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“Give Thanks, Give Back” Initiative, a Success!
posted by tangie - 29th of november, 2011
The Dreamstime “Give Thanks, Give Back” initiative has come to a close, and it’s the community that deserves the biggest thanks! In total, you all contributed $3,235 that Dreamstime will match for an impressive total of $6,... More...
Give Thanks, Give Back
posted by tangie - 11th of november, 2011
It's the season for many things - picture-perfect snow falls and autumnal trees, holiday feasts with family and harvest festivals are the first things that come to mind, but everyone has their traditions and nostalgia for this time... More...
Booked Up
posted by ellenboughn - 16th of december, 2008
Writing recently about a decrease in vacation time among the world’s travelers for ’09, I have been keeping my eyes out for what the trend watchers think we will be doing in our downtime and what visual opportunities this will... More...
Gathering
posted by ellenboughn - 2nd of december, 2008
Dining in is the new dining out. Whether the photos are of family or friends around a home cooked meal or a couple at home, the resulting images are increasingly important as budgets shrink and an emphasis on relationships increase... More...
Make the Invisible Visible
posted by ellenboughn - 6th of may, 2008
Short of shooting roofs flying off buildings and trees ripped from the ground in a hurricane, how can you photograph wind? And why would you? As wind increases to hurricane force, the wise take shelter and let the guys in the working... More...
Hair and Makeup in Photos
posted by ellenboughn - 15th of april, 2008
While reviewing a featured photographer's portfolio, I saw a perfect opportunity to write about the judicious use of makeup on women models. Nothing better illustrates how makeup can lend authenticity to a model in different situations... More...
The Eyes Have It
posted by ellenboughn - 26th of march, 2008
Facial expressions and body language can either make or break a photo. Again and again we see images that would be successful if only there was emotion in the image instead of a subject with a bored look or a blank stare. How can you... More...
Very Crafty
posted by ellenboughn - 18th of march, 2008
The mention of a craft project no longer has to bring to mind clunky macrame window hangings or the dreaded and ugly scarf so lovingly knit by grandma. A change has come to the world of craft and with it, photo opportunities. As Rob... More...
Key Lessons-Travel Photos III
posted by ellenboughn - 9th of january, 2008
This is the final article in the series on Top Travel Spots. (Don’t neglect the list of Do’s and Don’ts at the end of this blog). When your location includes great diving spots like the warm waters of the Bay Islands of Honduras,... More...
Composition
posted by ellenboughn - 12th of december, 2007
There are some composition tricks that apply to stock photography specifically. As more and more image use migrates to the web, the old stock photo rule of leaving room for type is becoming less significant. It is becoming replaced... More...
What Time Is It?
posted by ellenboughn - 14th of november, 2007
There has been noise recently in the photo news about an email exchange that writer and Wired Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Chris Anderson, had with a hapless photographer who had sent Anderson a promo piece using bulk email from a purchased... More...
Religious Freedom
posted by ellenboughn - 27th of september, 2007
Religion has been much in the news over the last couple of weeks. Some of the flurry surrounds Christopher Hitchen’s best seller: God is Not Great and the tenth anniversary of the death of Mother Theresa. Organized religions down... More...
Mommy LOOK!
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of june, 2007
Everybody loves a baby...unless they are screaming in the seat next to you on a cross-country flight. And almost everyone has a baby around the house at one time or another. But beware...babies and children can be like little flowers:... More...
A Simple Life
posted by ellenboughn - 24th of april, 2007
A growing awareness of environmental issues has created a parallel change in personal values for many people. Instead of the conspicuous consumption of years past and the over indulgent styles of the 90's, more and more seek... More...
Shots That Take Off. Shooting Air Travel
posted by ellenboughn - 6th of april, 2007
In the next two months I'll be traveling across the US more than once, going to Alaska and to several destinations in Europe. Travel destination images are plentiful but what about images of travel itself?... More...
Doctor in the House
posted 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... More...
Not Just a Pretty Face
posted 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... More...
Total relaxation
posted by myriiel - 15th of april, 2014
I may very well be lazy. Probably I am. My ears keep hearing silent screams: Get out out of the brick jungle! So i do! i finally do get out. It is Saturday afternoon. It feels chilly. I suddenly realize i am not prepared. I rush... More...
Tianzi Mountains, from China to the movie Avatar
posted by nikitu - 1st of april, 2014
Tianzi means The Son of Heaven, and reaching the northern part of Wulingyuan Scenic Area you can see why. The mountain peaks shoot to the sky from a sea of mist and greenery and you feel transported straight into the sci-fi movie ... More...
Painting with Light
posted by mrallen - 22nd of march, 2014
Fiber-Optic Light Painting The photographic technique of 'Painting with Light' has been around since the very early days of photography. WHAT IS LIGHT PAINTING ? Light painting is a photographic technique in which... More...
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