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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
  • Reached 100 sales at Dreamstime :)

    by Saletomic | 9th of February, 2016

    Hello everyone! Few days ago we reached 100 sales at Dreamstime. This is the 101st picture sold in the meantime:    This is one of the last files accepted:    I cannot be satisfied with the sales on Dreamstime in comparison to the other stock sites, but... More
  • Birds of Sierra Aitana

    by Physi28 | 7th of February, 2016

    In Spain the most well-known birding and wildlife photography areas are usually considered to be Extremadura, Castilla y Leon and even Catalonia. Lately I found out that the Pais Valencia has also a lot to offer and not only at the wetlands of the Albufera near to the capital... More
  • My 10 000 photos

    by Balanvalentin | 7th of February, 2016

    I finally uploaded 10,000 photos on Dreamstime. It is a very nice performance. I reached a goal very important for me.       See Article
  • 1000 sales - Milestone

    by Hellen8 | 6th of February, 2016

    Hello everyone ! I've just reached a significant milestone - 1000 sales. I would like to express my thanks to the management DT and to all buyers. Also thanks to all my friends.             A nice day to all of you ! More
  • Our European

    by Physi28 | 5th of February, 2016

    When you travel to exotic far-away countries for wildlife photography the countless number of species which are unknown to you are just overwhelming. Not just the species itself but in many cases even the family is a mystery because it simply doesn't exist in Europe. The... More
  • Beautiful photos

    by Popsidoodle | 4th of February, 2016

    A photographer is invited to a dinner party. When he arrives the hostess says, "I've seen your beautiful photos. You must have a very good camera." After the meal she says to the photographer, "How did you like your dinner?" He responds, "It was delicious, you must have... More
  • Under the aeroplanes

    by Physi28 | 3rd of February, 2016

    Many people don't know that around Barcelona international airport of El Prat we find one of the finest nature reserves in Catalonia, the Llobregat delta nature reserve. Facing the sea on the left side the aeroplanes constantly land and from the right side they take off with... More
  • The tiniest and endemic too!

    by Physi28 | 3rd of February, 2016

    In 2014 I had the opportunity to visit again the Island of Cuba which is a very attractive destination for wildlife photographers. Besides of the beautiful beaches, excellent rum and friendly cubans the island boasts with quite a number of endemic birds. Among all of the... More
  • In front of our nose

    by Physi28 | 3rd of February, 2016

    When I began uploading my first photos at Dreamstime (that was in 2010) I was not yet understanding what makes an image capable of being sold. My idea was to shoot as many different animal species as possible and the more rare and unknown the better. I confused... More
  • Psychics know best

    by Kyrajk | 2nd of February, 2016

    I went to see a psychic with my friend the other day and the psychic took my hand and read my palm and looked up at me and said "Ahh.. You're very talented. You have a very good eye and are skilled with cameras, yes?" and as a photographer, I just thought that was like the... More
  • 500 photographs online

    by Feriteglas | 31st of January, 2016

    Well, it's time to celebrate 500 photographs online, here on Dreamstime, since I started stock photography, in December 2006. So here's my top 5 photographs (excluding fractals) sold:           More
  • My first 100 photos

    by Salvacubells | 31st of January, 2016

    This January I came to my first 100 photos on Dreamstime, I do not dedicate myself to photography full time, it is difficult to take pictures, edit, upload,... when you have a few hours a week but they are here, I hope soon reach thousand. It is a matter of patience and work,... More
  • First level 5 pictures

    by Sebastian423 | 30th of January, 2016

    Hey dear DT buyers and contributors I just wanted to share my first two most successful pictures. Both are now at level 5. Interesting thing is that I've used one of them as a background in the other :) The sky itself is being purchased for the same reason i think it... More
  • Inflating my portfolio

    by Finestworks | 24th of January, 2016

    Hey folks, even my Dreamstime account is already older than three years, I used it rarely in the past. So I only had some few photos in it with a low number of sales... of course. Now, since November 2015 I have been uploading new photos and stock footage almost daily... More

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