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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
  • inspired by LARP (Live Action Role Play)

    by Cglightning | 9th of October, 2015

    (first; sorry for my english ;) ) One of my Hobbys is playing LARP (Live Action Role Play) Many people don`t know this kind of game, others think, there is only Fantasy-LARP. But there is much more ;) I prefere science-fiction and sometimes Horror-LARPs. One of my... More
  • OVER 1,000 IMAGES UPLOADED ..... Next MILESTONE in progress

    by Alexutz6 | 8th of October, 2015

    After almost one year I have over 1000 images accepted. Keep working to reach the next MILESTONE until next year.   Below is a gallery of few my favorite images from my portofolio. ENJOY !                   More
  • Tips for a Better Fashion Photoshoot

    by Designroast | 8th of October, 2015

    Fashion photography is not for the faint of heart. It requires vision, style and hard work. Whether you are just beginning your fashion photography career or right in the middle of it, these tips will work for you! Be Confident Don’t be afraid to tell your models... More
  • 10 sales

    by Afrumgartz | 8th of October, 2015

      At last it's my 10-th sale - a little milestone. See Article
  • Surprised

    by Cleymans | 7th of October, 2015

    Hey all, I was surprised to see that many of my latest Nature and garden pictures where accepted, cause its so difficult to get those on-line... So I'm quite happy and like to share some of those pictures with you. So keeping on trying, is the best way to go.... More
  • First Photography Uploads!

    by Lmhphotography | 7th of October, 2015

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the Dreamstime community and would just like to share the overwhelming joy of my first photos being accepted on the website. I didn't expect ten, let alone twenty five! I only joined less than a week ago but I have been taking photos for... More
  • First 15 sales!!!

    by Primesh7 | 7th of October, 2015

    My first 15 sales !!! feeling blessed and motivated a humble beginner... Thank you dreamstime and all our buyers...   See Article
  • Milestone reached ... over 1,000 images uploaded

    by Oliver7perez | 7th of October, 2015

    Finally got over 1,000 images uploaded! Staying motivated, having fun, trying new things and working on increasing my production.         See Article
  • New Sale

    by Pamjreynolds | 6th of October, 2015

    Hello folks, This is just to thank the buyer of my Radiator Control and Valves image, which was sold today. This has come as a very pleasant surprise, especially as I’ve been laid up in hospital after fracturing my thigh, (which had to be pinned – ouch). I’m... More
  • Learning from the Masters: Where to Look at Fine Art Photographs

    by Gracelife | 6th of October, 2015

        As a photographer, you’ll never stop learning. However, it is sometimes challenging to find new places or new people to learn from. That is doubly true if you're unsure where to find quality photographs. The Internet is filled with websites and galleries that... More
  • Newer camera but more noise

    by Gmargittai | 6th of October, 2015

    I recently upgraded my venerable Panasonic GH1 m43 camera with a newer one, the GH3 which was on sale. There is a GH4 out and also a GX8 and G7 but there are only small improvements in the field of stills. So I went for the GH3 which is supposedly a more professional camera... More
  • Slowly but surely

    by Fjarabica | 6th of October, 2015

    Friends There's not much with which we can share. But my view is that the little things that make the world more beautiful. One of my first sale was an abstract image of a pyramid of sand suitable for background.   Long time nothing was sold. Only recently I managed a... More
  • Milestones, achievements and other more

    by Wxh6763 | 5th of October, 2015

    My last blog is See Article

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