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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
  • 400 sales milestone

    by Tempestz | 23rd of May, 2016

    I finally reached 400 sales with this image  take in shanghai china. i started off slow when i first joined dreamstime as i learned what makes good stock photo and what does not. much of my portfolio is travels around Asia which allowed me to experiences many wonderful... More
  • Three of my files are selected for assignment (success story)

    by Nitish22n | 22nd of May, 2016

    Hi Contributors, Greetings of the day! I want to share my success story with you. For the very first time I'm participated in assignment work and three of my files are selected on the go. I'm very new in this context, however its nearly one year since I'm a dreamstimer.... More
  • Modern interiors

    by Sashalend | 22nd of May, 2016

    Modern interiors are different to many "classic" or just usual versions of furniture sets in variety of shapes they use. For example, it can be some other geometric forms than rectangles. For example, it can be rectangles with rounded corners. This shape once became basic... More
  • Three selections in 3 days

    by Gauravjdp2014 | 22nd of May, 2016

    I am very happy because of my 3 Editorial Pictures Related to Magnetto Mall -Raipur are selected.I am also now 28 online uploads in my account..I am very thankful to myself to increasing my interest in Photography and make same in future.       More
  • Pictures accepted

    by Farazkhan199464 | 21st of May, 2016

    Three Of my pictures have been selected for assigment at my first attempt im beginner in stock photography ,19 pictures on my portfolio,its been a while, not a single sale im worried, should i keep making my portfolio bigger or should find the reason that why pictures are... More
  • My illustrations of the univers and space

    by Yana28 | 21st of May, 2016

    MY LAST ILLUSTRATIONS AND 400 IMAGES ONLINE NOW! Please take a look at my illustrations of the universe and outer space    Amazing universe of distant moons    and light from distant universes...    fantastic explosion in the universe, the birth of a supernova... More
  • How to tell a story with pictures?

    by Apers | 21st of May, 2016

    How do I tell the story I have in mind with my pictures in an album? Here are some of the challenges I am facing: - How to construct micro-stories that fit on one or two pages that fit in and contribute to the overall story of the complete album. - Which pictures to... More
  • Step forward

    by Mgntplus | 21st of May, 2016

    Hello everyone, After a short abstinence, during which I studied the possibilities of my equipment and learned about stock photography, I decided to make some changes and try again with a different approach. I started to turn around and look for details that in normal circumstances... More
  • 1700+ Sales milestone!

    by Dolby1985 | 20th of May, 2016

            Hi Photographers, I wanted to share with all of you my new milestone of 1700 sales! It has been long time since I joined this community back in 2007. Here's are some of the top sales of my favourites:                         ... More
  • Off the beaten path

    by Lightpro | 20th of May, 2016

    I've been an avid hiker since I can remember. Recording my discoveries on film (or with digital imaging) has always been one of my passions. I have found myself staying with the safe paths lately though. As I get older, climbing rocks and steep hills becomes more difficult.... More
  • First Sale!

    by Pzmphoto | 20th of May, 2016

    I joined 1 month ago and i have my first sale! :) Thanks for dreamstime and the buyer! I'm very happy!!!   See Article

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