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April 14, 2016 - See me working


Work and fun often go together and we're giving you one more fun reason to work. A recurring theme and setting in stock photography, the workplace offers plenty of opportunities for dynamic, casual, authentic, stock-oriented portraits and lately even selfies. So here's your job: take portraits and self-portraits of working people. Say ''wooork'!


People who work
For real. No staging, no fake meetings or frozen handshakes and smiles. Before you start picking your subjects, remember we're not all business people. We're also chefs, tattoo artists, chemists, pharmacists, zoo keepers, librarians, farmers, astronauts, you name it. People take pride in what they do so here are a few instances you may want to capture: the smile of the baker after the cake is decorated and ready to serve, the satisfaction of the doctor resting after a successful surgery, the victorious face of the highschool coach whose team has just won the championship. When working, people look different, they frown, they smile, they look absorbed, passionate, sad, frustrated if they fail and so on. Different expressions add flavor to images and make it more real life like. Just take your camera to work and capture real-life instances of colleagues going about their usual, day-to-day business. Don't forget to include a selfie of you, obviously working. We don't want you to break any company policies. A wide shot angel of the whole team at the end will happily end the workday.


Workers in action
Workers and work go hand in hand so work compliments the worker and the other way round. This means we want to see people and what they actually do – show them baking, teaching, acting, flying planes, selling, designing etc. And include the setting, the tools, the process: the pilot in the cockpit, the sculptor carving a masterpiece. Today's portraits of workers look spontaneous, authentic and most of all casual. You'll get better results when you ask people to do their work and you don't get in their way, you don't distract them with posing instructions or even stop them from what they're doing. On the contrary, we want you to let work take its course and you just take the shots. A picture of static people sitting at computers is boring and not likely to sell. On the other hand, an office portrait of someone looking really engaged and absorbed in doing their work is more appealing. Think of your shooting session more like a documentary and try to get candid, genuine shots.


So much work will be obviously rewarded with $300 for the first place, $200 for the second and $100 for the third place and a branded Dreamstime tee for each of the three winners.
Upload both Royalty Free and Editorial files as follows and mark them as "assignment files":

1. upload the image via FTP or via upload page.
The image is now in your unfinished files, please do not edit the image from the unfinished files folder at all, instead go to the next step.
2. go to assignment page, choose escalate to level 5 or sell the rights option and hit submit.
3. choose the file you will be submitting to the assignment from the row of already uploaded images under the assignment text.
4. continue upload as usual.
Ready, work and shoot.

March 1, 2016 - Landmarks of underrated towns


Community's votes were counted. Check out assignment winners and best images submitted. The prizes will be soon added to the lucky winners Dreamstime accounts. Congratulations and discussions here.

Approved images: 170 out of 2236 images submitted
Rated: 3.76

January 18, 2016 - Real people in real time


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Approved images: 173 out of 1840 images submitted
Rated: 3.53

December 7, 2015 - Be Kind


Community's votes were counted. Check out assignment winners and best images submitted. The prizes will be soon added to the lucky winners Dreamstime accounts. Congratulations and discussions here.

Approved images: 173 out of 751 images submitted
Rated: 3.76

October 21, 2015 - In Soft View and Mood


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Approved images: 174 out of 2020 images submitted
Rated: 3.09

September 11, 2015 - The magic of colors


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Approved images: 175 out of 2028 images submitted
Rated: 3.66

August 3, 2015 - Home improvement


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Approved images: 176 out of 478 images submitted
Rated: 3.94

June 18, 2015 - Opposites attract


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Approved images: 176 out of 693 images submitted
Rated: 3.31

May 7, 2015 - Country life


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Approved images: 176 out of 1643 images submitted
Rated: 3.6

March 27, 2015 - What makes a woman


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Approved images: 147 out of 621 images submitted
Rated: 3.58

February 18, 2015 - Coming back to life


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Approved images: 102 out of 676 images submitted
Rated: 3.6

January 14, 2015 - Winter shades


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Approved images: 218 out of 1296 images submitted
Rated: 3.69

December 5, 2014 - Shopping frenzy


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Approved images: 80 out of 316 images submitted
Rated: 3.42

October 27, 2014 - Harsh life


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Approved images: 147 out of 843 images submitted
Rated: 4.24

August 5, 2014 - Roaring 25


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Approved images: 548 out of 3091 images submitted
Rated: 4.59

June 19, 2014 - Last call


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Approved images: 81 out of 250 images submitted
Rated: 3.45

May 8, 2014 - Young at heart


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Approved images: 58 out of 257 images submitted
Rated: 4.28

March 28, 2014 - We like to prank


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Approved images: 53 out of 231 images submitted
Rated: 3.79

February 27, 2014 - On the road


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Approved images: 179 out of 1079 images submitted
Rated: 4.04

January 17, 2014 - All in white


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Approved images: 216 out of 1783 images submitted
Rated: 3.89


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