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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
  • Finally goal at 500!

    by Cousy86 | 29th of August, 2015

             Already reached 500 uploads!Lot of time passed but still uploading more and more. With help of my newborn daughter model.Yes,last year i became a mother and start her photo career when she was three months old.Up to now I'm shooting a lot of... More
  • Finally 2000 online!

    by Joe1971 | 29th of August, 2015

    It’s wonderful time since I upload my photos in the dreamstime before 7 years ago. Today, the 2000s photos finally done! I should say it is not easy to me because that my full time job and family. But I will thank the life what give me relax time and the dreams. You... More
  • My Very First Blog Entry

    by Lyoung403b | 22nd of August, 2015

    Hello, As most of you know. I love taking photos so I decided to return to the uploading my photos on Dreamstime.com. I've been a photographer for most of my life, taking mostly photos of nature and wildlife and people. It's site for commercial photographers to upload... More
  • Milestone, 100th sale

    by Drobacphoto | 21st of August, 2015

    Milestone, 100th sale Thank you for looking!           See Article
  • My Flowers Collections!

    by Maryrosemarapia | 21st of August, 2015

    Hello My name is rose, I am from Philippines and currently living in Africa, my photography is almost mix subjects, but my special is Food Photography, Natures and Products, when i don't want to get prostrated on food photography i frequency shot flowers because it gives... More
  • The First Steps Were a Success

    by Eezeedesign | 20th of August, 2015

    My first few months on here have been a success. I am still not doing this at the speed I would like. Sadly this is just a hobby for me right now. I currently work two full time jobs and photography has been a way to relax. I have several photos pending that I hope are approved!... More
  • Tatry Slovakia highest mountains

    by Fjarabica | 20th of August, 2015

    Tatras are long no longer taboo for foreign tourists. In addition to the masks we have a chance there came across the German and Swiss mountain lovers.  In addition to the long and difficult hikes can be day in the Tatras will make a comfortable lift to the Lomnicky.  ... More
  • My First Pictures Accepted

    by Arielfriedphotography | 19th of August, 2015

    I'm so excited that my dream to have my photography appreciated in a larger manner is on its way to being fulfilled! I've got 8 photographs finally accepted on here! Most are taken with a simple point and shoot Canon I got for xmas a few years back, but I've recently just... More
  • Reflections in a short break

    by Zharate | 18th of August, 2015

    Hi everyone¡¡¡ Most of my work Microstock performed from the free sessions. I like to experiment and turn those photographs that usually end up in a corner of any hard drive. I have the formation of surveyor and worked for more than 15 years in civil works ... how... More
  • How to produce quality stock images.

    by Mirzamlk | 18th of August, 2015

    My journey in the field of stock photography started in the month of May- June 2015. It was summer vacation in my country, me and my kids were tired of shooting remote images and landscapes, a friend of mine told me about stock photography and its standards. The high quality... More
  • Poland Nature

    by Ragnarphoto | 15th of August, 2015

    Hi! I`d like to show you a beautiful poland nature. I love nature and photography of course :) Hope that you like it. Enjoy! 1. Orchid - Dactylorhiza incarnata          2. Flowers of cherry tree          3. Flowers on the meadow ... More
  • Rodeos, and editorial licenses

    by Frozenmountainphotography | 14th of August, 2015

    I've recently submitted photos I had taken whilst at a rodeo in Grace Idaho, and this is a place where it would be impossible to acquire a model release for all people in most photos. So I am very happy about using the editorial license to put my photos up for sale on Dreamstime.... More
  • 10+1 Flowers Everyone Should Recognize

    by Klodvig | 14th of August, 2015

    "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" - Juliet in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. What the great bard wrote is probably true, but in the world of stock photography, a customer looking for a photo of a rose probably wouldn’t be very satisfied if all... More
  • Layered versions of illustrations .AI or .PSD files.

    by Davidhowse | 9th of August, 2015

    I'm a couple days away from 2000 downloads so first, I want to say Thank You to all the great photographers and artists on Dreamstime. As a Marketer this resourse saves me a lot of time and money. My lastest download went online last night on my client Q Haute cuisine'... More

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