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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...
Build Your Brand
posted by ellenboughn - 25th of november, 2008
Dreamstime success depends on many factors beyond an exciting and diverse portfolio. Building a reputation for a particular style or special subject niche creates a ‘brand’. As designers become familiar with your work, they will... More...
Flagging insights
posted by tangie - 21st of november, 2008
Say flag and everyone will jump: where, why, when, how? Ever since we put up the flagging system, people have used it continuously - needless to say there are some tens of thousand of flags at this point. A lot of work for us and... More...
Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid
posted by ellenboughn - 18th of november, 2008
Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts... More...
Funniest thing I've read lately
posted by tangie - 13th of november, 2008
Here is something someone in my office was kind enough to give me to read today. He told me that I should read it as it is connected to what I do and it will help me improve my customer service skills. I must admit, it surely made... More...
Secrets of Microstock SuperStars
posted by ellenboughn - 5th of november, 2008
While in New York City last week for PhotoPlus Expo and the PACA (Picture Archive Council of America) International Conference, I attended a panel comprised of ‘Microstock SuperStars” moderated by PDN’s Daryl Lang. I heard some... More...
Holiday Messages
posted by ellenboughn - 30th of october, 2008
Dreamstime recently announced a relationship that will provide the users of My Space with art and photography for greeting cards. To take full advantage of this new revenue opportunity, create images that will resonate with card buyers.... More...
Personal Best
posted by ellenboughn - 7th of october, 2008
Individual, recreational sports offer distraction from day to day stress and provide unlimited shooting opportunities. Engaging images of healthy activities and individuals competing with themselves to improve their skills and prowess... More...
What size is....?
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of october, 2008
The past couple of weeks found me in New York just as Fashion Week was ending and last week in Southern California for a seminar. Perhaps because NY was filled with fashionistas and models, I noticed a lot of very, very thin women in... More...
Way LOUD
posted by ellenboughn - 23rd of september, 2008
Sound is invisible and depicting it in images is even more challenging than photographs of wind that I have written about previously. From the sound of music to the stress producing noise of an early morning garbage truck, images that... More...
Stay Frosty
posted by ellenboughn - 9th of september, 2008
Images of refreshing beverages, both alcoholic and otherwise are used for purposes as diverse as major ads and invitations to small parties. The virtues of drinking eight glasses of water daily may have come under scrutiny recently... More...
It's Elementary
posted 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... More...
Going Negative
posted by ellenboughn - 12th of august, 2008
Much is being made in the current U.S. presidential race about ads and emails that disparage the candidates with the use of innuendo and false accusations. The polls show that most Americans are opposed to such ads. In general, negative... More...
Camp Whatucallit
posted by ellenboughn - 22nd of july, 2008
As the end of summer approaches, it’s time to capture as many summer themed images as possible. When the demand for this genre grows in early 2009, you’ll find yourself looking for a campsite or outdoor pool that isn’t covered... More...
Industrial Strength
posted by ellenboughn - 9th of july, 2008
Sixty percent of world trade is comprised of heavy industry and businesses in the engineering sector. Images of oil and gas industries, shipbuilding, power plants, mining, and others such as steel, cement and iron fabrication are required... More...
Stuff Happens
posted by ellenboughn - 25th of june, 2008
What does leaving my wallet at the bookstore yesterday, a flashing warning light on the car dashboard as I pulled out to drive back to the bookstore and an error in posting a payment to a bill have to do with stock photography? Typical... More...
Staycation
posted by ellenboughn - 3rd of june, 2008
The hot buzzword in travel is ‘staycation’ meaning a vacation that takes place by staying in the neighborhood or city where one lives. The word and the concept seem to pepper every other article that I read and are also popping... More...
Get Framed
posted by ellenboughn - 28th of may, 2008
Images that are mass-produced as ‘wall art’ or posters for use in décor differ from fine art in that the images are not signed prints or original art. The business of wall art is complex and involves multiple publishers, distributors... More...
Is Your Photography Art?
posted by ellenboughn - 21st of may, 2008
There is a continuing dust up between those who claim that commercial photography isn’t art and that the photos in museums and galleries shouldn’t be sullied by appearing in promotions or ads. Not withstanding the fact that most... More...
Earth Day 2009
posted by ellenboughn - 13th of may, 2008
Earth Day ’08 is over. It’s time to get ready for next year. By all accounts 2009 will be “Earth Year” as all aspects of life are now increasingly examined for their impact on the environment. You will want to photograph iconic... More...
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