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  • User Generated Content Expo

    by Ellenboughn | 12th of February, 2009

    Microstock falls into the UGC classification but when one tries to define UGC to someone who has never heard of it, you realize that the designation doesn’t totally apply to Dreamstime. A friend in the industry who works with professional advertising photographers on assignments... More
  • Booked Up

    by Ellenboughn | 16th of December, 2008

    Writing recently about a decrease in vacation time among the world’s travelers for ’09, I have been keeping my eyes out for what the trend watchers think we will be doing in our downtime and what visual opportunities this will offer. I was surprised to learn that reading... More
  • Personal Best

    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 are effective for a wide range of users... More
  • Focus on Wolves

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of November, 2007

    I spent last Sunday afternoon listening to Jim and Jamie Dutcher speak about the six years they spent living with a pack of wolves in the Idaho wilderness. Those years have been documented in their still photography, films and books. Using photographic and scientific talent,... More
  • Mystery in the tall trees

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of August, 2007

    Dramatic images of trees are powerful symbols of growth, shelter, change and endurance. Trees as a metaphor are popular for many brands and services. Beyond commercial use, many people have a somewhat universal emotional connection to trees that goes beyond simple awe.... More
  • A Kick in the Creative Pants

    by Ellenboughn | 2nd of March, 2007

    The most important advice I have to offer after my decades in the stock photo business about what images to make is listen to yourself. You know more than anyone about why you want to create imagery. Build on those thoughts first. Then see how to make the images... More
  • Stage Performers - How do we do it - A laymans guide

    by Kabayanmark | 26th of March, 2015

    Being an outdoor person I have climbed mountains, crossed rivers and hung from trees to try to get the perfect angle on just about anything. More recently however I was invited to a series of indoor events as the pro on site. One of these stands out above the rest as... More
  • Never to forget

    by Gjfoto | 4th of March, 2015

    I am happy that I sold another photo today ; "glashouse in the snow".   I put a lot of time in photography. And also after making the photo's, I put time in arrange the photo's... Sometimes I lost myself in this and thought I should do something else in my freetime,... More
  • Let it Be

    by Marconti805 | 27th of February, 2015

    Enjoyed a night out with good friends in Santa Ynez, California to see The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band! From the first LP's to the last they dressed up and sang their hearts out. Even "John Lennon" made heartwarming comments about the world we live in today...singing;... More
  • What an awesome surprise! Thanks Dreamstime

    by Mike2focus | 24th of February, 2015

    One of the fun things I look forward to each week is checking out who the Featured Contributor is here on DT on Tuesdays. So this morning when I saw on of my images in the FC spot I was totally shocked and surprised! I am really honored, especially when I look at the talent... More
  • How to find Interesting Photography Subjects

    by Mavericdesign | 12th of February, 2015

    Sometimes it take as a long time to create and find superb subject for our photographs. Every day we pass a lot things, situations not really realizing - this is it- this is the best subject- one of millions.    Every season of year presents many unique scenes... More
  • Great! my second 2 images approved.

    by Jimmypontoh | 25th of January, 2015

  • EMOTIONAL SPARROWS

    by Project007 | 18th of January, 2015

      THEY SAY BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER... THEY STICK TOGETHER YES...BUT DO U THINK THEY ALSO HAVE EMOTIONS? FUNNY QUESTION BUT SEE IF YOU CAN DIG UP YOUR PICTURES OF ANIMALS EXPRESSING EMOTIONS IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE CLOSELY I GUARANTEE YOU WILL SEE... More
  • A soft farewell....

    by Inyrdreams | 31st of December, 2014

    I am whispering a soft farewell here, not to dreamstime and the wonderful people on it, but to the year 2014. This year was a tough one, as I left my home in Michigan and moved in with parents to help them care for infant grandchildren. I became a licensed foster mom, relearned... More
  • 5 warm destinations to escape the winter freeze

    by Dudau | 18th of December, 2014

    If you're not a winter fan, check out these 5 hot destinations you can escape to: 1) Buenos Aires, Argentina   Average temperature in January: 25°C (77°F). It's the most visited city in South America and it has the third best quality of life of Latin American cities.... More
  • Goal: To Sell Images Not to Capture Reality

    by Eric1513 | 9th of December, 2014

    I love all aspects of photography especially learning new things and challenging myself to create new images. When I first began in photography about 25 years ago, it was very difficult to change or alter what you captured. I shot mainly slide films for publishing. Pretty... More
  • It's Hip to be Square!

    by Eric1513 | 20th of November, 2014

    I know I'm dating myself when I say that the 80s pop band Huey Lewis and the News was right when they sang that it's hip to be square. When it comes to photography, I love the square format. It open up new and creative composition opportunities that a normal rectangle format... More
  • Great/Brown Skua's

    by Geoffreygreen46 | 11th of November, 2014

    Heres a bit of information about the Great/Brown Skua. This is a bird I had never seen before visiting South Africa, and getting pretty close to the Arctic. Below are a few photos that were shot off the coast of South Africa, near shark alley in 2013. Length: 53–58cm.... More
  • Handy Photography Cheat Sheets

    by Asakalaskas | 4th of November, 2014

    http://www.designzzz.com/handy-photography-cheat-sheets Here is a handy link to some visual cheat sheets that will be highly beneficial for beginners in understanding many basic photography principals including manual settings & exposure, angles, focal lengths, aperture,... More
  • Silhouettes that Sell!

    by Eric1513 | 3rd of November, 2014

    Let's face it, we are here at Dreamstime because we want to sell images. The question in our image creation, though, is what types of images sell. A quick look through my portfolio reveals that my subjects are broad and varied. I am always searching for another angle,... More

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