Articles by Tara Golden

mysterious buyer needs rooster head,teton buffalo and water over red rocks?

Like many others here on dreamstime, I do review the search terms that my buyers use to find me and my images.. on this particualr sale i get a N/A which im assuming meant they knew me or my profile.. im not sure how as im a very small contributer on this site. I am most curious about the uses of a kauai rooster heada teton buffaloand water over red rocks( i live in stunning sedona)I do note the buffalo buyer had great taste as he or she was one one of 6 to ever even view this image. continue reading

looking for stock shots in hawaii

im still learning about what to shoot and what not to shoot.. hawaii is a challenging cuz everything is so stunning and interesting i think of course everyone will want to have that pic.. ONLY, DT isnt interested in pics of shave icea and palm trees.. guess shave ice is not popular enough and there are too many palm trees.. and of course there are already tons of flower shots.. well, ill keep searching for that perfect DT pic that will sell a zillion copies! continue reading

ironic that a neon pig is my most popular image by far. Oink!

who ever would have guessed i find dreamstime success in the form of a neon pig?I am actually a semi vegetarian and eat mostly raw food. It goes to show that your own interests/beliefs could be completely immaterial when it comes to stock footage. Oink. continue reading

loving joshua tree

I recently spent some time in the gorgeous Joshua Tree National Park.. I was lucky enough to be there for a few days so i was able to study the best lighting conditions and plan my shoot out in advance.I was mostly shooting high def video footage, but i took the time to get some stills as well. Normally JT is cloudless so i got lucky with these gorgeous clouds. It felt like being a kid in a candy store with an unlimited tab. continue reading

one year later, one year better

I'm coming up on a year on DT.. I still havent broken the $100 barrier but i do have to say i have learned a lot and I think my images have improved as a result of being on the site. I also enjoy being able to use the site to pick up images for the short online videos i shoot.I hope the next year brings even more growth. continue reading

10 free images/2 paid images used in new online short video

i was able to use 10 free images from DT and 2 paid images in this online video i shot the other day. This was a huge help to me as i do these videos pretty cheap and even $10 would have cut into my profit quite a bit. Im pleased that i have gotten to know this site pretty well, and that ive found a way to use the images.. thanks to everyone who contributed free images.to see the video click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEZtI5AHlIo continue reading

ultilizing free images

i plan to start utilizing some of the great free images in my video work. I almost forget about them, and i have recently seen that there is a way to search. I plan to have a look at the contributors portfolio while i am there, so i can get to know their other offerings.. as im on a tight budget, im looking forward to the use of these free images.. thanks contributors. continue reading

buying images for short online videos

i started here on DT as a contributor but im finding that I'm used to the site and this is where i go to purchase images i need for short online videos i am making. Its kind of interesting to be on the other side of the fence. I find that often im in a hurry and I don't look at all the offerings.. many times i will go with the first image that suits my needs, download it and move on. continue reading

Successful magic carpet photo request

I was happy to find this posted in response to my request fro a magic carpet image.. i love this.. this shel silverstein poem is my personal motto and the pic fits it perfectly.Magic Carpetyou have a magic carpetthat will whiz you through the airto maine or spain or africaif you just tell it whereso will you let it take youwhere you have never been beforeor will you buy some drapes to matchand use it on your floor?shel silverstein continue reading

my first editors choice image

It has taken 90 accepted submissions but i finally had one make it on the editors choice list.. yay!.. its this image of a sleeping sea lion with a crab on the rock nearby.. does this mean its on a fast track to the cover of National Geographic? Hopefully, this means its going places! continue reading

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