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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
  • 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
  • Trailer travels

    by Lesterphotography | 26th of April, 2016

    I recently purchased a 'Breakthrough Technology' X3 ND 10-stop filter and tested it on Monday as we had stormy weather with, clouds, rain and strong winds. I used a wired remote with a 2 second delay and a sturdy tripod with stones in a bag hung from the hook... More
  • Dog photography

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 26th of April, 2016

    One of the first trouble of a dog photographer: the uncooperating model... It happens always to anyone approaching dog photography. The model seems to move continuously, doesn't pose for more than 1 or a mid second maximum and often barks or tries to lick the camera. LOL!... More
  • Trailer Travels

    by Lesterphotography | 25th of April, 2016

    Since the purchase of my first Travel Trailer in October 2015 I have made 4 trips all in my home state of Arizona. This new RV lifestyle has really opened up some great opportunities for me. All the comforts of home in a compact 130SF. This is the definition of the '... More
  • Practise wildlife photography in a Zoo

    by Victordiola | 25th of April, 2016

    Visiting a zoo is indeed a very wonderful experience. During my son's school holidays we visited a famous zoo here in Australia. It is the Australia Zoo located in a peaceful town of Beerwah in Queensland. This zoo is huge at a size of about 40 hectares. They have a transport... More
  • First ever blog

    by Andrewtucker2311 | 23rd of April, 2016

    Hey Dreamstimers, This is my first blog post. I started Dreamstime about two years ago while I lived in the United Arab Emirates with my family. I'm a teenager who loves photography - I find it to be a hobby that de - stresses me. I wanted to make some money, and came across... More
  • Stock photography and mobile photography

    by Epicmagnagraecias | 23rd of April, 2016

    I'm starting to upload some images took with my phone during my travels or journeys... surprisingly found a million pictures laying in my phone camera roll that could be of stock interest. So, I tried with one of them that is the entrance of a themepark in Sicily, and... More
  • Bringing in the Birds

    by Melodyanne | 22nd of April, 2016

    Blue Birds are beautiful, but shy . . . they feed in my lawn regularly and I wanted very much to capture a few photos of them. The question was how to get close enough with the camera gear I own to get a good picture. First I established a feeding area near my house. I... More
  • Chinese food, food photography

    by Cowboyyang | 21st of April, 2016

      Not everyone will take a heavy SLR camera to eat every time, if you want to bring a reflective plate, or homemade light source, then it is more exaggerated. Can make good food, you will be able to take good photos. Light is the major problem of indoor shooting food, some... More
  • I am back

    by Billysiew | 21st of April, 2016

    Somehow and don't know why I have lost my interest of photography.. However, now my interest of photography is back. Now I am more on "astrophotography"... Share you some of my recent photos:       More
  • A Dream(stime) come true

    by Amitai | 20th of April, 2016

    I've been a member of DT since 2005.   (My best selling image of all times - Istanbul old city) Over the years I have tried numerous approaches to stock photography. I've tried shooting models. I've tried food photography, pet photography and even baby photography.... More
  • Rainbow blue sky

    by Rainbowblue | 13th of April, 2016

      I am a little horse that run across the grassland. I am a butterfly too that fly freedom in the sky. I am a fish that swim freedom on the sea. I am ..... I am feeling the land and the sky and others that are so broad and awesome that let me discover all are different... More
  • Lightroom and Photoshop, let's share opinions and tips!

    by Diego Fiore | 13th of April, 2016

    Hi all! Even though I registered here in 2013, I started uploading images just some weeks ago. All the 251 images currently in my portfolio are without any development with Photoshop (including those down here), because I though it was really not necessary.    ... More
  • Co-operation from Farm Animals

    by Melodyanne | 12th of April, 2016

    One of the most important keys to getting good photos of farm animals is understanding the animal you're working with and knowing its environment. The following photo was originally taken for an assignment demonstrating ways to use up produce that would otherwise be wasted.... More

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