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Best selling photos in 2010!
posted by tangie - 21st of january, 2011
Hot arrival from our secret statistics, here comes the list of best sold images in 2010! We'll start with the best selling photos and continue with best selling illustrations so stay tuned for our next post to see the entire list of... More...
Ellen Boughn offering inexpensive mini-consults
posted by ellenboughn - 19th of april, 2010
More than anything in my long career in stock photography, I have most enjoyed interactions with photographers and their work. Now that I've finished my book about microstock photography, I've decided to offer microstock photographers... More...
New blogs by Ellen Boughn
posted by ellenboughn - 3rd of january, 2010
Thanks to all the wonderful experience I gained writing blogs for Dreamstime for two years nicely organized by Maigi here, I have decided to go forward with a new blog on my own site found here I hope you find them helpful as you continue... More...
Best selling images in 2009
posted by tangie - 18th of december, 2009
Before moving to a new year, we would like to disclose some backstage info for our active and ever growing contributing community: Dreamstime's 2009 best 10 images, a list of the most downloaded files this year. And since this cat is... More...
2008 Best Selling Photos
posted by ellenboughn - 20th of january, 2009
The new year is the best time to look back at last year’s successes and failures to see how to increase the former and decrease the latter in the coming year. What photos were the most successful on Dreamstime in 2008 and why?... More...
Black Is the New Black
posted 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... More...
Naycation
posted by ellenboughn - 9th of december, 2008
Just as I was getting ready to reveal the top travel destinations for 2009 for those enterprising photographers planning shoots for the coming year, a new word popped up in a travel story to replace last year's "staycation": naycation... 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...
Your Photo Counts!
posted by ellenboughn - 16th of september, 2008
America and some other parts of the world are somewhat preoccupied with the U.S. presidential election. The candidates are often out and about in public and can be photographed in venues large and small. Images of the candidates are... 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...
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...
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...
Rites of Passage
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of may, 2008
Life is a series of events that mark our passage through time. Some events are as unremarkable as a Grandfather teaching his grandson how to swim or parents looking on as their child takes its first step. Other occasions such as traditional... More...
India Now
posted by ellenboughn - 22nd of april, 2008
Often photos of India show the poorer side of life. It is true that photojournalism has done much to alleviate the state of the poor by exposing their plight to the world. Too often though we fail to photograph evidences of positive... More...
In the News!
posted by ellenboughn - 20th of february, 2008
I am very pleased with the images that are showing up daily under the new editorial license. It snows in Athens and BOOM, Dreamstime displays images of the Roman Forum covered in snow. Barack Obama appears at a rally and we see him... More...
What Makes Best Selling Photo?
posted 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.... More...
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
posted by ellenboughn - 16th of january, 2008
Hotels in major business centers and cities empty out on weekends as do resorts in slow seasons. As a result many promote packages geared to special groups/interests in order to fill empty rooms. One of the fastest growing hotel and... More...
Top Travel Photo Spots-Part II
posted by ellenboughn - 3rd of january, 2008
If we use the Top Travel Photo Ops destinations in Part I as examples of typical travel destinations, you can learn some specifics about what travel photos will sell. The first step, starting weeks or more in advance, is to do research.... More...
Top Travel Photo Spots-2008
posted by ellenboughn - 19th of december, 2007
The travel publications are out with their predictions for the top travel destinations for 2008. We searched them for spots that Dreamstime photographers had not yet covered comprehensively. Seven hot destinations for 2008 to visit... More...
Snow: Real or Instant?
posted 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.... More...
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