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  • Black Is the New Black

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of January, 2009

    The July 08 issue of Italian Vogue featured only black models and became one of the best selling foreign magazine issues ever in the U.S. Photographer Steven Meisel shot the issue and was quoted as saying that he hoped that the success of the layouts would show the world... More
  • What size is....?

    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 the park and on the street. A jogger... More
  • What Makes Best Selling Photo?

    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. How many images would have been in the... More
  • Snow: Real or Instant?

    by Ellenboughn | 25th of October, 2007

    How do you make it snow when it doesn’t? Hands down, the real stuff is best but sometimes you have to fake it There are all manner of tricks. There is phony snow that is mixed with water and some swear by instant mashed potato flakes. A discussion about the merits of various... More
  • Changing

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of October, 2007

    A widely distributed video produced by a soap company shows that some long necked, wide-eyed beauties aren’t necessarily that way because of exalted strands of DNA. Go here to see how expert makeup and the judicious use of PhotoShop can transform a merely pretty woman into... More
  • All the Pretty Faces

    by Ellenboughn | 19th of June, 2007

    When I think of portraits, I don't visualize the standard, studio shot of a family or a high school grad or even a scion of the business world. I think in stock pictures, so I see an image of a person or animal or an illustrated character that looks like he/she/it is... More
  • Booming

    by Ellenboughn | 24th of May, 2007

    The older folks are most definitely not hanging around the rocking chairs these days. Life expectancy has been extended greatly over the last 30 years. Those that are living longer are enjoying it more. This is a generation that started going to the gym in their 20's and... 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 birds... 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 gives a clue... More
  • 101 uploads and 1st sale!

    by Fatema7864 | 24th of November, 2015

    Yippee!!! This has been a great month. Crossed 100 uploads and bagged my 1st sale. I am really thankful to Dreamstime for giving me this platform and also to the buyer of my pic. My first sale has given me a new boost and motivated me to hone my skills further. Hoping... More
  • Silent screams

    by Photashoot | 15th of November, 2015

    I had a great time shooting Eri in the studio. She is a hugely expressive model and really easy to direct and work with. This image actually surprised me, when no noise came out! It was almost like my ears had stopped working, when they couldn't hear the scream...... More
  • New Model - Cowboy

    by Rhbabiak13 | 23rd of October, 2015

    I offer my clients a discount on photo shoots if they will sign a model release for me. I sure am glad this mom signed a release, because I got so many cute shots of this child. We did his formal shoot in normal clothing and then she put this cowboy hat and shirt on him... More
  • Hobby Photographer

    by Machols | 21st of October, 2015

    Ever since I can remember I've been fascinated by images and creating them myself. It has been an on-again off-again relationship however. To be fully present to a moment there have been times when the camera felt like it demanded an attention that took me out of the 'picture'... More
  • A trick to gain a new model :-)

    by Veronikaouskova | 13th of October, 2015

    Anytime a friend asks me for a help, I say "YES, but you know, could you give me a favor ...? That way I have created several very cooperative models. For example this guy needed to borrow a drilling machine:   And this one was very cold at a garden party, so I had... More
  • Tips for a Better Fashion Photoshoot

    by Designroast | 8th of October, 2015

    Fashion photography is not for the faint of heart. It requires vision, style and hard work. Whether you are just beginning your fashion photography career or right in the middle of it, these tips will work for you! Be Confident Don’t be afraid to tell your models... More
  • Defining Or Redefining Model Image

    by Emeraldraindropsphotography | 19th of August, 2015

        I wish to congratulate Seattle model Serjski on her first image sale through other channels! As some of you may know, individual image sales are not lucrative earnings for the most part, but every sale counts. Beyond the sales, here is what I really enjoy.... More
  • My first photos with a model (in black and white)

    by Truthservant | 13th of August, 2015

    Hello friends, I like to share with you my first ever photos with a model. I chose to process them in black and white. What do you think?    I think black-and-white is suitable for some photos where color can be a real distraction. It is good for photos with patterns... More
  • Growing Model

    by Cheese365 | 13th of August, 2015

      My new model at 10 weeks old, a cute fluffy buddle of fun. Now he is 15 months old, still cute (well I think so) much bigger and still a lot of fun. Had hoped to get several images of him online but so difficult to capture him as he is always moving plus not all of my... More
  • Craftsmanship

    by Sebastian423 | 7th of August, 2015

    Just wanted to take this opportunity to show you my dads project :) He was working on this ship for 1 year!!      I must admit i didn't believe its going to be something special when he started. I was wrong.. He used plans from internet and he made every little... More
  • My first images with a model

    by Avenikolas | 17th of July, 2015

    For sure images with models are better than editorial photos with strangers. I asked my best indonesian friend, Sarif, if does he want to be my model. This is some of these pictures what we made. Hope that buyers love asian models. :D       More

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