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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
  • Why People Love Bird Watching?

    by Mabelsmith | 13th of February, 2016

      In a photographer’s world birds will surely have a nice place of their own as that’s the connection between. But interesting thing is that bird watching is just about the most well-known hobbies in the world too. I would like to share something about bird watching... More
  • What's up with Bass?

    by Dream111184 | 12th of February, 2016

      The year was 2005 in the month of February. My dad and I were out ice fishing on a lake in northern Wisconsin. We had caught a few small crappies and sunfish, and then dad’s bobber went down fast. I was thinking that it was a northern but hoping it was a bass. Dad... More
  • Opening Sweden - Hagaparken

    by Articture | 12th of February, 2016

    Good day/evening/morning, friends! If you're going to Sweden one day, you should for sure visit "Hagaparken". It is a favorite vacation spot of the Swedes, who often call it simply "Haga". This is a huge pure area in the style of the 18th century.... More
  • What a disastrous day!

    by Physi28 | 12th of February, 2016

    Those of us contributors, specially the ones who are specialised in wildlife photography, know what it means to have a really bad day. Two weeks ago I had decided to spend a visit to the Llobregat Nature Park very near to Barcelona International Airport of El Prat. I had... More
  • Love is not just kissing.

    by Jorgeprz | 12th of February, 2016

    Love is considered as a set of behaviors and attitudes, unconditional and selfless, manifested between people who are able to develop emotional intelligence and emotionality.   Love is also flexibility, understanding, honesty, tolerance, selflessness. Because love... More
  • Again that monkey!

    by Physi28 | 12th of February, 2016

    Last February 4th and after making a bunch of sales all of them showing Woolly Monkeys from Peru I wrote a post about that issue. Today one of the pics I showed on the post was sold again, coincidence or a result of posting at Dreamstime? It will probably be impossible... More
  • My visit to San Juan of Los Morros, Venezuela. El Niño phenomenon.

    by Jorgeprz | 12th of February, 2016

    In December 2015, I visited the town of San Juan de los Morros, this city is called the gate of the Venezuelan plains. There decided to take the camera for some shots, then I got a series of hills to get as close as I could to these particular mountains located in Guarico... More
  • Prague full of possibilities

    by Fjarabica | 12th of February, 2016

    Not so long ago and Prague visitors today as it did not recognize the streets were moving home. Today, Prague is known for its historic buildings such as the cathedral museum.     And at night, Prague is a very vibrant city.   Traders quite often decorate the premises... More
  • Opening Sweden - Skansen

    by Articture | 11th of February, 2016

    Hey, guys! Telling you about Sweden I can't ignore one of the most marvelous places there and it's called Skansen. Skansen is an ethnographic museum in the open air on the island of Djurgården, beautifully organized wildlife sanctuary where you can walk all day and... More
  • Fishermen in Sardinia

    by Osmar01 | 11th of February, 2016

    When the sea around you can not love it. In Sardinia there are many small harbors. Small boats come sometimes with empty nets. A great sacrifice work.   The boat is reflected in the calm water of the lagoon.   The rain in the distance forcing the fishermen to return.... More
  • Strange sells

    by Jonathanfett | 11th of February, 2016

    I dont know why but sometimes i upload some photo whit any sense, i mean a picture of some thing or place and even doubt if it will be accepted but finally happens and the most strange thing about it is the selling of this pictures before some other that i really think and... More

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