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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
  • Hurray new assessment !!!

    by Cousy86 | 29th of August, 2015

    Hurray, 3 photos on the "House Improvement" assigment, can you imagine? On this assessment i uploaded 3 photos and they passed very well! As i'm trying not to miss assessments and i love to take part in them, I hope that soon Dreamstime will make... More
  • Finally 2000 online!

    by Joe1971 | 29th of August, 2015

    It’s wonderful time since I upload my photos in the dreamstime before 7 years ago. Today, the 2000s photos finally done! I should say it is not easy to me because that my full time job and family. But I will thank the life what give me relax time and the dreams. You... More
  • Tranportation; challenge to the futur.

    by Antonio1962 | 28th of August, 2015

    Transport goods and people is one of the most important challenge to the futur.Roads are everyday on saturation of traffic,polution more and more present on cities.The global commerce will increase in the next years, and the transport also.Trains and... More
  • Milestone 300 Sales!

    by Valevvicki | 28th of August, 2015

    I was very excited to see the Dreamstime symbol appear on my phone today as it was my 300th sale. It has been a long road of learning, taking on board feedback and trying new ideas over the last couple of years. It is always great to have an image accepted, but a real 'buzz'... More
  • +100 photos online - Milestone

    by Fotografieschnabel | 28th of August, 2015

    Because of my fathers health problems this month, I wasn't able to reach my goals this month of getting 150 photos online this month. But family comes before everything else off course. Now he's on the better hand, I'm uploading several photos from my holiday in Germany.... More
  • Pattern uniqueness

    by Guernica | 27th of August, 2015

    Pattern is very important part of design principles, although it's simple its also very eye catchy, attractive and interesting can be used as background or in web banners and in other many uses, its a very favorite topic for many buyers and can get many sales : lines... More
  • The Golden Gate Bridge

    by Lyoung403b | 26th of August, 2015

    Almost everyone has heard of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. And many have walked it or cycled it many times. I thought it would be cool to take a photo under the bridge just so that one can appreciate the architecture and engineering design from below. I know that... More
  • My first sale

    by Shaereemukherjee | 26th of August, 2015

    Hello everyone, This is the first article I'm writing and its about my first sale. I still consider myself as a newbie. I have uploaded 22 illustrations till now and I had my first sale a few days ago. It was Mr. Piggy ... So, Mr. Piggy is the first one to add some $$$ in... More
  • One Year Anniversary on Dreamstime

    by Rhbabiak13 | 26th of August, 2015

    It's hard to believe that today marks one year since I started on Dreamstime. I was so unsure of myself a year ago, not knowing if I even had one photo that would be accepted. However, I love photography and dreamed of my photos being useful to someone rather than just... More
  • 200-Images-Online Milestone

    by Georgeskyrillos | 26th of August, 2015

    Yes it's an achievement for me even if it's like a drop of WATER in the sea ;) The magical milestone image is this one:   Looking forward to my next milestone, meanwhile I hope you like my latest work: More
  • From scratch

    by Fjarabica | 26th of August, 2015

    My brother died very young and had 28 years brought me to love photography. Oddly he was younger. Leaving a few pictures with whom I later started playing and editing. Later I met with most image and soon I began to illustrate. My first illustrations were background.   ... More
  • Going back

    by Elifranssens | 25th of August, 2015

    Most people who travel go to each place they visit just once in their lifetime. Time is short and things to see plenty so why waste time. Traveling isn't cheap either so it makes sense to spend your money on something new and exciting. From a travel photographer's point of... More
  • You are only fifty

    by Jkjainu | 25th of August, 2015

    If I look back my last 40 days journey as a stock photographer, I had no goal in my mind when i joined DT.My only aim was to upload some good photographs ( Which i think are good) and get some money. After some time i realize it's not easy to make money in Stock Photography... More

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