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The search engine revealed
posted by tangie - 1st of april, 2010
Many questions have been asked and heated debates started on this subject in the last few years. It is that thing each and every contributor wonders about at least twice a day when checking account statistics and sales. It is one of... More...
Goodbye
posted by ellenboughn - 23rd of february, 2009
It’s been two years and one month and well over a hundred blogs written since I joined Dreamstime. But now it is time to say goodbye as I move on to finish writing a book that continues the themes of my blogs to be published by an... 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...
Build Your Brand
posted by ellenboughn - 25th of november, 2008
Dreamstime success depends on many factors beyond an exciting and diverse portfolio. Building a reputation for a particular style or special subject niche creates a ‘brand’. As designers become familiar with your work, they will... More...
Oops! Keywording Mistakes to Avoid
posted by ellenboughn - 18th of november, 2008
Time for a reminder of the most common keywording mistakes to avoid. Pay attention to the list below so that your images aren't overlooked in a search due to poor keywords. Incorrect keywords can lead to frustrated buyers that hurts... 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...
GENERATION Y
posted by ellenboughn - 19th of august, 2008
You know who you are, Generation Y. An analysis of Internet and social network use tells me that a majority of you reading this were born between 1977 and 1997. You are the children of the last of the baby boomers and the most studied... More...
War and Peace
posted by ellenboughn - 11th of june, 2008
Occasionally I have the opportunity to query buyers of images about their specific needs. This week I spoke to the head of an art buying team that spends over seven figures on image licenses annually. Naturally I asked about the kinds... More...
Spectator Sports
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of april, 2008
As a photographer you need to be the most focused of all spectators at sporting events not only to make the best images but to keep from getting into the action yourself. To see what happens when a photographer forgets where he is,... More...
The Eyes Have It
posted by ellenboughn - 26th of march, 2008
Facial expressions and body language can either make or break a photo. Again and again we see images that would be successful if only there was emotion in the image instead of a subject with a bored look or a blank stare. How can you... More...
Very Crafty
posted by ellenboughn - 18th of march, 2008
The mention of a craft project no longer has to bring to mind clunky macrame window hangings or the dreaded and ugly scarf so lovingly knit by grandma. A change has come to the world of craft and with it, photo opportunities. As Rob... More...
The New China
posted by ellenboughn - 12th of march, 2008
The world prepares to visit China in great numbers for the 2008 Olympics. Many visitors may be surprised at the extent of China’s expansion. According to Businessweek, “China will soon be home to the world's largest airport, the... More...
Point of View
posted by ellenboughn - 5th of march, 2008
Fresh out of ideas? Your creative meter stuck on zero? Got the late winter idea blahs? I recommend reading this. It’s rather long but hey, if you are stuck in a morass of boredom with your creative brain flat lining, what else do... 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...
Composition
posted by ellenboughn - 12th of december, 2007
There are some composition tricks that apply to stock photography specifically. As more and more image use migrates to the web, the old stock photo rule of leaving room for type is becoming less significant. It is becoming replaced... More...
Special Needs
posted by ellenboughn - 27th of november, 2007
The idea that we need to focus our lenses on people with disabilities and special needs came to me while reading Daryl’s Lang’s (PDNPulse) post last week. He mentioned a new book by the well-known portrait, celebrity and ad photographer,... More...
PDN PhotoPlus - Biz Blitz
posted by ellenboughn - 22nd of october, 2007
I just returned from four days at the PDN PhotoPlus Expo held in the massive Javits Convention Center in New York City. I was pleased to be part of a panel entitled, 'Microstock: Past, Present and Future' hosted by PDN and moderated... More...
Religious Freedom
posted 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... More...
I Want to Thank the Academy....
posted 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... More...
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