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  • 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
  • Religious Freedom

    by Ellenboughn | 27th of September, 2007

    Religion has been much in the news over the last couple of weeks. Some of the flurry surrounds Christopher Hitchen’s best seller: God is Not Great and the tenth anniversary of the death of Mother Theresa. Organized religions down to the local level publish in print and/... More
  • I Want to Thank the Academy....

    by Ellenboughn | 29th of August, 2007

    As fall approaches, the music and film communities begin preparation for the award season. Hollywood puts on the glam as the award shows build to the granddaddy of them all: the Academy awards. Unless you are credentialed or very clever paparazzi, you are not likely to be... 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
  • Shots That Take Off. Shooting Air Travel

    by Ellenboughn | 6th of April, 2007

    In the next two months I'll be traveling across the US more than once, going to Alaska and to several destinations in Europe. Travel destination images are plentiful but what about images of travel itself?... 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
  • 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. Specifically,... 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
  • Newer camera but more noise

    by Gmargittai | 6th of October, 2015

    I recently upgraded my venerable Panasonic GH1 m43 camera with a newer one, the GH3 which was on sale. There is a GH4 out and also a GX8 and G7 but there are only small improvements in the field of stills. So I went for the GH3 which is supposedly a more professional camera... More
  • New to Dreamstime

    by Info70962 | 5th of October, 2015

    Hello Dreamstime community! I would like to quickly introduce myself and of course get to know a little more about the dreamstime community! I specialize in nature photography and for my age 23 have accomplished quite a bit already getting publications with nat geo,... More
  • Journey to my first Editorial License

    by Jyotiprdeka | 30th of September, 2015

      It took up to five rejections to finally get one of my photo selected for Editorial License. Initially I was uploading macro shots, but none got selected. The reason was pretty simple. You need something special and newsworthy. Some of the rejections were the best photos... More
  • Travel Photography: Ketchikan, Alaska

    by Sunfire | 28th of September, 2015

    In the last article I wrote about downtown Seattle and some of its attractions. From there we boarded the cruise to our first stop, Ketchikan.   Ketchikan is a small city named after the Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town, emptying into the Tongass Narrows... More
  • Paradise

    by Sebastian423 | 27th of September, 2015

    Interesting question i hope. How would a paradise look like if You were to photograph it ? To me is as per below, the scene shows it all :) Please describe your version of paradise so good concept photos ideas can be generated. Thanks   See Article
  • The Pope in Washington DC

    by Shootalot | 24th of September, 2015

    No doubt Pope Francis is the center of attention right now. I was fortunate enough to see the pope in Washington DC on 9/23/15 at D Street as well as Constitution Avenue as he made his way around the Ellipse. This is probably the biggest event to happen in Washington DC... More
  • How do you remember all of the specific places you have captured?

    by Tempestz | 23rd of September, 2015

    I have the perfect and i think easiest solution to this question. As many of us take lot's of pictures and then have to sort through them, it is important that we capture the specific details of our photo shoots. For example, i have traveled to many places within... More
  • Emotions

    by Jorgeprz | 22nd of September, 2015

    We know that life is not only smiles, this is due to the different situations we face every day, there are also emotions such as anger, frustration, melancholy, nostalgia, anxiety, fear etc. which is why I decided to make a series of shots recently, here I leave a sample... More
  • Travel In Hong Kong - Monkey Mountain

    by Tungtung1107 | 22nd of September, 2015

    In Hong Kong. There have a park it Call - Hong Kong Kam Shan Country Park the local people call that - Monkey Mountain this place have a lot of Monkeys & their family This Photo is hard to take. Because after take this photo few second this monkey looks angry & want... More
  • 100 Images Uploaded / $100 Sales Celebration!

    by Cpreiser000 | 21st of September, 2015

    I recently celebrated two milestones with Dreamstime: having my 100th image accepted and reaching $100 in sales! My first image was accepted January 5, 2012, a beautiful fall leaf on burlap:   My most recent approved image, a statue of Robin Yount at Miller Park... More

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