Articles by Tamara Bauer

How to download images from Dreamstime

What is Dreamstime?Dreamstime is a stock photo agency that offers licensed, professional-quality photos, illustrations, videos and audio files for sale. Buyers sign up for an account at Dreamstime and have the choice of either a subscription plan or a credit package to make their purchases. Every file available in the Dreamstime library is sold with a specific license - either as a standard Royalty-Free license, or an Extended license.Any media on Dreamstime is sold via the purchase of a license,... continue reading

Tip of the Week: Creating your own custom cards

As a contributor on Dreamstime, you may have discovered that your images may be used in a huge variety of ways by designers – perhaps in websites or brochures, calendars or book covers, mugs and t-shirts.In today’s Tip of the Week, I’d like to discuss creating home-made innovative cards. How many of you have ever considered using your own imagery to create something personal for loved ones?When you wish to convey to someone how much you care about them, whether it’s your spouse or partner,... continue reading

How to sell stock photography on Dreamstime

The photograph is, without a doubt, one of the most remarkable inventions of mankind. Could the men who pioneered the first attempts to make an image into a durable, permanent form have ever imagined just what an incredible gift the photograph would become to humanity?A photograph can be many things to any of us. Still, mostly, it is a capture of a moment in the present...and only a second later, that moment is already gone, forever, and becomes the past. But to have captured that moment, in permanent... continue reading

Tip of the Week: Exploring the world in miniature

As photographers, we are all accustomed to taking pictures of virtually anything, anywhere. We study our subject matter, make sure we have the right lens - be it a wide angle, a nifty-fifty or a tele-zoom; we arrange the appropriate settings in our cameras (or perhaps, just point and shoot and hope for the best), and off we go – aim, click, and presto, our photo instantly materializes.One type of photography that may not be considered as often as the kinds mentioned above is macro photography.... continue reading

Tip of the Week: Get fit with your camera

We have something a little different for our tip of the week today, getting fit with your camera. If the idea sounds somewhat odd, and perhaps something that has never occurred to you, keep reading to find out just how you can make the most of your exercise and your photography at the same time!Some of are avid exercise fans, some of us are crazy about our photography, but the good news is that you can combine the two and reap the benefits in both ways – getting in a fabulous workout and having... continue reading

Tip of the week: Isolating your subject matter and adding a new background

If you’ve ever found yourself dissatisfied with one of your images because you weren’t completely happy with the background (perhaps it’s boring, too cluttered, or maybe you want to recycle some of your images with a different look), you’ll learn in today’s Tip of the Week how to isolate the main subject you would like to keep, and remove the background. This will leave you with your subject on an empty background and you’ll be able to insert a new image as the backdrop.In this... continue reading

Tip of the week: How to fill in model release/property release

In today’s tip of the week, we are going to go through the process of how to fill in model and property releases for your images.Before we begin, lets talk about the need for the releases themselves.Model ReleasesA model release is always required for commercial images when there is a recognisable person in the photo. A model release gives the photographer permission to use the images of the model on sites such as Dreamstime where the image license is offered for purchase.If the model is a minor... continue reading

Tip of the week: Refusal reasons: No editorial value

As part of a series covering refusal reasons in detail, in our Tip of the Week today we are going to take a look at the “No editorial value” refusal reason, and explore each sub-reason to help our contributors gain a deeper understanding of just why their image/s may have been refused and to avoid refusals in the future.First of all, we’ll define what an editorial image actually is. Editorial images cannot be used for commercial purposes the way a royalty free (also known as commercial&... continue reading

How to change the resolution of a picture

The term "resolution" when referring to a photo describes the size of your image, either its physical size in centimetres or inches and the number of pixels per inch when printed, or how large it will be displayed on a screen.A photo is made up of thousands and thousands of pixels, which are tiny blocks of single colors. If you zoom into a high resolution photo very closely (it could be up to 1200% magnification in a program like Photoshop) you will be able to see these individual... continue reading

Tip of the week: Refusal reasons: Copyright

As part of a series covering refusal reasons in detail, in our Tip of the Week today we are going to take a look at the “copyright” refusal reason, and explore each sub-reason to help our contributors gain a deeper understanding of just why their image/s may have been refused and what to look for.- The image contains elements that might be protected by copyright/trademark (logos, brands, specific buildings, etc.), can identify a property/product (letters, numbers), or could... continue reading

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