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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
  • 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
  • Finaly reached 100 approved images - 26 Sales

    by Habibnawaz | 22nd of December, 2016

    I started uploading picture few years ago and in couple of months I was able to upload 32 images. Then I could not give much time to Dreamstime but continued shooting for couple of years. Those few images then started selling and again I started to upload. Finally got 100... More
  • How to make Money on Stock sites like Dreamstime and Have Fun

    by Bryanroschetzky3 | 30th of October, 2016

    After being a Stock Photographer on Many different stock sites , every site has it's ups and downs. Dreamstime has many perks! They Accept almost everything. They have wonderful Media Sharing Options. Which helps with exposure and linking to other free sights like Facebook... More
  • 10 years of Stock Photography

    by Thefinalmiracle | 23rd of September, 2016

    It seems like yesterday but its been 10 years since I got my first digital camera Canon Powershot A320. A 3.2 mexapixel camera that opened the world of stock photography for me. I was a hobbyist and was happy with my Nikon SLR till I understood the potential of digital photography... 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

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