What size is....?


posted on 1st of october, 2008

The past couple of weeks found me in New York just as Fashion Week was ending and last week in Southern California for a seminar. Perhaps because NY was filled with fashionistas and models, I noticed a lot of very, very thin women in the park and on the street. A jogger along Central Park South could have posed in an anatomy class in lieu of a prepared skeleton. The prevalent look in California, even on the most fashionable streets, is slightly heavier.


Fashion models in the 1960’s were about 5’7” (1.7m) and weighed approximately 129 pounds (58.51 kg). Currently average fashion models are two inches taller and weigh about 114 pounds (51.7 kg) according to the wise qeek.

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Posted by Gingergirl on October 20, 2008
   Before and after weight loss   
This is my favorite one! Nice work
Posted by Photostar73 on October 03, 2008
I think that models have some physical traits, cause they need to show dresses in certain ways. It's obvious then, that the best part of girls are not the same way in weight and height.
I'm specialized for example on shoes fahion, and I have to say that thin models are the worst to be photographed for this issue.
Anyway, it's a way of work: different images needs different models, and everyone has to know what is worth for his work.
Posted by Sparkmom on October 01, 2008
I enjoyed your blog. Being one of the size 14s in America, I found it refreshing to know that (while I don't enjoy being a 14) I'm an average American woman. Perhaps now I'll allow some pictures of myself to appear in our portfolio!



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Personal Best


posted on 7th of october, 2008

Individual, recreational sports offer distraction from day to day stress and provide unlimited shooting opportunities. Engaging images of healthy activities and individuals competing with themselves to improve their skills and prowess are effective for a wide range of users of photography and illustration. A focused swimmer, bicyclist or climber evokes the notions of determination, success, failure, striving, achievement and health. Each of these words often accompanies a graphic in promotions, reviews and corporate communications.

It is clearly more challenging to capture the quintessential ACTION image than to get a model carefully lit in the studio with their sporting gear. However, with the static, studio shot, you’ll lose the opportunity for the many more...

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Posted by Gingergirl on October 20, 2008
Ah.. thaa's a nice idea and perfect pictures!
Posted by Bigpressphoto on October 10, 2008
personal best day today! finally saw a level 2 image sell for 2.50 and got 100% acceptance this month.
Good luck with sales to everyone!
Posted by Emicristea on October 09, 2008
Waw. What a fish! Bon apetite :)



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Ups and Downs


posted on 14th of october, 2008

Images that reflect the current turmoil in world financial markets and it's impact on key industries will be in the news and show up in print and online for months (years?) to come whether the economy plunges further or rebounds quickly. What goes up, must come down but will the opposite occur? What images can you create for users on both sides of the recession/recovery coin?


Retirees fear losses in their investments at the same time that the family home that they planned on cashing in has gone down in value. Certain industries are on the ropes in addition to banking. Auto manufacturing and sales are struggling. Real estate agents have left the industry in droves.

Start at ground level: how has the current economic turmoil changed...

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Posted by Stuartkey on October 20, 2008
Thanks for double checking your misspellings. Not only does it mean you will get more downloads with correct spelling, it keeps those who cut and paste other's keywords from perpetuating the misspelling in their own captions/keywords. I'm certain that is why so many 'fried' fish were 'fired' in so many different photographers' titles.

Are you condoning the copying of keywords from other users images?


Posted by Ellenboughn on October 20, 2008
Thanks for double checking your misspellings. Not only does it mean you will get more downloads with correct spelling, it keeps those who cut and paste other's keywords from perpetuating the misspelling in their own captions/keywords. I'm certain that is why so many 'fried' fish were 'fired' in so many different photographers' titles.
Posted by Tan510jomast on October 20, 2008
keywords typos, most of the time, i would say. fried fish vs fired fish. or maybe,
the fish got fired due to restructuring, lol

seriously, i am guilty of this too. only last night, i was in such a hurry to copy paste a set of new images, and typo-ed "asstract" for "abstract".
good thing i caught that, lol



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Catching ZZZZZ's


posted on 21st of october, 2008

Photos of models sleeping or relaxing have a multitude of uses. How can you ensure that you include the major concepts associated with sleep in your images? Consider how the photos will be used: for vacation promos, stress-relieving activities, sleep clinics and pharmaceutical promotions. The major concepts are: peace, relaxation, security and trust.

Sleeping babies are often featured in insurance company products to suggest that the baby is safe from the effects of financial disaster or danger. More and more vacations are as much to recharge and rest, as they are to sightsee. Nothing says restful holidays better than an image of a refreshing nap in a hammock. Even sleeping animals say a lot about the restorative nature of sleep. Sleep clinics are gaining in...

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Posted by Saadraouf on October 28, 2008
baby ofen like angel, when he or she grows up become a devil
Posted by Photostar73 on October 27, 2008
you gived me some new ideas...thank you very much!
Posted by Tamas on October 27, 2008
Great article again. On of my best sold photograph is a sleeping baby. Its true. From the first moment Ellen Boughn started writing about stock photographs many things changed on Dreamstime. Thanks!



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Holiday Messages


posted on 30th of october, 2008

Dreamstime recently announced a relationship that will provide the users of My Space with art and photography for greeting cards. To take full advantage of this new revenue opportunity, create images that will resonate with card buyers. Here are some tips that will improve your chances for success in the greeting card business. Since the major winter holidays are coming up, there is still time to create and upload images to be used for messages at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Years.


Christmas cards are the holiday greetings most in demand. Cards with religious themes have gained greater popularity in the last decade fueled by heated debates about the appropriateness of secular versus spiritual themes. But as far as the card business...

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Posted by Georgeskyrillos on November 21, 2008
Excellent blogs Ellen :)
Posted by Sweetheart29 on November 10, 2008
Should there be a specific size we should do for these?
Posted by Mikoo on November 10, 2008
good



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