Editorials Part Deux - Dreamstime

Many have asked, What makes a good editorial image? What are examples of good editorial images? What rules govern editorial images? How easy is it to get editorial’s approved on Dreamstime? And so on…

First of all, what is not an editorial image? Images that contain model released people, property released architecture, generic items that cannot be tied back to a company logo, trademark, or corporation, buildings with generic features and the list goes on.

Editorials, as one would expect, contain images of recognizable people without model releases such as those from a protest or crowd, sports teams, buildings with billboards or signs, company logos, trademarked images, recognizable cars, or anything that could ultimately infringe on a company’s intellectual property or branding.

Some stock sites require very specific dates, times, catch phrases, newsworthy descriptions, essentially, the how, why, when, where and a catchy tagline. Dreamstime does not require this information, however, it is in the best interest of the photographer to provide a thorough and accurate description and proper key wording. This should lead to it being found easily in searches. As far as the image itself as mentioned in a previous blog Nothing but Editorialsthe image should be properly composed, in focus and conveys a story. DT will reject an image if it does not meet a minimum quality and sales potential.

Here are a few editorial images that have had success in sales on Dreamstime. Editorials

You’re creativity and sales potential are based on the limits of your imagination. Let your imagination run wild.

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September 03, 2015


Helpful article, thank you!

February 27, 2014


Thank you for the information

February 19, 2014


No problem Guernica and thank you for the nice comments.

February 19, 2014


HEY great article..thanks for featuring my photo in your article appreciate alot and congrats on your sales :)

February 14, 2014


I LOVE EDITORIALS AND IT TOOK ME AWHILE To figure what it really was. now half my portfolio is editorial. thanks!

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