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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...
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...
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...
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...
The new me:)
posted by silent47 - 11th of september, 2013
Ok...At wisconsinart advice i begin to redefine myself.This is what came out: And some images in pending...What do you think about new me?Thank you all for the good advices!They took me here... More...
Advise to Food Photographers
posted by reberman - 9th of september, 2013
I have downloaded 131 images, primarily soups and during my searches for specific soups I have noticed a couple of things that stop me from purchasing certain images. 1. Think before you take the picture as many of the images are... More...
CAPTCHA
posted by mani33 - 27th of june, 2013
How many times you had tried to log in your account & you failed? haha I confess, I myself had failed many times signing in some private accounts, because of this CAPTCHA security technology! Specially using my mobile, or when they... More...
700 Reasons for backing up your computer.
posted by daddiomanottawa - 22nd of may, 2013
It happened again. For the second time over the course of many, many years, I've suffered a hard-drive failure. The poor 500GB drive on my desktop unit, after enduring years of endless spinning and whirring,and for reasons unknown... More...
Gear vs Eye
posted by mangalika - 9th of may, 2013
I often encounter a question. Well, I am so sure most of you must have answered such question. You upload a good shot in your public profile and the next question will be 'Which camera?' Might be the most irritating question for a true... More...
Newbie vs DT. 0-2
posted by delned - 7th of may, 2013
Well, I just got a hard lesson from DT. I uploaded 10 photos within about two weeks and the first two who were moderated were rejected. Honestly, I had high expectations because I spent a lot of time making and edit these pictures.... More...
Repetitive Motion Injury
posted by sunguy - 30th of january, 2013
The age of digital photography has given me a problem that would not have occurred back in the film and darkroom era – namely, repetitive motion injury from processing images on the computer in Photoshop. Hence, my upload of work... More...
Compact camera or pancake lens?
posted by martingraf - 30th of january, 2013
Lately I realized that I wasn't using my Canon 5D II as much as I should. I also realized that about 70 percent of my uploads were done with my compact camera Canon G1X. Well the reason was quite obvious - I had my Canon G1X most of... More...
Cool compound eyes,movie star?
posted by danchayuan - 31st of december, 2012
Cool compound eyes, the movie star?A cheap device's toss,try to do better! Happy new year everybody!!!
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