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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
  • Glamorous picture

    by Jaap2861 | 30th of August, 2014

    This picture of de Watergate of Sneek in the Netherlands was my first uploaded and accepted photo on Dreamstime in January 2014. For so far it got 134 views. And no comments and no downloads. In June I wrote in my first blog I had my first download from the image with... More
  • Hint to get more model releases from strangers of street photography

    by Lifeontheside | 30th of August, 2014

    Hi everyone, Thought I would share my hints with you about how I build up model releases for my photos , especially photos that I take on the street, beach or whereever of virtual strangers. Let's take the beach for a perfect setting. If I plan a day at the beach,... More
  • Pet Photography Tips

    by Cheapeallarts | 30th of August, 2014

    Cheapwallarts Ltd. has rich experience in pet portraits from photo, we can turn your pet photos into beautiful hand made oil paintings. And if the photos you supply is good then the photo to painting result would be perfect. The following is some pet photography tips which... More
  • Do you like movies? Let's play game

    by Oliena | 29th of August, 2014

    One of my favorite ways to spend chilly autumn evenings - is watching movies. Once I wondered, if there was a film about stock photographer as a main character, what was it like? I imagine some romantic comedy about very talented, but shy guy, who worked from 9 till... More
  • Shooting cats

    by Obiectiv | 28th of August, 2014

    Cats are one of the hardest subjects to photograph. To do this, you need a cat or more, and very important, patience, a lot of patience. If you want to capture a certain scene, well thought before shooting, you must have a good relation with the cat, and the cat must cooperate,... More
  • Image found on another stock photography website!

    by Aleksandersson | 27th of August, 2014

    One of my files here was downloaded few days ago. I did a search for it cause I just wanted to see where my files end up, and I found it on Czech stock photography website. So they bought my file, I got 35 cents for it and now they are getting money from it? I think they... More
  • Milestone: 1000 Photos Online!

    by Jdanne | 25th of August, 2014

    Today is a happy day for me: - 1000 photos online !!!! And: - around 4,5 years at Dreamstime - 70,1 percent acceptance ratio - 3 assignment photos - 753 images sold (should be improved!) Progress comes slowly but constantly. Now I want to concentrate on more... More
  • Boost your portfolio with Antique Car Shows

    by Clewisleake | 24th of August, 2014

    What a great summer it's been, beautiful weather, grilled food, a great camera lens set-up and enough free time to be able to go out and enjoy it. This summer I've been lucky enough to get a lead on two car shows and they have proven to be a boon for my portfolio, with... More
  • My favourite picture

    by Afrumgartz | 23rd of August, 2014

    For 6 years it was waiting. Some days ago I decided to upload as editorial. See Article
  • Food Production Photography

    by Angelaostafichuk | 22nd of August, 2014

    One of the biggest things that fascinated me while travelling was food and its production. When I was in Asia, I got to see tea plantations, rice paddies and countless markets. In South America it was coffee, cocoa, olives and wine grapes. Here in Canada I think we give very... More
  • Sunset and Night Photography in Olympic National Park, USA

    by Curtwill7 | 21st of August, 2014

    I recently took some time with my daughter to make the trip to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park, Washington (state). We were taking advantage of a new moon to do some stargazing in the clear air at 5200 feet. We arrived before sunset and walked some of the area... More
  • Macro Photography: A bright new world

    by Clewisleake | 21st of August, 2014

    I've been doing photography steady on Dreamstime for about a year now Not knowing what to expect I snapped the lens on my camera and headed out into the woods seeking bugs, frogs, flowers and anything else that eluded my daily walk around a 28-105 lens. After an interesting... More
  • People photoshoot

    by Matthiase | 21st of August, 2014

    I did a awesome photoshoot with one of my new models a week ago. Here's some of the images:). The images turned out great and I'm looking forward to work with this model again.       See Article
  • UNESCO Michaelischurch (image)

    by Culturalstockphoto | 14th of August, 2014

    Hello DS-users, Recently I visited some ancient interesting towns in Germany (Hildesheim, Monschau) where I created appealing images. That is, if you are interested in historical buildings/objects such as Romanesque churches (some of them a thousand... More

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