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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 Panorama Photos

    by Frozenmountainphotography | 28th of November, 2015

    Today My first panorama was accepted in which I am very excited, I have been working on Trying to perfect my panoramas for a little over 5 months, and while it may have taken awhile to understand how to create High quality Panoramas I now can start focusing more on the subject... More
  • FINALLY more than 100 images online!

    by Yana28 | 28th of November, 2015

    Finally I've reached more than 100 images in my portfolio!📷 🙌 here are some of my latest uploads. ➡                     Hope to get more sales )    Thank you! Good luck to all members! 😍 More
  • What Are You Doing With That Picture?

    by Popsidoodle | 27th of November, 2015

    I have almost completed my first year with Dreamstime and have, so far, 24 sales which I am thrilled about. But some of the pictures I have sold really make me say, "What are you doing with that picture?" Like this one... Sitting at the side of the road with... More
  • A Great Souvenir Idea For Photographers

    by Angelaostafichuk | 26th of November, 2015

    After you've been traveling for a while, you start to accumulate many random kick-knacks from batiks to bowls. And your friends and family may sigh and say "yet another _______"? The truth is, when you have traveled, a lot souvenirs start to look the same. I've found very... More
  • BIF Shooting tips

    by Helgidinson | 26th of November, 2015

    I want to share some tips and setting that works for me during the chance I have to shoot birds of prey in flight; 1.Shutter speed: Cannot stress this further. Set your shutter speed as fast as you can without sacrificing too much ISO. This will allow you to capture tack... More
  • I uploaded the first 100 photos

    by Digiart436 | 25th of November, 2015

    I'm glad I finally recorded the first 100 photos, I'm not a professional, I take pictures of my homeland buying food recipes and photos from the trip. I will be glad if you will like my photo.   photos from trips   photos of my recipes potfolio here More
  • Travel Photography for Writers: 10 Tips for Getting Started

    by Pedrovenancio72 | 22nd of November, 2015

    Travel photography Before the trip 1. Decide a camera strategy that suits you Determine whether you want to carry one (high end) camera kit, or do you have two or three cameras (good camera phones will do as well) at hand that you use in different situations. Both... More
  • Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

    by Valevvicki | 22nd of November, 2015

    Up until recently I had mainly taken photographs where I had most of the control over the elements - in that most of my subjects didn't move or there was one person or one animal and rarely a mix. I am currently completing a photography course and the topic choices for... More
  • Finding inspiration

    by Frozenmountainphotography | 20th of November, 2015

    I don't know if it's just me , but I find that finding inspiration to develop new concepts for photographing is sometimes an uneasy task. For me it's mainly because I worry about making a fool of myself by developing new concepts, or disappointing those who approve of my... More
  • Past few years on Dreamstime

    by Gofer | 19th of November, 2015

    The last few years on Dreamstime have been great and sales have been good too, especially since the royal wedding of Kate and William which really motivated me to take more editorial photos. I can remember just having the shear luck of the couple waving in my direction while... More
  • Just 3 and a long way to go

    by Sumitahldr80 | 17th of November, 2015

    hi all, so far added 3 pictures and well quite daunted by the number of grt picture people have taken and posted. I love photography and started dabbling with my dslr. Any feedback on my picture are welcome and really appreciated. Thanks and best of luck to everyone... More
  • Hangzhou and West Lake Information

    by Angelaostafichuk | 17th of November, 2015

    A few years ago I went to China and ended up in Hangzhou. To be honest I wasn't supposed to go there. I wanted to go all the way up North but the only train tickets available were for standing room and the ride was 50 hours long from Beijing so I told myself next time! If... More
  • Hallo :)

    by Wortam | 16th of November, 2015

    Hallo everybody, I'm very pleased to be in the community of photographers! I took photos since I was a child ... OK, maybe young girl :). But all my photos I took were only for me. And now I can show me pictures all over the world. I've already 21 photos online! I... More
  • My first level 2

    by Adammeadows12 | 14th of November, 2015

    Its been a while since I have uploaded any good images but now I'm back to uploading more images that hopefully get accepted, I just hit my first level 2 image and I'm super exited! Its like getting your first sale of 68 cents. I hope that I will continue to get more sales... More

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