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  • A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet

    by Tangie | 28th of April, 2009

    As stated in my previous articles, a crucial stage in thinking up your uploads is to step in your buyer's shoes: what do buyers need and what are they searching for? Or, most importantly, how do they search for our files? I have seen other users have also addressed this topic.... More
  • Flagging insights

    by Tangie | 21st of November, 2008

    Say flag and everyone will jump: where, why, when, how? Ever since we put up the flagging system, people have used it continuously - needless to say there are some tens of thousand of flags at this point. A lot of work for us and a huge piggybank for you. Looks like you... More
  • Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid

    by Ellenboughn | 18th of November, 2008

    Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts everyone's downloads. Keywording should... More
  • Common mistakes when keywording

    by Tangie | 9th of January, 2008

    I will continue with providing tips and examples from my hands-on experience with your images. Beware, here I come, I have my grades prepared and they rank from one to ten. I will proceed as announced also adding other experiences I came across in my ramblings through the... More
  • Keywords, what a nuisance!

    by Tangie | 20th of September, 2007

    It is time to look deeply into our hearts and admit the truth: we have not done our homework properly. Honesty is the best policy and we need to be honest with ourselves when it comes to something some of us tend to overlook when uploading images: keywords, title and description.... More
  • Keywords that Work (Part III)

    by Ellenboughn | 4th of April, 2007

    Keywording is both a science and an art. No matter what you call it, it can be the best cure for insomnia available outside of a bottle of sleeping pills. But without relevant keywords, images will be lost in remote territories and never be found.... More
  • The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of March, 2007

    Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models. Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice by offering four different means of adding information.... More
  • The Do Nots of Successful Keywords

    by Ellenboughn | 13th of March, 2007

    Over the next week or so, I'll continue a short course in keywording the Dreamstime way. I can't promise that our guide will take all the tedium out of the job but if you follow it, the time you spend in adding data to your images should improve your downloads and the process... More
  • 5 Tips to Finding the Perfect Image for Your Project

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 19th of August, 2016

    46 million and counting. That’s the number of images and videos available in dreamstime’s database today. So how, with all this fabulous selection, do you find the one image that is ideal for your next project? Whether you are a newcomer to the site, or are just... More
  • Gear Doesn't Matter... Ramblings for the Night

    by Leicaphotos | 15th of August, 2016

      Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time and effort on pixel peeping and gear acquisition. We are passionate about the gear we lug around every day and will usually bore a non photographer to tears with our endless ramblings about Canon, Leica, Fuji, Nikon or whichever... More
  • Almost 500!

    by Bjorn999 | 1st of March, 2016

    It's been quite a journey, but I'm almost reaching 500 pictures online! It's the last few steps, the last images to reach that first goal. The images are already shot, they're just sitting there waiting to be edited , uploaded and keyworded, so I expect to reach this goal... More
  • Androgen. The story of a photoshoot

    by Vagengeym | 5th of November, 2015

      - Look, the girl sword ... - Girl, and it is possible to meet you? .. - The sword! This, huge so, why is it her? These and other phrases flew me next cold night, when I was standing at the bus stop waiting taxi. The benefit of a long ash wig waiting mnya home and... More
  • How do you remember all of the specific places you have captured?

    by Tempestz | 23rd of September, 2015

    I have the perfect and i think easiest solution to this question. As many of us take lot's of pictures and then have to sort through them, it is important that we capture the specific details of our photo shoots. For example, i have traveled to many places within... More
  • Soon to reach 300 - where do I go next?

    by Raulbaldean | 21st of September, 2015

    I am an older contributor but only recently I took thing a bit more serious. I had uploaded my first pics in 2009 pics and just waited to see what would happen to them. Things became interesting last year when I decided to upload more. Eventually I had more sales so I decided... More
  • Non-working keywords

    by Paparazzofamily | 18th of August, 2015

    In this article, I would like to give the irreplaceable advice to the photographers, who are just starting their work with the Dreamtime photostock. I hope it will be useful for you at the stage of photos description and selecting keywords. My advice concerns the step... More
  • How many views?

    by Gavinp101 | 11th of August, 2015

    I've just had my first picture receive 1000 views. This to me was a nice milestone. I think the number of views are important as obviously the more your photos are being looked at the more chance they have of being sold. Although it appears this is not always the case.... More
  • TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY (Part Two - Extended Version)

    by Mrallen | 3rd of June, 2015

    TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY - Extended Version. This is a much more in depth look at how to make good sales from travel photography. It includes most of my previous blog on the subject plus a whole lot more info and some different photos. I've tried to include info that will... More
  • My Keyword Thoughts

    by Snookless | 28th of May, 2015

    Hello Everyone! Just want to start by saying I am no SEO expert by any means! But I do have an understanding of just how important keywording is. However as I learned a great way for key wording in Lightroom that is going to save me a ton of time by the way!! (another... More
  • Travel Images - How to make good sales

    by Mrallen | 2nd of May, 2015

    TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY - MAKE IT PAY. It is often said that making good sales and income from 'travel' stock is very difficult. YES, IT IS !! - or at least it can be if you don't make your images stand out from the crowd. On Dreamstime, if you do a search... More
  • Thoughts about the DT Keymaster option

    by Ribe | 25th of October, 2014

    These are my very personal thoughts and experiences about DT's option to have images re-keyworded for the fee of $ 0,60 per image. Is this worth it or not ? Well, let's agree on that even the "greatest image at all" will not sell if no one notice it. Once a image passed... More

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