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  • 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
  • Art and Photography

    by Lightpro | 17th of October, 2017

    A recent conversation with a photographic colleague brought up an interesting topic. What do you see as art in your photography? My answer was everything. How did I come to this conclusion? The photography medium has been described as documentary, but I beg to differ.... More
  • How I fell in love with photography

    by Davidcutts | 14th of October, 2017

    My name is David Cutts and I was born and raised in the great state of Texas. As a child, I spent many hours hunting and fishing with my father. Over the years I grew to have a deep appreciation for the outdoors and a love for nature and wildlife. As an adult, I’ve had... More
  • Top 5 most popular assignment images of all times

    by Malinash | 10th of October, 2017

    We love assignments and hope you're enjoying them as much as we do. We're always trying to challenge your skills and stimulate your creativity and we've now seen years of valuable images in terms of concepts, techniques and sales. Pushing yourself as a photographer... More
  • Fine furry friends

    by Bwagner656 | 9th of October, 2017

    As I told in a previous blog, I'm an eager bird watcher / photographer. Birds are perfect targets for nature photographers, you can find them almost everywhere. Even in big cities, in the closest parks, even in winter (unlike butterflies!) and they are comfortable size -... More
  • Tips to Rock your next Facebook Cover Image

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 5th of October, 2017

    Admit it, unless you live under a rock, you have used Facebook for at least some of your daily life. But what you may not want to admit is what kind of user you are.     Are you the “post every detail of your day from sun rise to sun set” kind of user?... More
  • Learn from the refusals

    by Gagyeos | 4th of October, 2017

      Darn, my photo got refused. Never mind, I will make another one and submit it when I catch some time. STOP. That is not a good thing to do. Have you at least checked the email you received based on refusal or you've just deleted it after reading the subject line?... More
  • Hurricanes and Hope

    by Nolamissesyou | 3rd of October, 2017

        I grew up in Florida and lived most of my adult life in New Orleans. That means that my life can be measured in hurricanes. Growing up, we never had to evacuate. Since we were in Palm Beach, we hosted about twenty family members for Hurricane Andrew.   ... More
  • Stop a minute!

    by Heathse | 2nd of October, 2017

    I haven't written a blog or contributed many images for ages. Due to my daughter getting married, (I'm banned from putting images on line!!) and mainly, moving house. Having emptied the house of 4 offspring we decided to go for the traditional bungalow in an English village.... More
  • Russia for Stock Photographers -Part One

    by Amitai | 30th of September, 2017

    I just returned from two weeks in Russia. It was a family trip to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ufa, near the Ural Mountain Ridge. Russia is heaven for stock photographers. Friendly people, a wealth of World Heritage sites. Rich history with many relics and past times buildings,... More
  • When to upload holiday images

    by Dudau | 28th of September, 2017

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone!     Oh, you don’t know? It may be September, but in stock photography world, it’s Christmas already. Let me explain. We all know that uploading seasonal photos can provide a nice, recurring, steady income if... More
  • An Ode to the Mighty Vegetable

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 25th of September, 2017

    October 1st finds us celebrating World Vegetarian Day. There is so much more to eating vegetarian than just eating vegetables; vegetarian means simply eating no meat, no meat except fish for the "pescatarian", or no animal products at all for the strict "vegan". Which means... 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
  • The Story Behind My First Sold Photo

    by Mgphotostock | 22nd of September, 2017

    Hello everybody, I want to tell the story behind my first sold photo recently.     (my first sold photo) It was a sunny summer day, weeks after spring ends. I with my family visited to a gardener that hiding in the trees of city, for get some flowers and little... More
  • Photography as a game

    by Tarboaca | 21st of September, 2017

    It is well known that performance sports begin at an early age. But what about photography? I ask you this because of my recent experience with my children. Concerned about the fact that my daughters (like most children today) want to use the smartphones and... More
  • How to create dessert pictures that really take the cake

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 20th of September, 2017

    Chef’s will tell you that you eat first with your eyes – meaning that food must look as good as it tastes. And that holds double when you are the photographer of those mouth-watering desserts we all love so much. Open any magazine or search online for the perfect dessert... More
  • Whimsical Wonders

    by Assignments | 18th of September, 2017

    Photoshop Design Tutorial: Whimsical Wonders A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Wondrous Fairy Tale Setting in Photoshop Russian artist Larissa, known by her name Annnmei on Dreamstime, has a small but powerful portfolio of illustrations that utilize... More
  • Product photography: my first experience

    by Apers | 18th of September, 2017

         As you can see, I have some experience with photoshoots with models, so I thought that product photography was easy. Last week my daughter asked me to take some pictures of crocheting she makes and sells via her Etsy webshop, DC crochet Design. She was... More
  • Deserts, those alien landscapes of our home planet

    by Malinash | 18th of September, 2017

                  Nature gives us plenty of fascinating landscapes, but there are only a few of us who dare to capture the greatness of a desert. Deserts offer us a different kind of uniqness and as a photographer this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you... More
  • School Attendance

    by Jaquiht | 17th of September, 2017

    It’s the time of year when I traditionally use my photography to help local schools to achieve their targets.   The dragonflies and butterflies are starting to hide away for another year, so I am turning my macro lens towards the ground in search of photogenic fungus.... More

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