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  • Wild Models

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of March, 2007

    Yesterday I found myself on a long pier stretching far out into the Atlantic Ocean. An aggressive group of large pelicans were hanging around the end of the pier to snatch leftover fresh bait. These birds... More
  • A Kick in the Creative Pants

    by Ellenboughn | 2nd of March, 2007

    The most important advice I have to offer after my decades in the stock photo business about what images to make is listen to yourself. You know more than anyone about why you want to create imagery. Build on those thoughts first. Then see how to make the images more salable.... More
  • 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
  • Celebrating my 500+1 sales milestone :)

    by Myab | 5th of May, 2016

    Today I celebrate my 500+1 sales milestone ! Wanted to do it on the 500th one, but, Oh Yeah, the 501th image was sold the next day ! :) Thanks dreamstime, being into this activity does give me a motivation to do more and to improve myself in photography :)... More
  • Dobermann Theme...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 5th of May, 2016

    As a pet photographer, I usually like to take significant shoots of my clients dogs. My aim is to picture the main purposes and fundamental traits of a dog breed. Today two new pics were accepted and hope they get sales soon, as they're the trademark of the true type... More
  • Image n°3000

    by catiamadio | 4th of May, 2016

      ...And with this image I've reached the number of 3000 images uploaded here at Dreamstime... Glad to be part of all this!!! See Article
  • 300 images approved

    by Julietta24 | 4th of May, 2016

    Hello everybody!!! Today was accepted my image number 300 !!! I am very happy!       And recently, after many attempts, was accepted my first photo on assignments !!! It gives me the strength and the hope to increase my sales. I wish you all good photos and... More
  • Capturing the Sunset

    by Melodyanne | 4th of May, 2016

    Great sunset photos must of course start with a great sunset. Here are a few simple tips to achieve your own great sunset photos. Keep an eye to the West. . . great sunsets often come, and go, very quickly. Use a tripod. . . you will need a fairly slow shutter speed... More
  • Time to celebrate!

    by Perstock | 4th of May, 2016

      Today i past the 2000$ mark from just above 2200 uploads. And, in just four days this month I have had 70 sales - so far! It feels really good. The image above was taken in Havana in december so now its time to plan the next phototrip. :-) Patience pays... Cheers from... More
  • 600th photo on Dreamstime

    by Alpiee | 4th of May, 2016

    Love to announce to catch Ilyushin 76 , rare visitor to Istanbul   See Article
  • Upload instead of willing to sell at any cost...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 4th of May, 2016

    Hi guys, here I am again. Browsing the Blogs, I found many many contributors willing to sell almost one or two images at any cost, as if this site is aimed "only" to sell whatever you post on uploading... Bad point of view... Here's mine... I started my subscription as... More
  • Newbie

    by Rahmancipta2001 | 2nd of May, 2016

    Hiii i'm Newbie in Dreamstime, i'm from Indonesia and i just draw simple.. maybe i need help from of you in dreamstime.   this is my first picture in Dreamstime thank you! See Article
  • My 150 uploads

    by Mantvydasd | 1st of May, 2016

    Hello, finaly I have 150 uploads and 31 sales on Dreamstime. This is not big numbers, but I am happy moving forward step by step. Also I want to show you my 150 uploaded picture. It is a manipulation of fresh coffee world.   See Article
  • New Jerusalem Monastery. Russia

    by Uniq78 | 30th of April, 2016

    New Jerusalem Monastery called architectural icon. This monastery is the likeness and the collective image of the Holy Land. When you enter through the main gate of the monastery, it seems that you can see the whole city from a high hill.       The monastery stands... More

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