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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
  • My first 20 sales

    by Singhlens | 1st of September, 2015

    I started building my port at Dreamstime this year, have tried to learn from others on the forum. Hopeful that it will be good journey ahead for me. Some success for now, looking forward to do better work.           More
  • Milestone August

    by Winnietam | 1st of September, 2015

    August was a great month for me as a new-ish Dreamstimer.   I had my second TIFF sale!   I had my highest sale value (a credit sale, no less)! But overall, I had my highest ever number of sales in a month. August was an all-around success.... More
  • Autumn love shades

    by Oliena | 1st of September, 2015

    Autumn is a special season for weddings. In many folk traditions the rituals of new family celebration took place right after harvesting, when tons of fruit and vegetables were gathered, fresh wine and beer brewed and gardens blossomed with amazing colors in honor to the... More
  • Dreamstime on your phone

    by Cousy86 | 1st of September, 2015

       Because of my daughter's birth I had a little vacation,and after some while I resumed my photography very active. During summer time I shoot a lot of stuff and now it's time to name it and tag it... So I wondered if there is an app of dreamstime for my... More
  • Plitvice Park in Croatia - a part from heaven

    by Feriteglas | 1st of September, 2015

    I have recently visited the Plitvice National Park in Croatia. It looks like a peace of heaven, i totally recommend you to visit. Here are some photos:             More
  • Dreamstime journey (8+ months)

    by Jimmytst | 31st of August, 2015

    Today, I received my second payment from Dreamstime. It's been a gritty and rewarding journey. Like running a marathon, perseverance and determination pays off, coupled with practice and inspiration from within and without. The support and guidance from the community... More
  • My lovely city: Bucharest

    by Dianabahrin | 31st of August, 2015

    Hello! Have you ever noticed how little attention we pay to ordinary details around us? Like our road to work and them back home or the city we live in. I don't know about you, must there are many times when I'm too tired or too in a hurry to even notice anything around... More
  • Beautiful colorful lanterns on Hang Ma street in Mid Autumn Festival!

    by Chuotnhatdesigner | 31st of August, 2015

    Hang Ma street is from the intersection Hang Duong street to Phung Hung Street and it is of 339 m, former rural land and Yen Phu Vinh Hanh, two ancient villages separated by the To Lich river, the river has been filled up two sections on both sides of street almost opposite... More
  • My first selling

    by Y33p00n | 31st of August, 2015

    I'm a newbie in Dreamstime! This is my first selling image on Dreamstime :P. There is such a lot of world to see and discover. There is always an adventure waiting just round the corner. They say that ” beauty is in the eye of the beholder ” and sharing that beauty in... More
  • First 100 dollars

    by Balanvalentin | 31st of August, 2015

    For me 90 sales=100 dollars. After I became the exclusive photographer my sales growing from month to month. In this all time I understand that perseverance and exercise are very important. I am proud of this result... My next objective 10 000 photo.       More
  • Double Digit Milestone

    by Arielfriedphotography | 30th of August, 2015

    While to a lot of contributors on here, 10 photographs is nothing but a days work, to me its a big triumph. It shows that I've got something to be proud of, but also that I can definitely improve. The acceptances are becoming more frequent with the new camera upgrade (from... More
  • Finally goal at 500!

    by Cousy86 | 29th of August, 2015

             Already reached 500 uploads!Lot of time passed but still uploading more and more. With help of my newborn daughter model.Yes,last year i became a mother and start her photo career when she was three months old.Up to now I'm shooting a lot of her photos,... More
  • Perhaps It's a Milestone to Me

    by Wxh6763 | 29th of August, 2015

    Since I joined and became a exclusive photographer for Dreamstime, I have more and more surprise and achievement in my work. No matter what kind of different cultural, nation and history, we all are showing ourselves.    Recently, I analyzed the information and data... More

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