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Your Turn
posted by ellenboughn - 17th of april, 2007
I've been churning out blogs at a furious pace. Now it's your turn. Here are a few of my favorite images from the Dreamstime collection. I'll tell you why I responded to them and then I hope you'll suggest subjects you would... More...
Sexy!
posted 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... More...
Keywords that Work (Part III)
posted 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... 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...
The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)
posted by ellenboughn - 26th of march, 2007
Correct Image Name, Description, Categories and Age of Models. Dreamstime offers a variety of methods to identify the important information in an image. The system provides variety and choice... More...
The Do Nots of Successful Keywords
posted by ellenboughn - 13th of march, 2007
Over the next week or so, I'll continue a short course in keywording the Dreamstime way. I can't promise that our guide will take all the tedium out of the job but if you follow it, the time you spend in adding data to your... 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...
Wild Models
posted 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.... More...
A Sense of Place (Part II)
posted 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... More...
Erin Go Bragh!
posted by ellenboughn - 22nd of february, 2007
Erin Go Bragh translates to "Ireland Forever" and in the US where everyone claims to be Irish on St. Patrick's Day, it is often heard.
In parts... More...
What is She Wearing?
posted by ellenboughn - 20th of february, 2007
Wardrobe is key to a professional looking image. And the type of clothing that a model is wearing can enhance the salability of an image in more ways than one. Here is a terrific image of a teen writing on the... More...
Introduction
posted by ellenboughn - 16th of february, 2007
Dreamstime has asked me to write a blog to share my knowledge of the stock photo business. First a bit about me. Before I found myself in the business of editing, marketing and producing images, I was a schoolteacher.... More...
Southern Dongting Lake
posted by showins - 16th of april, 2014
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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...
Antelope Canyon, Navajo land, Arizona
posted by nikitu - 15th of april, 2014
We jump on a plane from China and head straight to the United States of America, more precise, in Arizona, in the heart of the Navajo land where we will visit the world famous Antelope Canyon. Gaze for too long at these rock formations,... More...
Got inspired, thank you!
posted by awizard - 11th of april, 2014
I think that everybody needs inspiration from time to time. I live in Ukraine, last haft a year has been very tough here. I was exhausted emotionally, did not see any positive tendencies, did not find any source for inspiration to take... More...
Moses Mabhida Stadium and Nelson Mandela
posted by kierran1 - 10th of april, 2014
I am one of the official photographers for the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa. These two images are some what special in a way, I was commissioned to shoot the memorial service of Nelson Mandela, who died earlier this... More...
My 100 approved photos
posted by exsulor - 9th of april, 2014
Finally I reached the threshold of 100 uploaded photos. I noticed that the quality of my work has improved since last year. The number of refused photos has decreased. But amount of my sales are still low, although it has a tendency... More...
Celebrating sale no 500
posted by ribe - 8th of april, 2014
Not that this makes me suddenly rich but I am somehow happy about my 500th's sale today. Considering my quite small portfolio and the fact that it is about an extreme niche of photography, I am ok with that.
Reed Flute Caves - China
posted by nikitu - 8th of april, 2014
This week we stay in China but move to the Guilin region to visit the Reed Flute Caves, Ludi Yan. The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. Inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular... More...
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