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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
  • What Buyers Look For When Purchasing Images With People

    by Wisconsinart | 21st of August, 2016

    There is a multitude of needs for people images so there is no single right answer when it comes to submitting images with people. Simple things like the model looking at the camera or away can grab a sale or prevent one. Therefore, the best way to handle this topic is to... More
  • How my dog photography has grown in quality with Dreamstime

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 21st of August, 2016

    Hi everyone, since I am a Dreamstimer I submitted a lot of my dog photography with tips on how to take decent shots on non cooperative models such as dogs... and I have to say, each refusal note was teaching me to perform better shots me too...   This was one of my... More
  • Is pet photography profitable for microstock?

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 12th of July, 2016

    Hi Dreamstimers, here I am again. With great surprise I found that one of my pictures has sold 3 times in the last two weeks:    And here it is... so I asked myself... the world of stock photography has a really huge collection of images depicting pets and animals... More
  • Finally I've reached the 500 milestone after all these years

    by Szebas | 4th of July, 2016

    I could have done more from the start, but along the years I've tried to make my port as varied as possible and it took me more than it should have to finally reach the 503 uploaded images mark. I could blame it on full time work but that would be just an excuse for my... More
  • One Is Good But Two's The Charm

    by Info70962 | 19th of June, 2016

    Hello Everyone! Well I have been photographing wildlife for little over five years and recently have been working on a collection of images capturing the connection between animals.   There is something truly unique when developing a unique style portraying a story... More
  • Why stock photography is not a hobby

    by Photographycornwall | 31st of May, 2016

    Okay, so it's been a while since my last post and, if you recall, my last DT blog was fairly negative in calling out people who do not pay for using stock images. That I'm afraid is a perennial problem, which isn't likely to go away any time soon. And anyway, I like to think... More
  • Learning the ways of stock photography

    by Biotabby | 24th of May, 2016

    So I am new to Dreamstime I just now finally got some photos excepted. Its not much but its a start. I have yet to sale anything but I find its helping me improve as a photographer by getting feed back on the images that are rejected. To know what to look for and to be mind... More
  • 119 sold photos

    by Warczakoski | 9th of May, 2016

    Unbelievable - I sold more than 100 pictures during the last night session!!! OK, I earned a very little money, but statistics is also very important ;-)   See Article
  • Upload instead of willing to sell at any cost...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 4th of May, 2016

    Hi guys, here I am again. Browsing the Blogs, I found many many contributors willing to sell almost one or two images at any cost, as if this site is aimed "only" to sell whatever you post on uploading... Bad point of view... Here's mine... I started my subscription as... More
  • Stock photography and mobile photography

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 23rd of April, 2016

    I'm starting to upload some images took with my phone during my travels or journeys... surprisingly found a million pictures laying in my phone camera roll that could be of stock interest. So, I tried with one of them that is the entrance of a themepark in Sicily, and... More
  • A Dream(stime) come true

    by Amitai | 20th of April, 2016

    I've been a member of DT since 2005.   (My best selling image of all times - Istanbul old city) Over the years I have tried numerous approaches to stock photography. I've tried shooting models. I've tried food photography, pet photography and even baby photography.... More
  • Rainbow blue sky

    by Rainbowblue | 13th of April, 2016

      I am a little horse that run across the grassland. I am a butterfly too that fly freedom in the sky. I am a fish that swim freedom on the sea. I am ..... I am feeling the land and the sky and others that are so broad and awesome that let me discover all are different... More
  • Things I learn while shooting for stock - Part 1: out on the streets

    by Unteroffizier | 8th of April, 2016

    When I first handled a digital camera, I did not know to surf the internet for information on camera operations, nor how to look for information on understanding the concepts and relations between shutter speed, aperture and ISO. The internet wasn't saturated with such information... More
  • Thank you to all our buyers

    by Tempest1 | 7th of April, 2016

    I would like to thank all our buyers.         See Article
  • 200 online photos

    by Balazovic | 4th of April, 2016

    Hallo everybody ! I am happy to tell you, that today evening I have me first milestone of 200 pieces of accepted photos ( 208 ) . For me it is amazing and uneblievable. I hope for good sales here and I am going to another milestone, that is 500 online files ...... More
  • Your model works for free for you

    by Moravaldes | 3rd of April, 2016

    Sometimes we do not have the resources to hire a model, or simply becomes difficult to find the right person at the right time. if you are going through that situation, you can go ahead adapting the script to the model .   yes , think about the idea that in that... More
  • Dropped by for a bit

    by Owstalaga | 25th of March, 2016

      Hey there! Looks like it's been a year since my last blog post. Haha~ Isn't this nice. Today I submitted a few more images for approval. Actually they're photos now instead of vector art that I used to do. I have a smartphone that produces good enough quality photos... More

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