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  • Black Is the New Black

    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 of the layouts would show the world... More
  • What size is....?

    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 the park and on the street. A jogger... More
  • What Makes Best Selling Photo?

    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. How many images would have been in the... More
  • 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
  • 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'... 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... More
  • So this is how they're using my images?!

    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 built into Chrome browser , as described... More
  • $1000 milestone :-)

    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

    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 biggest amount of photos. I just... More
  • My 2 favorite models

    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 of 4. the oldest, comes for the weekend... More
  • First "On Location" photoshoot

    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 center owner had apparently forgotten... More
  • How Do Beginners - Like me - Get Models?

    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 releases - required to implement such... More
  • Model release, each shooting new release?

    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 See Article
  • Fancy new models for your subject?!

    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 to shoot, I can say I managed to get really... More
  • Models how?

    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 a pose and then let them fill out... More
  • Secure Your Models

    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 and publishing field. For equipment... More
  • Life is what happens when you're paying attention to something else...

    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 Hour Film Festival. Based on the work... More
  • I'm grateful...

    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. Now I would not like to discuss all... More

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