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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
  • Flowers and plant photography

    by Andreamangoni | 27th of May, 2016

      I have heard many people say that in themicrostock world you should avoid photos of flowers and plants, because they're difficult to sell. But it's true?   well, they're not an easy subject to manage, but certainly flowers and plants are still an exploitable... More
  • Learning the ways of stock photography

    by Biotabby | 24th of May, 2016

    So I am new to Dreamstime I just now finally got some photos excepted. Its not much but its a start. I have yet to sale anything but I find its helping me improve as a photographer by getting feed back on the images that are rejected. To know what to look for and to be mind... More
  • Three of my files are selected for assignment (success story)

    by Nitish22n | 22nd of May, 2016

    Hi Contributors, Greetings of the day! I want to share my success story with you. For the very first time I'm participated in assignment work and three of my files are selected on the go. I'm very new in this context, however its nearly one year since I'm a dreamstimer.... More
  • Photos with a cause

    by Melodyanne | 18th of May, 2016

       Food waste is a serious issue in our world today. So much is thrown away either because we simply have too much or because it is not quite pretty enough to suit us. To demonstrate one way I prevent food waste I made a series of images dealing with feeding produce... More
  • Travel and sell: Is it possible?

    by Viniciusdalapa | 15th of May, 2016

    Hello everybody!! :D Although I don't make a living with photography, I really love take pictures. And also love travelling.   Since I joined dreamstime I didn't make any big trip, and in some months I'll be in Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, visiting wonderful... More
  • Back to uploading

    by Gauravjdp2014 | 15th of May, 2016

    From the many times ago i am di-active in uploading my content but now i am again started it with very energetic mood.and also i have 5 selection in 3 days.wow this is very crazy and interesting work          More
  • My first few images approved

    by Camillegerst | 12th of May, 2016

    Hello everyone, I am new to Dreamtime and the stock photography business. I am very pleased to announce that my first few images have been approved on DT! I have a background in photojournalism and I am excited to improve my skill as a photographer by trying stock photography.... More
  • Celebrating my 500+1 sales milestone :)

    by Myab | 5th of May, 2016

    Today I celebrate my 500+1 sales milestone ! Wanted to do it on the 500th one, but, Oh Yeah, the 501th image was sold the next day ! :) Thanks dreamstime, being into this activity does give me a motivation to do more and to improve myself in photography :) My 500th... More
  • Dobermann theme

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 5th of May, 2016

    As a pet photographer, I usually like to take significant shoots of my clients dogs. My aim is to picture the main purposes and fundamental traits of a dog breed. Today two new pics were accepted and hope they get sales soon, as they're the trademark of the true type of the... More
  • Capturing the Sunset

    by Melodyanne | 4th of May, 2016

    Great sunset photos must of course start with a great sunset. Here are a few simple tips to achieve your own great sunset photos. Keep an eye to the West. . . great sunsets often come, and go, very quickly. Use a tripod. . . you will need a fairly slow shutter speed... More
  • Time to celebrate!

    by Perstock | 4th of May, 2016

      Today i past the 2000$ mark from just above 2200 uploads. And, in just four days this month I have had 70 sales - so far! It feels really good. The image above was taken in Havana in december so now its time to plan the next phototrip. :-) Patience pays... Cheers from... More
  • My 150 uploads

    by Mantvydasd | 1st of May, 2016

    Hello, finaly I have 150 uploads and 31 sales on Dreamstime. This is not big numbers, but I am happy moving forward step by step. Also I want to show you my 150 uploaded picture. It is a manipulation of fresh coffee world.   See Article
  • More photos of the world

    by Rjlerich | 30th of April, 2016

    With a bit of free time from professional jobs as my next assignment, a theater ballet/dance production, (see my theater images) my professional photography site isn't for another 3 weeks, I'm attacking a backlog of photos I've shot around the world during the past year or... More
  • My new achievements

    by Pet548 | 28th of April, 2016

    Hi, First I have one photo accepted for assignment and although I sold the rights I am very proud and happy!      Secondly, I already have 713 accepted photos. And although sometimes I was disappointed and confused I do not give up. Even more this motivate me!... More

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