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  • Not Just a Pretty Face

    by Ellenboughn | 9th of March, 2007

    Facial expressions send strong messages about what an image is trying to say...what the image is about. Unfortunately, a model's lack of expression can sometimes cause the photo to say next to nothing. One expression to avoid is the pouty-pouty runway model blank look that... 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
  • A Sense of Place (Part II)

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of February, 2007

    Before you arrive in a new location, do research. Looking at map is not enough. Nor are guidebooks necessary the only printed form of information at your fingertips. Get a compass so that you will be able to anticipate how the light will be at different times in the day in... More
  • A Sense of Place (Part 1)

    by Ellenboughn | 26th of February, 2007

    I'm in San Francisco this week, staying near Union Square. There is a photographer on every corner snapping every which way. So how do to create images of a beautiful and much photographed city that will stand out from the competition?... 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
  • A Good Stock Image is an Incomplete One...

    by Ellenboughn | 17th of February, 2007

    A pioneer in the stock business once said, "A good stock photo is an incomplete photo". That doesn't make sense, does it? Shouldn't a great stock photo simply be a great photo? Sometimes, yes. But think about one of the reasons stock photos sell and the unfinished... More
  • Is 350!

    by Vladimirz747 | 5th of July, 2015

    Here also the boundary 350 is taken! It is so much files at me in a portfolio. I understand that it very much and very little.... Ten more times are necessary so much...   But the more I work with DT - the more you understand the defects and misses, as photographer and... More
  • Microstock Photography - The Winning Strategies, part II

    by Robinstockphotos | 5th of July, 2015

    Continued from Part I... Your intentions matter! Are you looking for shortcuts to make easy money online? Trying to anyhow get an image past the reviewers who seem to reject everything? It can be easily observed that many of those new to microstock photography believe... More
  • A to Z of Stock Photography Terms

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 2nd of July, 2015

    Starting out in photography, one can quickly become overwhelmed with the terminology. Photographers use their vernacular as comfortably as a first language, but for someone starting out, especially when starting in the world of stock photography, they may as well be speaking... More
  • Microstock Photography – The Winning Strategies, part I

    by Robinstockphotos | 28th of June, 2015

    Above is a catchy title that most stock photography veterans would raise an eyebrow at. Is there really a winning strategy? Not really. Or maybe there is. It depends largely on your expectations and definition of “winning”. This article has been compiled keeping the new... More
  • Some fast tips on photographing insects and other invertebrates

    by Andreamangoni | 27th of June, 2015

    Insects are a very interesting subject to photograph. Can be useful, however, to have some foresight, to get a better result.   Know your "enemy" insects are an interesting subject to photograph because they are virtually everywhere, but it must be familiar... More
  • Imagining Business as a Newbie

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 27th of June, 2015

    I often see newbies asking questions on the message boards about what types of images are needed in this highly competitive business. To understand what end users are looking for, I recommend looking at the way dreamstime classifies images into categories and sub-categories.... More
  • Over 500 online

    by Mgntplus | 27th of June, 2015

    Hello everyone, This is my first blog ever and I am glad that the DT provoked me to write a blog for the first time. I do not have much experience with writing in public places. I am grateful to Dreamstime and all participants who generously share their experiences. This... More
  • 100 photos in portfolio

    by B8900456194 | 26th of June, 2015

    Today, I reached 1,00 photos in my portfolio. I have been a part of Dreamstime for 6 months now. It is quite exciting to be a part of such a wonderful group of people. I will share some of my latest accepted photos with you.           More
  • Where is your focus?

    by Matthewcuda | 26th of June, 2015

    Focus can be thought of in two general ways in photography. There is the idea of focusing our creativity and our energy into making a great photograph and there is the physical act of focusing the camera. Both of these concepts are intimately linked and this article is going... More
  • Smartphone Photography

    by Robinstockphotos | 25th of June, 2015

      With the rise in popularity of the digital camera, today there are millions of devices offering digital photography as a basic capability. Of course, a smartphone that doubles as a digital camera is not the professional’s most preferred piece of equipment but... More
  • Capturing the Concept of Technology

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 25th of June, 2015

    Looking for inspiration for your next stock image? Look no further than the devices that surround you. We’re a wired world. It is hard to imagine getting through a day without using technology in some form or another. For a stock photographer, that’s a gold mine... More
  • 265 images online

    by Afrumgartz | 21st of June, 2015

      At last a milestone of 260 images is taken See Article
  • What happens to my photos when someone buys them?

    by Stroblr | 21st of June, 2015

    I was thinking about it. Where are the photos used? I was very happy when I had my first sale. But now I felt proud when I found one of my photo with my name on the website of some travel agency and other in travel magazine. I felt proud for these photo:     Thank... More
  • No photo

    by Afrumgartz | 17th of June, 2015

      "No photo! I'm playing!" Sometimes a picture taken on a walk can become stock-photo See Article

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