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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... 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
  • 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... 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... 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... More
  • March 1, spring beginning

    by Allmyphoto | 27th of February, 2015

    The long awaited spring back in our hearts and souls with joy and happiness .Is a magical moment when all nature comes alive after a long winter when the birds returning from the hot countries full of energy with their enchanting ballads . Also for us romanians celebrate... More
  • First 100 sales!

    by Mihocphoto | 26th of February, 2015

    After one year, finally I have sold my first 100 photos ! Many thanks to those who bought my photos, the Dreamstime agency and my photo teacher, Sebastiangh.      I hope you like my pictures. You can visit my collections of the Color Run event, Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo... More
  • 10 portrait photographers who will impress you

    by Dudau | 26th of February, 2015

    Usually, portrait photography is meant to reveal the personality, expression or mood of the subject. However, in stock photography world, we often use the portraiture to imply concepts. In the last two centuries, everything has been done, portrait photographers tried all... More
  • Trapped inside: How cabin fever caused me to expand my photography

    by Winnietam | 25th of February, 2015

      With snow and extreme cold weather still pummeling the Northeast, there is not much to do but stay inside these days. Unfortunately, this prevents me from photographing one of my favorite subjects -- landscape and nature (as saturated as it is in microstock, I know!... More
  • Hello World!

    by Juanpfotografia | 24th of February, 2015

    Hello Dreamstimers (is it ok to call ourselves that way?). I consider myself as new in photography. I'm an IT person who got into taking pictures in January 2014. This is when I bought my DSLR Canon EOS T3i and started to read, watch, and self-learn about this amazing craft.... More
  • I am new to Dreamstime

    by Backofficeij | 23rd of February, 2015

    I am an amateur photographer, I never thought I would engage in photography because I always considered it an impossible art for me. Basically I am a crocheter and I have to take good photos of my ongoing and completed crochet projects. But I started photography long before... More
  • Stock photos that can turn into wonderful gifts

    by Malinash | 23rd of February, 2015

    Finding the perfect gift is a never ending story. Instead of being one of the shopping's pleasant routines (for those of you for whom shopping itself is a pleasant thing), it's a headache, a burden, the most stressful activity. Pharma manufactures should... More
  • Cannabis Photography a Growing Field

    by Jonpel | 19th of February, 2015

    Cannabis legalization is growing throughout the world. With this new jobs are being created that are proving to be a great boom to the wallets of many. One field that hasn't been getting too much attention has been cannabis photography. With more business opening up the need... More
  • My first sold picture!

    by Pet548 | 12th of February, 2015

    Hi, My first sold picture! I want to share my joy with you! You were right - the feeling is great! I wish everyone to experience it! Good luck to all and a lot of sales!     See Article
  • How to find Interesting Photography Subjects

    by Mavericdesign | 12th of February, 2015

    Sometimes it take as a long time to create and find superb subject for our photographs. Every day we pass a lot things, situations not really realizing - this is it- this is the best subject- one of millions.    Every season of year presents many unique scenes... More
  • The anonymous photographer

    by Unteroffizier | 12th of February, 2015

    There are many thousands of contributors here at Dreamstime. Yes a lot of us are contributing our work and some are doing it full-time. These aside have we ever wondered if it will be possible for a meet up session when contributors can gather and get to see and talk to each... More
  • Happy Valentine's Day!

    by Malinash | 10th of February, 2015

    Roses are red Violets are blue A picture is worth a thousand words, it's true. This crazy little thing called love is something that turns our world upside down. We love in infinite ways, and that's what makes us different from one to another. Love is special... More
  • Make Your Subject Interesting

    by Jonpel | 8th of February, 2015

     Stock photography can be challenging at times. You never really know what people are going to want and most of the time, your timing on when you post a photograph can have a huge impact on the amount of views that you are able to get. Posting your images are only half of... More
  • What do you think of this picture?

    by Live4photo | 5th of February, 2015

      What do you think of this picture taken with Nikon 3200? Is it good or could be better? I made it with 18-55mm :) See Article

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