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  • A Sense of Place (Part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of February, 2007

    Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how the light will be at different times... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of February, 2007

    I'm in San Francisco this week, staying near Union Square. There is a photographer on every corner snapping every which way. So how do to create images of a beautiful and much photographed city that will stand out from the competition?... More
  • Erin Go Bragh!

    by Ellenboughn | 22nd of February, 2007

    Erin Go Bragh translates to "Ireland Forever" and in the US where everyone claims to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day, it is often heard.
    In parts of the world, March 17th is all about beer.... More
  • What is She Wearing?

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of February, 2007

    Wardrobe is key to a professional looking image. And the type of clothing that a model is wearing can enhance the salability of an image in more ways than one. Here is a terrific image of a teen writing on the board in her classroom. The model's top... More
  • A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of February, 2007

    A pioneer in the stock business once said, "A good stock photo is an incomplete photo". That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the... More
  • A trip to the bookstore (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    We all get "stuck" in a void of inspiration sometimes. I find that my best ideas often come out of the blue when I'm NOT consciencously trying to think of something creative. When that kind brain freeze sets in, try just taking a break from even thinking about your... More
  • Introduction

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of February, 2007

    Dreamstime has asked me to write a blog to share my knowledge of the stock photo business. First a bit about me. Before I found myself in the business of editing, marketing and producing images, I was a schoolteacher. Thus the art above. I hope to both teach... More
  • How to 'Sharpen' without increasing 'Noise'

    by Mrallen | 27th of March, 2015

    This is a tutorial on how to sharpen a slightly out-of-focus image WITHOUT increasing noise. If you have an image that's just slightly out-of-focus, and you try to sharpen it by just using the standard 'sharpen' filter in Photoshop, then the result is... More
  • The begining of my fortune

    by Digikhmer | 27th of March, 2015

    This week is a new start for my collaboration with Deamstime. After, almost 4 years as contributor, I decided to cash out my two years sales to upgrade my main gear for a Full Frame one as I mentioned in the previous post. It is really a great moment for several reasons... More
  • My first 100 sales

    by Rosariomanzo | 27th of March, 2015

      It's a slow walk, but I finally reached this new milestone with the image above. I don't write much, but I do read most of the contributor's blogs, which are often full of great advice. Now, for the next milestone! See Article
  • Stage Performers - How do we do it - A laymans guide

    by Kabayanmark | 26th of March, 2015

    Being an outdoor person I have climbed mountains, crossed rivers and hung from trees to try to get the perfect angle on just about anything. More recently however I was invited to a series of indoor events as the pro on site. One of these stands out above the rest as... More
  • You are solely responsible for your success!

    by Photozlaja | 25th of March, 2015

    If you already have an approved portfolio with photographs that means that you are qualified and that the quality of your photos are satisfying. Is it worth it to just sit and wait for it to happen all by itself? I do not think so.   Always and at every step you make... More
  • WELCOME TO THE ETERNAL CITY!

    by Cathconvey | 25th of March, 2015

    Rome, the old and eternal city that attracted artists of all times. Moscow, famous and beautiful place having faced many historical events, this city also has another name – “The Third Rome”. It’s almost unbelievable, but soon these two cities can be visited together,... More
  • Four years with Dreamstime

    by Mrhighsky | 25th of March, 2015

    Four years ago I created my dreamstime account just as an experiment. I didn't know at that time that I will come so far. I was still a student (an engineering student). Photography and and design was my hobby. My dreamstime portfolio doesn't only represent some images but... More
  • Partial Solar Eclipse

    by Brocko | 24th of March, 2015

    On 20th March i ran out from work for shooting the solar eclipse. Boss i'll be back in 2 hours. But, i have a little problem, i don't have a ND filter, I searched on google "How to shoot a Solar Eclipse, or something like that" and i find out i can use a floppy disk. Lucky... More
  • Dreamstime Collections and My Images

    by Owstalaga | 22nd of March, 2015

    Ah free time, I have quite a bit of it recently and so I finally got to submit some new images yesterday. Look I even made my first blog! Haha! And since I recently made some designs that didn't win in design contests I joined, I decided to put them up here in Dreamstime... More
  • How to see many shots have your camera with Photoshop...

    by FabioConcetta | 22nd of March, 2015

    Hi everyone, in this very short but useful tutorial, you can see how many shots you have made with your camera. Let's start: Open Photoshop and load the last image you shot or still one of the latest. Now go to File> infofile. From the menu"Description" you have to go with... More
  • Sam's Park and Shop and Other Attractions

    by Shootalot | 21st of March, 2015

    Most people when they pass by Sam's Park and Shop in Northwest Cleveland Park of Washington DC, take little notice. It looks like just another shopping center but it does have historical significance. Sam's Park and Shop which was built in 1931 by Samuel J. Gorlitz was... More
  • Why I love kretek cigarettes

    by Avenikolas | 21st of March, 2015

    I know, smoking is not healthy and also in this time it´s not so cool - and I agree. BUT... Some Indonesian, Haji Jamhari, discovered how to make cigarettes tasty and in 19th century he started to make "kretek" cigarettes which are loved by almost all of Indonesians (and... More
  • Solar Eclipse - 20th March 2015

    by Mrallen | 20th of March, 2015

    This morning I photographed the Solar Eclipse. Weather conditions were far from perfect, however I managed to get a couple of reasonable shots through small gaps in the clouds. Unfortunately, I did not get any shots at the time of maximum occlusion, the thick cloud cover... More

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