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  • It's Elementary

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of August, 2008

    What’s new for lower and middle school in photos and illustrations this year? Home schooling is an increasingly popular alternative educational solution. Bullying is an urgent issue. Computers are everywhere at all levels even for the very youngest students. Home schooling... More
  • I Want to Thank the Academy....

    by Ellenboughn | 29th of August, 2007

    As fall approaches, the music and film communities begin preparation for the award season. Hollywood puts on the glam as the award shows build to the granddaddy of them all: the Academy awards. Unless you are credentialed or very clever paparazzi, you are not likely to be... More
  • Yummo! Shooting Food

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of May, 2007

    Many times a business deal has been concluded over a pricey meal or in a coffee shop. Hundreds, if not thousands of cookbooks, are published every year. Entire magazines and web sites are devoted to recipes and cooking tips. Many charities and non-profit organizations... More
  • Sexy!

    by Ellenboughn | 13th of April, 2007

    Youth and sex have forever been used to promote and sell products and services. And sexy pixs are especially important to the calendar sector that isn't dominated by kittens (the more feline type) and gardens. I'm not an expert on what is sexy; that is gender specific... More
  • Keywords that Work (Part III)

    by Ellenboughn | 4th of April, 2007

    Keywording is both a science and an art. No matter what you call it, it can be the best cure for insomnia available outside of a bottle of sleeping pills. But without relevant keywords, images will be lost in remote territories and never be found.... More
  • Doctor in the House

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of March, 2007

    With an explosion of medical advertising and health care issues often in the news in print and on the web, there is an increased demand for images of medical professionals. To produce images of doctors and nurses, it's not necessary to have access to a hospital. It'... More
  • Not Just a Pretty Face

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of March, 2007

    Facial expressions send strong messages about what an image is trying to say...what the image is about. Unfortunately, a model's lack of expression can sometimes cause the photo to say next to nothing. One expression to avoid is the pouty-pouty runway model blank... More
  • 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... 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... More
  • Can I make a living in photography? That is the question!

    by Babar760 | 19th of May, 2015

    In hindsight, it really boils down to two things, and two things only: luck, and how badly you want it. Without either, you don’t have a career. Remember, you are going into a profession that has no regulation of standards, cutthroat competition, a highly subjective, non-... More
  • Breaking into the Photography Business

    by Frozenmountainphotography | 27th of April, 2015

    Well today I thought to myself about the expression breaking into the business, and that's what I'm trying to do only difference is it ain't easy. The expression breaking into the business makes it sound quick, and easy but truthfully it isn't an I've learned that. But the... More
  • My first 100 sales

    by Rosariomanzo | 27th of March, 2015

      It's a slow walk, but I finally reached this new milestone with the image above. I don't write much, but I do read most of the contributor's blogs, which are often full of great advice. Now, for the next milestone! See Article
  • Advice for young photographers

    by Chuanwentao | 16th of December, 2014

    BY:Michael Kramber in New York 10 June, 07 I am writing this from the Baghdad bureau of The New York Times where I am on assignment. I have received dozens of queries from photojournalists starting out in the business. I am writing this in response, partly so I can refer... More
  • Video as a wonderful holiday gift

    by Oliena | 1st of December, 2014

    If you are looking for a great idea of unusual, unexpectable and unforgettable Christmas gift – you’ve probably found it.   The “gift video” is not a scientific term, it is just a comfortable definition of the short clip, made for some one on some special occasion.... More
  • Any tips for me...

    by Bluetoes67 | 18th of October, 2014

    Hello everyone, I would just like to introduce myself to you all and ask you for any advice that you think will help me. Well my name is Karen and as you can see I am into nature big time. I just love to be out and about in our beautiful countryside. Any thing that moves... More
  • My first blog - all criticism and advices are greatly appreciated

    by Pet548 | 4th of September, 2014

    I read the blog and I find there helpfull advices but I have never posted anything because I don't fell good with my English. I am new at photography. I wish to learn how to take beautiful pictures from you all and to try to improve mines. Any help or advice would be appreciated.... More
  • My 1st one dozen upload accept wait for reach 50 now

    by Bhabotoshchakraborty | 4th of August, 2014

    Hi @ all user from Dreamstime i want to thanks DT cause my 1st dozen photo accept and now online with 0 sale.Wating for next milestone 50 online. I invite all of you please check my portfolio and share your views ,please suggest me how to improve my portfolio how to... More
  • 6 Tips for Photographing Cars

    by Designroast | 29th of July, 2014

    Shooting high-quality photographs can be a great way to show off your brand new sports car or to quickly sell a vehicle that you are looking to get rid of. Unfortunately, we aren't all professional photographers (yet!), and it can be pretty intimidating to try and capture... More
  • Just starting, how am I doing??

    by Somadlyinlove | 7th of May, 2014

    I am just getting started and don't pretend to know anything about photography. I just enjoy it and hope to learn as I go and possibly make some money. I currently have 19 approved photographs and 22 pending. My current goal is 50 approved. I have been selling digital... More
  • No advice here!

    by Rigmanyi | 3rd of May, 2014

    Time and time again I see articles about tips and/or advice for newbies, written by... well, newbies. When I read a blog that might contain new, useful info, I check the source. I look at the author's profile page, his online files/sales ratio but most importantly at the... More

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