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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 in the day in... 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. Specifically,... 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 gives a clue... 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 unfinished... 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 own work.... 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 and learn in... More
  • I uploaded the first 100 photos

    by Digiart436 | 25th of November, 2015

    I'm glad I finally recorded the first 100 photos, I'm not a professional, I take pictures of my homeland buying food recipes and photos from the trip. I will be glad if you will like my photo.   photos from trips   photos of my recipes potfolio here More
  • Feeting fish’es?

    by Wortam | 24th of November, 2015

      I can recommend Alesund aquarium - one of the largest saltwater-aquariums in northern Europe. I was impressed by the diving show, but to dive with … :) See Article
  • EXPO 2015 at Milan

    by Ninoak | 24th of November, 2015

        Immediately after entering EXPO space the Gigant figures made of food are waiting for visitors to be seen.  and Urugvay.   Chinese had very interesting snake like skin in red color,   while Italian was in pure white with interesting cuttings.     It was... More
  • My Christmas Bestseller

    by Veronikaouskova | 24th of November, 2015

    Since I am quite new in the stock photo business, I am still searching for my ways how to produce commercially desired pictures. The picture I am presenting in this blog is so far my bestseller. It is a collage of simple christmas decorations pictures. Maybe it could serve... More
  • 101 uploads and 1st sale!

    by Fatema7864 | 24th of November, 2015

    Yippee!!! This has been a great month. Crossed 100 uploads and bagged my 1st sale. I am really thankful to Dreamstime for giving me this platform and also to the buyer of my pic. My first sale has given me a new boost and motivated me to hone my skills further. Hoping... More
  • 150 approved images

    by Bmcleod19 | 23rd of November, 2015

    I just had my 150th image approved after being on here about 2 weeks now. I haven't had any sales yet, but hopefully that will happen soon. Right now, I have an approval ratio of about 28%, which has increased for 21% when I first started uploading. The first day or two that... More
  • Mysterious Huya Grand Canyon waterfall.

    by 11483899 | 23rd of November, 2015

    >Pingwu County in Sichuan Crystal Township, a world-famous Jiuzhaigou and across the mountain areas.We found a very nice Huya Grand Canyon. Tall canyon like a knife stabbing the sky from the ground, like a peak. It is clear that such a small indistinct.   Here, the best... More
  • Birds of prey

    by Helgidinson | 22nd of November, 2015

    I got an opportunity to join a BIF (birds if flight)photo shoot a week ago. These creatures are amazing, and it mesmerized me that sometimes i forgot to press the shutter when they glide smoothly.   Sure you don't want to be in the receiving end of it's claws,   Cutie... More
  • Travel Photography for Writers: 10 Tips for Getting Started

    by Pedrovenancio72 | 22nd of November, 2015

    Travel photography Before the trip 1. Decide a camera strategy that suits you Determine whether you want to carry one (high end) camera kit, or do you have two or three cameras (good camera phones will do as well) at hand that you use in different situations. Both... More
  • Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

    by Valevvicki | 22nd of November, 2015

    Up until recently I had mainly taken photographs where I had most of the control over the elements - in that most of my subjects didn't move or there was one person or one animal and rarely a mix. I am currently completing a photography course and the topic choices for... More
  • The butterfly as symbol in art and culture

    by Yana28 | 22nd of November, 2015

         Butterflies remain prominent in fine art, advertising, fashion and jewelry. Butterflies constitute one of the major symbol in art with a significant number of major artists incorporating butterfly symbolism. Butterfly as a symbol can also represent transition,... More
  • My 230th image sale

    by Kanelo | 22nd of November, 2015

    Hello dreamstime community !!! I am very happy to share with you my 230th sale of image. This is insufficient but somewhat satisfactory. I wish sincerely to many sales you phototographe my friends, graphic designer, designer and we could find ourselves with time to share... More
  • Yellow Mountain - Huangshan

    by Apers | 21st of November, 2015

    As CS professor at a Dutch university I travel every now and then to China. Besides visiting universities I like to go to special places to take pictures. Last year I went to Yellow Mountain (Huangshan). With the fog between the pointed mountains it looks like a fairy... More

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