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Top 10 tips for new contributors

by Nikitu

Congratulations on having your first images accepted at Dreamstime. Keep up the good work and many more to come! To improve your future uploads and continue with a high approval rate, here are some tips based on our extensive experience in microstock imagery review. You will find below info on lighting, exposure, composition, legal documents and many more. Read more »

How to start in stock photography

by Dudau

If you're passionate about photography, you probably spend a lot on photo equipment and a return of that investment will come in handy. Read more »

Action photography IS or not to IS

by Robinstockphotos

Action photography can include photographing and freezing the motion of anything that moves - and moves fast. Read more »


by Inspireme

Tutorial on selections/isolation in Adobe Photoshop Read more »

The power of words

by Dreamstime Blogs!

Blog articles that will help you understand the importance of accurate and efficient keywording. As good or bad keywording can dramatically affect your sales, these articles represent a MUST READ for all our contributors. Read more »

Reasons for refusals

by Photodesign

Explanations of the most frequent problems encountered on refused submissions. Read more »

The sky in stock photography

by Photodesign

Tips about how to enhance the sky in your photos. Read more »

The art of light painting

by Karenfoleyphotography

The art of photography is often referred to as painting with light. The photography technique called Light Painting brings that art to a literal definition. Read more »

Smartphone Photography

by Karenfoleyphotography

  With the rise in popularity of the digital camera, today there are millions of devices offering Read more »

A to Z of Stock Photography Terms

by Karenfoleyphotography

Starting out in photography, one can quickly become overwhelmed with the terminology. Photographers Read more »

Turning a Passion into a Profit

by Karenfoleyphotography

Many of us have a hobby that we’re passionate about – and at one time or another most of us have Read more »

How to fill in releases

by Demonike

Instructions on how to fill in your release forms correctly Read more »

The Art of Light Painting

by Karenfoleyphotography

The art of photography is often referred to as painting with light. The photography technique called Read more »

Capturing the Concept of Technology

by Karenfoleyphotography

Looking for inspiration for your next stock image? Look no further than the devices that surround yo Read more »

Imagining Business as a Newbie

by Karenfoleyphotography

I often see newbies asking questions on the message boards about what types of images are needed in Read more »

Microstock Photography – The Winning Strategies, part I

by Robinstockphotos

Above is a catchy title that most stock photography veterans would raise an eyebrow at. Is there rea Read more »

Getting Started with Strobe Lighting

by Karenfoleyphotography

Natural light. I often hear photographers say they ONLY work with natural or available light. To me, Read more »

Microstock Photography - The Winning Strategies, part II

by Robinstockphotos

Continued from Part I... Your intentions matter! Are you looking for shortcuts to make easy money Read more »

Top commonly overlooked copyrights

by Artistashmita

We live in a world full of copyrights and protected brands. We know how we need to avoid, remove and Read more »