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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...
The New Commuters
posted by ellenboughn - 15th of july, 2008
Commuter patterns have changed dramatically over the past few months as individuals cut back on driving both to save gas money and to protect the environment just as other countries such as India and China begin a love affair with the... More...
War and Peace
posted by ellenboughn - 11th of june, 2008
Occasionally I have the opportunity to query buyers of images about their specific needs. This week I spoke to the head of an art buying team that spends over seven figures on image licenses annually. Naturally I asked about the kinds... More...
Spectator Sports
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of april, 2008
As a photographer you need to be the most focused of all spectators at sporting events not only to make the best images but to keep from getting into the action yourself. To see what happens when a photographer forgets where he is,... More...
Point of View
posted by ellenboughn - 5th of march, 2008
Fresh out of ideas? Your creative meter stuck on zero? Got the late winter idea blahs? I recommend reading this. It’s rather long but hey, if you are stuck in a morass of boredom with your creative brain flat lining, what else do... More...
What Makes Best Selling Photo?
posted by ellenboughn - 12th of february, 2008
The most popular concepts in the top photographs from last year are happiness/love/family and determined business teams. Don’t drop everything to focus on kisses and bunches of business types. Statistics only tell part of any story.... 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...
A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...
posted 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... More...
The Kung Fu Master of Stock Teaches Grasshopper About the "Obvious"
posted by wisconsinart - 19th of april, 2014
The Kung Fu Master of Stock was in his garden photographing garden tools arranged in ways to appeal for commercial purposes when Grasshopper wandered in, looking dejected and sad. Master inquired as to why the long face and the reply... More...
Hongjiang Ancient Commercial City
posted by showins - 18th of april, 2014
Hongjiang Ancient Commercial City (HACC) boasts a long history and a profound embodiment. It originated from the Spring and Autumn Period in China, took shape in the prosperous Tang Dynasty, and flourished in Ming and Qing... More...
1000 Sales!
posted by joshuaraineyphotography - 26th of march, 2014
I have officially hit the 1000 sale mark with my portfolio here at Dreamstime! This image of a snow-covered dock at Lake Tahoe did the trick. That's really exciting news, especially considering where I was at less than a year ago.... More...
A watch
posted by johnnierunner - 22nd of february, 2014
Hi, my dear fellows! I need your feedback and critique on this new photo. Thank you! :)
How to design a brand identity for your company
posted by mmulligan828 - 3rd of february, 2014
A brand identity is the image of your company that you promote to consumers. A business, like an individual, has an identity and personality. A brand identity integrates the ideas, personality and values of a company. If you take the... More...
Winter fun
posted by fredbro - 28th of january, 2014
It's amazing how people always complain about the weather: too hot, too cold, too much rain, too much humid, too much snow... Where I come from, people complain even more when it's winter time. I find that weird, since winter is so... More...
Run out of ideas for new images?...Create new images with composites.
posted by verdelho - 21st of january, 2014
Occasionally we all need to boost our creativity by doing something new or different. And we have all taken images that could do with that little bit extra to pick it up or transform it into something a bit more saleable. Why not... More...
15,000 Sales !!
posted by mrallen - 21st of january, 2014
Hello fellow Dreamstime contributors, I have just passed another milestone, 15,000 sales. So my 'Stats' as of 26th January 2014 are......... 15,091 sales, 5556 images on sale, $22,454.82 total income, 84.5% acceptance... More...
Creating Referrals
posted by davinciphotos - 2nd of january, 2014
I started a competition on my Professional Facebook site, https://www.facebook.com/TheDaVinciCamera?ref=hl. The competition was posted as an event which says: $100 Prize Create a profile at http://www.dreamstime.com/register#... More...
To Be Exclusive or Not
posted by iheartcountryphoto - 31st of december, 2013
As I near the 50 required uploads to be an exclusive photographer on DT, I have been doing a lot of thinking about being exclusive or not. I have looked over the benefits time and time again. The benefits are great and it also takes... More...
Money for nothing?
posted by osmar01 - 14th of december, 2013
With 20 photographs sold I reached the first small goal! Overcome the barrier of $ 100, what to expect in the future? A great desire to try again and have fun with the camera. We are in the race? More...
200 Downloads! Time to cherish :)
posted by mangalika - 12th of december, 2013
Finally one more mile stone completed with the following photo. It's the 200th download from my collection. I took this photo when I was back home from work after many months. My mom was preparing breakfast for me and a warm... More...
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