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“Give Thanks, Give Back” Initiative, a Success!
posted by tangie - 29th of november, 2011
The Dreamstime “Give Thanks, Give Back” initiative has come to a close, and it’s the community that deserves the biggest thanks! In total, you all contributed $3,235 that Dreamstime will match for an impressive total of $6,... More...
Give Thanks, Give Back
posted by tangie - 11th of november, 2011
It's the season for many things - picture-perfect snow falls and autumnal trees, holiday feasts with family and harvest festivals are the first things that come to mind, but everyone has their traditions and nostalgia for this time... More...
New blogs by Ellen Boughn
posted by ellenboughn - 3rd of january, 2010
Thanks to all the wonderful experience I gained writing blogs for Dreamstime for two years nicely organized by Maigi here, I have decided to go forward with a new blog on my own site found here I hope you find them helpful as you continue... More...
A rose by any other name would not sell as sweet
posted by tangie - 28th of april, 2009
As stated in my previous articles, a crucial stage in thinking up your uploads is to step in your buyer's shoes: what do buyers need and what are they searching for? Or, most importantly, how do they search for our files? I have seen... More...
Give It Away
posted by ellenboughn - 28th of january, 2009
The idea of free images makes the budget minded sing and some artists cringe. How can it be a good idea to give away what you are trying to sell? On the one hand is the sanctity of the copyright. On the other is the spirit of the Internet... More...
In with the Old
posted by ellenboughn - 14th of january, 2009
As retirement funds belonging to a large population of aging Boomers shrink, the word “retirement” may drop out of usage. Simultaneously as this group kisses retirement goodbye, the group just below them in the population are faced... More...
Black Is the New Black
posted by ellenboughn - 6th of january, 2009
The July 08 issue of Italian Vogue featured only black models and became one of the best selling foreign magazine issues ever in the U.S. Photographer Steven Meisel shot the issue and was quoted as saying that he hoped that the success... More...
Booked Up
posted by ellenboughn - 16th of december, 2008
Writing recently about a decrease in vacation time among the world’s travelers for ’09, I have been keeping my eyes out for what the trend watchers think we will be doing in our downtime and what visual opportunities this will... More...
Flagging insights
posted by tangie - 21st of november, 2008
Say flag and everyone will jump: where, why, when, how? Ever since we put up the flagging system, people have used it continuously - needless to say there are some tens of thousand of flags at this point. A lot of work for us and... More...
Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid
posted by ellenboughn - 18th of november, 2008
Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts... More...
Holiday Messages
posted by ellenboughn - 30th of october, 2008
Dreamstime recently announced a relationship that will provide the users of My Space with art and photography for greeting cards. To take full advantage of this new revenue opportunity, create images that will resonate with card buyers.... More...
Ups and Downs
posted by ellenboughn - 14th of october, 2008
Images that reflect the current turmoil in world financial markets and it's impact on key industries will be in the news and show up in print and online for months (years?) to come whether the economy plunges further or rebounds quickly.... More...
Stay Frosty
posted by ellenboughn - 9th of september, 2008
Images of refreshing beverages, both alcoholic and otherwise are used for purposes as diverse as major ads and invitations to small parties. The virtues of drinking eight glasses of water daily may have come under scrutiny recently... More...
Women (want to) RULE...
posted by ellenboughn - 3rd of september, 2008
Truth in advertising requires ads to present the benefits and qualities of their products in an honest fashion. Of course, advertising has a very loose relationship to reality especially in the manner in which women are pictured. Advertisers... More...
GENERATION Y
posted by ellenboughn - 19th of august, 2008
You know who you are, Generation Y. An analysis of Internet and social network use tells me that a majority of you reading this were born between 1977 and 1997. You are the children of the last of the baby boomers and the most studied... More...
The New Commuters
posted by ellenboughn - 15th of july, 2008
Commuter patterns have changed dramatically over the past few months as individuals cut back on driving both to save gas money and to protect the environment just as other countries such as India and China begin a love affair with the... More...
Industrial Strength
posted by ellenboughn - 9th of july, 2008
Sixty percent of world trade is comprised of heavy industry and businesses in the engineering sector. Images of oil and gas industries, shipbuilding, power plants, mining, and others such as steel, cement and iron fabrication are required... More...
India Now
posted by ellenboughn - 22nd of april, 2008
Often photos of India show the poorer side of life. It is true that photojournalism has done much to alleviate the state of the poor by exposing their plight to the world. Too often though we fail to photograph evidences of positive... More...
Hair and Makeup in Photos
posted by ellenboughn - 15th of april, 2008
While reviewing a featured photographer's portfolio, I saw a perfect opportunity to write about the judicious use of makeup on women models. Nothing better illustrates how makeup can lend authenticity to a model in different situations... More...
Very Crafty
posted by ellenboughn - 18th of march, 2008
The mention of a craft project no longer has to bring to mind clunky macrame window hangings or the dreaded and ugly scarf so lovingly knit by grandma. A change has come to the world of craft and with it, photo opportunities. As Rob... More...
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