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  • When to upload holiday images

    by Dudau |

    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
  • Whimsical Wonders

    by Assignments |

    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
  • Why my photographs aren’t selling?

    by Tru9ja |

    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
  • Learn from the refusals

    by Gagyeos |

      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
  • 11 Tips on Shooting Interiors

    by Sebcz |

    Are you sitting comfortably in your sofa? Looking for ideas on what to shoot next? Well, just photograph what is right in front of you – your home (or any other you have access to) is your next model.     Here are 11 Tips on various stages of shooting interiors.... More
  • Creating quality images

    by Cammeraydave |

    Quality: the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.        It has taken a while for me to create quality in my images. All the usual elements that help achieve quality are education, experience,... More
  • A decade of Dreamstime in pictures

    by Nikitu |

    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
  • Creating a white seamless background

    by Lightpro |

    One of the most versatile backgrounds in portrait and commercial photography is the white background. Giving the appearance of a white room with no walls is simple to create once you have the knowledge to do so. The digital age has made it simpler and cheaper to use. When... More
  • Romanian Traditional Rugs

    by Andreistancu |

    The rug is a thick wool cloth with multicolored designs. It is designed for decorating and thermoinsulation of the rooms. In Romania space, carpet tissue is one of the main branches of folk art.   In the old days, the carpets were woven manually on loom, from the wool... More
  • Light in the Darkroom

    by Sangiorzboy |

    I love the smell of coffee in the morning, the smell of freshly baked bread, the smell of citrus, the smell of the ocean. Same as most of us, I guess. I also love the smell of fixer and whenever I get that pungent vinegarish pinch in my nose, I feel like I'm time-... More
  • The Greatest Sale of the Year for Stock Photographers

    by Karenfoleyphotography |

    The food has all been eaten, the relatives have gone home and kids have been put to bed. The holiday is over for another year, and it’s now time to turn your attention to the biggest shopping event of the season.   No, I’m not talking about Black Friday sales... More
  • Photography as a game

    by Tarboaca |

    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
  • Deserts, those alien landscapes of our home planet

    by Malinash |

                  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
  • A dash of red

    by Tangie |

    Approximately 10% of people answering studies claim red as their favorite color. It is a vibrant color with a powerful message. It speaks of passion, fire, religion, hate, bravery, luxury, love, blood, life, danger and the list can go on. I too like red. I could say it is... More
  • Tips for video with mobile phones

    by Tamarabauer |

    So you’re thinking of submitting videos for stock, or have already been doing so but would like a few pointers? The good news is that you don’t need an expensive digital SLR or dedicated video camera. These days, even a good mobile phone will record up to 4K video and... More
  • Romanian comfort food (part I - the ingredients)

    by Catarii |

    If I should make a count about Romanians' favorite ingredients or foods I would get to a very simple conclusion: meat (a lot of it, mostly pork), mamaliga (polenta), telemea (a Romanian cheese, a bit similar to feta, but better in taste - sorry... More
  • 5 reasons why your mobile phone is your best camera

    by Nikitu |

    Since the advent of the smartphone era mobile phone cameras have increased in quality, megapixels, DOF capabilities, and now you even get two cameras for the price of one as some of the top range smartphones have a wide angle and a zoom camera that you can switch between.... More
  • Art and Photography

    by Lightpro |

    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
  • I'd like an overhead food photo please!

    by Tangie |

    To me, an avid gourmand, food photography is not only a real treat, but also a guilty pleasure. I spend quite some time looking at food photos and I can assure you it is a very healthy habit. It keeps me away from actually eating everything I'd like to taste so I just love... More
  • The Importance of Colors in a Website

    by Katairobi |

          Choosing a fitting color scheme for a website is a bit of a hassle for any skilled designer. Imagine how difficult it is if you’re a beginner or someone who has little experience or color coordination abilities. Well, that’s the reason why I’m writing... More

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