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Where can I find free photos from Dreamstime?

If you’re wondering “where can I find free photos from Dreamstime?”, the short answer is in our free photos section. However, you should be aware there are more nuances to free photos than you can imagine.Are Dreamstime photos free?While most photos in the image bank on Dreamstime have the rights reserved, you can also explore the free section, which includes free photos from the Dreamstime community (along with vector illustrations), and a large collection of public domain images.... continue reading

20 Years of stock photography - Take a look back and forward

Happy 20 years anniversary to everyone - both clients and contributors. You're all part of this and we're happy and grateful that you are with us.On this great occasion, we've made an analysis of our users' preferences.Throughout the years, we saw preferences evolving in the top choices of photography users. We looked back at what 20 years of Dreamstime meant in the way users download creative assets.Teams look differentBack in 2008, one of the most downloaded images on our website... continue reading

How to download Dreamstime images for free

Some users are not yet aware that we have a free stock photography section on this website where you can download Dreamstime images for free. Yet, they’re being frequently used in blogs, presentations or other similar projects. The free photography section on Dreamstime offers not only thousands of free images donated by our stock photography contributors, but also a large collection of public domain images. How to download Dreamstime images for free?If you have an active Dreamstime account, you... continue reading

How to remove the Dreamstime watermark

One question we often see online is how to remove the Dreamstime watermark. The reason why this question pops up so often on the forums, social media or other discussion platforms is probably because, with more than 140 million images in our database, a lot of them are coming up in image search engines and people want to use them. However, most have watermarks on them, so they aren't quite usable in this form. Watermarks usually mean rights reserved in the design industry. The most simple way... continue reading

10 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Become a Freelance Photographer

Many of us dream of becoming a freelancer, but only a few leap into the adventure. It can be very tempting to fire your 9 to 5 job; however, in order to succeed, you must prepare yourself. It is not a simple task to become a freelance photographer, but at the end, it is really rewarding. Therefore, here are 10 questions to ask yourself if you want to become a self-employed worker. Preparation is the key!1. Should I leave my job?Over the last years, we have discussed with many freelancers. We asked... continue reading

Generosity that keeps on giving

What is a crisis, and how does it affect us?The virus outbreak we are living through today is what Nassim Taleb calls a "Black Swan" - an event or occurrence of extreme rarity that seriously deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation. The critical factor to take into account is the difficulty to predict a particular pattern, since each and every country is affected differently, whether health-wise or economical-wise. As COVID-19 spread across the world, economies around the world started... continue reading

World Autism Day. History, facts and ways to get involved

What is autism?“Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today.” (What Is Autism? | Autism Speaks, 2020)Since autism is a spectrum disorder, not all types of autism symptoms and behaviors are exactly the same – in actuality,... continue reading

How to photograph Christmas lights

All of us love Christmas lights and cannot wait for the nighttime to come so we could go outside and see them in all their glory. Christmas lights look great both live and photographed, so get your camera ready and go out to capture unique shots of light displays hanging on poles, houses or buildings.Get readyWhen shooting in cold, make sure you protect both yourselves and your gear. Get dressed warmly with body layers and outdoor equipment: warm mittens, hat, scarf, warm socks, winter boots.It'... continue reading

Tips to Make Your Holiday Cards Stand Out

It's almost Christmas and if you haven't sent your love and best wishes yet, here's how to do it with maximum effect. Thanks to our editors, Tamara, Kathy, Francesca, Florin and Kutt, Dreamstime is happy to bring you a dozen of useful tips on how to make your holiday cards stand out this winter.Make it personalThere's nothing like using a photo, painting, a doodle or a clipart of your family, pets and even distant relatives. Add some effects, a funny message and you&... continue reading

From 2017 to 2018 with love

2017 has been a multicolored, multi-faceted year, with plenty of trends and spices to choose from. We took a look at how this past year has been translated into the trends on and here’s what our team discovered.Most popular eventsBy very, very, very far, Christmas was the ruling event on, based on the sheer volume of searches performed on our website. It’s not exactly a surprise, given the popularity of the season (for businesses and families alike) and... continue reading

Stock photography that blogs

Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.

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