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  • Requests, needs, wants, and pet peeves from a buyer

    by Denverhealth |

      Just a few pointers for contributors: Please go for ethnic diversity wherever possible. Assume there are "young smiley white people" versions of whatever you are photographing. Distinguish yourself from the crowd and you'll pick up buyers like me. Please please... More
  • Let’s raise our voices with respect

    by Karenfoleyphotography |

    I'm tired of American Politics. You can't turn on the TV these days without politicians or their surrogates slinging mud at each other in very loud voices, and we still have 3 months until the election.         The level of discourse in this country... More
  • educate yourself with Dreamstime

    by Lightpro |

    A recent blog visit to a new photographers thoughts brought this subject to mind. When I was a beginning photographer many years ago a talented and very open minded professional photographer took me under his wing. He taught me everything he knew, creating his own competition.... More
  • What Buyers Look For When Purchasing Images With People

    by Wisconsinart |

    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
  • Gear Doesn't Matter... Ramblings for the Night

    by Leicaphotos |

      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
  • Basic posing techniques

    by Lightpro |

    In portrait photography there are two basic poses. The C pose and the S curve. The S curve pose in predominantly a female pose while the C curve can be used for both female and male model, while being predominantly a male pose. In this blog we will explore these poses.... More
  • Professional quality lens vs "super pro camera "

    by Moravaldes |

    If you just started in the world of photography and you are bothered by the question : what should I buy : pro-quality lenses or a "super pro camera" ? my first advice : i'm sure you can take perfect pics with a non pro camera , you just need to learn how ; and for... More
  • 5 Tips to Finding the Perfect Image for Your Project

    by Karenfoleyphotography |

    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
  • XRAY IMAGES - discussion about the information, art and legal issues

    by Jzajic |

    As the visible light is used to create regular images everybody is familiar with, Xrays are used for images of inner structures of objects. Both are actually electromagnetic radiation, stream of photons differing in wavelength - visible ~ 390-710 nm; xrays ~ 10-0.001 nm.... More
  • 200 sales

    by Anorton |

    Great news! My sales have just reached 200. Although I have uploaded a wider range of images a number of which are selling slowly at level 1, two of my images are generating the greatest number of sales. By far the most popular is a picture of banana loaf and its constituent... More
  • Getting the shot

    by Leicaphotos |

      Sometimes, being a photographer can be exhausting. We all push ourselves. Some mornings, it's worth being awake before anyone else... Sunrises and sunsets can be cliche or exotic. Look for the angle nobody else is shooting, carry a wide, a macro, and a telephoto at... More
  • Photographing Captive Whales and Dolphins

    by Tuftedpuffin |

    I spend a lot of time at zoos and aquariums, sometimes as a volunteer and mostly as an observant visitor (I am currently studying to work in a zoo or rescue facility, as well). As a photographer, this means I have invested a lot of time learning to photograph the animal... More
  • Combining Photos and History

    by GWHughes |

        I am often interested in the history of the location that I am photographing. By providing some context to the age of the building being photographed I can hopefully address the needs of some image purchasers that want a colorful image of a building over 150 years... More
  • Welcome To My City

    by Angelaostafichuk |

    Whenever I say I’m from Canada, people ask three questions: Am I from Toronto, Vancouver or do I speak French (meaning am I from Quebec). Neither A, B, or C are correct actually and when I say where I’m from, 99.9% (ok, maybe 90%) of people have never heard of it.... More
  • 50 Images sold and 1500 Images online

    by Ganesh005 |

    50 images sold and 1500+ images in my portfolio. My Portfolio                  See Article
  • Book Cover Design - How to choose and use images

    by Odeliafloris |

    When starting thinking about creating a book cover design, a great place to begin is by going online and looking at covers of books from the same genre as the one you are designing for. Amazon is an excellent place to do this. Look at the covers of the top-selling books... More
  • 100 SALES

    by Antonio1962 |

    Recently reached 100 sales and I am happy with this goal.I want to thanks all buyers and Dreamstime for the support and oportunity to improve my photography work! These are some of my sales.   [svdimg]12835[/svdimg         More
  • Summer time

    by Julietta24 |

    Hello everybody! I want to share your photos. Summer is in full swing. And after work I'm going to ride a bike I am driving past a farm with cows   I see a kitten playing in a clearing in a small village   The horse to walk in the pasture   Beautiful daffodils... More
  • A New Adventure

    by Cloverpatch |

    After homeschooling our four children K-12 over a very happy 21-year time span, I wondered what would keep me busy in my "retirement." In order to help out our family income, I attended an online school, got certified as a medical transcriptionist and worked online... More
  • For better background images

    by Eternalfour |

    I see you posting a lot of background related visuals which may have a good selling rate. Normally you’d be busy posting those visuals with the hope of them be selected at first then sold later, however the preference of them being sold may dominate the latter giving... More

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