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  • Your Turn

    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 like to see in future blogs. Post suggestions... More
  • Sexy!

    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 on what is sexy; that is gender specific... More
  • Keywords that Work (Part III)

    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 and never be found.... More
  • Doctor in the House

    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 to have access to a hospital. It'... More
  • The I Hate to Keyword Guide to Keywording (part II)

    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 by offering four different means of... More
  • The Do Nots of Successful Keywords

    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 images should improve your downloads... More
  • Not Just a Pretty Face

    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 is the pouty-pouty runway model blank... More
  • Wild Models

    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. These... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part II)

    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 the light will be at different times... More
  • Erin Go Bragh!

    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 of the world, March 17th is all about beer.... More
  • What is She Wearing?

    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 board in her classroom. The model's top... More
  • Introduction

    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. Thus the art above. I hope to both teach... More
  • Over 300 images online

    by Amdizdarevic | 1st of September, 2014

    I finally got 300 images online with another 30 or so pending. Hoping to be closer to 325-330 really soon. My goal is to have 500 images accepted by the end of the year.                 [previmg]NaN,NaN,NaN,NaN_43761489[/previmg]    More
  • Austin Texas

    by Noamfein | 1st of September, 2014

    Austin Texas is a great place. Not only it is a great place to live in, it has some nice places to take photos, even if you are just coming for a visit. From tasty food shots, to nice night shots. From college football, to the impressive Texas' capitol... More
  • Improvement

    by Jaap2861 | 30th of August, 2014

    This picture of de Watergate of Sneek in the Netherlands was my first uploaded and accepted photo on Dreamstime in January 2014. For so far it got 134 views. And no comments and no downloads. In June I wrote in my first blog I had my first download from the image with... More
  • Hint to get more model releases from strangers of street photography

    by Lifeontheside | 30th of August, 2014

    Hi everyone, Thought I would share my hints with you about how I build up model releases for my photos , especially photos that I take on the street, beach or whereever of virtual strangers. Let's take the beach for a perfect setting. If I plan a day at the beach,... More
  • Ape Cars

    by Vitabello | 30th of August, 2014

    Hi, i must say this is the first time i write a blog. So if it's totally crap, please forgive me ;). Anyway, When i was in Italy a few month's ago, i had a great holiday. Made a lot of photographs. In Italy you can just walk out of your door, and directly start to make... More
  • Persistence?

    by Physi28 | 29th of August, 2014

    I have been at DT since 2010 with now around 2800 images online and with an average approval rate of around 84 percent, I have newer stopped uploading any month, sales were increasing with temporary downs, (all the veterans here may remember the crisis in the first quarter... More
  • Image Adoption

    by Celiaak | 28th of August, 2014

    It is always a joy to know one of our forgoten images fallen in to level 0 threshold has been adopted (AKA sold). I don't mind if it is a credit sale or a subscription sale. I feel happy just to know someone took the time to find it and the image is good enough to be adopted... More
  • Photography can be so dangerous sometimes

    by Katey997 | 27th of August, 2014

    Well after a few days of nonstop rain, today i thought i try my new canon 100mm L 2.8 macro out for size but it didn't go to plan. About one mile in on my walk i started feeling really weak, i thought oh no not again, my blood sugar levels started to drop and i had no... More

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