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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
  • Summer time !

    by Zarg404 | 3rd of July, 2015

    It's summer time in Europe ! I created two new collections related to this season. The abstract solar pannels is a collection of closeup of solar pannels with nice blue colors and shapes Abstract Solar pannels                    ... More
  • Unusual background

    by Whitetqueen | 3rd of July, 2015

    Of all the categories design that our profession deals with most attracted me to design unusual, abstract background with a combination of multitudes of colors. Sauces and nuances that get playing with a palette of various patterns and combining them with light effects mapped... More
  • Turning a Passion into a Profit

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 2nd of July, 2015

    Many of us have a hobby that we’re passionate about – and at one time or another most of us have given thought as to how to turn that pastime into a money generating activity. Before quitting your day job however, ask yourself a few hard questions.    What... More
  • A to Z of Stock Photography Terms

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 2nd of July, 2015

    Starting out in photography, one can quickly become overwhelmed with the terminology. Photographers use their vernacular as comfortably as a first language, but for someone starting out, especially when starting in the world of stock photography, they may as well be speaking... More
  • Have a love of the window

    by 11483899 | 2nd of July, 2015

    > Every day I come home from work, passes through the window of some people, One window caught my attention, I pass the all year round, and they have no gorgeous curtain, but there has been a bunch of beautiful roses. I thought must be plastic flowers or new couples, direct... More
  • I finally reached the 2000 sales!

    by FabioConcetta | 2nd of July, 2015

    Hello to all my friends and to the great community of Dreamstime. Today I finally reached the 2000 sales, a very important number than the proportion of my portfolio, for this, I'm really happy.   See Article
  • I am very glad to get acquainted with Dreamstime!

    by Lunature | 1st of July, 2015

    Hello dear fans Dreamstime! Several years passed, I became carried away taking pictures! And the more there is in my experience, the more interesting it becomes to me. I like to photograph nature and wildlife !!! Especially good are obtained birds!  Quite recently I... More
  • Chinese riot police on patrol

    by 11483899 | 1st of July, 2015

    >  Due to the recent social unrest element increase, strengthen China's police patrols in public places, to shake the criminals and protect the normal social order.     See Article
  • Revisiting Your Old Work

    by Gracelife | 1st of July, 2015

      Looking at Your Old Images with Fresh Perspective As photographers, we are on a never-ending quest to create something new and unusual. After so many years of taking photos, you more than likely have terabytes of archived raw files or boxes upon boxes of negatives... More
  • Tips for farm photography

    by Adammeadows12 | 30th of June, 2015

    Farms are seen as a dirty place, but through the lens of a camera so much beauty can be captured. As a farmer by day and a photographer by night one thing I can ensure you is that you should be prepared at all times. Prepare yourself and your equipment for dirt and dust,... More
  • The piece of Bali

    by Avenikolas | 29th of June, 2015

    I´ve said many times that my opinion about Bali island was changed after one year when I was living there. Before that I was just a typical tourist and I used to think only about beaches, parties and temples. But now I can say that Bali is more than that. See these pictures... More
  • Getting Started with Strobe Lighting

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 29th of June, 2015

    Natural light. I often hear photographers say they ONLY work with natural or available light. To me, that means one of two things. They have either found a way to channel the creative genius of Ansel Adams – or they have yet to master the art of the strobe.   ... More
  • Dong Son drums, Vietnam

    by Chuotnhatdesigner | 28th of June, 2015

    Đông Sơn drums (also called Heger Type I drums) are bronze drums fabricated by the Đông Sơn culture in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. The drums were produced from about 600 BCE or earlier until the third century CE and are one of the culture's finest examples... More

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