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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
  • How Dreamstime is breathing new life into my photography

    by Tuftedpuffin | 29th of April, 2016

    Several years ago, I used to sell my photography as prints. But the site I used is, long story short, dying. I put extra effort into promoting myself, upgraded my gear so I'd have an extra "edge" (I felt I had outgrown mine anyway), flew to Australia... More
  • Two Images Selected for Assignment

    by Agarwalrobin | 29th of April, 2016

    I would like to share my selected images for the current assignment        See Article
  • My illustration want to draw on facade of residential building! :)

    by Dorvard | 29th of April, 2016

    Recently I corresponded with friend blogger who asked me to give him my picture incompetition for street-art artists. I shared with him referring to Dreamstime , and received admiring reviews. The work was approved and now it adapted to be transferred to facade. The image... More
  • My first big milestone yesterday - 1000 sales :)

    by Hamik | 29th of April, 2016

    Hi, thanks all customers and Dreamstime to give me a chance to reach my first milestone here - 1000 sales !! : The sale number 1000 is photo of Garden solar lamp, which was place in garden i like... In garden of my home ;)   And my very first sale, was... More
  • Hello Dreamstime!

    by Pzmphoto | 29th of April, 2016

    Hello dreamstimers! My first upload approved yesterday. I'm very happy now! I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship :D   See Article
  • My new achievements

    by Pet548 | 28th of April, 2016

    Hi, First I have one photo accepted for assignment and although I sold the rights I am very proud and happy!      Secondly, I already have 713 accepted photos. And although sometimes I was disappointed and confused I do not give up. Even more this motivate me!... More
  • Celebrate my first milestone on DT :)

    by Guernica | 27th of April, 2016

    Today I like to celebrate for reaching a milestone that seemed very far away over 500 sale by accident for some photos that i thought will never sell it sold several. Thank you buyers so have hope never give up... Thank you dreamstime for making me feel accomplished I learned... More
  • To be serious... some tips on naturalistic photography...

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 27th of April, 2016

    Googling around I found that the majority of photographers concentrates on nature and its representations... I also noticed that a good quantity of microstock photos are picturing animals and landscapes.   Despite of what sells more, it's good that every photographer... More
  • Trailer travels

    by Lesterphotography | 26th of April, 2016

    I recently purchased a 'Breakthrough Technology' X3 ND 10-stop filter and tested it on Monday as we had stormy weather with, clouds, rain and strong winds. I used a wired remote with a 2 second delay and a sturdy tripod with stones in a bag hung from the hook... More
  • Dog photography

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 26th of April, 2016

    One of the first trouble of a dog photographer: the uncooperating model... It happens always to anyone approaching dog photography. The model seems to move continuously, doesn't pose for more than 1 or a mid second maximum and often barks or tries to lick the camera. LOL!... More
  • Beach... timid approaching of summer? Definitely not!

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 26th of April, 2016

    I like to take photos on the beach, usually... but this time was quite different... in these days in Italy came a cyclone called Medusa that offered my camera a further opportunity to picture the following shots:   And here the EXIF infos: Aperture F Number: f/9.0... More

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