5000 sales milestone

    by TMarchev | 9th of May, 2017

    Thank you to Dreamstime, thanks to all clients and great community! I feel so good to be part of this, everyday feels much better! Thanks!          See Article
  • First Sale!

    by Bradshawj567 | 21st of April, 2017

    Well, I have finally joined the ranks of sellers on here. I got my first sale on 18 April 2017, a milestone every Dreamstime contributor loves writing about...and it's no wonder. I have finally felt the feeling of that first sale so many before me & so many after me have... 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A New Stock Photographer

    by Ppeterson6030 | 8th of February, 2017

    Hi everyone, I'm a new stock photography contributor and would like to reach out to other contributors, designers and users of stock photography. I enjoy traveling and photographing as I go. I never really had any idea that I could make money on my photos. It's exciting... More
  • 500 sales :)

    by Baspentrubas | 16th of January, 2017

    Hello DT community, today i reached 500 sales, yey! Here is the latest sale, Sofa and bellow the latest upload. Wish you all the best!     See Article
  • Newer in 6 years

    by Physi28 | 11th of January, 2017

    After quite some posts in the message boards section discussing the sales situation here for us contributors and many of us considering that the saturation of contributed material to microstock could be among other reasons the cause for the difficulty to achieve satisfactory... More
  • A Dreamstime Christmas Tale

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 22nd of December, 2016

    Twas the night before dreamstime, as I clutched at my mouse, My images were all sorted, the time’d come to pounce. The keywords were entered with such loving care, In hopes that the buyers soon would be there.          When suddenly my smartphone started... More

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