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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...
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...
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...
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...
Changing
posted 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... More...
All the Pretty Faces
posted 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... More...
Booming
posted 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... More...
Wild Models
posted 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.... More...
So this is how they're using my images?!
posted by alamourus - 25th of december, 2013
I've always been curious (and maybe a little apprehensive) about where and how the photographs I've submitted to Dreamstime are being used-- and now with reverse image search functionality in Google (Google reverse image search) (and... More...
$1000 milestone :-)
posted by thorken - 12th of november, 2013
Today I have reached the $1000 milestone. This year is really great for my photography. I have got five new models, wonderful day sellings and lots of photos accepted. (With this photo I reached the milestone.) More...
Great times continue: Wonderful october 2013
posted by thorken - 1st of november, 2013
The show on Dreamstime.com goes on. I have wonderful times these days. All countings for october are the best: I have got three new models, soled the most photos (60, among them 23 in the best selling day) and it was accepted the second... More...
My 2 favorite models
posted by inyrdreams - 15th of october, 2013
jumping forward again, I have found myself settled along the great lakes in Michigan, just a few miles from the lake. Kids have grown and married and started having their own kids, and I suddenly have 6 grandchildren under the age... More...
First "On Location" photoshoot
posted by mudplucker - 11th of october, 2013
Well, my first on location photo shoot is over and I managed to get MUCH LESS than I expected of myself. The good news I guess is that I at least got something. Here is one of those somethings… To start the day off, the garden... More...
How Do Beginners - Like me - Get Models?
posted by edosaodaro - 9th of october, 2013
Hi Guys! I decided to write this as I imagine I am not the only one to ever have had this dilemma. A lot of people have great shooting ideas but just don't know how to approach the tricky subject - of models and, of course, associated... More...
Model release, each shooting new release?
posted by vennys - 2nd of july, 2013
Can anyone help please? If I shoot with one model for example twice a week (MO, FR) do I need for each day extra release - sheet? Is there any way, how to use one for a month cooperation for example? Thanks for answer! Vašek... More...
Fancy new models for your subject?!
posted by mani33 - 27th of march, 2013
Hello! My last vacations were really enjoyable, specially in terms of having a new experience in a studio with models after long years of being an illustrator! With my head rushing so many ideas that I wanted... More...
Models how?
posted by matthiase - 18th of march, 2013
How do you get people to stand infront of the camera and let you take their picture and to sell them online to the whole world to see ?. Do you ask friends and family to help you?. Or do you ask random people in the street to strike... More...
Secure Your Models
posted by thefinalmiracle - 15th of october, 2012
Ever since I started stock photography in 2006, I started researching on various ways of dealing with sources like models and equipments. Stock photography itself was and is still a very unknown concept to many people outside advertising... More...
Life is what happens when you're paying attention to something else...
posted by dnavarrojr - 11th of august, 2012
When I got my DSLR a couple of years ago, little did I know the life change that would occur. I bought a Canon DSLR that also shot HD video, mostly for Microstock. I really needed experience in using it, so I signed up to do a 48... More...
I'm grateful...
posted by igordabari - 27th of july, 2012
I have just started the people photography. It's still an 'undiscovered' area for me. Still lot of things to learn starting with proper lighting and finishing with helping model to establish a proper mood. And lot of issues in between.... More...
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