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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
  • Would You Like A Free Cruise Vacation?

    by Popsidoodle | 30th of November, 2015

    Did you know that any cruise line will give you a free cruise, anywhere in the world, if you organize a group cruise as a Tour Conductor? What a great way to getaway and relax. But how do you set sail on this free voyage?    You become a Tour Conductor. Any Travel... More
  • A Great Souvenir Idea For Photographers

    by Angelaostafichuk | 26th of November, 2015

    After you've been traveling for a while, you start to accumulate many random kick-knacks from batiks to bowls. And your friends and family may sigh and say "yet another _______"? The truth is, when you have traveled, a lot souvenirs start to look the same. I've found very... 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
  • Travel Photography for Writers: 10 Tips for Getting Started

    by Pedrovenancio72 | 22nd of November, 2015

    Travel photography Before the trip 1. Decide a camera strategy that suits you Determine whether you want to carry one (high end) camera kit, or do you have two or three cameras (good camera phones will do as well) at hand that you use in different situations. Both... More
  • Yellow Mountain - Huangshan

    by Apers | 21st of November, 2015

    As CS professor at a Dutch university I travel every now and then to China. Besides visiting universities I like to go to special places to take pictures. Last year I went to Yellow Mountain (Huangshan). With the fog between the pointed mountains it looks like a fairy... More
  • My first 'True' Level 5 image!

    by Prsntg | 20th of November, 2015

    With a 42c sub sale today, this one has jumped up the ladder to become the first Level 5 image in my port (Ignoring the assignment files). A Feel-Good moment!   Never thought this will be the 'Top-Seller' in my port. In fact this is the only one that I can call a... More
  • Spiritual hub

    by Photashoot | 18th of November, 2015

    A beauty that had people crying inside, as they made their pilgrimage to the church described as holiest of Catholic shrines.   Built from 1506 to 1626, with no cranes! It still dominates the skyline of Rome, as part of the Vatican City sovereign jurisdiction. Amazing... More
  • Hangzhou and West Lake Information

    by Angelaostafichuk | 17th of November, 2015

    A few years ago I went to China and ended up in Hangzhou. To be honest I wasn't supposed to go there. I wanted to go all the way up North but the only train tickets available were for standing room and the ride was 50 hours long from Beijing so I told myself next time! If... More
  • Hallo :)

    by Wortam | 16th of November, 2015

    Hallo everybody, I'm very pleased to be in the community of photographers! I took photos since I was a child ... OK, maybe young girl :). But all my photos I took were only for me. And now I can show me pictures all over the world. I've already 21 photos online! I... 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

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